Sunday, November 20, 2016

WOOT 2016!

Never give up!

Never surrender!

I made it to 2016....and how I shall start?

Well, we rang in the New Years with my brother and sister and spouses, and then the next day, I sewed and relaxed and worked on this....


On the way to one of my many doctor and physical therapy appointments in January for my hip, I ran into the parking ramp.  :-/   

It sounded like a potato chip as I rounded one of those sharp corners...I was so upset!  I just cried all the way to the doctors office, just made at myself.  I've been parking downtown for over 17 years and I know how the ramps are, but I was rushing because I was late, and my Acadia is fat.  Ugh.  Anyways, it is still not fixed, I figure I deserve a dented car...


A few days after that, we went out and got me a new chair for sewing, one of my Christmas presents.  I have to admit, the new chair FELT wonderful and still does...


Here is the project finished...I think I completed it around February, before things got crazy at work.  It is very Christmasy, even though it is not supposed to be...



the boys had skating lessons for two months...it just doesn't come naturally to either of them, although Nathan was close to passing.  We don't have time to do more than one session of skating lessons each year, so it is what it is....at least they have had more training than I ever did (zero!)






We had a little bit of snow in January, but really not much snow at all the whole season, so the few times we had it we really had to enjoy it!








I love how cute the kids are in the snow...they are all troopers out there now!  we will see if Jeffrey has changed much since last year...






Our friends over in early February, late January, and the snow was already sloppy...so they made a snowman!  He didn't last long...

In late December, I had ordered the suits for Kevin and Brittany's wedding.  I could order a complete suit online (excluding shoes) for between $25 to $30 a suit, which was great since Nathan needed one for first communion this year anyways.  Here they are trying them on..what studs!



Haha...Evan and his Olaf socks...



Other randomness...I met Nathan for lunch at school one day...Italian Dunkers!  OMG so good...

I really enjoyed the whole lunch...



Chris and I went ice fishing late January...my ARSE was still  hurting so bad that I remember the cold bucket felt good to ice the pain away....


Jeffrey playing...

so I took the boys to the outside rink a couple times to practice for skating...they both ended up bawling...Nathan couldn't do his "swizzles", and Evan couldn't lift one foot up and glide...although, at their next session, they both magically passed...


Did a little crocheting...

Made this beauty for a wedding shower gift...

Watched the sunrise at work...gosh I miss this view!



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A year behind....

I guess the nice thing about being almost a full year behind is that I can now see what I did this time last year...

November is upon us today; October flew by, and I know November will as well.  Soon it will be January...ugh!  

I am thinking, OMG, Jeffrey turns 3 in March.  How can this be?  Didn't I just have him?  If we were considering having another, we would have thought about it long ago...crazy!  I feel like there was soooooo much time between Nathan and Evan, and then Evan and Jeffrey, but I think with three kids you are so busy with things you like to do, that time goes faster and faster.   



I want things to slow down...be still...like the snow here...like the verse, "Be still and know that I am God..."

 Jeffrey often behaves like I feel....


Christmas was a difficult last year for me, but it seems as is every Christmas someone is sick or not feeling well...this year it was not a cold or flu though, so that was weird!  Just Mommy gimping around...




Grandma gave the boys these disgusting professional Christmas cookies...they ate like two bites and we tossed them...ha!





Santa came through...the boys were over the moon when he delivered them a PS4!  I think it has been played almost everyday since....

Jeffrey loved his stocking....

My new years eve baby...hard to believe he was still just one year old here...sweet boy....

Here was Chris' big gift...I don't have any good ideas for this year, sorry Hon!  nothing big.  Socks and undies is all you'll get...  :-)