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Saturday, November 26, 2011


Every night since my last post I’ve thought about how I need to do another update because things are happening, but the days kept getting away from me. A lot has happened since Tuesday, but I’m once again going to give a quick short version.

To start off…

Happy late Thanksgiving! Last year we had two big meals and we did again this year as well! Yum! I have to say it was a really really good day! My plan was to sleep in as late as I could, but I ended up getting out of bed at 6:30. Mama was already up, so we took advantage of the quiet morning and watched our first Christmas movie of the season! After our movie ended, I hopped on the elliptical to get a good preturkey workout. I felt ready to stuff my face after that! ;)

Last year we were able to see Cale’s family for a little bit…

And this year we spent a good part of the day with them! When the food and games were over we went to my sister’s house for the second feasting. Cale didn’t last for too long but he did have two more slices of pie! The two of us haven’t been home together for Thanksgiving since 2004…so, it was wonderful being back with family!

The other big thing that’s been going on around here was lots of planning for a Bridal shower (yes, another shower!) today. I had to cram all of my attention into just a few days because my focus had been on the baby shower and then with Thanksgiving this week…well, it was busy! I loved every minute of the planning, prepping, and experiencing both of the showers. I’m so thankful to be able to host them in my home! It’s a blast!

Peppermint Sticks

Pie Pops

One of the games we played...

As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. –Psalm 18:30

God’s way is perfect.

We may not get it. We may not understand, but we can know that His way is perfect. I could go really deep with my thoughts, but I’m keeping it light…to be able to do these showers, it’s not something I would have pictured myself doing. I had thought I didn’t know how to throw a shower. I wouldn’t have even thought that doing something like that would have worked in my life, but it does and it’s perfect. Such a simple thing…

He loves you. He knows you. He cares for you. He desires you.

Cale has been cracking us up along with himself! We’ve been having a great time with him lately. It’s good to have the humor coming back. We had seen it back in September start to come back, but during the month or so that things got a little rocky, the silliness was covered by a cloud. It’s showing again though!

Cale climbed in a closet. No reason, just to do it.

We had to run to the store this evening. Cale picked up two boxes of candy and wanted to see which one was heaviest and that was going to be his choice!

We passed McDonalds and with a smile Cale said, “Hmm…McDarling.” Heehee!

This is a little note Cale left for me this last week during therapy...

There are so many more stories to share, but for now this will have to do!


  1. Loved having u two home! Great dinner with family. Love u both so much

  2. Mcdarling, so sweet. What a great time.

  3. What JOY to hear how well things are going. I love you, Marion

  4. This makes me happy :-)


  5. You are one smart and busy lady. Love your pictures. Jean

  6. I love Cale in these pictures! You can tell his sense of humor is in full force! Great job on the shower! You are so creative!

    Mandy Anderson

  7. How do you make a pie pop?


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