11.07.2011

miscellany monday

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Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters



don't worry... my misc monday button has not missed the blog makeover.  hannah is working on a new one for me.  she's the best.  so so so talented.  i love her.

1. the week (the one where my man was off) that i never wanted to come to an end has ended. 

2. the best thing about a staycation instead of a vacation is that you don't have unpacking and loads of laundry to do the monday after.  

3. yesterday, since my worship leading husband was off work, we went to church as a family for the first time ever.  normally he is there five hours before we are.  it was great and weird and made my life five thousand times easier all at once.  

 4. big haired boy got a big haircut... not a minute too soon. let's hope this will save us some haircuts and money.


5. sage babe is now a converse babe.  have i told you how glad i am that we have a converse outlet?


because i am.  especially when they cost $14.97.


6. have i told you lately how much i love them?!


i love them!!!  and their handsome daddy!  yes, i may have cried this morning as daddy left for work.

7. i played photographer for my sister-in-law and her family.  it was fun and nerve-wracking.  here's a preview:


8. feeding america contacted me about sharing their backpack program with you.  the backpack program is an effort to ensure that children have food to eat over the long thanksgiving break.  chances are, if you have a computer and have kids, your kids are getting meals everyday.  breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  we live in our warm and comfy homes with our full tummies and somehow lose sight of the needs of those around us, who don't have the same "luxuries."  the economy is bad and things are tight for so many, but for some this means choosing between buying gas to get to work to make a small salary or feeding their children.  it's a hard choice.  i encourage you to get involved, whether it's helping with a local food bank, your church's outreach program, or feeding the homeless... do something.  we think we can only help by traveling to a far-away land.  there are needs in our own town and neighborhoods and backyards. 



9. if you have been out-of-the-loop, and have yet to enter the Legacy Bracelet giveaway, you must.  look at the beauty at stake:





{miscellany monday}




41 comments

  1. Love you new blog look! And it's even better for hubby to have a week off - glad you had the time together as a family. John took several days off this past week too to focus on our giant remodeling project, and although it involved a lot of working for the whole family, it's a great thing to have extra family time. Always a blessing!!! Have a wonderful Monday!

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  2. Carissa, Can you link me up again? I have no idea why it doesn't work for me. I tried twice - thank you!
    Your children are beautiful! Glad you enjoyed your family time this week.

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  3. Carissa, I got it. I figured out what I was doing wrong.

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  4. Love you. I'm just starting my comment that way today.

    And those shoes? Adorable. And a great deal.

    But, do you know what I really love? I love how much you love your family. That speaks joy to my heart.

    I'm going to check out the BackPack program. Bless you for writing about it and bringing awareness.

    Of course I had to talk about your Legacy Bracelet giveaway -- because it's an AWESOME giveaway.

    I think that's it. Till later.

    Rach

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  5. not a test admin

    but I just saw yours so I thought I'd do one as well.:)

    {I'm so glad we're friends...and you get me...}

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  6. thank you for sharing about Feeding America's backpack program. My hubby works for a food bank in our area and this is a huge help for little bellies that need to be filled. I encourage everyone to contact their local food bank. You would be shocked at the number of people needing help with food. I know I was.
    Blessings to you! Love little man's hair cut!

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  7. I love all of this post - all of it! :)

    Well, except I can sympathize and relate to crying when husbands leave for work... I love staycations. We also do stay-at-home dates (because Eli goes to sleep at 7) which, although going out is nice, has become one of my favorite things...

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  8. I know you hear this all the time, but your children are so precious! So very very much.

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  9. and to think I didn't think your blog could get any more fantabulous and then it does lol...I love this new makeover like a lot! Hannah rocks! OMG look at Sage's shoes...converse outlet omg wish we had one! Check out Hunter's haircut love love! SO fun to have a staycation and yay that the hubs was off for a week and ya'll got to go to church together I bet you cried lol...I would have ha! Love all this and thanks for the reminder with the backpack that is so true and I will look into Kelcee's pre-school church to see if they need anything

    xoxo
    Sums

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  10. Thanks for sharing about the Backpack Program - I'd never heard of it before!

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  11. How wonderful to get family time! I am off to check out the backpack program.

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  12. How wonderful to get family time! I am off to check out the backpack program.

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  13. I love your blog. Just been battling all morning to get my link in http://my-words-in-the-wind.blogspot.com/2011/11/miscellany-mondays-welcome-to-november.html some reason not being saved

    Beautiful photos on your blog, and I love the calm serene feel to reading it all

    LG

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  14. I'm totally with you on #3! Our church is "mobile church" which means we set up & tear down every Sunday! My hubs is gone before we get up & the enemy is ever present at our home on Sunday mornings! I find myself praying for grace just to get us through the doors each Sunday morning & for my attitude to be in check - which doesn't always work out ;) - linking up my randoms today! happy monday!

