My girls were home for Thanksgiving and we had a great time. Our annual “Wallar Girl’s Baking Day” the day before Thanksgiving was a huge success. The girls baked the pies, while I did the side dishes Mainly, we laughed a lot….the good kind of laughing where your stomach hurts when you are done and you have to wipe the tears from your eyes. We also took a million pictures trying to get a good one. Of all the pictures we took, my daughter put the one on the right on Instagram. Why? Because it sums us up perfectly!
My sister-in-law, Kendra, introduced me to this tea. If you are a tea drinker, you will want to run to Trader Joe’s immediately and pick up a box. I went today and picked up four more boxes so I don’t run out. If you go to TJ’s, you might want to pick up one of their fresh boxwood wreaths too. They are beautiful.
I can’t even describe how wonderful it feels to have all my girls home, even if it is for a weekend. One of them made the comment that one day they will be the one showing up at Thanksgiving, bringing a dessert to share, like the others in the family. I know my time is short having them living at home. I don’t want to think about that day, even though I know it will come sooner rather than later, but until then, I pray that I will soak up every minute with them. I pray our home is filled with love and laughter.
I’ve lost count of the number of Thanksgivings we’ve spent together and every year it just gets better. This guy amazes me. He doesn’t get frustrated when I send him to the store a million times for things I forget. He doesn’t complain when I want to move all the furniture around so our family can sit together in one room. When one of our daughters wrecks her car and he sees it for the first time when she gets home for Thanksgiving, he doesn’t show frustration (too much!) but takes care of repairing the car. Mostly he models how a man should love his wife, his girls, and love Christ…and for that I’m so thankful.
I started my Christmas shopping. Tristyn’s list cracks me up. She asked for a bow for Christmas. I’d like to think it is because her daddy bow hunts and she wants to be like him, but I think it has more to do with Katniss Everdeen and the fact that we saw Catching Fire. She’s re-read the Hunger Game books after she saw the movie too. I’m so thankful she still uses her imagination and still wants to play. I’m not in a hurry for her to grow up!
They are back at school, preparing for finals. Two more weeks and they will be home for Christmas break. Taylor will then only have one semester of school until she graduates with a Nursing Degree. Oh my!! When did that happen?? I’m so incredibly proud of both of them. I love you both….see you soon!
I’d been asking the Lord to show me a way to make an income that we could apply to paying off debt. I want to pay off our house and everything. I went to get my haircut and noticed my hairdresser looked amazing! She’s gone from a 14 to an 8 in about 6 weeks. What was her secret. Have you heard of Plexus? Well, my daughters and my husband wanted to try it, so after much prayer, I signed up. Mark and I eat Paleo, workout all the time, but he still had about 10 pounds that wouldn’t come off. He wanted to see if this would work. It’s completely safe and natural and fits in with our lifestyle so why not try it?
My daughter put on some weight when she went off to school. She plays volleyball, but her team would eat fast food before and after the games, combined with not sleeping much, and all of the sudden she’d put on about 10-15 pounds.
She tried Plexus and after a week or so this was her result. I’m amazed. Lately, I’ve been busy working my new business. I’m shocked at how fast it has grown in a month and I’m so thankful for it!! If you are interested in finding out more, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my website.
Have a blessed week!