The kids are watching The Fellowship of the Ring, and Hailie keeps checking to see if it's "a good part"...i.e. not scary. When the boys tell her it is, she says, "Oh! Thanks!"

You know I told you about Hilary and I and the banana bread? I decided to make a family favorite for dinner, Onion Lover's Twist (a dinner bread) this afternoon. I had just started on it when Hilary comes in the kitchen and says, "Holly, is there time to make....oh!" I think we're like twins or something...eleven years apart. :)

Fallon had a downpour today! It was like raining cats and dogs....for Nevada. I, personally would call it an inconsistent drizzle...but it was moisture from the sky, and smelled wonderfully.

Part of the show on Sunday evening was a slide show of American Irish, and there were intermittent cheers for different people, but you should've heard the crowd erupt when they showed a picture of a bottle of Guinness...

Beautiful Things # 12 Rain! I think it's my favorite weather hands down.
# 13 God giving an intense awareness of His blessings and gifts. I feel like I'm always aware of everything I have coming from Him, but sometimes it just hits so hard I'm quite overwhelmed.
# 14 Little children's fingers. Their chubby dimpledness is so charming!..but then I'm a fan of hands in the first place...

I kind of feel bad that a birthday gift for *whispers* mairesue will be late, but just makes her birthday last longer, right? ;)

I can't believe it's November next week. Ch.

Yay for Nevada Day! I get paid to stay home from work tomorrow.

The end.

P.S. [Poll #599755]
P.P.S. Thank you, you Sweetie whoever you are, who gave me another hug...
Seems like things are so busy lately, but I can't really put my finger on the difference. I've been terrible about commenting...and even reading...this last week, sorry!

Hannah and I had a delightful time yesterday. :) We went to the mall, out for dinner, then to the show, and topped it off with Starbucks. Michael Flatley is amazing! But despite the incredible dancing, my favorite part was when he played the flute (did you know he was a concert flutist?). It was absolutely amazing! I discovered that you can get the soundtrack for Celtic Tiger, so I added it to my Amazon wish list. :)

At Starbucks Hannah got a pumpkin spice latte, so I did some experimenting this afternoon...mmm! Have an espresso machine? Add 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I have a recipe for it if you don't have the spice on hand) and 1 Tablespoon sugar to your milk before heating it. At first I thought it would be very similar to the egg nog latte that I make, but it's not. Yay! Now I have two holiday coffee drinks. :)

Beautiful things # 10 11: Leaves dancing in the road.

Dancing leaves on the road
Brilliant blue of the Autumn sky
Sunshine glowing through the trees
Walking through piles of red and gold

I need to get a birthday card in the mail so that it makes it by the 31st...

I think I'm addicted to Bath and Body Works. I'm not telling you how many scents of shower gel we have in our shower.

And of course, Hailie's still cute.

Edit: haha! Less than half of you knew that an abattoir was a slaughterhouse! *snigger*
Happy, happy, happy birthday to our one and only moredetailsJessica! May this year be the happiest you've ever had! We love you!

Best wishes from:

[ profile] b1ff:
-she's always very thoughtful , probably the best and most creative gift giver i know. a faithful friend over the many years (9 now!)

[ profile] t_jay:
She is definitely great at encouraging others! And she is definitely thoughtful in that she sends cards, etc. to others when they need uplifting. Happy birthday! :o)

[ profile] janiah:
Jessica has been a friend to me for lots of years. I'm always to blessed by how loving and giving she is. She always has a word of encouragment and kindness. I love her tons!

[ profile] melyndie:
Jessica is cool because we've got the same brain type, yeah. ;-) But really, she is cool. She doesn't know how cool she is.

[ profile] pansyprincess:
Jessica is an ornament to my friends page. I love how honest and down-to-earth she is, and her quirky sense of humor that always puts a smile on my face. The world needs more Jessicas!!

[ profile] this_is_warmth:
I've known Jessica for a long time. You might say that I love her the purplest. :) It's good to see her walking and growing closer to God.

[ profile] danialand:
Jessica is very giving and kind. She always remembers details about the little things we talk about. She is a good listener, and a great friend to me. Jessica draws well and sings well. She devotes a lot of time to others and is very caring. She is my favorite person to travel with, and my favorite person to have random conversations with.

[ profile] blackswans:
Yay for Jessica! She's just so... fascinating! She's honest, she's real, she loves God, and she writes sooooooo awesomely about little things! Give us [ profile] moredetails whenever you want, Jessica!

[ profile] joyfulgal:
Jessica has truly been a blessing in my life--whether it was through our phone calls, text messages, emails, or LiveJournal interaction. I remember one time I was having an especially bad day, and I posted about wanting to throw a "pity party" for myself. I got a lot of sympathy from everyone, and forgot about my silliness. Imagine my surprise later that week when a package arrived from CA with the Lovely Miss Jessica's return address on it--containing all the supplies needed to throw a true party, not a pity party! How thoughtful is that?!

I love you, Jessica!

[ profile] mrs_g:
Jessica has been a great friend for many years now (wow, I know it has been over 9 now since she knew be pre-pregnancy with Ashleigh days)...
She's a great listener and insightful in many ways.
She's seen me through a lot of tough times and was always there with an encouraging word.

[ profile] laraemily:
Jessica is the best cuz ever! She takes time to think of others through little gifts, cards, thoughts, words of encouragement, prayer...the list could honestly go on and on. I am blessed to know her and hope this birthday is a wonderful one!

[ profile] lajea:
Jessica is such a blessing! Plus, she's SO fun and comes up with the most creative things. I'm always more than a little awe struck.


[ profile] kellchecker:
Jessica really sells herself short; she doesn't realize how much she's loved and cared for by...pretty much everyone who knows her.

[ profile] unpoedic:
(Thank you for being there.)

[ profile] cafemusique:
Happy birthday, Jess. I'm so glad to know you. I hope you have a great day!



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