Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sarasota

Last year my parents and I began the tradition of not exchanging Christmas gifts and instead, going away for the weekend. We explored St. Augustine last year and this year we headed to Sarasota.



The beach was freezing but that didn't stop my monkeys from running around. 


We stayed at the cute beach hotel. We originally had plans to tour Ringling's Museam or the aquarium. But instead we lounged in the sun, swam in the heated pool, shopped at St. Armonds and just enjoyed each other. 

We even celebrated my mamas birthday:)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snapshot in Time

Stella
Can devour a book in a night
up late at night; sleepy head in the morning
loves makeup
finds braid ideas on you tube
loves you tube diy's
sooooo responsible
straight A's
soccer (defense)
love language is: quality time


Thomas
drone obsessed
to bed early and early riser
soccer, soccer, soccer
did I mention soccer?
straight A's
still does his 'Pokeman' exercises
cares about what he wears
love language is: gifts

James
loud and silly
anxious
smart; he can read already!
unabashedly shows his love for his mama
idolizes his brother and sister
sweet monkey butt

Monday, January 12, 2015

Word for 2015


My word for 2015 is focus. 

Years ago, I read Stephen Covey's book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and I always remember the exercise he walks you through in the book. Looking at your weekly responsibilities as a drinking glass; with the important things as these big rocks and the smaller details as the smaller rocks. Your week (or day) will only work if the big rocks go into the glass first with the smaller rocks falling into the leftover spaces. 

On any given day the amount of smaller rocks I have is incredible.....did I sign that permission slip? Get bread for dinner? Buy that ____that someone needs for ____? In the past, I was focusing too much on the smaller rocks. Not the big picture. 

So for 2015, I am going to try to stay focused.....on the big rocks, the important stuff and important people. 

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