Tuesday, January 22, 2013


So apparently I can't work and blog at the same time.
It's impossible.
Ok.  Not really, but sitting down at another computer after being at a computer all day really is about the last thing I want to do.
And I only have, like, 4 hours between school pick up and bedtime to:
do homework
cook dinner (more on that in a minute)
tidy up
bath time
actually play with her
read books for school
Don't even get me started on art and gymnastics nights.
The only reason it is happening now is because we have a snow day and I have taken the day to stay home with her.
And loving every single second.
It is 6 degrees right now.
There.  Am I forgiven for not blogging?
Ok.  Good.
Let's move on.
I have been lately. 
Really good stuff.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Arugula Salad Recipe
Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers Recipe
Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios Recipe
I don't know who has jumped into my body and started meal planning and cooking, but I really like her.
She is the bomb diggidty.
I'm doing that too.
I signed up for my second half marathon.
I really don't know what I was thinking.
Except that maybe I need to move my body more, and this will guarantee that.
Or maybe it is the fact that it is in Canada and ends at a winery?
You be the judge.
I am not doing that very much.
And that makes me sad.
So there.
You are mostly caught up.
And where did this tiny little thing go?
I miss her.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 in randomness

I thought I would try something different.
I didn't look at what photos I was choosing and thought I would recap our year in whichever photos came up.
Fun, right?
Januray:  Baby Polar Bear at breakfast.
Just one of our many weekend family breakfasts. 
He is always present.
He likes bacon.
 February:  A quick trip.
We took a quicky trip to Columbus to Cosi.
Ellie's favorite part, was, by far, the pool.
It wreaked havoc on her hair and eyes.
It was soooooo chlorinated.
 March:  Sock Hop
She is cute all the time.
But she was especially cute this day.
 April:  Her 6th birthday.
A fun tea party indeed.
Then she fell down the stairs and we had to go to the hospital for a ct scan.
 May:  Her beloved monkey bars arrived.
You should see this kid on the monkey bars.
She is like a, well, a monkey!
And Chris and I nearly got divorced putting that sucker together.
 June:  A cookout.
One of the many fun cookouts we went on this year.
And I thought Chris was thin then.
Have you seen my incredible shrinking husband?
He is HOT!
 July:  A walk in the woods.
We take lots of walks in the woods and hikes.
We loves it.
Yes.  Loves.
 August: A playground.
With the amount of playgrounds we frequent, I am surprised all the pictures weren't of playgrounds.
 September: Hoosier Kitty.
We lost our girl this year.
She wasn't a lover.
But she was still ours.
 October: Pumpkin stuff.
I love October.
Every little thing about it.
November:  Emerson.
We met our baby cousin!
I have decided to call her Sunny.
Mostly cause Mark hates it.
She is the sweetest thing!
 December: Family photo on Christmas Eve.
It's blurry.
I look hideous.
But is sums us up pretty well.
I love these two to the moon and back.
It was a great year.
Full of love and new adventures and health and happiness.
I can only hope that 2013 is just as great!
Happy New Year!