Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

How is it November 18?  It feels like September to me and that the kids started school about 3 weeks ago.  I can't believe they have been in school for three months and it's time for the holidays.  Clearly, I am in a time warp.

We are SO excited about this weekend!  Tonight, we hired a babysitter and we are having a date night. Woo-hoo! Then, first thing Saturday morning, we are loading up the Darby crew and headed to TEXAS to celebrate Thanksgiving with my entire family!  My grandmother will be there, both of my aunts, my cousin with his wife and children, my parents, and Ben and Noelle have flown in from Thailand to join!  There will be a million kids, pets and people!  We can't wait to come home and see everyone.

Next week, my parents are coming for the whole week!  I am sooo excited to have them up here and staying with us.  It will be a precious time for our family.

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Today, I am thankful for everything...every.single.thing.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn in Arkansas...

is breathtaking.  This is the view from our porch.  Wow!  This picture doesn't begin to depict the beauty.

November 2011

I've decided that the only way I won't throw in the towel on my blog is if I go back and blog by month rather than by individual posts.  I am too far behind to ever sit down and start and I don't want to stop blogging because I really enjoy here is the start to November 2011.  (And yes, I will eventually go back and update March - October):

Sunday, November 13: This weekend, we had the opportunity to go visit Nathan's brother, wife, and three sons.  We had the BEST weekend and so did the kids. Here are a few pics I snapped after church on Sunday.   My sis has the rest from our weekend so hopefully I can go back and add to this post soon.  In the meantime, look at my grown up daughter.  She is getting so so big:

I love, love her sassy face in this pic!

Alex is 6 1/2.  I can't believe she will be 7 in February! She melts my heart with her loving personality and contagious spirit.  I love you, Alex Darby!

More soon...promise!