Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I'm grateful that next week is Thanksgiving
I'm grateful that we get to go home to Spokane
I'm grateful that my entire family will be together
I'm grateful that Avery will get to meet her cousins
I'm grateful for turkey, potatoes and pie
I'm grateful for elastic pants
 I'm grateful for my wonderful blessed life

I read a quote the other day that says..
It's not the happy people who are grateful,
It's the grateful people who are happy!

Here's a little video on having an attitude of gratitude.

I hope everyone has a 
Happy Thanksgiving!

PS) The pictures below are of the greatest blessings in my life.
I'm so grateful for them.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

my real life

This is what a normal night is like at the Moore residence...
Brandon is home after a long day at work
dinner is finished
dishes are in the sink
the living room looks like we have 8 kids
Avery's in her jammies
I am in my jammies 
(my jammies were my outfit today)
my makeup is from yesterday
I haven't washed my hair in 3 days 
(thanks dry shampoo)
Brandon is tired
I am tired
Avery is tired.

This is my life
my real life.
no cute outfit.
no fun outing in the city.
no fancy meal.
Just me and my family.

and I love it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


 We're a family that loves Halloween.
Well actually Halloween and I have a love/hate relationship.
It was fun when I was younger because I could dress up and eat lots of candy,
but as I got older the candy went straight to my thighs 
and the options for modest costumes diminished greatly.
(its like the bigger you get, the smaller the costumes get.)

Then I met Brandon and he helped me see the light.
 Now I love it all
 the decorations, the movies,
  I don't even mind the weight gain from the candy.
Plus I want holidays to be fun and special for Avery.

We started off our Halloween celebrations with a little nod to our boy Mitt Romney. 
Brandon's highest form of flattery is carving a pumpkin in your likeness.
So, Congrats Mitt!

 Halloween morning Brandon and I had spooky pancakes,
while Avery had spooky milk.
(It was actually just regular milk, but I kept calling it spooky milk so she wouldn't feel left out)

While Brandon was at work Avery and I prepared a fun Halloween dinner for us.

 This was our first attempt at homemade pizza!
Its not as easy as it looks on tv, 
(I now have more respect for Pizza Hut workers)
but it was very delicious!!!

Then while the pizza was baking we made funny teeth cookies.
I saw this idea online and I thought it would be fun and delicious!
(Brandon was strangely good at it?)

Then we passed out candy to the 3 trick or treaters that came by 
and watched my favorite Halloween movie Hocus Pocus.

Not a bad way to spend our first Halloween with our cute little girl in our new home.

 Avery's favorite part of the night was when I let her play with some candy.
A KitKat has never looked cuter!

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!
(Let the countdown to Thanksgiving begin!)