30
Nov

Movie Time | Arthur Christmas

This past Thanksgiving weekend, we started celebrating the Holiday season with movie watching! We saw "Arthur Christmas." In it, we got to see the whole Claus family ... Grand Santa, Santa, Mrs. Claus & their 2 sons, Steve & Arthur. They definitely put the fun in dysfunctional. It was an action, comedy, adventure, animation. Basically, it was super cool.

Best part? Watching my son get excited about the whole Santa Claus operation. "Mommy why did they leave one present behind? Is that little girl going to get her present?"

Arthur reminds us that each child is important. It's not just about gifts. It's about believing against all odds. Believe and success is possible.

2
Dec

Thanks After Thanksgiving

What was I thankful for this Thanksgiving?
This Thanksgiving was a rare chance to spend time with my husband's entire family.  Everyone's lives are so busy, it's almost impossible to get everyone in the same place for a day.  An extra special treat this Thanksgiving was the time I spent with my infant nephew on his first Thanksgiving.  It's so exciting to see him standing up!  It's a wonderful gift to be able to see a child developing from month to month, but an even more special gift to see it in your own family.

Next, was the pure love that my other nephew and my son have for each other.  "Fumble"  and "Boing"  were the main games.  These were created on the fly.  What fun to watch!

Lastly, we had a chance to spend some one-on-one time with my brother-in-law, sharing a home cooked meal; it was simple and nice.  The sweetest part of the evening was that he saved two Christmas specials for my son to see. And watching him and my son bond even more than before ... priceless!
There were many moments with each family member.  Too numerous to mention.  Brief snapshots fill my memories.  Yes, I am thankful for so much.  We often take for granted the simple blessing of spending quality time with each other.
Oh & yes ... my mother-in-law made a killer turkey with all the trimmings!  Left-overs were awesome.
What were you thankful for?  What about the kids?  Did you ask them?  It's never to late to look back and give thanks.  As for me, this Thanksgiving, I was thankful for good food, family, love, and memories.
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