Saturday, December 31, 2011

Closing out 2011

It's been a year of growth. Of independence. There was some sunshine. There was some clouds. Our year ended back in our home. I spent my new years day cuddling with my littles. Us3 under a cozy blanket. We chatted about silly things about toofers and tiny tiger. About oreo cookies and action figures. It made me happy to spend a quiet cozy day with them. We don't do this enough. I'm looking forward to the new year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A quick look at Christmas

What a happy Christmas this year! The littles and I were busy little bees having lots of family fun.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Second toothfairy visit

12/26/2011 Gabriel lost his second tooth. I was working again and it happened during some frosted flakes. He was a solider no tears just excitement for the toothfairy

Friday, December 23, 2011

How very granola

When your littles eat the new box of granola bars in one 24 period... Cause it's one of their favorite things to eat, what do you do? You make them from scratch. I changed the recipe around a little and we were so pleased with the final result. I am putting these on the list of things to repeat in the new year.
I got this super sweet card in the mail from a super sweet someone. It put the biggest smile on my face. Seriously it was the sweetest most unexpected christmas surprise.

Ho ho yo

Another year another company party. This year we had a real jolly Santa Claus.

This morning... In the adventures of Elmer the Elf

He was having some coffee on our day off! Gabriel loved finding him

Where's Elmer ?

In the bathroom. The kids loved that one

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hangin around

Elmer the elf here. I'm having a great time with these littles. Here is a picture of me in a christmas stocking ... I feel comfortable with decorations feels like home . Signing off! Toodles

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chillin in the fridge

Elmer got thirsty after his long flight home from the north pole. David found Elmer this morning and the reaction of sheer delight when they found him was so silly. Then they finished his juice.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Elf Greetings From The Batcave

Elmer has a thing for hanging with the Jedi. The elf force is strong with Elmer. The boys were so excited to find him this morning. They loved his little note.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Elmer our elf

I am trendy. This is a fact that remains. I enjoy trends. Whether it's a new lip gloss shade a new fitness rage or something silly for the littles I like to be a part of things. It comes with my social nature. I have been hearing about the elf on the shelf for a little bit now. I bit the bullet and arranged for a whole performance for the arrival of Elmer our elf. If time allows in the next day or so I will up load the video.
But let me tell you. This elf on the shelf brouhaha is genius. The littles are so well behaved because they know Elmer is taking notes and reporting to Santa every night. I may need to consider leaving Elmer out all year long.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Path

Ahhh apps. There is so much that can be said for them. Some are a waste of time and money. Some keep you productive and some are fabulous. That is how I would sum up my experience using path. A mobile journal I'm finding myself using it more .

Monday, December 12, 2011

An afternoon phone call to my sons I call them everyday sometimes twice a day while working to see how they are.

Gabriel hands David the phone
G: David its mommy

David : Hello this is batman
Me: hello batman ( I went with it
David : your son is sick with a cough and sneezes he had a not so good day
Me: oh my well why?
David : I just told you the cough and sneezes duh I have to go now
Me: can I talk to David please
David : he says no goodbye David's mommy

Hangs up phone.

Yes this really happened. Yes it happened today. Yes it put the biggest smile on my face today. Yes I love him too too much!
He remains a crazy monkey Indian coconut muffin rascal buggyboo but he just likes to be called daveypooh
I worked in g's class on Friday. He is sooo proud when I'm there. This is the picture he drew of our family. Me him and his brother. I love it. He makes me soooo proud. I feel blessed to be his momma and see him become who he's going to be.

Good morning to you...

Just another regular Monday morning. Much like any other busy day. I get up. Feed the littles their breakfast. Jump in the shower do a little singing and dancing. A load of laundry and then be on our happy little ways. Always however with wet hair ...still. I can't ever seem to shake that awful habit .

Sunday, December 11, 2011

On Going Home

Once upon a time there was a small little house on a quiet street corner. It was a cute house. It held lots of memories. Good memories and also not so sun shiny ones. The house was a little anchor. It was stead fast and strong and always there. It was a happy place.

This house was my childhood home. I have spent most of my life in this house on a corner of a quiet street. It is the house a shy little girl blossomed into a young woman. The house were I got my first kiss. A house that my family outgrew and left. When I met the man whom I thought was my forever we moved into this house and started our lives. Happiness lived here along with passion. I learned to be a woman in this house. Twice a mother and once a wife in the little house on the corner. And when that story fell apart I left the house I always loved. With a heavy heart I left and started again somewhere new.

Sometimes you can go home again . Happily I walked back into the home I had always known I held my breath at first a flood of memories came to me. Memories of my life every small thing I could remember that had always made me happy here and all of the times that had made me cry. Wiping and washing memories away like counter tops. Each new day I fill my little little nest with new memories. Memories of me as a grown up living a real not so fairy tale life doing the best I can and will continue to do. This moment in my life is me at my finest. It comes with struggle and judgement but I knew that when I moved home, and nothing worth anything in life is not with out struggle and criticism. From the bottom of my little heart this is where I always wanted to be...home .

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pinning ~ A new obsession

Last winter I received an invitation to join Pintrest. I joined but sat on it as my head was not really into another website to lust over. We all know I have a serious issue with Etsy. Over the summer I logged on and now I am totally in love with this site and its cute go anywhere app. I check it like a couple of time a week. I heart and covet so much of these ideas, clothes, thoughts.

Feel free to see what I'm pinning

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A little dinner


There is so much beauty happiness and magic in a beautifully lighted tree.
Our tree decorated by we holds memories of christmases past and the whimsy of the season. Bulbs, reindeer, elves, snowmen and Santa. Every morning when my son Gabriel wakes up he gives me a morning smooch and runs to turn on the Christmas lights. It's the first thing he does when we walk in the door at the end of the day.
The tree makes us happy we sit on the couch before bed and sing Christmas songs with all the lights off except for the tree. We watch it glow as we sing.
I love this time of year.