Tuesday, January 17, 2012

At the opera

Fancy frocks for the opera are a must!

We went and saw "Jack and the Beanstalk" performed by our local opera house. It was fabulous. The girls loved it.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beautiful day

It was unseasonably warm today. It was 5 degrees shy of making a new high temp record! This is the type of winter I prefer. If I could schedule winter it would be one really good snow lasting three days and then be done.

I love our little walks on the trail. I forget how much we all need the walk. To just be outside, to find the coolest rock, to dig in the mud, and to climb trees.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Enjoying break together

A little day time drawing.

A little night time light fun.

This week has been such a great part of break. Although part of me is ready for next week and for the routine to return. I am torn, because this has been such a slowed down week of really enjoying time together. We may have watched too much TV, we may have stayed up to late, and we may have over indulged in extra left over goodies, but we have done it all together. And for that, I am blessed.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A foodie day

We had so much fun this morning unveiling our dehydrated treats. I think my favorite is the basic apple chip.

Emma likes the pineapple, Claire likes them all, and Dad is leaning toward the pineapple as his favorite. Although, as soon as his jerky is done the fruit chips will be ignored.

Kiwi is an interesting one. We aren't sure of if we like it or not, but it was fun to try.

I then made salted caramel creamer for my coffee. I love this and doubled the batch this time.

Some little mice got to the gingerbread house today. I am pretty sure we heard a witch cry, "Nibble nibble little mouse, who is nibbling on my house!"

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello, dehydrator!

We welcome the crunchy goodness that you are creating!

Hello, science.

We are checking on our fruit and watching how it changes ever hour. The shrieks of amazement,"It's shrinking!" are so delightful!

Hello, new year.
I hate resolutions, and I feel that if I make one I will fail. So no resolution this year, but I will have a goal. A goal seems less threatening. But what shall it be? I would love to lose weight, and become stronger and healthier. I would love to develop my ashtanga practice. I would love to become a better more attentive mother, and wife. I would love to become creative again, and create my art. I would love to develop the skill to manage my time better. However, I think most of all I would love to do these things while living simply and fulfilled.
So, I think my main goal will be to live simply and fulfilled. If the other ideas develop into realities that would be great too, because they do work with the main goal.