Monday, December 22, 2008

Naughty or Nice

The countdown is on in our house. 3 days..........they can hardly wait!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Precious Moments in My Life

I did finally clean off the digi cam. Everything from our trip to North Carolina in May, the the Erie Canal Village in July, Lake Delta in August, Halloween, Nutcracker, and everything in between. I thought my dad used to take a lot of photos, I put him to shame! So here are some of my favorites to enjoy.

A Little R & R

I admit it, I probally won't rest or relax, but just a break from the usual: Get everyone up and ready, eat breakfast, get dressed, race to drop 3 little girls, with all the right things like lunches, clarinets, shoes, sneakers and home work off at 3 different places just to be to work by 7:30, race throught the work day sometimes without stopping for lunch or water, just to race home, get them off the bus, do home work, race to get them to activities, home at night, bathed and ready to do it all again will be lovely. I needed a break. Kids at school have also reached pivital moment of mid year panic with grades as well as drama.

So far, I have done nothing big, but it has been lovely. Friday night, because I didn't have to race around, I cleaned 150 photos off digi cam, edited them, uploaded to snapfish, and got the right shots together for the annual calendar I make my parents. It was a huge undertaking, because of course you know me, I edit the photos to perfection. I am not so sure being able to preview photos is good if you are OCD, or is the editing features. I made 3 bathces of fidge too.

Saturday, again, a lovely day. Completed house work, made cookies, and went to my neighbor's house for an open house/make up show without kids ( she sells all natural health and beauty products.......I purchased a few things. I have been wanting to go all natural, wasn't sure which line to try and then I get invited to her party. Perfect!) Brian took the girls Christmas shooping, so I went out to get groceries all by myself! That alone was a gift. I made 3 different stops, accomplished everything on my list, and because he took them to dinner at Friendly's I had the night off in the kitchen. Woo Hoo!

Just these couple little things, and time to have accomplished a few things have made a major difference in my mood. Tomorrow, we are busting Kayanna out of the babysitters and going sledding and then to the mall ( am I crazy) to let her pick out a birthday gift. Looking forward to it!

Embrace the day, enjoy the time off if you have it. Savor the little things no matter what.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Nutcracker 2008

The week Miranda has been waiting for has arrived, 4 performances of Nutcracker this week, along with rehearsal every night at the Stanley. She has worked hard since August in her role as Soldier this year. It's good action I tell you, and she already has her sights set on various roles for NEXT year. Can you stand her? I was outgoing, but she is driven!
They already had a fundraiser Tea Party a few weekends ago, and she was asked to be in it. Here she is the soldier all the way over on the right. Looking forward to going to "dinnner and a show" this weekend to see her. If I haven't already said so 50 million times, I am both in awe of her, and proud of her. Ten-hut, my Soldier girl, break a leg.