Monday, January 21, 2013

Life Lately

I don't know - I think I might be in partial hibernation.   Lately it seems like if I am not taking care of the boys or picking up the house, all I want to do it snuggle up under a few comfy blankets and snooze.   It's winter, ya know? 
I have this quote on our chalkboard for this month - and I have found myself glancing at it quite often.  It's just...not my favorite season.  I am determined to find the beauty in it though...and it's there.  It's just that it gets hidden under the dirty snow lining the road and the leafless trees.  

That said - here are a few beautiful moments in our life lately.
 We have taken advantage of the snow to do some sledding.  Jack had only gone on a sled one time before this year, and Luke never had, so needless to say the giggles were priceless.
 I got in on the sledding action as well...
On days when we haven't been able to get outside as much, we have been practicing sleeping in a box - because you just never know where THAT life skill is going to come in handy (?).
Speaking of putting children in boxes...this was my version of a drive-in theater for the boys...
...hush.  I know it's lame...but they loved it!  We also took a day last week to drive down to spend the day with my sister and her little ones.  Let me tell one dances like those kids dance. 
Due to some concerns about fog (it gets pretty bad up here at night) we ended up spending the night at my mom's house, which was a nice little treat in itself. 

The boys have also found a renewed love of coloring.  For a while there no one was really interested in sitting down and coloring - but I am happy to report that they now happily sit at their little table for a few minutes each day. 
 And in other beautiful news - we leave for another trip to Florida in 10 days! Matt has a work thing there for a few days - and then we are going to stay down there with his parents for a little while - we are REALLLLLY looking forward to that sunshine again!!

What's new in your life lately?  Are you finding the beautiful (even if it is hidden under some slushy snow)?


  1. LOVE the sledding pics! so cute!

  2. Aww I too love the sledding pics. You can almost hear the laughter just by looking at them. So sweet! It looks like you are making the best of winter. We too are headed to Florida in a few weeks! I can't wait for the warmth. I'll need it after this week- tomorrow is supposed to be -22 C (-8 F) here!

  3. The drive-in movies thing is so freakin' cute!

  4. The sledding pictures and the drive-in are so cute! Also, did you write that quote on the chalkboard? I love the fonts you used! :)

  5. I think you were born to be a mom... you come up with such fun things for your kids to do!

    I know exactly how you feel about winter. While it's okay, I always find myself ready for Spring as soon as January hits.


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