Friday, January 4, 2013

Insta Friday New Years Style

Friday before the kids go back to school, holla!
We need routine.
Or we stay in our pajamas a lot.

life rearranged

This week we got a bench for our table!
This is huge.
We had 4 chairs.
We have 5 peeps in our family that eat at the table now.
It is a fun solution.
We cleaned out the crawl space.
Which was a trip back in time.
Some treasures resurfaced.
Including my ballet bag from childhood...
These gorgeous Barbie dresses my aunt made for my sister and me...
A pic and program from when my mom reached her life-time goal of graduating college as single mom and non-traditional student...
This gem from a photo booth with my 'lil sorella.
And this pic of my three oldest siblings.
Yep. On a John Deere.
It was Kansas.
Some treasures went to Goodwill...
Andy and I played Greed.
I got greedy.
I lost.
We played in a polar bear's den, learned about camping in the arctic, dressed up like penguins, sled on our bellies like penguins, touched a boa constrictor, and watched fish swim.
We rocked in the New Year with good friends over chili and yummy desserts!
We are so blessed with good people in our life.
We had black eye peas for good luck on New Year's Day with Nana and Papa and the kids' great grandparents.
Again so blessed.
I started training for another 5K.
I am not a runner.
But I am trying.
It's a resolution.
I made pumpkin pancakes.
I am not a morning person.
But I'm trying.
(To get up before the kids and make breakfast.)
It's another resolution.
I played Peek-A-Boo a lot.
I'm not sure who enjoys this more, me or the 15 month old.
I ate all my chocolate from Santa before my resolutions started...
Started reading a romance novel...
And kicked back with some coffee.
It's a charmed life.
We worked on letters and tens facts.
And I blogged this post from a new Christmas gift.