On Monday, it began, though. I have the BEST Maid of Honor who gets up and meets me at 4:45 in the morning to go to the gym. Have I ever mentioned I'm NOT a morning person? Nope. I wax & wane between complete zomified non-responsiveness & unbridled chatter about nothing. Poor thing. Hope she still loves me by the end of this!
...some mornings I think I'm just gonna look like this on the eliptical... but overall, I'm happy I'm going and feel much more productive in the am & alert at morning Mass.
Monday was also "All Saints Day" and I dressed up as Mother Mary with my kids. They were Super CUTE! I wish I could show all the pictures but... legalities... you know!
It was quite a feat taking these 25 to Mass for the first time... in costume.
At school the kids have been helping me get ready for "My wedding". We do a LOT of planting in the classroom all year long and have already planted nine containers of pumpkin seeds (from our carved jack-o-lanterns), 4 containers of apple seeds, 2 Maple trees, 2 containers of "pop"corn seeds ...oh, and ONE orange seed (one of the girls saved it from her lunch & wanted to plant it)... but they've also been helping ME to plant favors/decorations for the wedding.
We planted 150 Spruce tree seeds (please grow) and a dozen Amarylis bulbs... that I REALLY hope grow. We even prayed Hail Mary's for them. They're all excited about helping me and I wish I could show you all the pictures (but don't have permission from the parents), so I'll just show you a few where you can't really see the faces:
"Today boys and girls, you're going to help me plant AMARYLIS bulbs!"
"For your wedding?"
"I'm coming to your wedding" (repeat)
"I hope so."
"Who are you marrying?"
"My friend Shaun"
"I know Shawn!!!"
"Not that Shawn... (looking at little Shawn) though I love you too Shawn"
"I love you TOO Miss Marijanna" (repeat 25 times)
"Ok, lets get back to planting..."
(whispering) "I think she's using us for slave labor!"
"Voila!" (Please grow & BLOOM... by Jan 1st!)
...Just a little window into our world!