We went to the most beautiful wedding this last weekend in Buffalo NY. It was the first time in 5 years that Jeff and I were able to get away by ourselves. (And we didn't have to fly which I hate doing, so it made it even more special.) I loved every bit of this wedding-which speaks to the beautiful bride I am sure, since she no doubt put it all together. I don't know how to describe it except to say it reminded me of a wedding before Pinterest existed. Just simple and elegant and classy and old-fashioned. Like a breath of fresh air with no pressure emanating because it was all the good stuff emphasized without much fluff? I took notes for the future (not that I will have a lot to say with four boys?)
A tree got in the way of an awesome football move, poor kid.
I let my boys choose their haircuts within reason (I do have limits.) I always laugh when we go to the hair cut place because the ladies always ask me what I want and I say, "They will tell you!" I love hearing them describe what they want. Andrew is the funniest because he knows very specifically, and is so happy when he gets the girl he thinks is the best.
I am starting to collect ideas for Christmas-I have a little list of notes and pics on my phone. Here is something we bought for Andrew's birthday which has been a hit-it sits on our island and is played with constantly- I will add this to our "Favorite Games" post for sure. You do need two players-the first to match the pattern on the little cube (I didn't get a pic of the shaker cube) wins. Simple, easy, quick, no direction reading and inexpensive, what more could one ask for?
We are all decorated for Halloween and our books are out of the box. Here are our favorites:
This is a new one we received last year and I love it-the message is so neat, about appreciation and gratitude and how that makes life purposeful.
Perfectly hilarious because we have CRAZY squirrels this time of year, I swear they talk, fight, and work together-and sometimes meet their death in their daring desperate ways.
Our copy is so worn, I just love this tough little old lady.
My kids have always thought this was funny-teachers who give homework on Halloween, imagine!
A story of friends working together.
Janey carries this book around so I couldn't find our copy to take a pic but Humbug Witch is one of those vintage classic cute Halloween stories, of a little girl trying to be a witch but not succeeding.
And of course, (which is out of print but so worth hunting down):