Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

"Has the ball dropped mom?"

Blake tried so hard to stay awake, but to no avail...he is sound asleep.

We had a perfect New Year's evening.

My dinner was perfect! Chicken flautas and home made salsa. 

Daddy, Casey and Blake.  <3
Garrett, Kori and Stella joined us.  We missed Supra...but that would have been doggy over load.  Next time Supra.
Brandon and Cooper were here too!

After dinner we went down to the den to enjoy some video games.  Not the X-Box, or Playstation...Blake wanted some good old-fashioned N64.
We discovered tonight that Kori is a "Zelda" expert, so she helped Blake play a little Zelda on our Nintendo 64.  That was fun.  (Thank you Kori.)
 Casey and Ducati.
While they played video games, Garrett gave me some lessons on how to use my camera, and even some great pointers on navigating Photoshop Lightroom too.  (Thank you son.)

If tonight was any indication of is going to be an awesome year!
Dozer thinks so too.  :)

I am so thankful for my amazing family.  <3

"Happy New Years everyone!"  May you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

Goodbye December! Goodbye 2011!

My 365...

Goodbye December, thank you for the memories!

Another 365 complete.  I am so proud of myself.  A photo a day for an entire year.  Completing year number 2 makes me very thankful that I stuck with it.  All the memories...saved forever!

Thank you 2011 for all the lessons, laughs, tears, happiness.  Hello 2012...we are looking forward to more of the same!

My year in photos...

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve!

What a year this has been.  So many great memories created. 

...Loving that the good memories far outnumbered the not so good. 

...Turning 50 and loving every second of it. 

...Welcoming my first grandchild into my life. 

...Welcoming his father,  my son number 2, back into my life.  

...Realizing that the advantage of age and more time on this planet does indeed bring wisdom.

...Letting go really is a good thing.

...Adventuring with the boys and the dogs is an awesome way to end the day.

...Tea is much better than coffee.

...Life without canine companions is no life at all.

...If you are going to start something, be sure to finish it.  

...It is possible to take a photo a day for 365 days straight...this post 1527 makes day number 743 and not one photo missed!  (yay me)

My New Year's resolution...same as always.  Find joy in the small things, see the silver lining in all things, remember to breathe, life is amazing if you let it be.  :)

My photos of the day...

Adventures on a sunny day with my boys.  :)
"Peek-a-boo grandma."

 Ready to run.
 Re-discovering an old toy.

 What is next?
 "Can you teach my how to ride uncle Blake?"

 "This is fun."

 Sitting in the warm sun.

 "I see you grandma!"
"I am gonna get you grandma!"
Casey testing out his new decks.
  "Boys?"  Is it Happy New Year, or Happy Halloween?  :)
*** Doggy Daily ***
Music I am listening to today...Deuter

Random Link of the Day...New Years Eve Time Square - Live!

Until next time..."Have a safe and Happy New Year!"

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011

My 365...

Is it really Friday?  Part of me is happy that it is, and part of me is very sad that the holidays are almost over.  I really don't want to take the Christmas tree down.  I will miss the colorful lights...they make everything look cheerful. 

I am planning a yummy New Year's dinner of Mexican food.  Rice, beans, chicken flautas, home made salsa and queso dip with tortilla chips.  The boys will be here, Kori too, and it will be a perfect way to welcome in the New Year with my awesome family.

My photos of the day...

"Hey uncle Blake, what ya doing?"
 Watching grandma make pancakes for breakfast.
 "Yummy" pancakes.  :)
"Hey grandma, we want to come downstairs too!"

 *** Doggy Daily ***
Music I am listening to today...Doug Smith

Random Link of the Day...Social Wallpaper

Until next time..."Life is just better...with a chocolate mustache."

Have a great weekend!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

My 365...

It has been great having Brandon home.  I have not been sleeping well this week, and am so tired when I wake up.  For the past two days, Brandon has made lunch for the boys and taken care of things for me.  Thank you son.  :)

Cooper has been here all week too.  I love having him here.  Last night I got down on the floor and played with him before bed time.  He is such a smart little guy, and mimics everything he sees and hears.  He is at the fun age where he is learning words and it is amazing to witness first hand.  He is so precious.  Brandon is an amazing father too and you can see his love for his son.  He adores Cooper and it shows.

Blake and I are missing our daily hikes.  Between the weather being so cold, and being in a new area of town, we have not been out adventuring with the dogs yet.  We are close to parks and the edge of the bench which has amazing views, so I am sure the walk will be fun once we take that first step.  We are both ready to get walking!

My photos of the day...
 Another gloomy day in the City of Trees.
 Playtime with uncle Blake.

 Feeding daddy some reindeer poop candy.
 ***Doggy Daily***
Adventures of Miss Lilly and the little human.

Music I am listening to today...Ludovico Einaudi 

Random Link of the Day...Focus Me

Until next time..."Never take your time with your children for granted, for you will barely blink...and they will be grown."

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

Welcome to Mommy plus Five

I am a work from home mom of five amazing children, and five beautiful grandchildren. Enjoying my 50's and all that life has to offer.

Time to start a new 365.

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