Y’all, I have been having the WORST time with this website. When I say I am technologically illiterate, I mean it to the fullest extent. I don’t know what the hell a plug-in is, or a cache, or a CPanel. Anyways, I kept trying to login to post and I kept getting an error, and I was like hmmm… I’ll just wait it out. (Ya know. Ignore the problem for as long as possible right?) A few hours of downtime turned into a couple of days and no relief, so I contacted IT yesterday and they said they fixed it. Logged in today to post and still an error message. 🙁 So I finally got in contact with someone else at the host IT and they fixed it! I tried to understand what I had done and how to fix it in the future buuuttttt, they could have been speaking Spanish and I would have understood just as much. (Which is nothing because my 3 years of Spanish in high school didn’t stick. Me gusta nadar, anyone? No? Ok.) So I’m up and running for now until I break it again.
We have decided to start a tradition this year of volunteering every holiday season. Some of the greatest memories I have of church is volunteering and getting involved in the community. So this year we volunteered with iDream Inc, a non-profit group that works with low income families in the community. They choose a different church every year and reach out to local families to invite them to the event. We were able to serve food and pass out presents to the little ones, and it was so much fun. I have to brag on Kyle for a second because he was so awesome. He dove right in helping unload and set everything up. At one point I didn’t know where he went, and I found out he had wandered off to help people at the church that weren’t even involved with the iDream organization. He has such a helpful heart, and I am so lucky to have him as my life partner.
On Sunday we went out to Kyle’s mom’s and stepdad’s for lunch, and so they could see their precious grand-dog. We were helping host at a church out there with one of our old youth pastor’s, so we left Georgia at his mom’s so they could spoil her while we were gone. Since we are currently in a condo, she doesn’t have a yard to run around in, and we feel so guilty for it. We love taking her out to their house so she can just roam free. She is so nosy and quickly wears herself out getting into everything she can. She was so exhausted that Kyle literally carried her up the stairs to her bed. She didn’t even flinch. So cute!
So how in the world is it already almost Christmas?! I just want to curl up in a ball and avoid all responsibility. Do y’all have any super fun plans for this holiday season or are you in the fetal position too?
A coffee haiku written by yours truly.
I love you coffee.
You make my life worth living.
Coffee, I love you.
Thank you. Thank you. It was a team effort between me and coffee. Coffee was my motivation this weekend. It was a wonderful one but an exhausting one. Kyle and I got to watch my niece for the first time. She is just over 2 months old, and this was the first time my sister had left her with anyone since giving birth. I had to send constant pictures and updates. Luckily, it all went smoothly and I think we showed her that we are capable of watching an infant. So maybe in two years she will let us watch her again. 😉
Kyle and I also found an AWESOME donut place this weekend in Sandy Springs called DaVinci’s Donuts. They also have a location in Alpharetta. Their donuts are the cake-like kind which is my favorite. The only complaint I have is that they are small and only maybe 3 bites per donut. But they have plenty of flavor options for all the different palettes. My favorite was french toast (top right) and Kyle’s was the cinnamon sugar (bottom right). We also got from left to right top to bottom maple bacon, french toast, M&M, Oreo, strawberry shortcake, sprinkle, birthday cake, and cinnamon sugar.
Kyle’s birthday is today so I am still trying to figure out what to cook for dinner tonight for him. Any suggestions?
I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are having a wonderful beginning of your week!
Christmas is 20 days away!
You know you’re getting older when you get excited for rain… enough to dance around the bedroom when the news does their forecast. We have been having crazy wildfires in North Georgia and a ridiculous drought so this rain is most certainly needed. I just want to snuggle down in the couch with a book (probably a textbook because the wonderful season of finals is upon us), and listen to the storm rage outside. Georgia doesn’t seem nearly as excited. We have quickly learned that even the sounds of high winds bring out the giant puppy inside of her that whines until someone holds her. Fantastic. Maybe we will invest in one of those thunder jackets. Has anyone used one of those? It looks just like the jacket we got for her on sale at Petco (Similar). Maybe I can just put that on her instead? Maybe?
The break for Thanksgiving was lovely, but I can honestly say I am glad it’s over. We hosted this year for the first time… in our tiny condo with a kitchen that is about the size of a king size bed. We had around 15 people and it was so much fun, but oh so exhausting. With two sets of divorced parents, it is so much easier to just have everyone come to us rather than hit up four different houses. Luckily, we are blessed with parents that put their differences aside and are willing to come together for the betterment of their kiddos. If you had asked me 10 years ago if I ever thought my parents would celebrate a holiday together again, it would be a definite, HELLLLL to the NOOO. But things change and people chill TF out and rediscover their priorities.
So if you’re going through some sort of crappy situation, or your family isn’t what it used to be, I hope this holiday season brings you some sort of clarity. Our holiday get togethers will never be the 50+ people packed into my grandparents’ house that it used to be. But that’s ok. We will establish our own cock-eyed, blended, chaotic family traditions.