she and whim


The turkey’s been gobbled! Hope you’re stuffed from Thanksgiving, too.

We made a Thanksgiving wall this year. I cut leaves from varying shades of reds, yellows, and oranges, and we all wrote what we’re thankful for on each one. One of our favorites was Spark’s: I’m thankful for candy. And I wish for a candy sandwich. :D It was super easy to make and I like how they’re swirled up the wall for fall. We’re saving them and adding to it next year.



Sweet girl and I ran our local Turkey Trot this year too. I love that she loves to run! It was her first race, and we had such a great time running it together. It’s one of those moments with the shorts I’ve been looking forward to. So thankful!



And have you read One Thousand Gifts? My BFF gave it to me and it’s an excellent book about imitating Christ’s thankfulness. It’s an any-time-of-year book, but I kept thinking of it through Thanksgiving.



And on one of my paper leaves I wrote that I’m thankful for this Little Indian, the silly turkey. ;)









We’ve enjoyed coordinating costumes for Halloween as a family for years. We also dress up in themes that the shorts are loving at the moment, and this year the youngest is all about Disney’s Prep and Landing. Have you seen this cleverness? It’s the only show he requests and watches it all year long, so it was the obvious choice for Halloween – and what’s more fun that Christmas in October?! (Did you guess it from my previous post? My little coal elf was a big helper making his costume.) When we trick-or-treated the shorts yelled MERRY CHRISTMAS! to each surprised neighbor. ha!

We also did: pumpkin carving, church carnival funnel cake, hay ride (with some crazy guy pretending to eat the goat feed – best dad ever!), Spookly pumpkin for school, and put up our annual bat decorations we made. We love those bats and are sad when we have to take them down. They scared the UPS guy which made them even more enduring. :) And at the end of the evening, I was turning off the lights and found Collee’s sign on our matt  – Happy Halloween! Sorry no candy. Closed.” Love.



And here’s a glimpse of the elf magic :) Jingle BAM!





PS 139:14

You’re so super, you get a gold star.



Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”


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wife + four littles =
creating, michief,
yummies, parties,
wisdom, wonder,
outdoors, ruckus,
whatever other
whims we conjour.