Hope you make incredible memories and take time to snuggle, sip hot beverages, watch some football, laugh so hard you snort and your eyes water! If you're a lady or a girl, I hope you have a lazy day where you don't wear makeup; I hope you get to bake lotsa desserts and then eat 'em! Take time to stretch luxuriously, hug those around you, and while you're embracing them, tell them how much they mean to you :) Give our God His much due praise every moment, and BE GLAD! I love you all!
It got here fast, didn't it? so many changes this year, and so many about to take place! My step daughter Jamie is about to move to Arkansas and fulfill a dream and become a Razorback!!! We are excited for her and know she will do great, but will miss her too! Leah will be an only child for the first time in her entire life! That'll be different for everyone, but I'm gonna soak it up, cuz soon she'll graduate too, and WHAT? no kids at home. whoa. when i think about that I am instantly filled with both dread and a little bit of anticipation for what might be around the corner. yes, a bittersweetness. I am really excited for my children; this is a wonderful time for them; they are starting their own journeys and I can't wait to experience it with them, but BOY! am I gonna miss them and the way they make me laugh and know me so very well! I know that I will have some new time to do things I haven't had before too, though, so that's neat to think about....I know lots of you reading this have been in these very shoes...how did you handle it?
My folks are headed this way this weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday! It's the first time they will be here since I've moved to Florida and I am so very excited! Thanksgiving was always our biggest holiday of the year, so it will be very special to have them here! I can't seem to catch up with the housecleaning and all the stuff you want to do before your parents come though! The weather is cooperating nicely, though, with the temps cooling off, a nice rain yesterday, and the trees just now starting to change! I hope all ya'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving; we really do have an AMAZING amount of things to be thankful for; I am thankful for all of YOU!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot