Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

What a year of highs and lows.

I was joking with Craig this morning about how much money we had lost this year. Selling our monster house in VA is is tops on the list of things I want to forget about this year. Well, it was all for a good cause. I imagine we can call it freeing ourselves from a materialistic lifestyle and bringing our family home to a place that matters. We have surrounded ourselves with love, support, and simple comforts and living 500 miles away in a 5000sq.ft house never compared to this feeling.

I want to spend more time teaching my girls this year instead of just doing. I'm in the habit of just doing everything to get it done. I'm going teach my girls how to do the things we might take for granted. They are little, but they are no longer babies and I think it would benefit us all I let them have more input in our decisions. They're not going to be doing their own laundry or making their own dinner daily! But we can start with limiting our wardrobes choices for the day and putting our laundry and dirty dishes where they belong. :)

I want to travel this year. We're not moving again for a long time, if ever, so I want to have a family vacation. Disney would be fantastic, as we've haven't been, but I would be absolutely content with a little break somewhere closer. As long as it was interesting & not just Buffalo! :)

I want to take more pictures this year and write more stories.

I want to be a better mother, wife, & person this year.

And if by chance I finally find the natural blond hair I had and the body I once had this year would ABSOLUTELY rock!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

editing photos

Lost in the land of editing photos from December. Be back soon, isn't this one silly?! Totally completely Charlotte!
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Thursday, December 10, 2009


Dec. 3rd
Manhattan Square Park
Skating Rink
Roch., NY
Dec. 4
same place
Can't get enough of the ice skating.
Well...I'm not skating...just walking Pinky who pulled
a Marley & Me at the rink.
You know the ocean scene. Yuck.

Dec. 5
missing photo.
Craig & I went out for Chinese.
I have a picture of Craig drinking a flaming volcano on my cell.
Dec. 6
Strong Museum
Allie & Lulu
Madeline's Christmas

Dec. 7
Making marshmallows
YumDec. 9
I actually shoveled the driveway.

Dec. 10
That's Craig shoveling the driveway.
The tiny black speck is him!

Difference between Rochester & Richmond
We don't cancel school when it snows.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December what?

My December daily is kicking my butt and it's only 5 days into the month.
We went ice skating 2 nights in a row which should have provided me with a ton of great pictures, but really didn't.
Hmm...we're going to make Martha Stewart's recipe for vanilla marshmellows. If I don't get a cute photo today, I may have to reconsider this project!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hello December

December started with a snowfall!
Nice.I'm attempting a December Daily.
For non-scrapbackers, it's a monthly journal filled with pictures taken daily
and the thoughts wriiten down to remember the day.
I like a snow shot for my first entry. It kinda sets a nice wintery
tone to my journal.

Things to write about on December 2nd.
Aunt Sue watched Charlotte while I volunteered in Nora's kindergarten class.
I tried to watch a tivoed Rock & Roll 25th Hall of Fame Concert.
Charlotte wanted to know why Bono was doing the pee pee dance.
He does spent quite a bit of time semi-hunched over tapping one foot.
I never thought my 4yr old
had anything in common with him.
Nora thought Mick Jagger was old and why does he sound funny?
Good valid questions.
I definitely thought that myself about ol' Mick.