Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Intentions for the 2009 Holidays

My list for Day One in the Jessica Sprague Holidays in Hand Class:

  • Emphasize the spirit of giving and the story of the ultimate gift.
  • Create new traditions with the boys for the holidays.
  • Reach out to those less fortunate than us.
  • Bake treats with the kids.
  • Explore anonymous giving - Kris Kringle or Secret Santa
  • Share the stories behind meaningful ornaments or decorations.
  • Participate in outings, more time and adventures together vs. stuff
  • Enjoy the wonder of Christmas lights in the dark.
  • Make time to be together with extended family.
  • Make our own holiday crafts & decorations.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

He Is Going To Make a Good Husband

This morning I overheard Boone as he was try to teach Brody to play chess, which is hilarious as Boone just learned to play yesterday.

Boone: No Brody, you can't move that. You'll expose your Queen. She works hard to protect you so you have to protect her.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Fun Theory

I have always loved the innovative development by the folks at Volkswagon.  Here is a new project called "The Fun Theory" with absolutely fantastic ideas to promote behavior change.  I love these clips!
 Thanks for sharing Annie!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Candy, Candy, Candy

No need to do a "What do I do with all of this candy?" post at our house.  Elly Mae took care of that for us last night.  Two gallon size ziploc bags full of candy were narrowed down to 4 pixie sticks, one box of Mike & Ikes, and a small pack of Sweet Tarts.  My poor kids!

I told Josh, leave her out back and if she has a heart attack, Oh Well!  I am a bit exasperated with our black canine housemate lately.  Good news for you all who think I am evil, she's still here and kicking at least 12 hours later!