I do have plans to blog more this year - I was doing well until the beginning of this school year, but kind of lost some of my steam. In all honesty, I've had a few rough patches this school year which I think contributed to the lack of blogging, but I truly enjoy sharing with all of you, and I have such a passion for blogging and creating resources - I need to remember that .. and remember that the sharing will get me through the rough patches ... and help me focus on the good things and the JOY.
So ... here goes ... a brand new 2014 ... with a brand new post.
I am currently listening to my girls play with the new Christmas loot. We left on a little vacation just after Christmas, so Christmas isn't put away yet and all their toys are still under the tree ... just waiting to be played with. I think the rainbow loom was the big hit for my little one this year (can you tell by her excitement in this pic) ... but right now her hook has gone missing, so we're in a mini crisis. She thinks she solved the problem by taking one her sister's hooks, but I don't think that's the best solution. ;)
I am LOVING the fact that I still have 5 days off ... I think I'm going to need them to get organized around here. I have big plans for my house this year ... plans that start with a little organization around here (see NEEDING). I'm starting in the dining room, then the kids' rooms, then moving on to the living room. Don't think it will all happen in the 5 days, but I'm on a mission right now (and that rarely happens, so I'll take advantage of it!) I am also loving my new Christmas present to myself ... my new Coach bag. Isn't she pretty? It fits my laptop ... and it was 50% off - couldn't pass that one up!
Lastly, my memory is from our little mini vacation we just got back from. I have such wonderful memories of the many vacations I took with my family as a child, and I want to make sure I give my own children the same memories. The vacations don't need to be big, or far away, they just need to be filled with fun and brand new experiences. This time I took my whole family to see the girls' first NHL game. My husband is a huge hockey fan, and he's taken us to lots of local games, but this was the first BIG game for the girls. And I think they enjoyed it as much as my husband. We also did a lot of sight-seeing, a lot of shopping, a lot of eating, and had a ton of fun. :) WIN!
And that's about that. I'm linking up to Farley's Currently party over at Oh Boy 4th Grade and you've got to grab a coffee and drop by and see what we're all up to ... I can't think of a better way to spend a holiday morning (much better than the laundry piles that are staring me down). Happy 2014!!!