We decided to try our have at bingo. It was a fun night although a bit frustrating because we couldn't talk and gibber the whole time like usual since this was a serious game of paying attention! Amy won one round and poor Tammy screamed a false bingo. A fun night for all.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I read recently that making your bed first thing in the morning is a happiness habit. Actually I listened to it in Gretchin Rubin's Happiness podcast. Research showed that making your bed in the morning made people feel like they accomplished something and therefore they were more apt to be productive the rest of the day. I have never been a fan of making my bed in the morning. I was in the camp of why bother you're just going to crawl back into it that night. Ironically even though I never told Olivia she needed to make her bed in the morning .... she always does. She does it automatically like she knows the secret intuitively. Well I thought maybe she and others are on to something. So that's my goal now. As soon as I leave my bed it's made. I think I'm going to like this habit.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I recently found out about bible art journaling. It's a creative way of studying the bible - right up my ally. Lots of colored markers, highlighting, typography, stickers etc. I love reading sections of the bible and then embellishing what speaks to me. I don't do it as often as I like, but when I find a quiet moment it fills my soul.
Jen and I co-chaired the first 6th and 7th grade school dance and it was a great success. We had over 200 students come. Music, photo booth, dancing, lights, give always, pizza, snacks .... it had all the makings of a fun night. It was a beach bash theme and the kids arrived in shirts and flower dresses.
At the end of the night in the car ride home Olivia told me how much fun she had and that all the kids would be talking about the awesome dance on Monday. She told me how much she appreciated Ms Jen and my hard work in making such a fun night for them. It was a happy mommy moment for sure - especially coming from my pre-teen daughter!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Olivia bought me this collection of erasers that signify a special meaning for Valentines Day. She gave me the little box while we were on the plane headed to North Carolina. She took out each object and explained the message behind it.
Pink boot - every step you take is special
Cat with wings - you can do and be anything
Frog - don't jump to conclusions let life flow
Clock - Time flies when you're with someone special
Butterfly - The sky is the limit
Dog with heart- share your love
I was pretty impressed that she came up with each of those little nuggets of 11 year old wisdom. I'm truly blessed to have such a thoughtful daughter.
Posted by Me at 2/22/2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Dan and I just returned from a Utah ski trip. We were invited by Dan's former boss to stay at her house in Park City Utah. We went with two other colleagues of Dan's and had a really good time! We skied for two days at Park City and Deer Valley. The slopes and views were amazing. The house was amazing as well. Here are some highlights.
The weekend we were there was also The Sundance Film Festival. We didn't end up seeing any films but walking around the town of Park City was really fun!
That evening we ate at Fireside in Deer Valley. It was amazing. It was a buffet but with gourmet food all laid out in stations by great big fireplaces in front of roaring fires. It was incredible.
On Sunday we skied Deer Valley. This is an exclusive ski resort and I loved it!! I skied my first black diamond in a decade. I didn't fall once - very proud of myself.
Posted by Me at 2/05/2015