Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I know it's a day late, but I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. We spent it here in ABQ by ourselves and it was quite nice. K-Mart had a sale on their board games, so Zach and I picked out a couple and we played them together as a family, did some crafts and watched Star Wars. Dinner was great - the turkey was done on time, nothing burned and everything was cooked and ready to eat as scheduled. Our neighbors came over for pie - all in all it was a very blessed day. I am so grateful for all I have and while I try to remember to be thankful most of the time I'm especially grateful for having a day set aside where that's what we focus on.

Let me give you an update on everything (since I'm awful at updating my blog). My craft fair turned out to be a dud. I spent the three weeks before busting my behind to get everything done - all the hooded towels, the baby blankets, the lullaby books, the fingerplay books, and then a number of cards. But the fair just didn't generate the traffic it usually does and I sold maybe $100 worth of stuff. The worst thing was having to bring all of it home. I'm going to list a bunch of it on CraigsList to see it I can sell it. It was quite disappointing.

We got our first snow here in Albuquerque last night. And no more than 30 minutes after it started, they were announcing breaking news on TV that the freeway was closed. Rhett and I just laugh - ABQ just doesn't know how to handle snow. It's quite hilarious at the panic this town goes into after just an inch falls.

They boys have been into heroes lately. We got a book a couple of weeks ago about a dog that wants to become a hero, so he works out and gets a outfit and everything, then goes through town doing his hero acts. Porter told me the other day his dream was to be a NASCAR driver and to be a hero. He and Zach get all dressed up in their outfits - usually consisting of basketball headbands, armbands, swords stuck down their pants and the back of their shirts, gloves, and hats. Zach's hero name today is "Headband" (in honor of the headband on his head) and Porter's is "Tony" (in honor of Tony Stewart). They don't really fight any villians, but just strut around the house looking cool in all their gear. Oh, to be a kid again...

Anyways, I guess since Thanksgiving is over, it's time to be getting ready for Christmas. It sneaks up on me every year. Some year, I'm going to welcome it with open arms...not that I don't look forward to Christmas, but I get so wrapped up (no pun intended...) in the stress of getting gifts and treats and such that I forget to enjoy the lights and the songs and the joy on my kids faces as they enjoy the Christmas season. And not to mention the joy of the birth of our Savior. Maybe I'll work on making it this year...

3 comments:

Eric, Jenny and Savannah said...

I'm so sorry that your craft fair was a dud after all your hard work!!! I'm sure you'll still be able to sell everything. We missed you for Thanksgiving, but it sounds like you had a fun time at home.

Darrell and Alissa said...

That stinks the crafts fair didn't pan out- what a bummer! I understand about the snow- here it's the same way! The worse thing is we have no snow equipment here- they use street sweepers dumping dirt- it's lovely!

Diane said...

Hey Steph! Thanks for the blog info. I loved reading about your "Hunt Tricks." The towels and blankets look darling and I'm sorry things didn't work out. Good luck on Craig's list. I think that's one of the most awesome websites. You can find anything there. So I'm sure you'll sale the rest of your great crafts. The balloon festival looked incredible! Glad you had fun with both families. :) Kids are growing up. They are adorable. I love Andrew's smile. Porter looks so smart and Zach is a character. Glad the leg is healed. Enjoy the holidays!

Diane :)