Sunday, March 6, 2011

Back to the Basics


I'm not sure if I know how to simplify my life... but I'm sure going to try. As a consequence of my busyness, I haven't been blogging or facebooking very often, but I did want to post a few pictures of my baby who... is now 18 months!
I finally made myself go out and take some pictures of her around our neighborhood a few weeks ago because I knew I was never going to get around to doing a "photo shoot" with her.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Well, I never made it to getting Christmas cards out this year. I had high hopes, but, like a lot of my high hopes, it didn't happen. I've decided that is what my resolution will be this year... do more of the things I make a goal of doing. I'm reading a book by Stephen Covey called "The Speed of Trust". There is a part of it that talks about learning to trust yourself by following through on the things you tell yourself you are going to do. Anyway, here is a recap of Christmas:
New Years Eve Day: Leaf Piles (only in Texas (and a few other states) can you do this sort of thing in December!
Sugar Cookies with Grandma:
Note to Santa: "I think that cookies are sugary. Thanks for the presents."
Fried Chicken for Breakfast: A Petty Tradition
Grandma made all the kids matching dresses and vests. Eric got a vest and tie too and I got a matching hair clip. They were adorable!
Kara's new backpack:
Ethan's magnifying glass:
... and tool bench...
Elia's horse arena:
Helping open a chocolate orange:
All she really cared about:
Ethan's "Toy Story Camera"... his only request besides a watch.
I included this video because I want to remember how fun it is that Ethan got as excited about toothpaste and an electronic toothbrush as he did about all the toys and candy.

Eric carrying the crew up the stairs... on to a new year!