Friday, November 25, 2011

Birthday Tea Party

I finally decided this was the year to have a birthday party for my "she's not a baby anymore" girl. When I asked Little Miss what she wanted to do for her party she from the get-go was determined to have a tea party. Well, that is an idea I could agree to!
My mom made the lovely quilt for the table.
I have been waiting for years to use this tablecloth! The tea set was my grandma's so it was kind of like having her here. Miss her so.
Don't you love this burlap and fabric bunting? That may be the most favorite thing I have made all year! And of course, there must be cake. Of the chocolate variety.
And presents. The only thing she wanted was a music box. What child asks for a music box over toys? Mine apparently!

The look on her face when she opened it made all the searching for the perfect music box worth it! Happy birthday to my baby!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh no she didn't...

Oh, but I did. Yup, I just changed the background to Christmas. Hate all you want, but I am one of those people who get excited for Christmas in November. I however:

Do not participate in Black Friday Shopping, unless by a small local shop
Make all my Christmas gifts
Don't become obsessed by the consumerism and greed the holidays entail

So I feel a little ok putting it up already. Heck, my tree would already be up, but I won one this year (thank you MWR Great Lakes!) so I will have to wait for it.

Don't hate! All this holiday joy makes me, well, me!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Veterans Day Thoughts

I was in one of my classes today and my professor asked if anybody knew what tomorrow is. Sadly, I was the only only one who knew he wasn't asking for "Friday" or 11/11/11.  He was actually looking for the answer of Veterans Day. He then took a moment to thank me for my service, which for me, was overwhelming.

Do you know the history of Veterans Day? Armistice Day (also known as Rememberance Day) is on 11 November and commemorates the armistice signed between the allies of World War I and Germany at Compiegne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of WWI, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. It has, over the years turned into a day that was designed to honor and remember those who have served. It has in effect, turned into a long weekend of commercialism. A reason to buy a mattress on sale or some new shoes. 

Take a moment this weekend to remember and thank those you know who have served. Sometimes a "thank you" is all we ever wanted to hear. 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Elizabeth Baker
United Stated Navy