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  15. ps- our family volunteered each friday for the backpack program at our local elem school when we lived in NC - it's an incredible program & very easy to get involved in! it was also a great service & teaching tool for our kids!

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  16. love those cute little shoes!

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  17. Love shoe outlets (we have a Vans one and I always wait for the buy 1 (off of the sale item) and get a 2nd one for 50% off) :). Glad your staycation with the hubby went well :). And your kids are just too adorable :).

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  18. Your blog is one of my favorites EVER! Church without the husband and little kids is HARD,so glad you got to be there all together. I know how you feel. Babies shoes are way CUTE!

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  19. * the tire swing pic is SO adorable

    * yay for you 'going to church as a family'!!! i know the feeling my husband plays drums for our worship team!

    * hooray this farmgirl linked!!! now IF i could only figure out how to get your (functioning) button at the end of my post? one thing at a time right? ;)

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  20. Her shoes are so cute! It is so not fair how much cuter girls' shoes are than boys!! The picture of your kiddos on the tire swing is awesome! Where/how do you edit your pics?

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  21. Love the little bitty shoes! So cute. And your two little munchkins are just way adorable!
    Feeding America is such a great cause. I'll have to check out the backpack program now :-) Thanks for sharing :-)

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  22. this is my first time linking up here. what adorable kiddos. i'm a vans girl, but those chucks are super cute. thanks for hosting this party-glad when a random ramble makes sense!

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  23. love the new look! and the baby converses?! soooo cute. you are lucky to have an outlet close by- i wish i did!!

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  24. I'm pretty sure I would have cried too when he walked off to work. :(
    I'm glad you had a wonderful staycation with him and the kiddies. Those are the best in my book!

    Loving the converse and the haircut..and how could you NOT love them, I love them and I don't even know them. haha ;)

    Can't wait to see more of the photo shoot.
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  25. oh goodness sage's shoes are so adorable! and so is big boy hunters haircut :)

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  26. I always have such a hard time when my husband goes back to work after a vacation!

    We were saving for/planning for a vacation this winter to celebrate our 40th birthdays...but we may need a new roof :( We are not sure yet, so we are just going to put the money aside and have a staycation :)

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  27. I can't wait to see what the talented Hannah comes up with! Staycations are so great and include some much needed family time...sounds like you got just that :) Love, LOVE the converse! I'm sure the pictures of your SIL's family turned out well. Thanks for sharing about the program...I will have to check it out. I do tend sit and forget about others...that there are real, tangible needs out there. So, thanks for sharing.

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  28. Thank you Carissa. I appreciate your hosting this linky. I really like the pictures, so crisp and clear. Great pictures of all your family.

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  29. ohhhh friend i do know the joy of hubs being home. mine works from home....and when he has to go on a job site for a few hrs it feels just plain wrong

    glad church was relaxing for once...stay-cations do the soul good

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  30. so sorry your blissful week ended--but so glad you were able to have hubby home for a week!

    love the haircut...such a big boy!

    And Sage's shoes are perfect! Love them!!

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  31. We could definitely use a staycation- our house is in redecorating limbo and it is a mess. We love converse over here too- you got a great deal! Your babes are getting so big... and they are just adorable! :)

    I have heard of the backpack program before- it really is a great cause, and you're right it is a local problem that most of us don't even think about.

    p.s. love the new blog look!

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  32. I sooooooo agree with #2! and 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ,,,, you get it, huh?!!!!

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  33. Tire swing picture = PERFECTION! Love it. And the picture you did for your SIL is too cute, I love the laughter, you can feel it!

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  34. Love the new layout. That font is so cute!

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  35. love your new blog look! and the photos are amazing!!!

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  36. So glad you had that enjoyable Sunday! On the rare occasions when my husband goes with us it is SO SO much easier. :)

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  37. I absolutely love the pic of your kids in the tire swing! Wish you were close, I'd ask you to do some family pics for us too :)

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  38. Your kids are seriously adorable!! I love her pink shoes so fun!

    And your photography is amazing you have such a great eye!

    Thanks for sharing the backpack program! We are so blessed...

    Have a great week!

    Liz

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  39. 1. Your kids are just beautiful!! I have kids that look to be about the same age. They're so much fun, aren't they?!?

    2. You take some gorgeous photos!

    3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such sweet comments! =)

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