Loving … the super cute pup photos in this new dog + photo booth project of photographer Sharon Montrose.
Shopping … from this site for Madeline’s upcoming birthday, and in an effort to finish decorating her bedroom.
Enjoying watching the new season of American Idol with the kids. Some of the back stories during the auditions are heartbreaking. And occasionally make me choke up.
Planning a lot of Valentine-themed festivities coming up … a girls’ night in Pinterest party, our bloggers feast, and what we’ll do the actual day of. Love making this time extra-special for my kids.
Thrilled that Mother Nature has given us a brief respite from the crazy cold. But oh the wind today! I just don’t like the extremes. Too cold. Too hot. No thank you. Give me the middle and I’m a happy girl.
Working on redoing the color scheme in our living room, dining room, and kitchen. Doing it piece-meal, so it currently looks like I’m color-blind, but can’t wait to see it all together once it’s done.
Reading Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. The thought of the ability to edit your past life is an intriguing one. I feel like all those little decisions brought me to where I am today, so I’m not sure I would want to go back and erase them, or modify them. Would you?
Addicted to chapstick. I have a little tube everywhere. When I was in 7th-8th grade, I used to lick my lips something fierce. To the point that I had a chapped ring around them and was teased mercilessly.
Praying for friends, new and old, that are going through challenging times.
Celebrating the moments when we have absolutely nothing to do and can just be. Sometimes nothing makes us happier than an empty calendar and a night to just stay in, change into our pjs early, and enjoy being together. Tonight!
Wondering about the future. Always.
Making albums filled with the kids’ photos through the years. One of my goals was to get everything into albums so they could be more properly enjoyed.
Appreciating professionals that take an extra few minutes to talk to children. When we visited the vet yesterday and he found out that Nick loves science, they both love animals, and at least one wants to be a vet, he went out of his way to include them. He let Nick listen to Merry’s heartbeat with his stethoscope and explained heartworm to them, and what it does to dogs, and how to help them.
Carrying my camera again. Ever since I discovered the iphone and its magical camera, my trusty DSLR hasn’t been getting much love. I’ve missed it, and it’s starting to come out again.
Resisting the urge to sometimes tell people exactly what I think. While I give in to the urge more often than not, some situations are just better for biting your tongue and swallowing hard. Mystic was a pro at recognizing those situations, and would often joke about it by asking me if I needed some ice for the tongue that I’m biting.
Preparing for a busy weekend. Two Zumba classes! Two birthday parties that the kids are going to! Monster Truck Show! Friends for dinner on Sunday!
Eating a ridiculous amount of vegetables. Like last night was actually the first night we have had red meat in weeks. Maybe months.
Missing pasta. Haven’t had it, nor have the kids, since our New Years’ Day celebration at my parents house.
Volunteering with a local animal rescue and realizing my heart just might be too big and I can’t save them all.
Trying to close the door on the past, but sometimes it’s easier said than done.
Excited about inspiration I had for a Valentine’s Day card for the kids’ class. Details to come once I’ve finished it (hopefully over the weekend).
And now you … what are you currently all about?
Tomorrow? The recipe that was so good I couldn’t wait for it to cool off … and promptly burned my tongue on.