Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Little Sock Monkey

On Halloween, we spent a very low key family evening here at home. We actually attended a funeral visitation for a dear friend’s mother first and ate out for dinner (BBQ). We just realized sitting there, that we ate at the exact same spot last Halloween, and didn't even plan it that way. Afterwards, Luke did get a chance to wear his sock monkey costume that he won from Joy of Miracles, Markers and Me. Since we didn’t get to attend any church harvest parties or carnivals this year, we offered to take the kids to Walmart to pick out their favorite snacks and candies; go home and play a board game; and watch a family movie together. So we came home with candy of their choice, cookies, and popcorn; played our game, and watched our movie. It was much more relaxing and we all had a good time.

Here’s a few pics of our little sock monkey.

Joy didn’t dress up, but I did try to convince her to be the “Man in the Yellow Hat”. However, she opted to be simply Joy, which is special anyway. :)

And our little sock monkey fell asleep on the way home. The drive from town is just long enough to put him out. We had to wake him up for all the fun! :)

And he had to post for a couple of full length photos when we got home. Mama had to have those! Can you tell he had just woke up? :)

On another note, I wanted to announce a couple of things. First of all, next Monday, I will be hosting an auction for my friend, Jan. We met online as we were both waiting on our sons to come home from China. We hoped to travel together, but they ended up going a couple of weeks before us to bring their little two year old son, Hudson, home. They are now fundraising to bring home beautiful Leiney Grace, who is 8 years old.  Knowing the blessing of adoption, I am honored and excited to be able to help them in this way. So beginning at 7:00 a.m. this coming Monday morning, November 7th, and extending through Thursday, November 10th at 5 p.m., there will be several items for auction here on my blog. All the proceeds will go to the Bryant family to help bring home their precious Leiney Grace. Please keep them in mind and come over and shop for Christmas! You can take care of some Christmas gifts while helping to bring home a precious child of God, and thus making one less orphan in this world!


I also realized I made a mistake on a previous post. It was supposed to read that I am planning a giveaway when I reach 500 followers, not 600. That’s not quite so far away. So sorry for the mistake…….I seem to be making several of these lately. I think it’s time for wearing my glasses all the time.


And lastly, there have been several people over a period of a few weeks that have emailed me with questions concerning décor/colors, etc.. I haven’t had an email address to direct the answer. So please, if you email me with a question, I would love to answer your question, but be sure to leave a way to contact you!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


Carmen and the Primcats said...

Oh Goodness. That sock monkey costume is ADORABLE! Joy is beautiful too. Great kids!

Carmen and the Primcats

Penny said...

Cutest sock monkey I've ever seen!! Joy is always so photogenic, and has the prettiest smile going....
Glad you had a nice Halloween.

Carmen C. said...

LOL, what an adorable costume!!! Sock monkeys seem to be making a big comeback, I've been seeing alot of them in the stores ( not *real* ones likes yours though;)Sounds like a fun family evening:)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


This was my favorite Halloween yet! It was different. :)

Luke is ADORABLE as always...look at that little tail! All I could do for ten minutes after we put the costume on him was squeal over how cute he looked! :D

And thank you for your compliment on my picture! :D

I love you! 8!

God bless you!
Joy :D

Hollie said...

It sounds like a wonderful Halloween! I love your little sock monkey!!! I'd just love to hug & kiss that little fellow! Joy is just precious also!!! You are truly blessed, Tammy!

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

He looks so adorable! What a great costume! I'll be sure to come back and see the items you're auctioning. I'm trying to do my Christmas shopping a little at a time so it's not so overwhelming this year!

Sharon said...

What an adorable sock monkey.
Joy's smile is contagious!!She is such a cute young lady.

Farmchick said...

Very cute sock monkey!! :) Come say hi.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Pretty cute sock monkey!! Can't wait to hear more about the auction!

Annie said...

LOVE your sock monkey!!!!!! SO cute!!!! I just cannoy understand why Joy didn't want a big yellow hat:) LOL!!!

At Home With Amy said...

Luke gets my vote for the cutest Sock Monkey ever! I thought Joy looked sweet even if she didn't want to dress up.

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful Halloween in spite of everything that went on that evening. There is nothing more satisfying or gratifying than spending quality time with your family!

I look forward to your auction Tammy. May the Lord bless this families desire to bring this little girl home and make her part of their family more than they could ever imagine!

Have a joyous day!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Oh my Goodness! Luke is soooo adorable in his little sock monkey outfit. Joy has such a beautiful smile! Sounds like your family had a wonderful family night!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Oh my goodness he is just too adorable Tammy!! What a sweet voice he has and I LOVE his sock monkey costume!! Joy is growing into a beautiful young lady!!:0) Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!~hugs~

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Oh my goodness he is just too adorable Tammy!! What a sweet voice he has and I LOVE his sock monkey costume!! Joy is growing into a beautiful young lady!!:0) Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!~hugs~

Melissa said...

That's the cutest little monkey I've ever seen! And Joy's costume is simply beautiful. :)