Ya'll I can't believe it's Thanksgiving already. Where did the fall go? It has been crazy busy at our house this fall. I've been teaching a class on top of working full time in a new position that I'm trying to learn and understand. Tim is working on his doctoral program and has had a ton of change going on at work. Grace has had an exciting time in 3rd grade and has started taking karate lessons. It just seems like we're in constant motion. I'm sure you all can understand.
With that said, let me just tell you that I'm so thankful for the craziness of family. I love my life, my husband, my daughter, stepdaughters, granddaughter...just everything about life right now. My parents just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and are doing well. Even through the tough things that we face, my siblings are doing well. God has blessed us all so much! To Him be glory!
Last weekend Grace and I traveled with Tim to Chicago for class. We dropped him off at the hotel to study while we drove into Chicago. We had a wonderful time at the American Girl Doll store. We started off with a tea which was so much fun! It was one of those mommy/daughter times that I think we'll always remember. She loved the cinnamon buns and the hot chocolate. Then we got her doll's hair done and bought her some boots for the winter. Anyone who's been there knows that you can spend an enternity in that store alone, so we were there for quite a while.
After that we went to the Lego store which was a couple of blocks up Michigan Ave. Grace was not a fan of walking in the cold and it was cold. However, we managed to get there and back and she had a fun time while she was there. We stopped by the Hershey store after that. Grace had a meltdown when she was told that she couldn't "create" a cupcake because they could not guarantee it was peanut free. Bless her heart, she was just bawling. The sweet lady then came and gave her a hershey bar to take with her. It was a moment!
At about 9:00 we headed back to the hotel. It was such a precious time with my beautiful daughter. One I will never forget! For that time, I am very grateful! :o)