Today is Veteran's Day and my Dad's birthday! I'm not sure how we'll celebrate, as he, Randy, and Skylar are on the river fishing as I write this post! Maybe we'll go to a local restaurant and eat fish! They don't keep the ones they catch. Fishing is just a sport to them. And Skylar, wow, is he ever getting into the sport! He never used to go fishing with them, then all of a sudden, he started going with them less than a month ago. He catches more fish each time he goes! He's a very fast learner when he puts his mind to something! I wonder if he'll go pro one day!
It's so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here, then Christmas! The time has really past quickly for me this year! I guess that's how it is when one gets older! Too much to do and not enough time to get it all done! Just like our house; we started building it nine years ago and we still haven't finished it! Too many things take precedence over that at times! We really need to get this house done cause it bothers me a lot! I try not to talk about it and be thankful for where we are, but sometimes all I can see is the unfinished projects. And believe me, there is a lot of them! O.k., enough about that! I am so thankful we live here and not in the old house! The girls have all this area to play and ride the golf cart! They love for Randy to ride them on it! They are growing up too fast! They got up the other day and got dressed and went outside without my assistance! That was a first! You know they are getting to be big girls when they don't need help with pants and shoes! It's amazing how long they will play outside, even on a cool morning! I'm glad they can come here and experience the beauty of the outside world!
We have one more birthday this week, my brother! His is Saturday and he wants to go to the local steak house for his celebration. I'm glad he's here this year, since he's lived in Mobile for the past years. He hasn't gotten to be here for the holidays, so this year will be special for him. Prayers that he'll find a better job quickly. His hours were cut because of Medicaid, (he's an LPN) and he needs to get something quickly. LPN's are not in as much demand ans RN's. Thanks for praying that God will open the right door for the right job at the right time, for him!
I'm also heart-broken for the people of the Philippines! I just pray they will be assisted with food and shelter and know that Jesus loves them in spite of what just happened! And we thought our tornadoes were bad!
I hope ya'll have a great week and nice weather! Our weather has been very mild, seventies, during the day, and cool, thirties-forties at night. I can still wear shorts outside during the day and not be cool! Maybe your weather won't get too cold! Have a great day! Blessings from Bama!
|Yasmine helped uncle Randy rotate the tires on Mommy's car! She likes boy stuff!|
|It doesn't show up much here, but she had grease on her hands and face!|
|I love Riley's hair like this!|
|Skylar takes his lunch to school with him everyday, a salad with grilled chicken. I make the ranch dressing with these ingredients.|
|These are wild plums found on our property! I've been watching them all summer and they finally got ripe. They have a fruity, floral fragrance!|
|I made this mess! It'definitely looks homemade! I don't like using the alphabet stencil!|
|The stencil I used on the banner was much bigger and easier to use.|
|April made the sign-in sheet and the dum-dum bouquet.|
|The lolli-pops turned out ok.|
|Walmart made the cakes. Riley got this all over her! April had to bathe her in the sink!|
|Gifts waiting to be opened.|
|The banner turned out nice. I even got a few compliments on it!|
|April made Riley's tutu! So cute!|
|The outfit we got her. Daddy loves his baby girl!|
|I love to watch them go down the hill! Eden came over to play with the girls this day.|
|Someone gave us this practically brand new tricycle! It's just Layla's size!|
|Randy likes to run across and they kick him. They love it!|