Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Catch-up

We stuffed ourselves on delicious food, and enjoyed our day with family.
It was a beautiful day.  The dogs had fun playing in the snow.
Friday, we went on our second annual Black Friday shopping trip.  We even made the news.  Haha.

We (mostly Trevor) cut down our Christmas tree.  Friday night we decorated the tree and early Saturday morning, the tree crashed to the ground.  So we did clean up of some broken ornaments, re-stabilized the tree, undecorated and redecorated the tree.  Good times!
Griffin was under the weather on Friday.  As we decorated the tree, he snuggled with "Christmas" on the couch. 
Rob and my mom ran in the Turkey Gobbler 5K.  The both did great and my mom came in 3rd for her age group!!  The weekend was busy but good.  It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I love it!  It is my very favorite time of the year!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nolan is Thankful

Nolan is thankful he has a great friend who wanted him to spend the night tonight.  Nolan is thankful that he did not have to tell me what he is thankful for... haha.
So instead of cute pictures of Nolan, here are some pictures of how beautiful it was today.
The snow makes everything look pretty, especially the snow that sticks to all the branches.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Trevor is Thankful

Trevor is thankful for freedom, a warm house (when there is a fire in the fireplace) and a good school.
Trevor is thankful for nice friends and his loving family.

I am thankful that Trevor is sincere, hard working, dedicated and thoughtful.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Griffin is Thankful.

It is Thanksgiving week.  Can you believe it?  I keep talking about things I am going to do on Thursday... and Rob keeps reminding me that that is Thanksgiving.

Griffin is so cute about the holidays this year.  He really seems to get it.  I was talking about being thankful and he told me he was thankful. 
He is thankful for pizza, mom and dad, his teachers Ali and Shawna, toys and Lego's.

 I am thankful for Griffin.  He is such a spunky, sweet, happy, adorable little boy!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Playing Goalie

Nolan played goalie this weekend in hockey. 
There were a lot of shots on goal.  His coach said more shots were taken on him then in the Revolutionary War.
He did a great job and made a lot of great blocks.
The team is always so supportive of the goalies, which I think is so sweet.
He had fun and I am ready for him to be out of the goal for awhile.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Randomness and a Cutie

  • Griffin at the dinner table tonight sang, "I'm sexy and I know it". 
  • I am loving, loving {although I wish I was not} the Hersey Kiss Caramels... oh, my they are so gooood!
  • We built our home 6 years ago and we got all new appliances when we moved in.  In the past few years, we have had to replace our washer, dryer, dishwasher and fridge {none were older than 6 years old}.  Yesterday, our 4 year old TV broke.  What next?
  • Trevor went to the doctors today and came home with a diagnosis of pneumonia.  Poor guy.  Hopefully he will be feeling better really soon.
  • I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week.  Hello, where has the time gone?
  • The weather has been in the 60's, so nice and warm for New England.
  • I just love the freckles on the bridge of Griffin's nose.  They are so sweet.  He is looking so grown up these days... my big boy.
  • Nolan is going to be goalie for hockey this weekend, his favorite position to play.  It is not my favorite, though.
  • I lost my twice baked potato recipe that I always made for Thanksgiving.  Rob wants twice baked potatoes for Thanksgiving.  Guess I will be searching for a new recipe.
  • Okay, I think that was enough randomness for one day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Officially a Hockey Mom

Well, I am officially a hockey mom.  I had the honor of working the clock for Nolan's game yesterday.
Thankfully I had Trevor to help out.  He took care of the clock and I got some close up pictures of Nolan playing hockey. 
Although my feet were freezing and I was nervous about messing up, it is a great location to get some pictures.  Nolan played really well.  He has improved a lot since last year and as always is really enjoying it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Went went bowling to celebrate two very special birthdays {Ash and Kels}. 
My mom with the birthday girls.

Bowling is always lots of fun.
I take it {a little} serious.  After all I did take bowling in college, not that it is at all noticeable.  I was very happy with my score of 100, yup that's right, 100 is good for me.
And I was proud of that 100, until I saw my eight year old {who has never taken a bowling class} beat me by a mile.  I was on a different screen but that would be 105 in the 9th frame for Ten-pin Nolan.
Griffin, like his mama, takes the game very seriously.  Haha
Debbie kicked bowling butt in the last game getting like 7 strikes or something crazy like that!!  Here she is getting some congratulatory love from Trevor.
Nolan is always one to boast and here he is doing just that.
We had a fun day bowling!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Phone Dump

So excited... See's Candies is in the mall for the holidays... yummy!!  I miss See's so much.

Griffin might be the only one that still looks cute even with a mullet.
This is as close as I could get to Trevor dressing up for halloween.  He tried this mask on in the store.
The sun going down one day at like 3.  Oh, how I don't like not being on daylight savings time.
C.C. also looks pretty cute with a mullet, haha.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Comedian is In

Nolan can get us laughing.  Sometimes he says something that makes us crack up.
Now if he would just learn when to turn it off.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


  • Trevor has a states test tomorrow.  He and I did a practice test the other night and he did better then I did.  I actually knew where every state was, I just got some (7, oops) of the state abbreviations incorrect. 
  • The sunrise the other morning was absolutely incredible. 
  • Griffin did not have the best day at school the other day.  He had a few screaming fits and pushed a kid or two.  He has been talking a lot about how it is not nice to scream and yell and that friends don't like when you push.  Good, hopefully he realized that his behavior that day was not okay.
  • I rarely watch movies.  This afternoon I decided to rent and watch Bridesmaids.  It was very cute.  I am glad I ignored my messy home and watch a movie instead.
  • Speaking of messy rooms, Nolan's room has been a disaster.  I can't stand to have things all over the place.  Clearly it does not bother Nolan.  Today after homework he is going to banished to his bedroom until it is spotless!
  • I have started my Christmas shopping, which is huge for me.  I have no idea what to get for my boys.  There is not much they are asking for and there is nothing they really need.
  • So happy tomorrow is Friday.  We have our last soccer tournament this weekend and then soccer season is over.  I love soccer, but I also love to have a weekend day free of games.
  • Kelsey, if you are reading the blog these days, happy, happy birthday!