Oklahoma State University Football is ranked number 11, a new restaurant has opened in my little town, and Adam Levine is the sexiest man alive. Other than that, not a whole lot has been going on for the month of November in Weaver-land. Britt is growing out his (obligatory November) beard, the kids are keeping us slightly less busy as we have no sports activities this month, and we have finally caught up on all the 2 year visits for Finn’s specialists.
November is Prematurity Awareness month, so our activities with the March of Dimes have kept us a little busy. Britt and I were honored to be guests at the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s event in Oklahoma City earlier this month. We enjoyed an eight-course meal presented by local chefs (and a brew-master), a live auction, and just a GREAT night out! We have been busy growing our local March for Babies committee and laying the ground work for the 2014 walk, too. We have a date, a location, and an Ambassador Family. Now, we just need an event chair, and about1,000 other details! Last Sunday, November 17, was World Prematurity Day. As a family, we spent the afternoon at the Mercy NICU handing out cookies, freebies, and information to help raise awareness of this important topic. We also watched on Facebook as buildings around the WORLD were lit up with purple lights in order to show their support. It really is an amazing thing to be a part of!
Even though it is not QUITE Thanksgiving yet, I have started my Holiday Sales in earnest over at my Dream Weaver Prints shop! I am not doing a ton of Christmas stuff this year – in order to allow time for MY family, but I do have some printables for download, and I am taking some special orders for Christmas cards. Get your order in fast before my time slots fill up!
As we are turning the corner towards Thanksgiving this week, I am reminded of how blessed I am to be in the time and place I am, and to have the amazing and wonderful family that I do. My great husband, fabulous kids, a good home, a nice job, and a wonderful community to share it all with. I am looking forward to this busy holiday time, and I am super excited about what 2014 holds for our family! I hope you take time over the next few weeks to reflect on your blessings and all the things you have to be thankful for!