the present family–the craft that didn’t happen

Happy Thanksgiving week, everybody!  Today’s the day we’ll make our way to visit with Matt’s family, and a mini-vacation is just what I need.

Sweet potato casserole??

That’s another perk entirely.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

So you know how Ashley and I are starting the series, The Present Family?  We were planning on doing a fall craft with our kiddos this week.

Well, this week didn’t go as I’d planned.  Not one day of it.

And that’s okay, or at least it is with me.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

I got to spend a ton of time with my family, and as much as I tried to complete our craft (even up until today), it just didn’t happen.

And that’s okay–that’s the whole point, right?

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

via Lauren Cochran Photography

We spent the week making each other laugh and making each other crazy.

Mostly the crazy part.

This week is all about them and the other blessings that make me tick, after all.

We’ll work on our craft soon, and this afternoon playing pirates with their buddy, Benjamin, won out.

To quote the 5 year old, pirates don’t do projects, after all.

My buddy, Ashley, had a great week with her fam, too, and even has a craft for you guys to check out.  Be sure not to miss it and head on over to The Handmade Home to check it out!

From one present family to another, relish today.

Breathe in deeply those you love, as you bake the casseroles and mop the floors.  Take a moment and marvel at their uniqueness.

They are yours, and no one in the world can replace them.

Or you for them.


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4 Responses to the present family–the craft that didn’t happen

  1. Catherine November 23, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    I hear you! My ‘pirate’ is 12 now, and when he asked me to help him make a leather quiver for his arrows this summer, I was giddy! Not a lot of crafting going on with him usually, although I am always welcome to collect rocks, antlers, trees for his forts, etc., with him anytime I want. You just have to go with what becomes interesting for them!

  2. Lori November 23, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    So very precious !!
    Have a fun time on your Thanksgiving vacation Shaunna!

  3. Tracey November 23, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    My little pirates are 4 and 6 and it’s often the anticipation of crafting that is more exciting for them than the actual result! If? Like yourselves we ever get there at all! Have fun on the way that’s my motto if you get to the crafting part great! If not enjoy the journey!!!

    Blessing on thanksgiving from the U.K

    Tracey xx

  4. Glenda b November 23, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    That’s one of the thIngs I love most about your blog, Shaunna, you have those priorities straight! All to quickly those fun loving pirates become adults and go on to lives of their own. While I know that’s how the good Lord designed it, I sure do miss those days. Enjoy those precious babies while you can! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :-)

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