Sunday, November 28, 2010

it's beginning to look...

...a lot like Christmas!
After a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with dear friends, we enjoyed a couple days off together. Since we can officially listen to Christmas music [only one of us abides by such rules], we took advantage of the warmer November weather by hanging Christmas lights.

It was a family affair.


i love
the coziness of the season.
hot cider.
fleece blankets.
slippers.
the scent of fresh cut christmas trees.

happy end- of- november-almost-december.

tis the season.
love.
em




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Countdown till Turkey.

A countdown till Thanksgiving...and today I'm particularly thankful for our family!

we're so blessed.

I'm thankful for video chats and opportunities to see my nephews grow, while being over 700 miles away.

I'm grateful for telephone calls and gmail chats with my sis [and sis-in-laws]
weekly, if not daily.

I'm GRATEFUL for the support of our parents.
and their abundant LOVE.

we're stoked to go home in January.
I long for family dinners.
and fireside chats.
cuddle time with the little guys.
and laughing with the siblings.

and mom's home-cookin' :)

Until then, we hope y'all know we're extremely thankful for you!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New school, same old "cleverness"

Well it's been a little under four months on the job at a new school with new students... and I finally heard it.......


"What's happenin' Mr Hapner?!" followed by giggling.

- said by a fifth grade girl - not even on my case load.

I'm surprised it took this long...

So original.

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's been a long week...

It has been a busy week around here, and it is finally taking its toll.


Here's to the weekend (minus the fact that Emily has to work tomorrow)!

jim


Monday, November 8, 2010

today's thanksgivings.

Today I'm grateful I passed my ridiculously difficult test on
advanced fetal monitoring.
After sitting in class for 10 hours,
I am grateful to be done!

I'm also thankful for my dear friend, Amy.
She bought her first house today.
I'm giddy for her.
[I have high hopes of being neighbors, someday.]

that's today, friends... in a nutshell.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday's Thoughts.

I started writing this post this past Tuesday.
I'm posting it today simply because I want to able to
look back and remember how great that day was.
...to remember how the simple things in life bring JOY.

just another day, filled with God's goodness.

So, last Tuesday I was particular thankful for:
TIME.

time to...
... catch up with dear friends
[perfect way to start and end my day]
....talk on gmail chat
... curl up on the couch and read
... get laundry done
... clean the house
... go on multiple walks
...enjoy the crisp fall air

in the busyness of life, it feels good just to breath and enjoy this life.

and today, i'm particularly grateful for a day off with my husband

happy sunday, friends.