I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!! We went over to some friend's home for the feast and it was tons of fun! AND we even got to play THE ANIMAL GAME! I've been longing to play that for the last TWO years! Yay!! Suzanne and Jim were great hosts and we are so grateful to them for taking us in. =)
I've been thinking about my life and feeling so thankful for it. I love being alive and getting to experience all the wonderful things in this world. A lot of you are probably familiar with my little "freak outs" that I have occasionally. It used to happen a lot more when Nathan and I were first married. Here's what happens - I pretty much panic that I'm going to die and then freak out. NOT because I'm scared to die. I just LOVE living so DARN MUCH. I don't want to miss out on raising my kids. I don't want Nathan to get remarried and forget about me. I don't want my family to have to miss me. I especially don't want to die right now when I know niether of my girls would remember me. Anyway - a couple of nights ago I was watching House and working on bows and all of the sudden I think to myself that I'm going to die NEXT WEEK. Of course panic ensues. I think to myself 'why would I just think that?? It must be a warning!!'. So, Nathan comes home from mutual to find me bawling and writing a letter to Anika. He comforts me by reminding me that this has happened before and I'm still alive. He also reminds me that I'm hormonal (not pregnancy hormones!!). He tells me that he could never forget me. He promises that if I do die he will make sure that the girls know how much I loved them. So, we start to chuckle a bit at my dramatics and I feel a little better. I don't really think that I'm going to die next week - but I can't stop thinking "what if". Whether I live another week or another 50 years I want to take advantage of every day and every moment I have with the girls and with Nathan. I want to serve more. I want to leave the world a better place. I want to be a better missionary. I want to DO more and PLAY more and put the really important things first. I want to write letters to my girls. I want to remember birthdays and call people more. I want to figure out how to STUDY the scriptures (yeah, I'm 26 and still working on that). I want to feel confident that when I do die I will be ready. I love being alive - I just want to make sure that I'm living RIGHT. Does that make sense? Anyway - enough of that.
So, last night I was standing by my closet and thinking about Christmas gifts. I was feeling so excited and I turned around really fast to head out the door and BAM!!! I hit the door jam and it HURT!! One of those hurts where I actually CRIED. =) I was so disoriented - how the heck did that happen? And it's on my RIGHT eye! Which means that I didn't even ALMOST make it out the door! Anyway - here is a picture of that little tragedy last night:
THE BEFORE I CLEANED IT PICTURE
THE CLEANED UP GASH AND BUMP. Lovely.
Last Tuesday we had our FIRST SNOW!! We were so excited! It's a little weird because we still have tons of leaves on our trees! Luckily, the snow melted pretty fast and we should be able to rake our mess this weekend. =) That morning we walked to school using our off roading stroller and it worked pretty well but on the way to pick her up I whipped out our AWESEOME new sled (a tag sale purchase) and pulled Keslie. It worked SO perfectly! It was so fast - even once both girls were on we just sailed right along. LOVE IT! I got a few pictures - but not of the sled.
Keslie helped me make a pumpkin roll while Anika was at school! She's so cute - lately when she is eating she'll say "mmmm, licious!!". She has a very contagious little laugh! She has lovingly named her PINK soft blanket from Aunt Jolee - Purple. That's it's name. Haha!! We were cleaning up the Fall decorations today and I realized that I had never gotten a photo of her with her "friend" scarecrow!! So - there is a picture of that along with some pumpkin roll pics. For the past two months she has toted that thing with her everywhere - holding it's hand and calling it her friend scarecrow.
Today is the big Christmas decorating day! Happy day!! I'll get some pictures of our holiday splendor once it's all finished! We are saving the tree for when the girls wake up.
The girl's were loving playing in the boxes this year.Nathan is being a good sport and helping us set up. He thinks that we should hold off decorating until DECEMBER 1st!! AND he also thinks that we shouldn't listen to Christmas music until December!! He must really love me because we were setting up Christmas this afternoon - Nov. 23rd and listening to all our favorite yuletide carols! =) I think he's crazy!! Personally - I think it would make Thanksgiving all the better - more warm and fuzzy and holidayish - if we could decorate BEFORE! AND I could listen to Christmas music ALL year around! I am SO happy that it's Christmas time that I feel like bursting into song RIGHT NOW!! We get to go to AZ for the holidays this year! We are SO excited! It will be a little weird not seeing my family. This will be my first Christmas to not see them at all on Christmas. SAD!! Anyway - I'm sure there will be more Christmasy posts to come. If I have time. =)
So, a few of you commented on my slick glasses. =) I got these glasses when I was pregnant with Anika because I couldn't see things that were far away as well. They said that was normal when you are pregnant. I never wore them. For the past year I have been doing a really annoying thing with my face. It's sort of a forehead scrunch/twitch kind of thing. I know it's been at least a year because I remember talking to Kyle and Hillary about it last year before Thanksgiving. I decided to give these glasses a whirl to see if they would help at all. Not so much. I still twitch and wrinkle and scrunch and strain my poor forehead muscles all the live long day. I imagine it doesn't look very cute AND it leaves my head feeling OH SO SORE. Nathan always says "Britt, why are you blinking at that(whatever it is) are you trying to make it disappear?!". As in, I look like Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie when she does her goofy blink. So, I think I need to give in and go get my eyes checked. I've never worn contacts or glasses or anything - but if it will help get rid of this annoying habit then I am all for it!
Check out this CUTE MAGOOT!!
This is Anika with her favorite toy friend - Wilbur. =) I love her big, beautiful grin and those twinkling eyes!
Here is a video of Nathan playing with the girls!
So, I watched Hairspray for the first time a couple days ago! Loved it! This is one of my favorite songs because I LOVE how cheesy James Marsden is as Corny Collins. The only problem with this one is that we only get a few glimpses of LINK. That's right folks. I totally have a crush on Link Larkin. =) Will somebody please get me one of these? Haha!! =)
So - here's one with lot's of Link. =) I love it when he hugs the pillow and takes a bite of the candy bar! SO CHEESY!
Alright! The girls are awake! Off to decorate the tree!! Have a great weekend!!