Sunday, January 10, 2010

January, brrr.
Sam and Kate January 2010 We are having lots of fun playing Wii Star Wars, air hockey and board games. The kids also enjoy reading books, making crafts and wrestling around. Sam continues to play basketball with the Kennedy Junior Cougars twice per week. This month, he also joined the Chess Club at school. Kate loves preschool. Her favorite activity when she is not eating is playing with her ponies. She still doesn't play with babies per se, but her ponies receive all of the same attention as a bundle of joy would receive. Shooting Stars, Love, Curley, Blackey, Pinkie Pie, Sylvie, Brownie are just a few of the 40 I am able to name off the top of my head. Kate's nickname these days is "hungry." "I'm hungry." comes out of her mouth about ten times per day - we've been working hard at trying to make her eat all of her food at meal times, but she is "a growing girl." Sam and Kate play and learn very well together without too many fights. I'm so happy they are the best of friends and thankful for their relationship.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I was out shoveling snow off the driveway again this afternoon. Despite the snowstorm was two days ago - Chris shoveled the snow off the roof yesterday - thus the snow fell but it didn't snow. End result - Erica cleans it up. Anyways, listening to MJ on the ipod hauling the huge junks of ice and snow to the side of the driveway. I decide I want to run. Me? Run? Yeah, I know funny, but when the mood strikes, you go with it. So I ran, for 15 minutes in the snow (more people need to shovel their sidewalks) in the cold. I think it might be 0 outside, but it felt good, great! Running in the snow is just like running on the beach - nice, soft and squishy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a new year.

Happy New Year. This is the scene in our home on New Year's Eve. Crazy husband and three sleeping people - my photo is not included! I've never been a huge fan of New Year's. Each day is an opportunity for a new beginning, a new resolution.

The new year signifies to me a time to financially reassess. To rebalance our 401k's and IRA's - to create and review our budget and to project where we want to be one year from now.

December 31 also always signifies a purging throughout the household to hurry scurry donated items to Goodwill for a last minute tax deduction.

Happy New Year, with each day, I will try to be a better friend, a better wife, a better mom, a better worker, a better mentor. I'll try to be healthier and I'll try not to eat chocolate.

Happy New Year