Thursday, January 15, 2015


Snowy days, warm(ish) house. We've been sledding and keeping warm. So far, the kids have had 3 snow days, and 2 with 2 hour delays. I think I have that right. So 3 days so far that were full and on time. Smith went to school yesterday for 5 minutes before I got him for his orthodontist (!!!) appointment. It was nice to have the house to myself for 30 minutes.

He's getting braces at some point this year, likely April or May. Feels like a big step - another step toward "finishing" him. It feels good. Tate surprised me last night with a long note. I got up to our room to go to bed, and there was a long note about a couple things that are upsetting to her, and I was so thankful that she had written it. I wrote her a long note back, so pleased that she was sharing what was going on in her head and her world.

I've started in on a couple new knitting and crochet projects. I'm now down to my waist on my sweater - if I buckled down and finished it, it would not take me too much longer. I get distracted too easily! But I did sign up for doing another crochet class, this time, boot cuffs! I got a skein of yarn last night at the Finch and started working on them so I can see how much time they take. I also have two projects in the works for my mom and for Cassidy - February and March birthdays!

Tate just started her Christmas present from Grammy - a sewing class at the Finch, creating and sewing a pouf!! She took the first class last night and LOOOOOOOVED it! I think we have a budding sewer. Sew-er, not sewer. Ew. She picked very Tate-like colors. She's doing the class with 3 other girls from her soccer team, and there was definitely a spirit of competition going on in there.

Time to wake up the house - it's a full day of school today!

tate preparing for a friend

like a squishy teddy bear!

cream soda float at Shoes

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 - a New Year!

I keep hearing/reading about people making New Year Intentions instead of Resolutions, and i like it. Resolutions seem bigger, although I don't really follow them anyhow.

I think, maybe with age or cutting myself more slack, that I've gained more perspective into myself. I am a good mom and wife - I know this. I am a good employee, too. I am an okay house-tender, which will simply have to do as I do not want to give more effort into cleaning. David asked me the other day why I hadn't pushed the kids to help me clean the house more instead of ice skating, and I had to answer - I will ALWAYS choose ice skating with the kids over cleaning. Always. I will remember that over having a clean house.

So. My intentions. My intentions are to honestly stay the course I am on.
* live intentionally
* experience laughter and joy every day, hopefully far outweighing sadness and stress
* enjoy my peeps every day
* listen better (I could use some work on that end!)
* cut myself slack when things are tough and balance is elusive

I am cutting myself slack on my blog, as I haven't posted since September and am not going to do a giant recap!

Happy 2015 - to living!!