Monday, December 1, 2014

Blurred Days, turned to months {mobile monday}

WOW!!! I can't believe it's been a month since my last post, and even the last few have been far between.  We've taken the usual "BUSY" to a whole new level with SO MUCH going on here at the Brunette house, it's getting hard to keep track of what day - or even what week - it is.   So here it is... another quick post until I can catch my breath, a {mobile monday} post with snapshots from my iphone.  Happy Monday folks - hope you're all staying warm and enjoying the season wherever you may be.
xoxo - Jess

* After four long months in the job hunt, Military Man accepted a job offer and will be leaving us in just a few days.  The kids and I will follow just as soon as our house here in sunny AZ sells and the semester is over at school.

* The kids weren't too happy about the news.  We HAD planned to make this our permanent home, but plans change and we're no stranger to sudden and abrupt moves.  We promised the kids that for sure this next place will be their last home with us (before college).

* We made a spur of the moment trip out to have a look around the place we plan to call home for awhile.  It's a nice place and we're looking forward to the move... it's just all the in between stuff that needs to be taken care of that's going to be stressful.  There's a "Festival of Lights" in the center of town at the park that Military Man and I were able to go through on the night we were in town, it definitely made it feel like Christmas.  (Wow!  I can't believe it's already December!?!)

* We set out getting things around our home here in order, including home repairs and painting.  Daisy was not too happy about the fact that it took me four days to paint the master bedroom and put it back to something she recognized.  Look at that sad face she gave me when I sat down to take a quick break.

*  We just reunited with some dear friends (the Buchi family) that recently moved to Tucson from Montana.  It will be hard to say goodbye knowing they just got here and we now leave after seven years since our last duty station together.

*  Thanksgiving was wonderful - yummy food galore! and I even made rolls... which rarely happens.  The kids love them though, so I guess it was worth it.  We were so happy to have the Buchis join us for dinner at Grandma Brunettes house along with Beau and Danika and their adorable boys who drove down from Utah for the weekend.  We each got to steal some sweet baby snuggles too!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Our Big Halloween Bash

White Elephant Parade - Celebrating 50 Years

October Wrap Up {mobile monday}

End of the month wrap up for on-the-go pics from my sweet phone:
* Pep Rally and Spirit Week
* Fun Family Home Evenings
* EYO Scout Camp-out in the Santa Ritas
* Ward Trunk-or-Treat
* Freckle Face's new braces
* Busy photography schedule
* YW's Evening in Excellence, both girls completed values in Personal Progress
* All three kids made the Principal's Honor Roll for 3.5+ GPA
* Monkey Boy's Student of the Week for outstanding character
* Halloween - whoot, whoot!!
* Football and basketball games
* White Elephant Parade - 50th Anniversary
* More parties and gathering of family and friends - we are blessed!

I could've have made it through this crazy and wild ride of a month without some very wonderful and helpful family and friends - both near and far.  I am a lucky girl to have such an amazing support system!  XO - Jess

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Still Blossoming

The hibiscus plants I have in the backyard are surprisingly still blossoming gigantic flowers and attracting some marvelously colored birds to the area - that is, when there's not a couple of rambunctious dogs out there chasing them away for fun.

Happy Sunday afternoon!
- Jessica

Friday, October 24, 2014

Favorite Fall Colors {favorite friday}

 [October 2010 - Around Utah County]

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Southern Arizona October Sunrise

... ok, just from the back yard because I'm still in my jammies, but aren't the colors spectacular?!

xo - Jess