Fabulous People

I am not really much of a Halloween girl, despite my love for dressing up in costume on any occasion {especially if a wig is involved}. I don’t really do creepy. I prefer twinkly and sparkly. I find it magical to watch the stores take down the ghosts, goblins, and talking disfigured fake people only to replace them with things that make my baby say “woah, woah, woah”, even if it is a flamingo with a Santa Hat {what up, Target?}. Bottom line is everywhere I look its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Facebook is all a buzz with the news of the arrival of the red cup and there was snowflakes on my grocery bag this morning. I’m more than pleased.

But back to the goblins, I rarely even get pictures of the actual Halloween night. I managed to remember to snap a few this year. My kids love it, but it definitely is not a favorite holiday of mine. However, next year my mama already found my whole families costumes at the 90% off sale at Target. My costume may inspire me. We shall see.

Speaking of my mama and her sales, my dad travels the grand state of Ca quite extensively for his business and his trusty sidekick is my mama. He frequently has meetings, which leaves my mom with some free time. This has helped develop her into quite the clearance shopping diva. She’s got mad skills. She puts these skills to use and shops all year at 70%-90% off. THEN she and her little elf, aka my dad, turn their garage into a real life toy factory and box up their treasures. 604 children will receive the fruits of their labor of love. So proud of those two. Operation Christmas Child is an amazing ministry. If you haven’t heard about it check it out and consider stashing all year. Do like Bob and Bobbie do. {Yes, my parents actual names, fun huh?} Maybe not 604, but every little bit adds up!

So, in school today we were learning about famous American songs and where they came from. The patriotic ones, such as, Yankee Doodle Dandy. Who knew that 2nd grade history could be so interesting, or that Emma’s Sing A Ma Jig would actually serve a purpose. Yes, my friends, this creepy toy sings Yankee Doodle Dandy. Fabulous, eh? It spared my daughter from one less rendition by her mother and actually made me sound quite fabulous by comparison.

My promised long over due hair cut on my teacher in service day was cancelled due to an emergency on my hair dressers part. I am so excited that tomorrow I have a date with her magical chair. I am feeling festive and no doubt my hair will reflect that when I leave. I am also feeling crafty so Michaels is likely going to suck me in while I am out. It can’t be helped.

While I am gone primping, my husband is taking my four children to the dentist. You know in a marriage you each have things you do? A division of work, if you will. For example, in times of sickness? I take anything that exits from the top end and he takes the bottom. That kind of thing? The dentist is his. I can not deal well with teeth issues. Pulling teeth, wiggling teeth, all of it. It creeps me out. I confess. He’s a champ and steps in every six months. It’s not that I “won’t” or “can’t”. I have taken my five year old  in for oral surgery and we both lived to tell about it. I’m just thinking it’s a good bonding time for daddy and the kids, right?

Every once in a while this mama needs a break and my husband is more than capable of handling the teeth and fabulous enough to do so. My kids are excited for him to take them and the foils are calling my name, so we are good all around.

Have an awesome weekend, my friends! I have one major thing on my agenda…


It’s almost that day!

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3 Responses to Fabulous People
  1. Cara Yeh
    November 17, 2012 | 8:48 pm

    How incredible! Love the Operation Christmas Child plug — Brilliant to shop clearance all year! And, as much as I love Halloween, your statement is so true; it is magical to watch Christmas appear. (And, I don’t do creepy, either!) 😉

  2. Heidi (Dearlylovedmist)
    November 19, 2012 | 7:42 pm

    I agree that those dolls are creepy, but pretty cool too. 🙂 Your parents are AMAZING! Such an awesome ministry!!!

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