Busy busy

November 30th, 2011

I feel like the last couple of weeks have flown by. We’ve barely been home from Thanksgiving and we had a day with Ella’s other cousins that included lunch at Grandma’s and seeing the movie Arther Christmas. (I liked Muppet Christmas better myself.)  Then it was back to school and dance for Ella on Monday. And for me there were heaps of laundry to do and a workout at the gym I am still hurting from. The next day my in-laws arrived and we got all our Christmas stuff down and we visited, ate and decorated most of the night.

Until I crashed from exhaustion at about 8:30. I was so tired I felt like I couldn’t move.

After a snow delay and more visiting today, girls are now resting as I catch up on work and phone calls. Scheduling new appointments, rescheduling things that conflict with other things, filling prescriptions … whew. It’s going to be a busy month, I’m thinking.


November 27th, 2011

Thanksgiving was really good this year. Not that I remember it ever being bad, but I am really grateful this year.

I am so thankful my sister from San Francisco came home and we had 5 days of non-stop fun.

I am so thankful Ella and Eva have so many cousins — her 12th just arrived Tuesday as a matter of fact. I’m thankful his birth went well and he is a healthy little boy.

I am thankful we could go see relatives we don’t see much in Detroit. They were so sweet and so generous and it was so good to see them.

And not only did we have several days to relax, but a great hotel to stay in. I’m thankful my kids were so excited by the hotel too and love to travel like we do.

I’m thankful for not just my extended family but my kids and husband. We’re pretty lucky I think.

Anyway, I’ll get back to the daily blogging grind soon. But it sure was good to take that break and just relax with family!

Some of my favorite recent photos

November 11th, 2011

You may have seen some of these on Facebook or even a text from me, but I want them to be immortalized on my blog (which I hope to turn into a keepsake book for my kids one day.) So here they are…

Just a cute picture of Eva at home. And I love this corduroy jumper. It was London’s. Then Ella wore it to my dad’s surprise 60th birthday party. Funny how my memory is sharp when it’s comes to my girls and clothes.

A sweet moment on a hike at Vandolah Nature Preserve one Sunday this fall.

Probably one of our last jacketless days for a while.

My girls running with their little friend Mara. She’s the perfect little friend — being right between the girls’ ages so they both love her.

Ella and her cousins are getting so big.

This girl isn’t still for a minute, so sometimes photos aren’t all the way in focus. She tried on a lot of glasses when I went for a fitting at the eye doctor this week.

And the coat. I love this red coat from Grandma. And Eva even likes it!

2011 preschool photo. Love, love it. She’s wearing a dress her friend Bryn gave to her. She loves this dress and asks to wear it constantly. I wasn’t sure if it was the dress or because she looks up to Bryn. I think it’s a little of both.

Green Bean Delivery

November 10th, 2011

I just signed up for Green Bean Delivery and I can’t wait to get my first delivery!

If you haven’t heard of it, basically it’s a “Midwest Local Food Network.”

I’m going to get local, organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to my door. You choose the amount, the frequency and you can even add all kinds of groceries to your order the weekend before delivery.

Check it out here. And if you do sign up now, please say I refered you as a part of “Friendsgiving.” You will get 50% off your first delivery and I will on my next.

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    Me. Blogger. Formerly lived carefree life of eating out, staying out late, traveling and whatever else I wanted. Now mostly chase around two kids, cook, clean and work as graphic artist.

    Wonderful web guru husband who prepared this site for me. He's even trying to help to do dishes more around the house. Good man. I met him at a party in college in 1998 and he still hasn’t gone home.

    Unbelievably cute daughter who's been running the show at our house since March of 2007.

    Our newest, precious girl who just joined us in December of 2009.