Several years ago we started giving each year a food. One year it was the year of the pork chop. The year after that was the year of the shrimp.
This year I decided to add a special feature to the Christmas Card... I added a QR tag to the back of the card. If you knew what that was, and scanned it with your cell phone or webcam it brought you here!
For the last month I've watched friends on Facebook list things that they are thankful for, and last week we celebrated Thanksgiving at our house again this year. A year ago we decided to stay home for the holidays and do Thanksgiving at home.
The idea of "The Vegetarian Experiment" was to prepare only vegetarian meals in our home for the summer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day we would have a vegetarian house.
I'll be honest. Writing is HARD when you're a stay home mom. I didn't think it would be. I figured I could crank out about 3 or 4 really wonderful pieces of literary blog awesomeness every day. Truth is it was easier to write every day when I had a job. For starters I got "breaks". Those breaks included walking over to the cafeteria and getting a very large Diet Coke and hitting the vending machine for a B-7 - a Butterfinger. It was heavenly, and not so healthy, but it kept a smile on my face. So while eating a candy bar and drinking a Diet Coke I could write about the one or two funny things the kids did between the hours of 5:30 pm and 6:30 am.
Soon enough we will be searching for school supplies, meeting teachers, discussing the plan for the school year. So far there we've signed up for soccer and dance. Those two activities alone will keep us moving on the weekends. While I'm excited to get back to "work" of the regular schoolyear, I already miss the relaxation of having nothing set to do and nothing requiring us to have a set schedule.
"Fair" is something that is a big issue in our house these days. Gigi is very concerned about being fair. Her new favorite thing to tell me is "No fair!" To which I pretend those words are unknown to me. To her having to carry her own baseball glove is "no fair". To me it's knowing that the phone rang a year ago and I didn't know it was the last time.
Happy Easter everyone! Sorry its been a while since we've blogged...we've been busy with work, school, dance, etc. that its been too hectic to blog about it!
So far it's going well... Unless you consider that being a "vegetarian" in Texas is sort of like admitting to being a Cold War Communist.
Eight years ago Jolene and I walked into Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth to have a baby. For the most part we were calm, not rushing or frantic like most parents hurrying to the hospital to have a baby. On that cold February morning we walked into the hospital knowing what to expect; we had gone through the childbirth classes, toured the hospital, talked to the doctors and nurses. We were "ready."
Sometimes Reagan falls in love. Often with just about anyone.
Here's a few pictures from Christmastime around our house.
Saturday night we had a rockin "PreGrammy" birthday party at our house for Reagan's 4th birthday!
This year for Christmas we went out to Mainstay Farm (in Burleson, TX) to pick out and cut down our very first live Christmas tree.
Spring Break 2009
On the wall was a sheet to sign up as Room Parent and Assistant Room Parent. I've spent my entire working life as "assistant" something or other, so I figured I was qualified to do that. That, to me, meant whatever Room Parent needed me to do I would do. And I'm a very good assistant. Personally, given the choice, I would always rather be First Runner Up than the star of the show.
We're currently in the process of updating our blog to new software and I have converted the site over. I am working this week and next to get all of the old posts from the old site on here, as well as posting new photos, etc. to the site.
Seals and Croft. Open windows. Mom.
The thing about Will is that if he's "in a mood" he will exile himself and I won't have to be a part of his bad day. Gigi demands audience.