Thursday, November 1, 2007

Anybody else...

have a hard time believing that it's already November? I remember this time last year, I was thinking, "Bryan will be gone this time next year." So sad. But, now it's just the opposite. By this time next year, Bryan, God willing, will be home. That's a good feeling. I thought this deployment would drag on forever. I can't believe that 9 months have already passed. At the most, we only have 5 1/2 months to go.

Halloween was great! I took my little ladybug into town to go trick-or-treating.

We made it through one large cul-de-sac, and started to turn onto the main street when, surprisingly, she announced that she was done. Wha? She said that it was cold (it was), and her bag was already full. She wanted to go home. I thought that I was going to have to drag her back to the car kicking and screaming when it was time to go. What a pleasant surprise not to have to go through that ordeal. Luka stayed at home with Nana to hand out candy to all of her 9 trick-or-treaters. It was too cold out to drag him along, and he couldn't care less about the whole process anyway. Maybe next year.

I finally finished the gingerbread house...this morning. *Note to self: Next time, start this project about 5 days prior to when I actually want to have it done. Although this was a kit from Wilton's...don't be fooled, people. Not easy. Not so easy at all. I'm fairly satisfied with how it came out. And, I definitely learned some tricks for the next time I might attempt such a project.

I took the kids to have their haircuts today. By now, Hazel is an old pro at the game. No problems there. Luka, well...that's another story. And, this picture pretty much says it all:

Leslie and I cut his hair only once before (with about the same reaction). But, this was his first time at an actual salon. I get him down from the chair, and Hazel announces, "Brother looks like a baseball." Ummmm...okay. I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean exactly. But, whatever.

So, we're starting to really get ready for the holidays now. Christmas pictures are next week. The shopping is well under way. And, I've already started on several gift projects. Someone asked me today what I wanted for Christmas. After much thought, I decided that I want this. Badly. I have been looking for a good collection of Photoshop actions. And, this one has everything that I want all rolled into one. Although, this isn't really something that one asks for as a "gift". So, rest assured, any money that I receive from relatives at Christmas will go to purchasing this download package. I would just go ahead and order it for myself. But, $125 isn't readily available in my bank account during this time of year.

Well, let's be honest. The money IS there. But, today is Poppy Ink kit day. And, I have set aside enough money to order EVERY SINGLE add-on kit. After all, this month's kits have all the new KI Memories Pop Culture line in it. I have been waiting for what seems like F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to get my hands on this stuff. So, I'm on Poppy Ink like white on rice. To that end, I'm off to relax with some t.v. and count-down the next 4 hours until the kits go up for sale. Happy November everyone!


jill s said...

hey girl!
so neither of my kids has had a haircut yet! i'm such a sissy. and i love sage's long hair. love the pictures!

and so jealous about the poppy ink kits! i can't wait to see what you create with them!


Anonymous said...

Hazel is an adorable lady bug!On the other hand, if looks could kill I think Luka might have caused you serious damage! Poor lil guy. Amazing ginderbread house. Have fun with all your new goodies! =0)

Jessica said...

dude. that cake was hard to decorate, right?!! oh my. lol. yours came out rocking. and your daughter looks SOOOOO cute!!!!

Zoe said...

She is so freakin cute! Ava needs a haircut badly. Her fro is out of control. But since I need a court order to even comb it, I am not looking forward to the drama. We did one of those freaking kits for x-mas one need to be a goddamn engineer to put it togethor. This year they are decorating milk jugs with graham crackers...I'm so not kidding.

Marie said...

OMG ur daughter looks sooo cute! Great cake!

Melonie said...

AWW! That pic of Luka breaks my heart. My nephew is scared of the buzzers too. We call him Trump because my Sister waits until his hair is so long it looks like a bad comb-over before she takes him to get it cut. He screams so bad. Hopefully next time Luka will get more used to it.
Hazel is adorable!! Glad you had a fun and easy night.
We do the Wilton Gingerbreads at Christmas and we compete with my Sister and Brother-in-law for who can build theirs faster. Last year my Sister's collapsed and we put a condemned by Santa sign on it. LOL!! The secret is definately in the thickness of the icing and I know it it is not easy to perfect! YOURS is SUPER my friend. Looks like you mastered it.
Holy long comment. Have a super weekend!

dani j. said...

that little ladybug is soooo cute!

great job on the gingerbread house - I have never even attempted something like that so kudos to you!

Greta said...

i can 2 kids went to like 8 or 9 houses and said they were done and it wasn't was 75+ degrees...yucky!!

She is so beautiful and i love her costume

GINAJAM said...

ok...your little ladybug was absolutely adorable!!

your husband being gone for over a year? Not fare! why do they do that? i feel for you!

your gingerbread house...WOW! That is one sweet little house.