Sunday, March 6, 2011

Back to the Basics









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