Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 283

Merry (belated) Christmas!! We had a terrific one here with lots of family time, friends, presents and relaxation :) I did miss my family but it was nice to not travel! I have lots of pic's which can be viewed here. This week is the girls' last week home from school so we have lots of playdates scheduled, Maddie's first sleepover tonight (Ella is coming to our house), and some regular errands. 2011 is upon us and it's giving me a lot to reflect on....More on that soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 278

*Finished Knitting this today :) Find the pattern here!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 277


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 274

*Top to Bottom: Writing in Bed, Relaxing & Glasses (It should be noted that I took these pic's as I was putting the girls to bed tonight and their room was completely dark! Grace loves her "glassies" and has been wearing them only for bedtime for the past few nights :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 271

Snow & Cookies Day :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 270

*Clockwise from Top Left: Maddie wrote her first word on her own when she came home from school yesterday and showed it to me. It says "Mom." I could have cried I was so proud! Ornament from Mad's. Ornament from Gracie girl. Maddie laughing as we work hard to package our fudge that we've been giving as gifts. The Girls in their winter coats! They've needed them everyday...looks like snow for tomorrow :-)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day....Who Knows?..

I've been exhausted lately....physically & mentally. Just sort of drained. Maybe it's the season, maybe it's therapy, or maybe it's the fact that I'm getting older. Seriously. Every time I see myself in a mirror I feel a little alarmed at the fact that I have definitely aged. (This isn't being said to have all of you comment how great I look either.) Honestly, for the first time in my life I'm looking into tired eyes (with the dark circles to prove it), fine lines and gray hair. It all seems so vain but at the same time, it's bugging me. Gone are the easy beautiful days of youth. I know it didn't happen overnight but part of me feels like it did. I want to embrace this getting older; but I'm not sure how. I know in the grand scheme of things, this is not a "problem" but it's something I was thinking that all women have to come to terms with at some point; The idea that I'm not the youngest/cutest/skinniest/whatever-ist in any given room and being okay with that. Not only being okay with it, but really embracing it. Clearly I'm a work in progress :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 258

We've been back from California for a few days and I'm finally able to upload the pictures. I'm back to blogging after a short hiatus. Our visit home was great. There's so much love, family and friends on the west coast for us and it was awesome to feel some real gratitude for all that we have. Enjoy the pic's below!
Thanksgiving California 2010