A Sentimental Sap

The saddest part for me about the kids having the stomach flu over Christmas was having to get rid of George's blanket.  Poor guy got sick all over it and it just Had. To. Go.  He has had that blanket for his entire six and a half years of his life.  Every single day of his life.   It has been with him every single night to help him fall asleep.  When TJ asked him if it would be alright to toss the disgusting thing George immediately said, "sure, if I can get another one."  It was I who begged TJ not to throw it away.  But alas, I knew it had to go and honestly I did NOT want to clean it, so the blanket that has been with George every day of his life is now gone.  We did go to the store and I let him pick out new fleece with the promise of making him a new one.  Good by red blanket.


Snow! Snow! Snow!

The first snow was awesome!  We played out in it all day.  I went for a run and everything was so quiet and still.  The kids were out sledding and making snowballs.  And so began the snow gear on five minutes, off five minutes ritual.

TJ also figured out that blowing the snow off works really well!!

Gingerbread Men Baking



Feeling like Forest Gump

In one year I have run 1,035 miles!  To put that into perspective, it's 1000 miles from Lincoln to Atlanta Georgia.  Pretty cool.


My little Helper

Pete, I love EVERY time I sweep the kitchen floor, I hear you finding the dust pan and delivering it to me as I finish sweeping.  You also are my first child who pushes in the kitchen drawers, and the placing trash in the garbage can.  My favorite is when I see you walk past a drawer that is open, stop and shut it, then move on your merry way!

Celebrating St. Nicholas

I love the feast of St. Nicholas. 
This is the second year that we have "acted" somewhat like St. Nick.  Being that he is the patron saint of children, we put together a basket of Christmas sugar cookies, frosting, and sprinkles and tied them up.  We placed a St. Nicholas holy card in the basket and dropped it off at Cedars Children's Home.  When asked if we would like to leave our names, we said no...trying to be secretive like St. Nicholas!!


Fall Fun