Saturday, January 28, 2012

Play at Sunset

They just don't ever seem to get too old to have fun at the playground.
I am serious too often.  I think I need to learn to play again.

A New Blog

I know . . . another blog.  I can hardly keep up with this one.  How will I manage one more?  Here I go anyway!  The new blog is called A Natural Family.  It will chronicle our family on our journey to a healthier, more natural life.  Take a peak.

Friday, January 27, 2012

My New Favorite

I have a new favorite thing.  I can hardly believe I hadn't discovered it before now.  It's tea, fruit and herbal tea, of course.
I have been drinking one or two cups a day, usually early morning or late at night.  Not only is it warm and comforting, but it is also a calorie free treat, especially when I sweeten it with Stevia.  Who knew?!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unscheduled Project

I know . . . I've done this before, not often, but it does happen.  I put my to do list down and did something just because I wanted to.  I made some cloth napkins to use during Valentine season.  I love them.  And I loved the break from the same old routine.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fire Alarm

The power went out today.  We had our fireplace burning at full, with the fan blowing.  The back up power we have from the windmill kept the fan blowing for quite a while.  But then it stopped.  Something in the house smelled like burning.  And then the fire alarms all went on.  And stayed on.

We were pretty sure it was just the fireplace, but didn't want to take any chances.  The kids were reminded to follow the drill we had practiced.  Todd and Thomas searched through the house, including the attic, making sure everything was okay.

I grabbed my predetermined items, the back up computer drive, our important papers, my purse, and coat, and joined the kids outside.

No fire, just smoke that got pulled in when the power went out.  Good practice drill.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

To the Ball

Todd's parents, also known as grandma and grandpa around here, came for a quick visit to attend the Governor's Ball again.  It is so fun to see them all decked out.  Check out grandma's sexy shoes!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

One More Holiday Treat

The kids weren't ready to leave the holidays behind.  So we decided to make one more holiday treat . . . 
pretzel rods dipped in chocolate.  Yum!  Sweet, salty, and crunchy all rolled into one!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Place to Sleep

Thomas has always been the child who didn't want to sleep in his bed.  This is where I found him sleeping this morning, laying across 4 chairs just a few short feet from the warm fireplace.