Category: Thanksgiving

Nov 28 2015

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Dec 18 2014

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Josh and Megan at the reception in New Harmony, IN

After the wedding we headed over to New Harmony, Indiana to celebrate more at the reception.  As the bridal party was getting some outside pictures taking the wedding guests made their way to the reception hall.  They had a photo booth, kids coloring station, and other fun things to do as we waited for the bride, groom, and wedding party to wrap up the last few pictures.  The food and cake at the reception was delicious!

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Reception table sign!  Neat idea!

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All the adult guests got a jar of jam made by Megan (YUM) and the kids got crayons – super fun!

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Mouth full of cake!  They were nice and didn’t make a big mess during this exchanging of cake tradition!

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Our family with the good looking groom and lovely bride at the reception.  Thankful that we were able to be a part of their special day!

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The kids chatting around the coloring table!

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Busy kiddos coloring their pictures!  Great idea having a kids coloring table at the reception!

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Brina and my adorable nephew Nicko coloring!

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Time for some sparkler fun to send off the happy couple!

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There they go!  Congratulations!  Hope you have a fun and relaxing honeymoon!

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Watching the rest of the sparkler burn down.

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Important sparkler lesson learned via Karlie…once the sparklers are done, the wire is still very hot.  After the reception clean up we headed to Walgreens for some burn ointment this picture was a couple days later after it started healing.  Poor kiddo, glad it wasn’t any worse.  Although she will probably be more careful the next time around sparklers!

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A quick picture at the photo booth after a busy day of wedding celebrations.

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You can see they are getting tired, but they were troopers through all the activities.  They were a big help with cleaning up after the wedding and reception too!

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The “Hendrich” banner behind the bride and groom!

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Dec 12 2014

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Our family was able to spend a couple days in Nashville, Tennessee recently.  We had a little bit of time to burn before heading to our next adventure so we stopped at one of the parks near our hotel.  The contained a full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon.  It was massive!  The re-creation was built in 1897 for Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition.  The Parthenon represents classical architecture.  It was pretty neat seeing it!

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Sitting near the statue with the Parthenon replica in the background!

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If you look closely you can see two people on the steps of the Parthenon (that is Brina and Karlie).  They look tiny!

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The side of the Parthenon.  Can you see us?!

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Hanging out on the steps.  We look so small!

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This statue near the Parthenon is of John W. Thomas.  John Thomas was a native of Nashville and was the President of the Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway for many years.

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The outside of the Parthenon replica in Nashville, TN

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Venting some energy out on the play ground for a few minutes!

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Nov 27 2014

Be Kind Be thoughtful Be genuine but most of All Be Thankful  Orange Inspiration and Color Theory / The English Room Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a truly amazing and safe Thanksgiving Holiday if you will be traveling to see family and friends!  I am thankful for the many wonderful blessings in my life.  This year we are thrilled to spend some time with our extended family over the Thanksgiving Holiday!  It is not every year we are able to get together for Thanksgiving!   We also get to celebrate with my youngest brother as he marries the love of his life this Thanksgiving weekend.  So many reasons to be thankful!

I love this quote because even during the difficult times we can “be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful”.  What a great reminder not just for Thanksgiving Day, but for everyday of our lives!

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Nov 24 2014

There is so much to be thankful for in my life.  These last couple of months have been challenging for me, but my family and friends have been a huge source of encouragement with their help and prayers.  I continue to heal, but seem to be making progress slowly in the right direction which is great.

I was able to do more activities this week as well as celebrate another birthday.  Praying that this new year is full of great fun!  There are still items I was not able to complete on my ever growing list, but at least I am moving forward.

With this week being Thanksgiving it will be a little different for me.  I will plan on spending more quality time with my family.  It will be week of celebrating various events with my extended family, including Thanksgiving and my brother’s wedding, so I am very excited!

Last week’s goals

Family Goals

  1. Read the book Wonder’s Promise by Joanna Campbell to read to the kids
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Prepare for Upcoming Fall Events
  4. Spend time Monday – Friday helping the kids with Homework
  5. Attend After School Activities
  6. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  7. Play a Game with the Kids – we played Sorry together on my birthday
  8. Start Organizing the Kids Scrapbook Items – other activities took priority this week
  9. Dr. Appointments for Kids

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day – took me 2 days, but getting it done!
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Do at least one “Make 1 & Freeze 1″ Meal Prep (make a main dish to eat that day and one to freeze for later) – we had appointments / activities during the days AND every night after school this week so I was not able to get it done this week
  4. Clean House (Focus – Bathrooms) – got started….
  5. Organize Chaos (Focus – Storage Room) – going to have to put this one on hold for a week
  6. Yard Cleanup (Focus – Pool taken down and put away) – it was a rainy weekend and needed my hubby’s help on this one
  7. Pet Care (Focus – Refill Dog & Goat Food Bin)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails – got some progress made, but need to do more soon
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention – it was a wild week with extra activities that took priority
  4. Work completed for clients – got a good bit done, but need to put in some more time

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch – didn’t have a free breakfast / lunch this week
  2. Prep for our Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child boxes – gathering items

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car – working on it
  2. Payoff Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, and other debt) – working on it
  3. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  4. Earn some Creative Cash – working on it
  5. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budget

My goals for the upcoming week

Family Goals

  1. Read the book Wonder’s First Race by Joanna Campbell to read to the kids (The kids have been really enjoying this series.  It was Brina’s turn to pick out the book and she choose this one for me to read to them!)
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Prepare for Upcoming Fall Events
  4. Spend time Monday – Tuesday helping the kids with Homework
  5. Attend After School Activities
  6. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  7. Play a Game with the Kids
  8. Watch a movie with the Kids
  9. Listen to an Audiobook with the Kids
  10. Thanksgiving Holiday – So Many Reasons to be Thankful
  11. Celebrating Josh & Megan’s Wedding & Activities

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Clean House (Basic Speed Clean before the Holiday Activities)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car
  2. Payoff Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, and other debt)
  3. Pay Bills & File Paperwork

I think it is important to share and encourage each other as we seek to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.  I want to live intentionally not just hope all my dreams and goals come true.  When I focus on small steps of improvement I am able to see results as I get closer to my goals.  Some weeks I get closer to the goals I have in my life and other weeks a take a few steps back (life happens, emergencies occur, people get sick).  Once the goals are written down and shared it provides a guideline for what I aim to accomplish this week.

Why Share My Goals?

  • To keep me accountable
  • To share a piece of my life with you as I strive to be a better Child of God, Wife, Mom, Friend, Homemaker, Entrepreneur and the many other roles I have each week
  • To have my goals consistently written down so I can gauge progress more accurately
  • Create healthy habits in my life
  • To encourage you to share your goals with me as you continue to grown and learn

How did you do this week on your goals?  Feel free to share or link to your list of weekly goals.

The picture above is one that I created for my own purposes, however, The “SMART” acronym was originally coined 30 years ago by Peter Drucker in his classic work, Management by Results.

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