Monday, December 7, 2009

Thankful Monday

This weekend went by so fast and now Monday is almost over! The countdown to Christmas is starting to freak me out a bit...but I am vowing to myself to remain calm!! Last Friday we hung out with this adorable family:


My friends Jen and Jerrod and their adorabale triplets(Sam,Grace,and Isabelle) and little Sophia! We are so blessed to have them in our lives. Those kids are such a joy to be around and Jen's cooking is out of this world!! She suprised the Two Poots with a signed copy of this:


Saturday Scott did another reading of the Christmas Carol at Riverwood Winery. Afterwards, we spent our evening with our dear friends Dawn and Patrick in Weston. We did a wine sampling at Pirtle Winery and had dinner at our favorite, Charlamagnes! Hands down they serve the best German food around.

Sunday I did not step one foot outside and decided that I should just stay in my pjs too. I got so much marked off my to do list and we were even able to winterize our house for the cooler weather heading our way!! Overall the weekend was fantastic.

Today I am thankful for:

*the smell of *snow* in the air (we are suppose to get our first big snow tonight!!)
*my health and the health of my family
*this cd

*and this one (my favorite since I was little)

*Orbits Watermelon Gum (I never tire of it)
*listening to celebrity gossip on my drive to work (I have been out of touch for a long time)

And....my adorable mom!


She is an amazing artist who has taught me so much over the years!! It is where I get my creativity. You can follow her on her blog here or shop her etsy shop!

These are some of my favorite recent paintings:




If you still have some handmade gifts to purchase these prints would be perfect! I have them scattered throughout Poot Manor.

How was your weekend? What are you thankful for today??

XOXO
Amber

8 comments:

chelseybell. said...

that's an adorable picture of you and your mom!

oh amy grant. me and manmate sing "baby, baby" all the time.

hope you enjoy all the snow you're supposed to get!!

Jamie said...

Wow! Love your mom's paintings!!!! Will definitely have to check out her shop!

My weekend was awesome & amazing! (just blogged it) =)

I'm thankful for a warm, cozy home; healthy kids; my cough being almost totally gone!!!; candy cane lane hot tea; and hearing my kids laugh.

Carrie said...

Snow oh I am jealous in a good way of course!
Your moms painting are great I would love to have a cupcake one for my kitchen I am going to check her out!

I am thankful for a great weekend of shopping with my favorite people my sisters and mom!

One eye wonder dog said...

I am thankful for my "Little Peanut" and "Bub". Simply the two greatest kids in the world. I am thankful that your brother is living his dream, teaching in Spain and having the time of his life. I am thankful for Scott, who has made your life complete and brought so much joy into your life. Most of all, I am thankful for your Mother, who has blessed me with the best 36 years of my life and without her, none of the above would have been possible.

Jenni said...

LOVE Sufjam!!! Isn't he wonderful!? It's my favorite christmas album too! :)
I am so jelous! I want to go on the tour in Weston soo bad...and Herman. I just overall love wine!

iamahoneybee said...

that amy grant cd is classic!

glad you had a great weekend

Jennifer Mullinax said...

I am thankful for you my dear!! We had sooo much fun on Friday...why in the world have we waiting so long to do that?!?! :)

Catherine Holman said...

I'm thankful for my sweet little girl! Thanks for sharing my artwork on your blog. I'm also thankful for your good looking brother and your hunky dad!
Hugs and love,
Mom