Did you all have a nice holiday? We had a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas Eve the boys played and played awaiting Santa's arrival the next day.
Santa was good to my little boys. My oldest, Jake was gifted with a Thomas the Tank Engine Bike, his first. Of course, I cried watching Jake's excited reaction. Really, he was excited although you can't tell by this picture.
Ryan was pooped after opening two presents so he went down for a nap and missed the majority of opening presents. Luckily, he didn't seem to mind a bit.
Grandma Leslie (my mom) made the boys the coolest Tee Pee. I'll post soon on how she did it.
Since Christmas, my house has become a disaster zone. All day today I have been trying to clean it in between my bouts of laziness. Yet it is still a mess. Hope to have things organized, washed and smelling lemony fresh by weeks end.
It's long past October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet I just came across this funny, heartwarming, makes you want to get up and do the PINK GLOVE DANCE video.
It made me laugh out loud and cry a bit... Enjoy!
We moved into our new house a few months ago and when I should have been rejoicing because my house is bigger, my kitchen is beautiful and the hubs office is outside in the casita. I instead got sad and overwhelmed. After too many months feeling this way, I have decided I need to forge ahead and be grateful for my everyday, my family and my friends because that is what matters most.
To get back into my groove there are some things I need to do.
1. get my booty back to the gym at least 4 days a week.
kids at playcenter = break for mommy & cardio = endorphins = happy me
2. making more time to blog. I don't know about you guys, but blogging brings me mucho happiness. I love the creativity, the community.
3. getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and skiing
4. embracing my creative side via here and here
5. finishing what I start
I know it sounds like a New Years list, maybe it is. Join me as I get into the groove.
In my 33 years 23 years, I have never taken part of Black Friday. The shopping extravaganza the day after Thanksgiving. This year my sis in law is trying to get me to go but the 4am shopping start time sounds grueling. My head hurts just writing it out. I am thinking I'd rather be asleep at that time but kinda want to see what all the fuss if about. Do you all shop on Black Friday?
Wow, I don't know about you but today flew by. Which is a good and bad thing.
Lots got accomplished and lots got put to the side to finish another day.
I'll have to post tomorrow about my room redo that I am working on.
One thing I did do, since I promised my boys, was bake chocolate chip cookies. These aren't your ordinary chocolate chip cookies, they are Deceptively Delicious. Check em out..
Picture from the book
All mixed together
I have to admit they were yummy even with oats and chickapeas aka garbanzo beans. Yummy enough that my husband Eric, couldn't get enough of them. If anyone wants the recipe but doesen't want to buy the book, let me know and I'll email it to you.