Hodge Podge.

If I said that I was drawing a blank, that wouldn’t be entirely true.  No, I started a post about a topic that’s keeping my mind quite occupied, but presently I’m lacking the focus to write as passionately as seems fitting.  Oh, and it’s passionate, you know, ’cause it’s got a little something to do with Christmas.

Stay tuned.

In the meantime, I’m thrilled to have found Bennett’s Halloween costume for next year.  The thing cost me all of three dollars as it was 90% off at Target!

Again, stay tuned.

This morning, I plan on making Round 2 of my Oat Bran Acorn Squash Pancakes.  Bennett totally horked ’em down last week.  Well… that is, until he figured out how to intentionally eject food from his mouth.  Such a silly boy.  My heart swells to see him delighting in the independence of holding his own slice of pancake and tearing pieces off with his three and a half teeth.

But if I’m being honest, everything he does makes my heart swell.  In fact, I’m still showing off that video of the babe in the Costco box.  *shrug*  Just never gets old, ya know?

*changing topics*

Being that we’re in the month of November, it’s been fun to post some random thoughts of thankfulness here and there on Facebook.  As you know, this game never loses its luster.

Care to join me a bit this time?

I’m thankful for the unique and unexpected color of Bennett’s hair.  It captivates me.

And I’m thankful for the teeny gap in Brian’s teeth.  Adorbs.

I’m thankful for how soft my hound dog is.

And I’m thankful that Emma finally figured out how to purr.

I’m thankful that God sovereignly uses the good and the bad in life to grow me in faith and holiness, thereby redeeming the crud.

And I’m thankful for sweatpants.


  1. November 7, 2013

    I’m thankful for grace, and the ability (strength) it gives me to climb out of a pit of my own doing.

    God’s grace.

  2. November 8, 2013

    I am thankful for the love and support God has surrounded me with the last 5yrs.
    I am thankful for my husband and how much he loves me.
    I am thankful to have the opportunity to see another part of the world in the company of my husband and a few family members.
    I am thankful for my sweet animals, they are my babies and warm my heart everyday.

  3. November 11, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    I’m thankful for God’s consistency. I’m thankful for mercy. Protection. Favor. Provision. Family. Church. A job. Food and shelter. His tapestry across creation. Heaven. Charley. Our pets. Safety in our travels. Times of rest. Changing a heart of stone into clay. Salvation. My best friend. Football season. Twinkling lights. The warmth of the sun. Vacations. The ability to be creative in the kitchen. The want and desire to show grace to others. Authors that encourage us in our daily walk. My pastors. Wine. Gardens. Firewood. Hawks. Tigers. Coffee. Transportation. Movies. Games. So much to be thankful for! I could go on and on. 🙂

  4. November 14, 2013

    Primarily, thankful to be alive and hoping to remain so for decades to come.

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