Monday, November 8, 2010

Project 365-Week 45

This week proved to be another L.O.N.G one! In the last two weeks I have worked 90.5 hours, or in mom's terms, too much!! With the help of Kevin, the pictures were kept up, so here's a peek.


While I worked from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. we had some characters getting ready at our house.

There was a cowgirl.

A 50's girl.

A clone trooper named, Captain Rex (the specifics are necessary with this one!)

And a blind ref.

They went trick-or-treating in Kevin's old neighborhood (AKA, Grammie and Grandpa's house) Kevin took all of the pumpkins over too.

Bryce ended up choosing a bat for his.


Another long day at work, but when I got home (11:30) I finished preparing for a little talk I was invited to give Tuesday morning. I was invited to the pre-school to give a devotional for part of their in-service day. It was such a blessing to be asked and God really used it to charge my batteries!


Did the above mentioned devotional and was blessed! After that I voted, no pictures allowed there. When I came home Kevin was out raking leaves. Do you remember all of the times I've mentioned Reese and the vacuum? Well, the rake proves to be no different.

I really should have used movie function so you could see and hear how crazy he was going!


Today must have been Tori gets blessed day and I didn't know it. I have a dear friend who begged me to let her fold laundry for me. She knew that I have lots of clean, unfolded clothes, towels, etc. I have to admit I felt a little silly, but she insisted. So I loaded up this,

Two overflowing baskets of towels. She met me in the mall parking lot as I was heading in to work. When I came home I had this,

Two baskets of perfectly folded towels (and a stray sock or two that got mixed in) Thank you RB, you do indeed have the gift of folding!

Also waiting for me at home tonight was this.

A mysterious envelope. Inside was a very generous gift card to Meijer. I have no idea where it came from, but am so very thankful!!


A day off. Hooray!! Guess what I did? I stayed in grubby clothes all day, did not shower and even had lots of friends stop by my house. Oh how I needed this day. I have been missing community so badly and today I was lavished with it. I also took this picture.

This is my favorite tree in our yard. It is always such a vibrant yellow, always one of the very last to drop it's leaves and there is just something about it. Even as a kid I loved it.


Today while I was at work I received a phone call that went something like this. "Hi Mommy! Guess what? It's SNOWING OUTSIDE!!!!!" Oh yes, you read that correctly. I told her to make sure Daddy took pictures for me and she said, "He already did!"

There was even enough for a good coating that stuck until the next morning.


When I work at night, as soon as the mall closes, loud pounding and grinding noises begin coming from across the way. There has been lots of work going on behind a closed wall, but at night they open it. This is causing a stir among the cool, technical people around here.

That would be an Apple store. What is hilarious to me is that the logo is painted on the outside of the wooden wall that covers it, so there is no mystery as to what is going in. Yet last I heard, the mall and Apple would not confirm a new location. I don't get it!

Hope you have had a fantastic and blessed week. I don't know about you, but He always shows up when I need Him most!!


  1. So glad for you to have a day off. I'm sure you needed it!

    Those costumes are darling... and the blind ref? Crack. me. up.

    Is it wrong to be jealous of weather? That tree is beautiful! And snow? We still have mosquitoes. Sigh.

  2. Wow! You are a super-mom! I love the costumes. The girls are so cute and the boys HI-LAR-I-OUS! A blind ref?! And yes, we know the importance of which clone you are! (If they are clones, aren't they all really the same?)
    So happy for your blessings, too! I love the contrast of the tree and then the snow -Ha! Indiana! Hope your week slows down some!

  3. love the costumes!!!

    God is so good!!! and he knows exactly what we need when we need very cool!!!

    Snow?!! Ack!!! SO GLAD I don't have to deal with it!!! It is the one thing I don't miss from IN!!!!

    Praying this week brings more time at home for you!

  4. That Reese is a total mess - love the pictures! You are blessed with some great friends - I'm glad they're helping you out.

  5. Love the pumpkins and the costumes. Blind ref LOL.
    I didn't see the snow, only heard about it.
    I enjoy folding clothes for others, if they let me.
    So wonderful how God shows up when we need Him, as you put it!

  6. CUTE costumes!! Especially the blind ref. That's hilarious!
    Well, it sounds like you had a wonderful week, what with all the blessings pouring out over you and all!! Wow!
    Gorgeous tree.
    SNOW???!!! That's crazy!!!