In typical Texas winter style, we went from 70 degrees evening-on-the-patio weather on Friday afternoon to freezing rain by Sunday. Perfect weather for fort building, balloon bouncing and just generally being lazy.
It was an action-packed weekend, with highlights including a Blue Man Group performance, an afternoon at the ceramics studio and a visit from grandma and grandpa. Here are my favorite pics from the weekend:
It was a gorgeous weekend and we spent lots of time outdoors, taking a nature hike, feeding the neighborhood geese and celebrating Tara’s birthday. Anyone else ready for Spring?
After a week of vacation followed by a week of sickness, we’re almost back to normal around here. We spent the weekend removing the last traces of Christmas from our home, and it’s wonderful to have the house back to a (somewhat) clean slate. Removing decorations, however, makes the house seem a bit empty, so I added a few new plants yesterday – something I do at the start of nearly every year (thanks to my blog, I can now identify trends in my behavior). Another January trend I’ve noticed is a focus on food and healthy eating. I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions, but last year I set a bit of a resolution to cook more and eat better. I don’t think I can claim success on my 2013 efforts, so I’m giving myself a do-over this year.
Happy New Year!
We had an ice storm last night in the DFW area. The kids were thrilled to wake up to a blanket of white over their entire yard, and they ventured out almost immediately to play in the snow. Unfortunately, the temperatures were still very low and they came inside almost just as immediately. For now, we’re bundled up by the fire, enjoying these views from the warmth of our home.
We had a wonderful weekend visiting with family in the town of Fairhope, Alabama. Here are a few of my favorite photos:
We made much progress on the holiday decorating front this weekend. Our successes were largely due to a visit from my mom, who arrived with a car full of great vintage finds, and styling assistance from my friend, Tara, who knew just want to do with said vintage greatness.
Have you started decorating for the holidays? We started the day after Halloween, and we’ve received a bit of criticism (via social media, of course) for what some perceive as an inappropriately early start to the holiday season. I don’t actually disagree, but we had our reasons. We’re hosting a holiday charity event in a couple of weeks. One thing I’ve learned: nothing makes your critics look worse (or apologize faster) than explaining that your actions have been put forth to raise money for those less fortunate.
What are your plans for the weekend? Me, I’ll be decorating … and scouring the web for inspiration. And speaking of inspiration, have you seen Lowe’s Deck the Halls Event? I need a little of that action at my house.
Jason turned seven today. S-E-V-E-N. Can you believe it? Jason couldn’t. When we wished him Happy Birthday this morning, he commented that he couldn’t believe he was seven! I couldn’t agree more.
Tonight we celebrated with steak (Jason’s favorite food), chocolate cheesecake (possibly my favorite food) and a few presents. This weekend, we’ll celebrate with his friends. Happy Birthday, Jason!