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Monthly Archives: November 2012


Chores around here are neverending.  I don’t know how we can look into getting a bigger place and maintain it when we can’t even keep up with what we have.  The biggest challenge is putting everything away.  As soon as we do, it reappears within minutes.  We’re always on top of Mya with putting stuff away and now we have her sister to pick up after. All she knows how to do is take stuff out and throw it everywhere.  Tonight, she went into her room and pulled out all of the receiving blankets and blankets so she can lay on them and wrap them around her baby doll.  While she was doing that, Mya and I were folding a couple of loads of clothes.  One load was Zoe’s which I folded and the other load was Mya’s.  This was the second time Mya took it upon herself to fold her own clothes and guess what?  She folded the entire load!  Woo hoo!  Yay for Mya!  That’s one less chore for us…lol!  Anyway, I am so proud of her.  It’s not easy folding it and folding a whole load…neatly.  She even put them away herself.  Impressive!  Now if we can only get her to do the dishes.  Hmmm….


Thanksgiving was wonderful this year as we were in charge of the table settings and decorations.  The only thing I had to cook was the Pumpkin Crunch which I can do with my eyes closed.  So thankful for that!  I know how hard it is to slave away in the kitchen.  It’s not fun especially if you are having to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal, so we are thankful we were able to spend it at the Aska’s house potluck style.  All the menu items were delicious from the stuffing to the greens and the macaroni and cheese and the creamed corn and peach cobbler….and…I can go on!  The entire family was able to get together (with the exception of Austin and Justin since they are so far away) this year under one roof which was nice.  It’s really hard to get people together especially with so many people and everyone has different agendas.  I am so thankful for our little family that we made, our immediate and extended families and friends who are like family to share in and make memories with.  Let the feasting begin…


…gobble ’til you wobble!


Thanks to Jessica for helping with the centerpieces that brought everything together…


The kids even had their own little table settings with crayons and a place mat to color and do activities on…


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Jordyn was such a big girl and said grace before we ate.  It was beautiful!

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December 17, 2012 - 2:00 am Patty Aska aka “Yay-Yay” - Navy, Thanksgiving was great! The patio and decorations were all wonderful. Thanks! I was very happy that all of us were able to all be together, except 2 of the Ustin's. Oops...I mean 3! Almost forget Baby Austin. I love these pictures. Can you download a copy for me? There are several I want to get prints of. Thanks! Now lets hope we can get through Christmas and goes well!


Today, we have a Lalaloopsy party to attend for Little Miss Avery!  Hip hip hooray!  First birthdays are so special, so I made sure I captured every little detail.  Mary and Linda made an awesome backdrop that they attached to the garage door.  It looked like something from Lalaloopsy Land!  It was so cute and of course made for great photo ops!  We want to wish Avery a very Happy Birthday!  We had a great time!

Birthday girl made this face all day.  Isn’t she darling?

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Happy Birthday to the other little 7 year old girl in our lives…Olivia!  So grateful to have Olivia grow up side by side with Mya.  Looking back at my childhood, I was lucky to have my cousins to grow up with especially me being an only child aside from my half sister that I never grew up with.  My cousins and I were really close and still are ’til this day and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  So, to know that these girls will grow and blossom into beautiful young women one day…together… makes me happy.  Happy Birthday, Olivia!  We wish you all the best and hope your day was filled with everything you wished for! Here’s a picture from Olivia’s cooking party that her mommy snapped of them both…