Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scenes from the week

On Monday, I didn't have to work, and it was unseasonably warm outside, so Jack and I went to the park for a couple of hours. Jack was very enamored with the boys doing tricks on their scooters and skateboards and stood to watch them for a long time. Hopefully, this isn't a sign of things in store...I'm already thinking "broken bones!" 
 He also liked the little slide a whole lot, and we spent at least a half an hour giggling on the swings. We had a great time!





 The rest of the week was super busy at work, and meetings kept Mike and I both at work late various days, so Friday night we all went to bed early to catch up on our sleep. Then today, we started out with a family hike to the natural area. Jack enjoyed the geese flying overhead and getting to walk on the frozen "agua" of the ponds. Aspen enjoyed the walk and running around.  Then, I was bitten by a baking bug, so I made 2 loaves of whole wheat bread and a batch of blueberry lemon sweet rolls (YUMM!). They turned out really well!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

I got an early birthday present yesterday...The cabinet with the white drawers is new. It's another kitchen island, but I'm using it as a counter and storage. We rearranged the furniture in the room so that there's a nice long counter with the two side by side at the back of the room. Now I have enough counter space for all my new gadgets...I got a Big Shot and a new paper cutter for Christmas to go with the Cricut and Score Pal that I already had. The drawers are holding all my stamps, inks, cards, etc...My desk is still in the center of the room, my sewing machine on one side of the room, and I'm still using some rubbermaid bins too. I have a lot of stuff! The white wall bins are made to hang in mudrooms and hold shoes, but they work great to hold paper too, so I've moved all my 12x12 paper to those.  I spent most of the day reorganizing and cleaning up from Christmas projects, so it may never be this clean again!