Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankfulness, Family and the Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!. So much to be thankful for, especially being able to spend time with my brother and my dad. Thankful for my mom, always there with us when we need her. Thankful that she still cooks the most delicious turkey!. Thankful for my hubby, who loves me unconditionally; grateful for our three healthy children. They make the holidays even more special. Thankful for my sister, and her fiance; always coming over to spend time with us. I love them all!.

And because it's our tradition, every year we light up our tree on Thanksgiving:

And thank you for visiting my blog!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fall Activity: Belated Halloween

For the second year in a row, due to bad weather, the kids didn't get to celebrate Halloween on October 31st. It just feels so out of place and time but what can we do?. Nobody can control the weather!. Nonetheless, the kids got to wear their costumes on Monday, November 5th. We started trick-or-treating around 2:45pm on our street but nobody was home. Earlier that day, I was told by a friend, that people were going to the park to hand out candy to the kids. I must say it was nice and different!. To my surprise, many trick-or-treaters did in fact ring our door bell and it felt just like Halloween.
This year our daughter, and her best friend dressed up as the "Phoenix". My mom had to make their costumes using a morph suit, and gold spandex fabric. It was a lot of work, but they turned out great!.
Our middle son is at that age when putting on a costume is not the "thing" to do, his "t-shirt" was his costume. And, our youngest son, was a chef.

Hopefully next year we get to celebrate on the 31st.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Activity Interruption: Hurricane Sandy

As many of you may know the Northeast was greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy. All we could do was prepare ourselves the best we could with provisions, bottled water, non-perishable foods, lots of ice in the freezer, flashlights, candles etc. It's now a given that when bad weather hits us, most likely we'll lose power. Those who are lucky enough have generators. We are thankful that our house was intact, we lost power for about 27 hours.The temperature outside was rather mild, so we never felt cold inside our house. However, other people were not so lucky. Many people in our town, had major destruction to their houses; some just had their power restored yesterday. Some, as of today, still have no power. My heart is with those who lost everything!
A couple of days after the storm, I ventured out and snapped a few pictures around our neighborhood:

And if Sandy wasn't enough, there's a threat of a Northeaster for Wednesday into Thursday. Please pray for all of us!