Blog, Holidays

Happy Easter and my Blogiversary!

Happy, Happy Easter!! (Picture= a bunch of plastic eggs ready to hide for an egg hunt in the yard later this afternoon with my niece and nephew + Ivan’s sister and mom.) We are going to do an egg hunt for the first time in a long time (outside!). The weather is supposed to be great- sunny and high of…

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Holidays, Kids

St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This morning I am feeling a tiny bit of mom guilt. Not really that much, but a little bit. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day somehow became one of those “magic holidays” at our house- the ones where magical, unexpected things happen, much to the kids’ delight. (Think Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Elf on the Shelf…).…

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Holidays, Life

Birthday surprise

I’ve mentioned before that my husband is notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. He doesn’t really have any big hobbies that require “gear” or “equipment” (no golf balls or tees to buy….doesn’t really like to read….is pretty minimalistic about many things like coffee mugs, etc…..). He is also rather picky about his clothing and likes them to “feel” a certain…

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Holidays, Life

Yay weekend

Oh my goodness, I am so exhausted!!! Well, I’m feeling a little more human after sleeping for 8 1/2 hours last night (significantly more than my usual amount of sleep….). I was just sitting here catching up and updating my planner a bit after a hectic last couple of days, and I can kind of see why I’m tired. Especially…

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Holidays

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’m not really big into V-Day, honestly. It’s nice and all, but I don’t get too excited about it either way. If it didn’t exist, I don’t think I would really care. 🙂 But, it does exist, so we acknowledge it a little bit. With the amount we go all out for Christmas, it literally takes…

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