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Bring on the new year…

The Christmas season is officially over. You know how you can tell? Because the kids have played with all their toys and are now bored. Commence the bickering! The tree has yet to be packed away. And I don’t care.

I got an extra special gift this year. The flu. Awesome. Parker had it Saturday of last week. Christmas Eve was Alexandra’s turn. But mine was saved for Christmas Day.  At least I didn’t have to cook. We were invited to eat with friends, but I stayed home…holding down the couch.

Ipod

iPod Touch

She got her iPod Touch but not before I made her suffer a little. I wrapped it in her old cell phone box, then placed that in a box, which I wrapped, and repeated two more times. There was confusion, then tears of joy. Priceless.

Giant sock monkey

Giant sock monkey

Her big sis was responsible for finding this giant sock monkey. The boots are hers. She didn’t need anything else!

Shop til you drop

She’s out for the count

A trip to the mall to spend gift cards and cash…we shopped til we dropped. Which in 7-year-old time is approximately 2 hours. If we are lucky.

I woke from my flu coma on Friday, walked outside to the garage for bottles of water, and spotted these loving sights in the backyard:

Frost on branch

Winter branch

The sunrise shining through sleeping leaves. Today is the day He has made.

Sunrise

Sunrise

Now, bring on the new year!

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This Week in Photos

sewing pillow cases

The girls finished sewing their pillow cases…

sewing pillow cases

Their sewing instructor, Sherri, embroidered their name on each pillow case.

Elitch Gardens

Elitch Gardens.

Hubby’s brother is in town with his kids. The girls have only met these cousins once. We took a family day and went to Elitch’s. They had so much fun at Elitch Gardens. It was so hot! Like I was melting-hot. We cooled off by riding Shipwreck Falls and Disaster Canyon water rides. The water was freezing…and it was still hot.

We spent the second half of the day at the water park and cool off some more. Parker rode her first…and last (for a while)…water slide. The wave pool was a favorite of everyone. I won’t rant about how expensive food and drinks are there (and you can’t bring in your own food). If you go to a theme park, expect to lay out the cash. That’s all.

learning to ride a bike

Parker learned to ride her bike without training wheels! Wwweeeeee!

learning to ride a bike

I promised to buy her a new bike when she learned to ride…

learning to ride a bike

She learned to ride her bike in 2 days.

learning to ride a bike

I kept my promise of new bikes from Walmart.

learning to ride a bike

Already riding standing up…

learning to ride a bike

Alex got a new 28″ bike too.

learning to ride a bike

It’s got 16 speeds, or something crazy like that.

learning to ride a bike

Yeah, she likes it.

free slurpee day

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven.

We ran around most of the afternoon checking bike prices at 3 stores…then gymnastics…then buying bikes at Walmart, we stopped at 7-Eleven for free Slurpees twice!

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Project Life | 2013

Cupcake Tuesday...because we can.

Cupcake Tuesday…because we can.

Bird feeder I received as a gift...patiently awaiting it's first visitor.

Bird feeder I received as a gift…patiently awaiting it’s first visitor.

My new favorite coffee mug, also a gift.

My new favorite coffee mug, also a gift.

Parker, my budding photographer.

Parker, my budding photographer.

Alex becoming a graphic designer? This isn't her first logo design either.

Alex becoming a graphic designer? This isn’t her first logo design either.

Also, my dear friend became a grandma for the second time. Yikes, girl! You’re too young to be a grandma.  Wishing mom, baby, daddy and ‘lil sis (and grandma) all the joy a new baby brings. Babies are good.

The 8x10, 2 page spread.

The 8×10, 2 page spread.

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women who inspire

Enough negativity! Here’s something to inspire you as the 9th anniversary of September 11th approaches:

Beyond the 11th: Founded by two American women whose husbands were killed on September 11th, our mission is to reach beyond differences of culture and geography to embrace the most essential of connections: humanity.

Afghan widows are highly vulnerable and trapped in an ever-deepening cycle of extreme poverty and helplessness. Beyond the 11th funds programs that help widows gain the skills necessary to generate their own income and become self-sufficient. We strongly believe that education and empowerment are the keys to creating lasting social change.

REACH BEYOND.

These women are making a difference! Learn more go here: http://www.beyondthe11th.org/

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