It is all up

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The tree has been up for about 2 weeks , that being said the rest went up today. Ian was so excited that the lights went up outside. We drove down and through Frisco square tonight and his pure joy is so nice. I need to remember to look through his eyes more often. His joy is so untainted.

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I have been feeling great, maybe it is my meds finally being right? Lets hope, I want to live in the moment not lost in my mind.

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I wrote this post about half an hour after taking melatonin while on my phone so if it makes no sense, I will blame that

Holiday Comforts

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What are those little comforts that mean the holidays are here to you? To me those little things tend to be simple things.
Lots and lots of Christmas lights, everywhere from the tree to outside.The Tree is up.Outside lights up, check.
Hot Coffee and Hot Cocoa, being that I only drink these when the weather is cooler and here in Texas that doesn’t happen till the Holidays are here.
Daily Mug.
Now that I have kids of my own the annual trips to visit Santa are back, and the joy those bring.

Then there are the more spiritual comforts that the holidays bring to me. Like spending lots of time with friends and family. I feel like we need to make the time for friends and family all year not just a six week time period. Then sitting down and wrapping the gifts that I have poured my thoughts and love into picking for my loved ones. Watching their face as they unwrap my gift for them, I was taught at a young age it is better to give then receive. I still feel that way, it is tough this year. I am unable to give to all that I want to, I hope that they understand. Donating my time in years past has brought me comfort knowing that those in need are getting the help that they deserve. Can’t forget the smells of the season, my home smelling of the goods I am baking. I think my all time favorite is the magic that this season brings to young children, and that magic brings out the magic in nearly everyone. Along the lines of the magic, getting to be Santa is new to me but bring me so much joy and joy is a comfort to my soul. These are just a few of the comforts the holidays bring to me, what are a yours?


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Flashback Friday- Easter Edition

As I was digging through the tin I have of old pictures this week looking for some of Easter’s past, it dawned on me how much the world has changed in the past 26 years.
EasterLittleBobbi I remember as a child hardly any restaurants being open, only specific grocery stores and only one gas station in town. Now nothing seems to slow down and enjoy Easter.
Easter Family My family used to plan our Easter gathering far in advance, it was a large in charge kind of even and always had a huge easter egg hunt. Now we are lucky if we plan anything at all and it always the last minute (which is hard when people don’t all live in the same area, as family grown and changed, and the other things that becoming an adult of my own brings). Last year was not a fun Easter for us, it was my birthday and it had only been a few weeks since our loss. So I was in no mood to celebrate. This year though I can’t wait to spend it with my small little family and my mom(Sorry Roper Clan she normally gets the short on the stick on Holidays, being by herself and it isn’t fair).
Easter2003 So what does your famiyl do for Easter? Is it a frilly dress Sunday morning in a pew holiday for you or do you just enjoy the time spent with family? I miss those Easter spent with my whole large family who are very much like the family in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” minus the Greek part. Please don’t forgot to check out my main blog “When did I go from a kid to a grown up?“, for more update goings on with me.

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Don’t forgot to check out the rest of the this weeks flashbacks!

Thanksgiving

I am still exhausted from 5 days at my in laws. So the words will have to come on another day.

The Prep

The Baking

Thanksgiving Activities

Friday Afternoon

Black Friday

Black Friday

Home at Last

home at last


Don’t miss any of my adventures of being a Grown up If you want more Bobbi, check out my babbles

Our first fourth of July as parents was extremely fun. We took Ian swimming for the first time in the pool he loved it. He never once cried even when one of our neighbors little girl threw a flip flop in the pool and it land right beside him splashing his face ( in her defense she was only 2). Then after our swim Gabe and I braved wal-mart to get supplies for cooking out. It wasn’t to bad. I made pasta salad for the first time and it turned out amazing.

After Ian went down the real fun began, Gabe, Abby, Brandi, Sarah, B-Ron, and us all hung out and ate my delicious cooking. All but B-ron stayed over, the next mornign we all woke up to donuts thanks too Sarah and Brandi. I have to say that it was the most relaxing weekend we have had in a while.

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