These were supposed to be “Friday Night Photos”, and then Saturday, and then Sunday… so now I’m just calling them photos. I’m actually working on another post (or more likely, a series of posts) of all my favorite things. I like to do it once a year around this time. And this year, I’m not just including the “donation” stuff. I take pictures of things I use every day (or close to them) and that I like. Then I’ll put them into a series of posts.
Anyway, here are some photos from last week…
One night I was kind of bored and wanted to work on a project, but nothing that would take me hours to complete. I love looking at denim jeans on Pinterest to get some ideas for things to make (I love reusing jeans!).
Jerry and I love to randomly quote movies in almost every conversation, and one of them is “You absolutely me” — not by Jerry McGuire, but rather by Austin Powers! So, I thought it would be cute (and super cheesy) to make matching keychains–I gave Jerry the one with the button and me the one with the hole, because it just felt right, Haha!
They were super quick and easy to make–I just used the waistband of a pair of jeans that were too big. (I really wished I had a pair of Lucky Brand jeans, because I thought the button that said “Lucky” would be cute.)
I have started another habit that Joey loves. Once I finish eating, we go for a walk around the neighborhood (and then he gets dinner when we get home). Now that he’s used to the morning runs, he’s getting used to this evening walk as well. He learns fast!
Ellie and Ava went to pick out pumpkins to carve and (as I do as a worried mom sometimes) looked at his location to make sure he arrived well. I was so surprised to see it on Google Maps! This is the pumpkin patch/apple orchard they went to, and apparently, this is the corn maze. How cool is that?! I’m always SO amazed at how people make these things. And I get really excited when I see them from a plane.
Ignoring my suggestion to buy a cheap “weapon” from a dollar store, this is Eli’s last minute Han Solo costume. Being short on time and on a tight budget using thrift store items, I’m very proud of what I came up with. Ava looks adorable as Princess Leia (it was really cold so they huddled a bit).
This was Halloween when Eli got home and Jerry and I were still in the garage waiting for the trick-or-treaters. We
He made asked Ellie to sit with us for a bit.
Jerry was SO EXCITED to wear his Ghostbusters outfit (he’s seriously obsessed with his proton pack) and then he was super disappointed because we only had TWO goons! We were both super upset. I love seeing the kids’ Halloween costumes while they come to get candy. I also like meeting neighbors I don’t know.
Even worse, we had all that candy left over! I wanted to buy vegan candies this year and we thought it would be fun to be the “cool house” by handing out the big movie theater sized boxes.
After a while, I set up the skeletons and told Jerry it was us, the next Halloween, still waiting for the goons to come.
This mess below is hardly recognizable. This is my friend’s son’s car. Can you believe it?! It is OK. he had to have surgery on his hip but is otherwise fine. He also had two friends in the car with him and these two drove away without a scratch! My friend Amber and I were pregnant with Noah and her son, Caden, at the same time, and we spent a lot of time together when the boys were growing up. The boys have lost touch over the years, but it totally surprised me when I heard what happened. After seeing what had happened to my boys’ cars and being horrified, I can’t imagine poor Amber (or Joe, Kaden’s father) when they saw this!
Riley went to my mom’s house a few days ago–Luke and Riley were in town for the weekend and Riley had a special “girls morning” with my mom. I went to see her and my mom asked me to do Riley’s hair. (Brian has no idea how to do it, so it’s usually my job when Riley is here.) I wanted to do something different than her usual braids, so I channeled 1998 and did mini buns all over. I thought it looked really cute!
And that’s all I have. Depending on how long it takes me to work on my favorite things posts, I may or may not start it tomorrow.