Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Little Things Thursdays: #85

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Welcome to The Little Things Thursday!!

If you are new to our link-up, we like to take a minute to look back on the little things that brightened our week. So often we get busy and forget all of the things that we enjoy as we go through our daily lives. This is an opportunity to stop, remember, and enjoy those things! Nothing is too fact, the smaller the better! That's the whole point! If you have a blog, link-up below. If you don't blog, I'd love for you to participate by leaving a comment. Ready?

1. Birthday Cards
Abby and Ellie
One of the reasons I had our teachers and paras fill out our beginning of the year Teacher Questionnaires is so that we would know when their birthdays were coming up. My kids LOVE birthdays! This week, we had our first birthday to celebrate, and my kids talked about it non-stop all weekend long. Birthdays are exciting, but when Miss DeAnn is having a birthday...whoa! It's like a mini-Christmas! My girls worked SO hard on special handmade birthday cards to give to Miss DeAnn at school on Tuesday. They used crayons and stickers and when they finally got to give it to her, they were positively beaming! Miss DeAnn was pretty happy that "her girls" remembered her birthday as well. :)

It's important to me that our kids learn to think of others and do something special for them. We are starting early!

2. Homemade Fried Chicken
Earlier this summer, Sean's best friend taught me how to make his special homemade fried chicken. I finally worked up the courage to give it a try by myself...and I think it was a success! Sean said it was good, and I put a lot of stock in his opinion. The only downside? It took me three hours to fry two chickens and make mashed potatoes. That can't be right??? Because there is no way I can spend that kind of time on fried chicken on a regular basis. Too bad, because I liked it!

3. The Kids
Abby, Ellie, Elijah, and Caleb
I think they are cute...especially when they are eating their dinner like they are supposed to! :)

4. Ishum Family Dinner
For about 2 weeks every year, we get green chile from Hatch, New Mexico in the stores here. That's a BIG deal! Hatch is just a short distance from where I grew up, and I've eaten a lot of green chile from the farms in that town. In fact, we have good family friends who own one the Hatch Chile Farms. Down in New Mexico, they have chile roasters going in the late summer/early fall, but up here, they are really hard to find. Instead, I buy my chile, take it home and roast it in my oven, and then peel and freeze it in meal-sized portions. And my house smells fabulous!! :) 

Now it's your turn! What Little Things brightened up your week? Link up your post below (or leave a comment if you aren't a blogger) and make sure you come back next week to play again!

The link up rules are super simple!
1. Please add the button or a text link to your sidebar or post to share the fun that we are having over here!
2. Please visit at least one other blog linking up and leave some blog love. Maybe you will find someone else's "little thing" is exactly what you needed to read!
3. Please keep your linked post clean and respectful! Any links directing to offensive posts will be deleted.

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