Saturday, October 13, 2012

White Underwear

Having two little boys who are close to the same size has resulted in one boy wearing athletic style boxers & the other having briefs.
This makes laundry easier as who's who's is a no-brainer.
One day,the athletic boxers were all in the laundry so that boy was given a pair of white briefs to wear.
" I don't like white underwear Mom"
"Cause I look like Mr. Bean."

A week later brief boy walks into my bedroom wearing white underwear ad announces,
" I don't like these underwear"
"What? Why?"
"Because! They look like yours!"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Anew

Traditionally Fall has always felt like a New Year to me. Definately because of school. The new school year, new clothes, new pencil crayons, sometimes new insecurities, and new friends.
This Fall is one of change like no other as well.

No, I'm not returning to school. ;)

Both of my boys are in new schools though. That counts.

We sold our house. In three days. With three showings. And three offers. Wowzas.

We bought a house.
Our new home.

 An acreage. Another big change. Farewell city living. Hello trees, wild life, quiet, and room to roam.

Fun, little barn. The boys and I are planning to sleep in the hayloft next summer.

Yes!  I am feeling incredibly blessed that we can provide this opportunity for the boys. To climb trees...and not be yelled at by Res. Assoc staff to get down!! build forts, to have a swing in the yard, to chase squirrels, learn how to skate on a pond, snowshoe, etc etc. We are blessed!

So, now it's packing time. Possession date is October 23. Pack and purge. Thankfully, my favorite husband is at work and unable to help which means I can purge with conviction and no explanation!

This Fall is all about new beginnings for the RWB household. New schools, new home, new lifestyle, new backyard friends that hopefully will keep their distance, right "Bullwinkle"?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gobble Till You Wobble

Happy Thanksgiving All!
Today was a day of surprises...and I'm thankful for that.
We were to have a quiet home day (and I thought I might pack a box or six) alas instead W and I went on a date which included the Disney Store and 2 sets of family tshirts. One Mickey set...."Mom, I'm not a fan of Mickey Mouse." Well, we're going to Disney dude, so jump on board!"
And a Jack Skeleton/Nightmare Before Christmas set.
The Momma's Jack Shirt.

Boys' Jack.

Daddy's Jack.

Upon arriving home, I found we had a last minute, lovely invitation to Thanksgiving dinner at some earth-acquired grandparents. Wonderful! Good friends, good good, the kids all played so well and had hours of outside time and the adults were able to visit and laugh.

Thankful, thankful!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Recipe...or two

The leaves have fallen, we've even had a touch of snow, so Canadian Thanksgiving must be here.

Our weekend consisted of Brad's parents joining us, meeting at the acreage with the seller and a whole lotta food.

The usual roasted turkey was followed by Gram's garden mashed potatoes, oven roasted broccoli, sweet potatoes, pesto spinach salad, stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake.

Pumpkin Pie?
I'll pass.

Cheesecake? Mmmm....straight to my assets!:0

What's your favorite thanksgiving dish? Do you ever change it up or always serve traditional?
Click the links below and you'll find two of my fav recipes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Roasted Broccoli