I could be a Debbie Downer and complain to you all about what’s going wrong in my life. But I won’t. I’m going to focus on the good. The positive. The good people in my life. The good things in my life. And all that is right.
I will give to those in far more need than me. And I will send good thoughts to those who need it – that I can’t help in other ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (Forget the original Thanksgiving message – as it has it’s flaws – eloquently told by comedian Eddie Izard on the pilgrims first landing in Plymouth).
Just focus on the good in your life and how you can bring good to others.
I will be spending Thanksgiving with friends – as I have no family in Los Angeles. May you find the same equivalent of people to spend time with for your weekend of gratitude too.
Here’s my last pumpkin picture of the year. (I put this one on my fireplace mantle – I loved it’s curvy stem). I just can’t post a pumpkin pic after Thanksgiving! I mean, Christmas decor and Santa made their way to you in stores BEFORE Halloween even hit! I’m like way old new here. :-)
I bought a silly pair of sunglasses for Sarah – knowing full well they would probably only stay on her head for .26 seconds.
I don’t get how people get pics of their kids in hats –or any accessory! My kids usually tear them off before I even get them on all the way, let alone ever get a picture of them in it.
Even though Sarah doesn’t use a pacifier often (only when she thinks it’s funny to scream during Max’s nap time or she’s overly fussy) – I gave it to her anyway – hoping to transition her easily into sunglass-wearing-totally-cool-take-my-picture mode.
Nope. She wanted both the pacifier and the sunglasses gone – within seconds.
And that was that.
I’m lucky to live in a country where this is possible. Life is precious – as this video beautifully reflects.
Weighing in at less than 1.5 pounds – Dad Films Premature Son’s Miraculous First Year:
Every day I’m out with Max and Sarah, I get asked the same question. Over and over again.
Everyone: “Are they twins?”
Me: “Yes, Irish twins, one year apart.”
Not only do they look alike, but Sarah is tall for her age and Max is average so they are pretty similar in size.
Now, to say they are Irish twins is slightly pushing it as official Irish twins should be less than one year apart — where as Max and Sarah are just over one year apart.
But I had enough people tell ME they were Irish twins when I’d explain their age difference, that I decided to just go with it.
I always thought having twins would be really fun. Plus the idea of having two kids for only one pregnancy (and one hospital bill) sounded great!
I guess this is my wish for twins, answered.
Since I was her double, I’ve decided I can support and promote her how ever I feel fit. =)
She is humble, grounded and actually doing good things with her power.