I'm sitting here listening to pouring rain outside my window and I'm loving it! We don't get a lot of rain here and even when it does rain it's usually fairly light, so I love it when we get really heavy rainstorms. It's been a nice quiet afternoon here. I just curled up with Clarissa and we read a bunch of books, which she loves! It's so cute to watch her jump off my lap and go find more books and then come back and snuggle with me for more stories. It totally made up for the fact that she was a total bear in church today! :)
The boys just started their track break from school so they'll be home for the entrire month of November. Life is more hectic with all three kids home all day but I'm actually looking forward to it. I like having the boys around during the day. I'm starting to get the holiday bug and looking forward to maybe doing a few holiday related projects. I've gotten past my annual holiday pity party and now I'm actually looking forward to staying home for Thanksgiving this year. The boys are getting old enough now that our own family traditions are really fun and I'm looking forward to spending some fun family time together. Shawn will be taking some time off at Thanksgiving so we'll have several days to just relax and have fun.
I really can't believe that it's already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas! I've got to get myself in gear and start doing some Christmas shopping. I used to be really on the ball with Christmas shopping. I used to shop all year and hide things away and I would have easily have been finished with my Christmas shopping by now, but these days I'm not as on the ball as I once was. Having a toddler in the house again has shifted my priorities a bit! With the boys home to help entertain her this month I'm hoping to get moving on some of those things. Thank goodness for internet shopping!
So there's the update on our family. We're having an awesome rainstorm, the kids are home, fun holidays are up ahead and life is good. :)