Happy Halloween!

Well, no Friday Faves today. I’ve been too busy helping prep for our church’s Harvest Party that was last night. It was a blast!

Hubs and I were Charlie Brown and Lucy from Peanuts. We had a lot of fun. I was going for a winter version of Lucy.



Despite the fact that no one got my costume (even with the props…), especially when I was without my Charlie Brown, I did get a lot of questions on it. People were amazed I found saddle shoes.

Charlie Brown shirt
Navy dress
Saddle shoes
Mustard sweater – Ann Taylor Loft
Burgundy hat

There were lots of great costumes, fun activities for the kids, and, of course, plenty of candy!

Hope you have a happy Halloween! What will you be today?


A Long Week

Hubs is out of town this week to take our youth group on their summer mission trip to Urban Promise.They left yesterday, and are working hard all week with children’s camps and service projects.

Yep, it’s just me and Colby this week. She’s just happy I didn’t leave too.

Now, I will admit that as an introvert I usually I look forward to the time alone. I get to be quiet and spend my time on those solitary pursuits I enjoy – reading, sewing, shopping, watching kids movies – without feeling like I’m ignoring hubs. But I’m realizing these indulgences will only occupy me for so long, and don’t make up for having my husband gone.

Thankfully I do have a full workweek and a few weekly things to keep me busy in the evenings. And, yes, I’m sure I’ll get some sewing done. But it’s going to be a long week, and I look forward to Saturday.

Do you enjoy having some alone time to do whatever you don’t normally get to do? What special things do you do when you have some time to yourself?

Family and the Fourth

We had a bunch of family in town for the long holiday weekend, and here on the Eastern Shore there are tons of fun things to do.

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Our family get-togethers always involve food. We took them for Maryland crab cakes, celebrated Hubby’s birthday with a Smith Island cake, and enjoyed a cook-out for the Fourth. We did get to see some fireworks, though it wasn’t quite like we planned – Salisbury was shooting them just blocks from our house so yay! we didn’t have to drive anywhere. But boo! there happened to be a tree placed directly in our line of sight. With a short walk out of the neighborhood, though, we did manage to see a good bit of the show.

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We also got to go the beach on Assateague Island – it turned out to be a perfect day, and we even found some ponies. We also went to see the happenin’ boardwalk in Ocean City. We didn’t hit the beach, but had some fun browsing the souvenir shops and, of course, eating lots of good food.

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We went to the zoo for me for the kids, visited the Hebron Fireman’s Carnival, and spent some time just hanging out. Of course with lots of silliness in there too.

I’ll be honest, it’s crazy having 7 people come visit (2 of those being little ones – I am not used to helping take care of little kids all day, and I realize now how exhausting it can be) but I am so so thankful they made the 18 hour drive! They only left this morning, but I already miss having them here. I am so happy we got to show them a little bit of our lives.