Since my last post, it has snowed big fat gorgeous snowflakes many many times with no serious accumulation. I LOVE SNOW!! It is sooooo pretty to watch.
The Homeschool Valentine's Party was awesome. We have such a wonderful group!! In most groups, 20% of the people do 80% of the work. In our homeschool group 80% of the people do all of the work and it is AWESOME!! I had great helpers, most everyone showed up that signed up, we were able to bless a couple of families with our leftovers and all the kids (and grown-ups) had fun. I love a good party.
The progressive dinner was awesome too, we had a ball. First we were at Glen and Vickie's which was fabulous. Erik and I are much more comfortable at their house without our children-they have ALOT of antiques around ( ; Then we went on to John and Sandy's. They had tons of candles lit and it was fabulosa!!
My only regret is that because I did not eat all day, I was starving at the first stop and ate too much. That left me not even remotely hungry at the next stop and completely unable to eat any dessert-that has never happened to me before!! The best part was having our friends Stephen & Katie and Dallas & Crystal riding in our van with us. We had never had a van full of grownups before. Nice change!
Saturday night, my friend Elaina came over at 8:30(the kids went to bed at 7:45) and watched our TV and played with our dog and cats while we went out on the town!! Erik wanted to hear some live music since he was finally not playing for a weekend. It was fun. We went to Fat Moe's, CC Cohen's and Jeremiah's. These are all restaurant/bars downtown, but they also have live music. Erik was very well behaved and drank mello yello and coffee. I had a regular margarita and a blue margarita. Since I hardly ever drink anything-these seriously affected me. OOPS...I also had 1 beer with my meal too! I am feeling a little guilty, perhaps I should have stopped at one. I wasn't drunk, but I was definitely light-headed. Next time,if there ever is a next time, I will stop at one or two. Don't want to have a whole drinking discussion on my blog, but would be interested to know how some of you feel on the subject. My husband and I have had many struggles in this area and I still have not made up my mind where I stand. I think everything in moderation is it, but some people can't do that...I dunno!! Our family will never be tee-totalers though.
Next topic...funny story. Lilly, the youngest, is such a drama queen. She loves to be sooo grown-up. Erik was blowing raspberries on her neck and kissing her neck and face. She stopped giggling enough to say "Stop it Dad, you are going to make me have issues!" Erik and I could not stop laughing, so of course, she kept saying it. She has no idea what that means, but I do say that about people sometimes to avoid direct conversation in front of the children, so she had proper context!! I love being a mom!! Too funny!
Well two more busy days in a row of busy days and then I will have just a day or two of unbusy before we camp. This too shall pass and we leave at the end of Feb for vacation that is halfway planned!! We have our house rented, tickets bought and a semi itinerary planned!! I am sooo excited!
Have an awesome week.