Preparing for 2012

It’s been a busy day.  I’m determined to start 2012 off fresh.  So, I’ve been sorting, scrubbing, cleaning, going through clutter (it’s amazing how much clutter a family can have), tossing stuff…  phew!  What a load of trash we had this week.  But, I’m seeing progress. I’m planning our New Year’s Eve dinner/evening and will…

Happy New Year!

We had a fantastic Christmas.  It was quiet, peaceful (well, as peaceful as it can be with two boys), and beautiful.  The weather during the week leading up to Christmas was definitely not my idea of “Christmas-like” since it was warm enough here to walk around with t-shirt, capri pants, and flip flops.  I found myself singing,…

I Love Christmas

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year.  Usually we wait to decorate until a couple of weeks before Christmas and leave everything up until New Year’s Day.  So, today is the start of all of that.  I’ve spent time dusting and cleaning so that we’ll be ready.  We’re going out to get our tree…

An Awesome Gift

It’s been 8 days since I’ve written.  Time goes by so fast that if we don’t purposefully plan certain activities, they simply won’t get done.  I’m often saying, “There are not enough hours in the day.” The piano recital went well.  Doodlebug was the youngest player and one of a couple students who had practiced hard enough to…