Friday, January 16, 2015

Hello 2015

I cannot believe it is already 2015! I swear we were just celebrating Y2K and now it's 2015.

Where has the time gone? We spent the evening at a family friends house like we have done in years past. The kids were able to go swimming in the cold pool and watch movies. We ate good food and spent time with good friends and family. Not the most glamorous or exciting, but fun nonetheless.

I have a few pictures from that night.

Swimming in the cold pool

Silly little girl

My Booger

Silly goose

I see this face more than you would think
It was a nice was to ring in the new year.

Now for some Goals:

* Find a place to start my Masters in Educational Leadership and get it started
* Attend information session on Leadership Academy
* Start working out at least 2 days a week (whether it's at home or at the gym)
* Start watching what I eat and limiting my pop intake.
* Read at least 1 book every 3 months (I already have one down. Just read The Good Girl and it was REALLY good)
*Start meal planning at least 2 meals a week
* Try a new dish every other week
* Get more organized
*Try to get on an actual budget
* Be more "present" with my kids
*Take the kiddos to the Zoo
*Start chores for the kids (like picking up toys before bed, making beds in the morning, helping a few little things around the house)
*blog a little more

I think these are doable goals for the upcoming year. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Crochet Camo Baby Blanket

One of my best friends is expecting a baby boy this month. She has gotten into crocheting recently and has made a few baby blankets for her new little bundle of joy.

She has also made one that is a camo blanket and super cute! If I had a little bundle of joy, I would sure buy one. But this baby factory is currently closed.

If you would like to visit her Esty store, go here:

Stop by and check them out. What do you guys think??

Monday, January 12, 2015

Christmas Recap

Christmas was great this year. M had the week of Christmas off to spend with us, which was nice.

We split our Christmas celebration into three different celebrations. We started off with my mom the Tuesday before Christmas. We went over and had lunch and opened presents with her. Her and my dad spoiled the heck out of me this year. It was really nice to get spoiled a little. They also spoiled Booger and Pretty Girl. We spent the afternoon at her house playing with their new toys. I only have one picture from that day, but I have to say, it's my favorite.

Christmas eve was spent at M's parents house with his side of the family. It was a nice evening. The kids were spoiled again and were able to play with some of their new gifts. We also ate some great food.

Left is of our nephews opening their cards from us (I made them and was pretty proud of them) and of course Booger and Pretty girl opened their presents as well.

Then Santa came to our house. There was much excitement in our house. Both kids understood what was going on. It was magical this year and their excitement was contagious. Santa spoiled our kids as well. They received baby turtles, 2 of them; a large fish tank for the turtles and fish; ninja turtle gear; Sophia the First doll and princess shoes; the transformer Grimlock Booger has been talking about for months; and a few other little things. They had a blast Christmas morning.

From left: the tree after Santa arrived, our baby turtle, the fish tank, boots that Pretty girl has been eyeing for awhile now, the ninja turtle gear and of course pretty dresses for a pretty girl.

Overall it was a nice holiday. The magic was alive for the kids and to me, that is what is important. That and family. It's not about the gifts, but watching the kids believe so strongly in something is nice. It was a nice Christmas.