Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Last year Shawn & I went to Embassy Suites and had Thanksgiving dinner by ourselves. This year his mom flew in. The morning was spent taking a leisurely walk down to the bridge. The fish were jumping and everyone was out walking their dogs. 
Lunch was delicious. We dined at Riverside Hotel, Thanksgiving style. Byron, our server, was so gracious. I'm telling you, we'll do this every year, unless we're with a big family. 
We came home, put on stretchy pants, and napped.
Shawn gave us a little country concert.
And I made three six layer bean dips and my annual rice krispy treat turkey ( see 2010s, 2011s) for work's potluck. The only mess I made in the kitchen. But less of a mess with help of the Cusinart from mom! 
Now I love a well set table, and that's the best thing about a big dinner to me, but for now, we're taking the easy route. One of these days, we won't be tied to work, and will have a big family dinner. I miss them!

And now here's what I am thankful for:
- My family getting bigger and spending quality time.
- Our sweet little home that we own.
- Prosperity in our jobs
 -My wonderful Hubby being so sweet to me every day
 -My beautiful Bully
- My civil rights and liberties and much much more!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mrs. Wedding ring gloves

I made them myself!!

Oh how I love all things bridal, newlywed, and pretty. And funny how I wanted nothing very bridal for myself, and dreamed of eloping. (We didn't, though.). 

I saw these gloves at anthro in 2009, and I thought they were adorable, but not for me. 
I think I've lost part of that demure quality about myself. I didn't want to attract much attention. I totally would rock them now. The bigger the better! 

 But they are not available. 

So I made them.

and they cost about three dollars!
thread & needle:: I had
gloves:: $1 from Jo-ann
crystal button:: $5.50 for 2 from Jo-ann
buttons:: I had.

They are so easy to make and will be lovely gifts for any Mrs! I will gift this to my newly married sis next week. (Surprise?!)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day

This is my sweetie after his first six months of deployment in the United States Navy, over 20 years ago. I am thankful for him every day, as well as the veterans benefits that we receive. For instance, our little house was easier for us to purchase with a VA home loan. And our auto insurance is super cheap. 
On this day we did some yoga to start the morning.
 These are the palms above our deck. With a little insense, the yoga station on Pandora, and a breeze, it's the best yoga studio ever.

I felt like serving him a hearty breakfast of Huevos Rancheros. It's the least I can do!

Have you thanked a Veteran today?