Today is my 41st birthday. My 41st year - so basically 2019 - didn't exactly live up to my expectations, but I have high hopes for my 42nd year and 2020. As I end one chapter and begin another, I am tremendously grateful to be (mostly) healthy and (mostly) happy, to have a roof over my head and food on my table, and for my family members and friends.
I love me some Board & Brush, both because it involves creating something beautiful with my own two (less than crafty and relatively impatient) hands and because it allows me to spend time with friends.
I also love holiday shopping events that bolster small businesses and support nonprofit organizations on a local level. This year I found lots of goodies for family members, friends, and teachers at one of my favorite events, the annual Jingle Bell Market...which is why I can only post pics of what I purchased for myself. 😉
| I needed a new keychain, and the beaded designs |
from Four the Love of Wood really spoke to me.
My girl, y'all. She's working so hard both physically and mentally to get back to 100% after a knee injury sidelined her from dance. Two physical therapy appointments each week, physical therapy and Yamuna exercises on her own once - sometimes twice - a day, ice and ibuprofen twice a day, sitting out at recess, and trying to memorize and practice her five Christmas dances while not actually dancing, or worse, watching from the sidelines. I'm so proud of her.
|Rockin' her new pink camo knesiology tape.|
|Sweet boy really wants to be a part of family game night, but he can |
never fully relax with all the yelling and laughing going on around him.
|Polichinelle hair! 😍|
|Tom and Hallie put up our outside Christmas lights last weekend!|
|A perfect Saturday morning...|
|When you get all of the 5th grade math problems |
right...using your old school methods rather than
the new-fangled methods used by kids these days.
Happy weekend, friends!