Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Taking a Break

I’ve enjoyed a little break from Facebook. I’ve been off of Facebook for about a week and a half now, and I have to admit that not only have I not missed it, but I haven’t been missed. I think this is a great thing. The only reason some people even know I’m gone is because they have to call or text me instead of messaging me or writing on my wall. This is wonderful and more personal to me. I do still use InstaGram and probably more now than ever. I am thrilled with this little break and plan to continue it for quite some time. I have to admit that there are a couple of things I miss from Facebook. The number one thing is that now it's November, I love everyone's Thankfulness each day posts. I miss reading those. However, now instead of participating I write them to Annabelle instead of posting them for everyone. What I’ve been doing with my extra minutes (okay, probably hours!), include a lot of snuggling, writing to Annabelle, reading, cleaning, and party planning and online shopping for my almost one year old! I'm not going crazy with her first Birthday in the party-planning department. I plan to make her some decorations including a ONE sign for her highchair, a board of her favorite things and details, a purple, sugary cake for her to make a mess of, and a boa to drape over the fireplace with her monthly pictures. But that's about it. I'm not going to do too much. I want her to be surrounded by her family and our closest friends and take a minute to all celebrate what a gift she is to us, but not get pinterest-obsessed and bogged down by silly details. I have some fun things I am looking forward to creating and doing for her and I will post those after her party is over. Tonight is Family Date Night – just like every Wednesday. I so look forward to this time. We make dinner and try to do something special. Tonight we are going to go look at getting one of our family pictures framed for over our couch in the living room. I have a lot of work to do for decorating our house. I’m so excited to spend these cold nights on house projects. Sorry this was so random! I have a lot of snippets of things going through my mind since I'm not posting them on Facebook. :) Happy Wintery Wednesday!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1

I am still on a high from last night and Annabelle's first Halloween! She was such a joy and I think had the best time! I picked her up from daycare and took her to my office to see everyone. She loves other kids so much. When another kid is around she gets all smiley and wiggly. Of course she also needed to sit in Grandma's chair while we were there.

After that we stopped by Sister #1's house to see her cousins. We tried to get some good pictures but five kids make that quite a task. She adores her cousins so much!

It's the first Halloween for these three!

And then we came home for dinner and handing out candy. We were going to take Annabelle around the neighborhood but she has such a great time seeing everyone that we stayed in instead. Every time the bell rang she would take off to see who was there and giggled and danced around. 

She zonked out around 7:30. It was definitely the best Halloween ever!