November Twenty-Second

“Four years ago, I was extremely overdue on Thanksgiving Day but since the contractions weren’t doing much, we ended up eating a thrown together dinner (thanks to a few aunties). It’s vague but I’m pretty sure we all stood around the kitchen eating dessert and then loaded into cars and drove the horrific twenty minutes to the hospital where Addy was born during the early hours of the morning after Thanksgiving. Today we enjoyed a calmer version of gluten free cherry cobbler {adapted} and then Wii games until bedtime.”

{taken at 3:45pm EET}

“I was in charge of dessert this year, I might have gotten a wee bit carried away and made 4 pies!”

{taken @ 6:00pm PST}

November Twenty-First

“Thankful for the little things like Ikea Christmas decorations – – missing my family, but thinking about the challenge from my mama to be thankful for the many differences this holiday season!”

{taken at 8:15pm EET}


“It’s been a long few days, but we had an amazing time road tripping with our classy travel size mini martinelli’s! Stay classy SoCal.”

{taken @ 3:30pm PST}

November First

Ahhhhhhh! It is November First and someone {okay fine, Sarah} has the flu. Please pray with me that she wakes up feeling better!

On that note, with today being the first day of November, I am going to try mentioning something I am thankful for in every post until Thanksgiving Day. This holiday season is going to be a challenge for me. I love the holidays and I am very well aware that holidays are different in different countries. I want to be thankful for each and every detail no matter how I feel! I remember seeing a picture last year that said, “what if you woke up with only the things you thanked the Lord for yesterday?” Thought-provoking, isn’t it?!  I am sure Sarah will join in later when her mind has cleared a little!


“Have barely moved from here all day. Consequently, there will be no September or October recap today…”

{taken @ 6:30pm PST}

“Well of course, I have to start with my Thanksgiving baby since I spent the entire day Thanksgiving 2008 in pain and agony! This smile can make any rough day better and I am so thankful the Lord gave her to me, four years ago Thanksgiving Day (+ 4 hours)!”

{taken at 8:30am EET}

October Twenty-Ninth

“My job is a blessing, they’re letting me work 10 hour days and have 3 day weekends! Early mornings, late nights, wedding planning Fridays!”

{taken @ 6:45am PST}

“In the states, I took my kids to every single community/library/church/whatever holiday event. This year, I am so thankful that we have a visit from Sarah to look forward to. Until then, we are going to do our best to celebrate the holidays in a new country and culture. Addy and I talked about harvest and Thanksgiving today and then she colored/cut/pasted these collages completely on her own.”

{taken at 8:00pm EET}