Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 Blue Jeans Week 43

I love fall.  I love our schedules are a little less crazy right now.  We aren't basketball players in this family, and that makes for a slower late fall/winter season which I like.  We started this week with Ben's birthday and then started getting ready for Christmas.  Yes, I am one of those early Christmas planners.  I love Organized Christmas.  They have a 6 week countdown to Christmas that I have been doing for over 6 years. I love it!  It started on Sunday, Oct 21, so it isn't too late to join.  It helps keep me sane and happy during the holidays and not running around doing things last minute or wrapping everything Christmas Eve :)  So check it out, and enjoy our week in pictures. . . 
Sunday:  Happy Birthday Ben!  We all love you!  How did I get so lucky???  What an amazing guy!

Monday:  Seasons change, purses change.  I am leaving the green one and starting with the pink and brown one.  Always fun to get a new purse.

Tuesday:  This is my Christmas Planner that I use with the Organized Christmas Countdown  I can't live without it during the holiday season.  Great thing about Organized Christmas--it is all free!  Check it out!  Obviously I am a huge fan :)

Wednesday:  Fun craft and lunch day with my friend.  We made these cute "10 minute table runners."   They took us a little over 10 minutes, but we sure had fun!

Thursday:  Snapshot of our lives--this is our laundry room/coat closet room off our garage.  I just wanted a shot of it.  It has our BYU plate and Jimmer poster.  I try to take pictures of the house sometimes so we will remember what it looked like years from now.  Every family member has their own hook, and Ben and I share one.  That key ring was a wedding present.

Friday:  Halloween dance at Miss O's school.  Her girlfriends came over for dinner before the dance and to get dressed in their costumes--they were 'dudes.'  They had a blast!

Saturday:  They had a trunk-or-treat at church tonight.  Mr J is a rock star.  He has a mohawk that changes colors, but is hard to see in the shot.  I need to get a night shot of that.  Miss E is a princess from India thanks to an awesome costume from her Aunt.  Lots of fun!   Halloween here we come!

Thanks for visiting and hope you all have a Happy Halloween and a great week!

Chic Homeschool Mama


  1. Such a beautiful first shot of the kids around their dad on his birthday--love it! I'll have to check out the Organized Christmas Countdown. I can use all the help I can get! I start early and already have some shopping done but am in no way organized about it ;0) Enjoy the slower times of fall. I'm waiting for that to kick in here too.

  2. I like trying to organize Christmas early too. Makes for a much less stressful holiday. Love your table runners! They turned out wonderfully!

  3. I wish I had your organizing energy! What a great picture of Ben's birthday! I can't believe your kids are doing what we did.

  4. GREAT week!! Love your first shot & your new handbag too. I change with what I'm wearing but also have select ones for the seasons too. Good to mix it up.

  5. Ooh, is that a Vera Bradley purse you're switching over to? My sisters got me hooked on Vera and I don't even like purses. Ha ha.