Thursday, December 3, 2009

Small Successes-First week of Advent

Celebrating the little things in life that add up.

Since there wasn't a Small Successes post last week for Thanksgiving, I feel like I have a plethora of things that have been accomplished in the past two weeks that seem like they've gone on for forever. My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary last Wednesday, but that's not a small success is it? I don't think it is, but I'm sure it's worth mentioning. Some successes that we've seen in the past two weeks aren't mine, but they make me very proud. Madeline's grades for the first marking period placed her on the Honor Roll at school. The kid has been on cloud nine ever since.
Fall soccer ended (Yay!) and I had one entire soccer free weekend this past weekend. Starting this Sunday, indoor Winter soccer begins. Bryan has volunteered to be an assistant coach. Looks like someone else has been bit by the volunteering bug, too.

1. Leading up to Thanksgiving, I managed to get the entire house (with the exception of the basement playroom) cleaned from top to bottom. Surprisingly, I've managed to keep the house clean for the most part. My kitchen floors need to be mopped and I have to wipe down the counter tops [again] but other than that the house is looking pretty good. It's kind of a shock since I had Bryan and the girls home for 4 days straight.

2. Christmas trees are decorated. (We have two.) The outside of the house is decorated and I brought a timer so I don't forget to light up the house every night [a problem I have had in past years]. From 5pm to 10pm my lawn is aglow.

3. I finally, after many hours of preparation, have everything in order for my Advent wreath craft for my kindergarten CCD class. Ellie is shown below holding the one we're using at home and on my class room prayer table. I think it's pretty cute. I hope the kids and their parents will like it.


  1. LOve your CCD wreath (soooo crafty!) and all your accomplishments! Happy Anniversary! YEAH Honor Roll!

    Much love!

  2. Great list, please congratulate Madeline on her honor roll worthy accomplishment!!

  3. congrats to Madeline for making honor roll! and Happy (belated) Anniversary! Making it to 9 years is a big achievement and certainly a small success! the Advent wreath looks nice! Now I can see how much work it took with painting each roll



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