Saturday, December 15, 2007

Girl Date

Thursday night Katie and I went on our first Girl Date to see the movie "Enchanted." We had SO MUCH FUN sharing candy, popcorn, & Sprite. I let her pick the seats (third row all the way to the left) which ended up being perfect because we weren't in anyone's way when we started dancing and twirling during the songs. It is so fun having little girls! After the movie was over, Katie couldn't stop saying "That was such a good movie!" She then told me "I'm not ready to go home, Mom. Let's go shopping!" How could I resist? So, we went to Claire's and tried on almost every necklace, bracelet, headband, and crown they had. I must say we had a very fun and successful Girl Date, and Katie definitely is ALL GIRL!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

'Tis the Season

I love Christmas.
I love Christmas trees,
I love Christmas decorations,
I love Christmas dresses (especially matching ones!),
I love Christmas excitement,
I love Christmas music,
I love Christmas movies,
I love Christmas parties,
I love Christmas cheer,
I love the Christmas spirit,
I love everything that has to do with Christmas!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sweet November

I am sorry to admit that I have been seriously MIA in the blog department of my life. So, here are some highlights from this past month.

We spent our Thanksgiving in Boston for a Hopkin family reunion. It was the first time that we were all together in 2 years. We were sad that Staci couldn't spend more time with us, but at least there was about 1 hour that all 5 siblings, spouses, & kids were all together. It was SO FUN!

The main event of the reunion - the Needham vs. Wellesley Thanksgiving Day game. It was so fun to be there to witness Brian's senior year victory over their Raider rivals.

Katie & McKenna LOVED being with all of their Hopkin cousins (Janie's missing in this picture :( ).

The girls were champs for mom on our LONG journey home without Dad.

Katie enjoyed jumping and hiding in the leaf piles.

McKenna is eating EVERYTHING now and absolutely loving it. She can't get enough! Raisins are a particular favorite.

This Thanksgiving I was overwhelmed with gratitude for 1) family, 2) the fact that we were able to all be together, 3) memories, 4) traditions, & 5) BEATING WELLESLEY!
I love my family and I love the memories & traditions that bring us together.

I can't believe how blessed I am to be surrounded by a wonderful husband, two beautiful girls, and two amazing extended families that love and support us so much. I also am amazed and thankful for how much the Lord has blessed all of us and has been watching over us all. That is what I was thankful for the most this Thanksgiving season.