Sunday, November 23, 2008

Free at last!

Alright, dudes, this is the week that the nation is thankful, therefore I will be making 10 things lists every day until we leave for the big Mountain View (former home of Grandpa Jones).



Today, I am thankful for:



  1. My parents got to come to church with us this morning! They never get to because they are always teaching at the old Center Hill C of C (and refuse to ask people to fill in for them).
  2. I finished my last dress for 2008! From here on out I will only be smocking and sewing for funsies!!! Okay, at least through the holidays. And after I finish a couple of alterations. But then it's sewing for funsies!

  3. My girls all had on matching dresses at church this morning. This makes me so happy! Do boy moms do this?

  4. Speaking of boys, Maddie calls penguins - "bird-boys". Why is this on my thankful list, you ask? Hmmm... let me think ...well, she did say to Sophie, "hey, go stand by the bird-boy and I'll take your picture" and we laughed and laughed because a) we understood every word she said and b) she didn't have a camera. So, the answer is we laughed.

  5. We have our Christmas tree up! We didn't do a whole lot of decorating, because we don't have any entertaining to do at home this year. However, Eliza is loving what we have. She walks up to the tree and stops and just cracks up. It's hilarious to her parents. And probably her grandparents, too, if they saw it. The rest of you would probably think it was wierd.

  6. For the first time ever, we have Christmas lawn decorations! We finally put Lucy the scarecrow away and now have Lucy the penguin and Lucy the snowman. Currently they are sitting on our dining room table which makes it look very festive.

  7. We sang some great songs at church this morning. That's always my favorite part of worship. Sorry, Brother Jimmy.

  8. I ate an ENORMOUS waffle for lunch courtesy of Holiday Inn.

  9. I had a pretty good hair day from the front! So it was kind of lumpy in the back, who cares. :)

  10. I have a new Christmas c.d. - Chris Isaak. Fantastic.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm thinking that we may need to rename Wesley the Polar Bear in honor of your children. :) Of course, given the choice, Lucy is naming everything Dinah these days! Your Dad did a good job this morning!

Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

Yes, we did sing some pretty goog songs yesterday morning. Those were on our veggietales cd, and the girls were PUMPED that they knew the words. I love to hear my babies sing!

I was also thankful your dad was there yesterday, he did a great job and it was good to see him and your mom. Good memories from good people!

Heather said...

yes, boy moms matchy match. Holly and Wyatt sported smocked scarecrows and pumpkins in a blue checked dress and longall.

Ashleigh said...

excuse me, have you never seen the entire givens clan in our color-coordinated sunday attire?

also, a chris isaak christmas cd?!? that sounds almost too cool. will have to check that out.

Chandra said...

This post made me laugh. Loved it--also love Chris Isaac!

We match, too. Of course, I just have one child so the three of us match together. And mostly on brown day.

Kim said...

I laughed at your hair comment, and felt the need to confess while I brush through the back of my hair, I never check it. Bet it's real pretty!

Jules said...

I as a mom of three boys, have to have matching outfits for Easter. It just calls to me anytime I see pretty plaid shirts or argyle. :)