Runs for Cookies: Just Photos

They were supposed to be “Friday Night Photos,” and then Saturday, and then Sunday… so now I’m just calling them photos. In fact, I’ve been working on another post (or more likely, a series of posts) of all my favorite things. I like to do that once a year around this time. And this year, I’m not just including things that can be “gifted”; I’ve been taking pictures of things I use every day (or almost) and love. Then I’ll put them in a series of posts.

Anyway, here are some photos from last week…

One night I was a little bored and wanted to work on a project, but nothing that would take me hours to complete. I like to look at repurposed denim jeans on Pinterest to get some ideas of things to make (I love repurposing jeans!).

Jerry and I love to quote random movies in almost every conversation, and one of them is “You Completely Me,” not by Jerry McGuire, but by Austin Powers! So, I thought it would be cute (and super cheesy) to make matching keychains. I gave Jerry the one with the button and me the one with the hole, because it looked good to me, haha!

They were super quick and easy to make; I only used the waistband of a pair of jeans that was too big. (I really wanted to have a pair of Lucky Brand jeans, because I thought the button that said “Lucky” would be cute.)

This is the new Asian pear tree. It is about five feet tall. I hope and pray with all my might that I get Asian pears. (I have another Asian pear tree that I planted last year so they can cross-pollinate.) PLEASE LET THEM GROW FRUITS. (This one is in our side yard, which doesn’t show up much in the photos. It’s on the side of the garage, between the garage and the neighbor’s driveway. I think it will get the most sun there.

I started another habit that Joey loves. As soon as I finish dinner, we go for a walk around the neighborhood (and then he eats dinner when we get home). Now that he is used to the morning runs, he is getting used to this evening ride. Learns fast!

Eli and Ava went to pick out pumpkins to carve and (as I sometimes do as a worried mom) checked its location to make sure it had arrived safely. I was very surprised to see this on Google Maps! This is the pumpkin/apple orchard they went to and obviously that’s the corn maze. How cool is that?! It always amazes me how people do these things. And I get very excited when I see them from a plane.

Ignoring my suggestion to buy a cheap “weapon” at a dollar store, this is Eli’s last-minute Han Solo costume. Not having the time and a small budget to use thrift store items, I’m pretty proud of what I came up with. Ava looks adorable as Princess Leia (it was really cold so they layered up a bit).

This was on Halloween when Eli came home and Jerry and I were still in the garage waiting to trick-or-treat. Us made I asked Eli to sit with us for a few minutes.

Jerry was SO EXCITED to wear his Ghostbusters costume (he’s seriously obsessed with his proton pack) and then hugely disappointed because we only had TWO trick-or-treaters! We were both very discouraged. I love seeing the kids’ Halloween costumes while they come trick-or-treating. Plus, I like being able to meet neighbors I don’t know.

Worse yet, we had all this candy left over! I wanted to buy vegan candy this year and we thought it would be fun to be the “cool house” by handing out big boxes the size of a movie theater.

Riley went to my mom’s house a couple of days ago. Luke and Riley were in town over the weekend and Riley had a special “girls morning” with my mom. I went to see her and my mom asked me to do Riley’s hair. (Brian has no idea how to do it, so it’s usually my job when Riley is here.) I wanted to do something different than her usual braids, so I channeled 1998-me and did mini buns all over. I thought she looked super cute!

And that’s all I have. Depending on how long it takes me to work on posting my favorite things, I may or may not start tomorrow.

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