Seeing a pattern?

Yes, I've been hot and cold on ye olde blogge as of late.
I guess it goes along with my moode as of late!

peaks and valleys right?

One thing that is bringing me down is all the early Christmas stuff.
It just gets earlier every year and overshadows one of the best holidays IMO, Thanksgiving!

I understand the reason...the almighty dollar.
Christmas has just become so commercialized - heck I'm as guilty as the next person of falling into the game.

Anyway, I hope to "catch the spirit" in the next week (after tomorrow's Thanksgiving celebration of course!)

Wanted to share some shots from Alex's horseshow banquet last weekend.

HHSA Banquet 09

Unfortunately her Dad couldn't go so her escort was Dan when the Queens were called to the stage for their awards. 
HHSA Banquet 09

Molly & Austin were excited about their trophies given in honor of Butch Honey,
a great man that we lost last year.
HHSA Banquet 09
Molly Grace won her very first buckle and boy was she excited!
She was showing everyone her prize
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Pretty girls, eh?
HHSA Banquet 09
HHSA Banquet 09
Molly's new baby brother, Marcus Allen had his first Santa experience
HHSA Banquet 09

however, I don't think this was Elaine's first experience!!! :)
I love this woman!
HHSA Banquet 09


mandiegirl said...

I'm with you on the 'early christmas' thing...although, I did get a little more into the 'spirit' when I heard christmas music playing at anthropologie last weekend. ;) I just want you to know that I LOVE all the photos of Alex's life and think it's SO cool that you are so involved! I just want you to know that I think you're pretty special!

deana said...

Adorable photos, Kim! Alex is beautiful, as always!

Hope you have a VERY HAPPY Thanksgiving tomorrow! :-)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these photos and love love love love the one of your friend and Santa!!! LOL!!!! And I'm sorry....I'm one of your christmas early birds...lol lol lol....but if it makes U feel any better...I have ALWAYS been this way!! Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before they started to commercialize it...lol....believe it or not...and don't shoot me for this...lol...ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i do NOT like thanksgiving food AT ALL...lol lol....can not stand it...i just take enough to "not be rude" to the people that made it and move it around on my plate and then ummmmmmmmm dispose of it...lol....eeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!! sorry i just confessed that outloud!!! lol!!! ummmmmmmmm....so maybe that is why i am truly an early christmas person, cuz i wanna skip the one holiday food that i don't like...lol lol lol...thank goodness for my italian roots and LASAGNA for christmas dinner!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

sarah said...

great photos!!! :)

just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful thanksgiving! :)


ncwdust said...

I love that Alex is "herself"...she isn't a carbon copy of all the others....and I love that.

I'm working on getting into the spirit of the upcoming season......you know I start after lunch tomorrow on the decorating..

Happy Thanksgiving....