I have entered the world of blogging! My purpose? To stay connected to friends and family and invite you into my world. A world filled with fun, tears, laughter, excitement, elation, disappointment and all the blessings of being a mother and wife.

Monday, September 29, 2008

A week in the life: of me

So, I was reading a posting at Creative Organizing which lead me to Ali Edwards' (one of my favorite scrapbookers) blog. She's doing a project, A-Week-in-the Life, by documenting her life through lists, photos, journal entries and at the end of the week will create a scrapbook layout with all she collects. What a neat idea! Starting tomorrow morning I'll be documenting my life Tuesday to Monday. I'll post some of my "research" to share with you all. Consider doing the project as well. Just think of the new things we might learn about ourselves, our families and our daily routines.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Christmas is coming!

After another year of being too stressed about making the "perfect" Chirstmas (yes, I still believe there is such a thing as perfect!) for my family, at the end of 2007 I vowed to have all things Christmas completed by Dec. 1st this year. That way I could enjoy the season with my family and have time to do fun, crafty, festive activities with my girls. My friend Heidi told me about the blog 100 days to Christmas which gives you a daily/weekly activity to prepare for the season. I am excited to follow it and get ready for a wonderful holiday season! Maybe you'll join me in making life less crazy. :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday Night Dinner

I love to cook, Grace loves to cook and wants to learn to cook. But it isn't always easy finding the time (or patience) to let her help, especially in the rush of life. So, we have decided that each Monday Grace will help me cook dinner. For our family creating a schedule for everything insures that it will actually happen! Last night we took the easy way out and did Papa Murphy's Pizza. But Grace preheated the oven, placed the pizza in the oven, timed it, took it out and cut it up. She sure was proud to help cook and use her own oven mitts!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Apple Orchard

Jilian and I had fun at Oregon Hertiage Farms on Wednesday. She wasn't sure what to think of sitting on the hay but she did enjoy the tractor ride! And isn't she a cute wittle worm?!