Jan 26, 2016

Ten Things to Smile About in January

January was a pretty good month for us. 2016 is off to a much better start than 2015, the main difference is that my husband is not unemployed this year. That was a stressful time last year and I'm glad it's behind us.

Here are 10 things that are making me smile this month.

1. My husband and I did better on our no processed foods challenge than we ever have in January. We made it to the 23rd before we quit. I'm convinced we would have made it to the finish line if we hadn't lost power during the snowstorm. It was just too much for me at that point.

2. The memory of our power going out is already wonderful. The power went out at 11pm and we moved two mattress into the family room and slept in front of the fireplace. The kids took that as a sign to wake up and party so I was very tired in the morning. I decided to change my attitude since I couldn't change the power situation and we ended up having a fun day. I was very happy when the power turned back on in the afternoon.

3. Watching my kids play in the snow is always fun. We don't get very much snow in NC so it's a treat when we do. The even mastered the snowboard which is huge for my son with Cerebral Palsy.

After our sled broke they used the cookie sheets.

4. My younger daughter is the daredevil of the family. I got the progression of her wiping out on the driveway which she declared was the "best crash ever mommy!" I just love her! She is so goofy and willing to try anything new.

5. After a few snow days and the district taking away one of my days of spring break as a make up day, I was very happy to go back to work today. No more snow please. My sanity cannot handle losing my spring break this year. I almost lost my mind last year.

6. My son was the picked for the Wall of Fame at school. I was able to switch my lunch to celebrate with him and my husband made it too. We are proud of this little guy.

7. I took my sweet Molly to Duke Lemur Center on a mommy/daughter date. We had a great time even though it was below freezing and most of our tour was outside. Just look at that excited face before we left, priceless.

8. After our power went out we had several friends reach out to us and offer a place to stay. Two even called me after I didn't answer them on FB. We may not have family here in NC, but we do have great friends.

9. Mark and Molly had their homecoming days this month. Born in November, they finally came home from the hospital in January. On different days of course just to keep us on our toes. I love celebrating their homecoming days and remembering just how tiny they were at 6 and 7 weeks old.

10. And last but certainly not least watching the Broncos win. That game was awesome and there may or may not have been screaming at the TV involved.

1 comment:

  1. That is fun that you made the power going out into a fun thing! Always a plus when you can do that. Congrats to your son being chosen for the wall of fame! Always nice to have those proud parent moments. Love the crashing pictures, especially since she is smiling after! Thanks so much for linking up


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