Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ten Things - January 2011

The New Year always brings a sense of anticipation and a little bit of wistful {from me} about another year passing us by.  I am certain that we just had teeny tiny babies in our teeny tiny house and none of that is true anymore.  We're about to celebrate a 9th birthday and 6 is quickly morphing into sixteen.  I don't know what 2011 will bring, but there is always something to smile about around here.

Ten Things to love about January

Fresh starts

Sunny Sundays that felt more like July than January

Quiet moments where I find my two being sweet
without being asked

An unexpected chance to spend time with far away family

Cousins who are growing up together

Getting some serious girlfriend time
More than once

Finally turning in The Athlete's Indian diorama after begging him to stay focused working with him on it

Helping them stay close to their Grandparents - even 3,000 miles away

Reading bedtime stories to Nana

So proud of his Granddaddy's USMC uniform
ca. 1968

Getting a glowing report from The Princess' teacher on her reading, her writing, her eager class participation . . .
I guess if she's going to show off somewhere it might as well be school!!!

Cozy nights at home when even the dogs look happy

Today is the day that EmmyMom links us all up for Ten Things.  You do it, too!


Mrs. Bird said...

What a wonderful post! I love when my kids are sweet without being asked also :) Lately they've ben holding hands in their car seats a lot, warms my heart. Love your puppies cuddling too!

MiMi said...

Awww, those are great pictures!! I love it!

Emmy said...

Wonderful list as always! That diorama is awesome! It does look like a lot of work. And so good that you had girls nights, we really do need those

Impulsive Addict said...

That is an amazeballs diorama! Isn't the weather crazy? It was 78 degrees on Saturday in my lovely state of Oklahoma and then today we have a BLIZZARD. I'm not even kidding.

I love the pics of all the cousins. We have lots of baby cousins too and I hope they all grow up together!

Amy said...

Aw, I love your list! And I am jealous of the warm weather. Today may possibly have been the coldest day of the season. Brrr! And that diorama is amazing.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Love the photos and the list...happy new year, indeed!


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