Friday, February 18, 2011


I love the Holiday Season.  For me, it starts in October with Halloween.  I start to get excited about the upcoming holidays.  I love Thanksgiving.  It might be my favorite.  It brings family together.  I have fond memories of sitting by the fire, eating good food and the anticipation that I still have Christmas to look forward to.  Then, of course, there is Christmas.  Christmas is fun, and although I used to be sad when Christmas and New Years were over, now I look forward to what comes after those holidays...Spring!  With Spring comes Valentine's Day.  I love the hearts, the candy, the flowers...all of it!  The next holiday I like to celebrate is St. Patrick's Day.  Not that I'm Irish, but in the past couple of years I've had fun preparing a "green" meal for my family.  Last, but not least, for me is Easter.  Of all of the holidays, Easter is my favorite candy holiday.  But I also enjoy coloring eggs and hiding them.  I suppose I can't write this without mentioning July 4.  I do love that holiday too, but I don't think of it as part of the holiday season.  I see it as an added extra in the middle of summer.  I love celebrating all of the holidays.  And I've enjoyed celebrating them with my kids now. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recent Trip

Jeff had some time off this past week, so we decided to go visit my family in Coeur d'Alene, ID.  It's about a 6-7 hour car drive away.  This was Simon's first road trip, and he did pretty well.  He only fussed a little.  While there, we got to see my parents.  We also got to see my sister Cheryl, her husband Kent, and her kids Justin and Emma.  It was fun to let the cousins play together.  We enjoyed yummy food together, hanging out on Sunday and watching the Super Bowl together, and playing in the snow.  I even went with Cheryl to one of her kickboxing classes.  It was great to see our family again.  I am reminded once again how happy I am that we moved closer to my family and can now see them more often.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Daniel & School

I'm so glad that Daniel is enjoying school.  When I first thought about putting him in preschool this year, I was so worried that he wouldn't be able to be apart from me for that long.  It's only 2 1/2 hours a day, but I still feared the worst.  I was also worried about his behavior.  He's so outgoing and bubbly, but I worried that others might see this as annoying instead of his enjoyment of life and other people.  My fears have been put to rest.  He loves school.  He loves going each day and doesn't want to be late.  He likes his teacher and his classmates.  I can't believe how quickly he is growing up.  And I find it fascinating what he is becoming.  Here's to my "biggest" and loving life!