Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year And New Beginnings

Hey All,

Happy New Year!

It has been a wonderful start to the new year it felt like spring today.  I have been busy today destroying my house.  Ok, I didn't plan on doing that but it's the way it has ended up being.  First I started the laundry because you know there is always laundry to do.  Then I started taking down all the Christmas decorations and placing them in front of the fireplace.  This way they will all be in one spot when I get all the boxes out to start packing them.  I can't tell you how many times I have gotten everything packed up and put away to find something I had forgotten.  At that point hubby decided that he would go take apart Colin's bed to move into Jene`'s room.  That room is still a mess!  She was home for a few days over Thanksgiving and Christmas and I had asked her to go through some of that stuff and either take some of it with her or get rid of it.  I mean there are bottles of perfume and lotion.  Do you want those?  Well, they still sat there after she left.  Of course it didn't help that Colin had already taken a lot of his stuff in there already to add to the mess.  Now that bed that was just set up is piled high with STUFF.  Today I cleaned the ceiling fan and windows.  I have swept and taken a few things out that I know she doesn't want.  It might take me all week but sometime or another I will get everything done.

I am going to work in each room and get rid of a lot of clutter and get organized.  It doesn't take long for things to stack up and get disorganized.  I need to finish up some painting projects I'm spray painting a couple stands and the rods in that room black because the white looks too girly.  I am going to get 3 twin size flat sheets and make them into curtains.  I hope they turn out okay!!!  But that will be a lot cheaper than buying 3 sets of curtains. 

Oh the cool thing about this new year and new beginning is we have started a family support group for exercising and getting fit.  Since we are all scattered all over the east coast it's not as if we can all get together and work out.  We started a family exercise challenge on facebook for all of us that wanted to be in it.  I was totally surprised at all the family members who wanted to join.  My beautiful daughter in-law said... I'm in and I have never exercised a day in my life.  My sister who is busy with work and her children has also decided that she needs to make more time for herself and get active.  We each have different overall goals but we will be there for each other to encourage and give a push if needed.

I have many craft projects on the list for 2011.  Of course there are many Christmas decorations I want to make that I ran out of time to make this past year.  My first project is getting Jene`'s birthday presents made.  She needs new rice pads...the child loves them!  I am also going to go over to my friend's house to make her a couple more pairs of earrings.  She loved the ones we made her for Christmas.  I love it when I make something for my kids and hear... oh mom this is awesome. 

What do all of you have planned for this New Year?

Here are a couple pictures from Christmas...



Dale, Justin, Jene` and Colin

 Kelli, Dale, Caroline, Justin, Jene`, Micah and Colin











OH MY GOSH it started snowing Christmas night! It said on the news we hadn't had snow here on Christmas since 1947.










Having fun playing in the white fluffy stuff!
I better go get the kitchen cleaned up so at least I can say I have accomplished that much for the day.

Take Care :)

1 comment:

Paula said...

I love seeing your Christmas pictures, Vickie- very cute kiddos! Looks like you all got quite a bit of snow too... I would imagine a very rare thing where you live!
Your projects sound exciting- I can't wait to see what you make in 2011!