Happy October everyone! My pumpkin lights are up and glowing! One thing I absolutely love about having little ones is that I now have others to share my excitement for holidays and lights. I love holiday lights. I’m always the first one in my neighborhood to put up Halloween and Christmas lights. I do it early because I love the lights so much and want to enjoy them as long as possible. I like to add a little something each year to the outdoor decorations too. My goal for Christmas is to someday seriously resemble the Griswolds. (I drive Kenny nuts with this goal since he ends up helping install the plethora of lights) So now the girls are into lights too and this week we started a fun tradition. After baths the girls put on princess dresses like always and then run outside in the dark to turn on the lights and twirl around them. They look so happy and carefree spinning around the lights laughing and singing. I love watching them. Happy October. Happy lights.
I found this today when I went to walk up my stairs during Addison’s nap. Apparently Ellie decided to put all of her “friends” down for a nap too. Each stair does make a perfect little bed…doesn’t it.
Kenny had a slower day at work Friday (shock!) and came home around 2:30 to work a little from home. He went to pick Ellie up at preschool so I didn’t have to wake Addison up from her nap. I suddenly found myself with an unexpected half hour all alone in my house. Instead of cleaning or tackling one of the many things on my to-do list, I plopped down on the couch to enjoy my latest edition of Creating Keepsakes. I so love this magazine. It is full of bright colors and happy photos and scrapbook pages. Very inspiring. Always makes me want to create something. It is a total treat when it comes in the mail each month.
So this week Kenny has been spouting off a few of his own “good things.” His list for the week includes: his Chargers season tickets, his NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV (complete with the “Super Fan” package that makes all his games in HD), the “red zone” channel that instantly takes him to the most exciting football game on at any given moment, the “Game Mix” channel that let’s him watch eight games at the same time, the MountainWest Sports Network that finally lets him watch all the BYU and Utah games (yes, he’s a fan of both teams), his DVR that records all his games so that he can be an attorney, dad and husband during the waking hours, the sleep he was able to get during the offseason to build up enough stamina to stay up late every night to watch his games, oh… and let’s not forget his incredibly cool wife who still tolerates his football addiction (the season is still young). He is a happy man.