Friday, December 31, 2010

My goals for 2011


Okay, so now that y’all know what I learned this year, let’s delve into my goals for the upcoming year.

1.  Keep on training for the Princess Half.

2.  Finish the Princess Half – still standing upright and not dragging my legs across the finish line.  I am not hoping for any particular time since I will be having too much fun to worry about that.  I just don’t want the sweeper truck to get me. 

3.  Get more organized.  Isn’t that always a goal?

4. Be more patient.  I have no patience.  None.  I need to get some.  Can I get that on Amazon?

5. Win the lottery!  Yet another goal everyone always has.  ;)

6.  Be a better mom and wife.  I could use some upgrading in these departments.

7.  Grow something without killing it.  Stop laughing.  It could happen!

8.  Lose more weight. 

9.  Eat more ice cream.  Kinda contradicts #8, doesn’t it? 

10.  Run more, so I can do #9 and #8! 

11.  Enjoy each day.  Every day.  The little moments that we all seem to take for granted.  The sunrise.  My kids laughing like crazy people.  Good food.  Quiet moments.  Loud moments.  Time is fleeting and my kids are growing like weeds.  I don’t want to miss anything.

Hope you all have a happy, healthy, and memorable new year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What I learned in 2010


Here’s a list of the things I learned in 2010 – in no particular order.  Winking smile 

1.  My kids are awesome.

2.  My husband is awesome.

3.  You can never have too much packing tape.

4.  You can never have too many boxes.

5.  Running brings me sanity.

6.  Giving up meat and dairy was a great decision.

7.  I hate migraines.

8.  Homeschooling rocks.

9.  The glass is half full, even when there’s only a drop left.

10.  Being without a car for 6 months is not a fun thing.

11.  I will never, ever take having a vehicle for granted again.

12.  I will never, ever take the roof over my head for granted again.

13.  Homeschooling can make me crazy some days.

14.  You can never have too many friends to help you pack said boxes with said tape.  ♥

15.  The Winter Park farmer’s market is da bomb!

16.  Disney makes me feel like a kid.

17.  Hummus makes me happy.

18.  I don’t miss having cable.

19.  I do miss having a dvr.

20.  Less is more.

21.  I love cooking.

22.  I love baking.

23.  I love my family.

24.  I love my friends.

25.  I need to be more organized.

26.  I will always homeschool my girls – until they go off to college.  Well, at least that’s what they said and I agree with them. 

27.  I wish I had a magic wand.

28.  My grey hairs are multiplying at a really fast rate.  Damn.

29.  I need to blog more.

30.  I like Hannah’s new v(egg)an word.  She rocks.


Okay, I’ve learned more than 30 things, but my brain cells are fried right now.  Smile with tongue out

Saturday, December 25, 2010



No, not vegan, v(egg)an.  That’s my new word from Hannah.  We are not vegan, since we eat eggs.  However, if I say were vegetarian, most people assume we still eat dairy.  So Hannah came up with v(egg)an

Tonight’s v(egg)an dinner was tacos!  Oh so yummy. 

I think I’m going to do a new project for 2011 with a short blog post daily/weekly/every other day/when the wind blows/etc. about our v(egg)an dishes!  I got a great cookbook for Christmas from the girls and am eager to use it.

Do you think Webster’s will put v(egg)an in their book?  On their website?  In the trash? 

Stay tuned for some yummy food posts!

Merry Christmas!


Happy Holidays!  We are having a lovely day here at home.  The girls got some fun stuff from Santa.  Smile  We’ve been playing games, watching movies, singing, baking, cooking, and slightly napping!  Here’s a few pictures for you. 

Alex reading The Night Before Christmas to the girls.  I needed the usual crazy girl pictures while he was reading.  Smile  I got them.


She’s so mean!  Watch out for her.  Hannah kept cracking up.



The children were nestled, all snug in their beds.  I thought they’d sleep until noon!  We finally woke them up right before 9:00.


She was very happy that Santa left dye-free candy for her in her stocking.  Santa likes to make her happy.


I think they are on a total sugar high today.  I think I am, too.  It’s all good.


I made tacos for dinner – refried beans, black beans, brown rice, soy crumbles, Daiya cheddar cheeze, Tofutti sour cream, spinach, and salsa.  It was sooooo good!  I have tons of leftovers for tomorrow night, too.  Yay!

Hope everyone is having an equally fun-filled day!  I keep trying to email out a bunch of pictures, but I seem to be having some technical difficulties.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A random something.


I’m sitting here having my morning cup o’ joe and surfing the ‘net.  I came across a great little blog and and equally great cartoon on their site.

The blog is 

homeschool cartoon

Go check out his blog for some other really funny, but true, cartoons about life.

Monday, December 20, 2010

‘Twas the Monday before Christmas


And all through the house, not a creature was stirring………we were too tired!  Winking smile


We had a great visit with my parents. The kids were totally spoiled when we celebrated Christmas on Wednesday, and we all had lots of fun.  I think I could have left mom on Park Avenue for the next month.

Here are a bunch of pictures for your viewing pleasure! 



I would caption them all, but right now I have dough that needs my attention.  I am sure you can figure out where we are and what we are doing.  Smile 


Hope you enjoy the pictures!!