Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year

5 of our 7 stayed up to toast the New Year!

Reasons...I have really enjoyed 2010 so far.

The boys didn't go back to school until the 6th and then it was cancelled again on the 7-8th because of snow (a skiff). It makes us laugh but we are not complaining:)

More time to enjoy my family in our cozy home lounging in the warmth of a fire with piles of books, and cookies in the oven. Blissfull--for me--even though I did have to require one of my boys to read --but am happy to report he did enjoy it after all!

A slow and easy start to the New Year giving me ample time to ponder my goals and dreams for 2010. I will share them next week.

Getting organized! Cleaned out my cupboards and drawers--even the craft cabinets and toy closet. I went crazy with the label maker! So fun!

I have successfully set up a new family command center for 2010 with weekly schedules/jobs/menu/scriptures & inspiring thoughts station in the Sun Room off the kitchen. I will show you next week!

And best of all...

The anticipation of my parents arrival next week for their first visit to our new home in Tennessee. I can't wait too see them. I have really missed my Mom and Dad being around the corner.

It is looking like a good year so far!


Amy said...

Mel, I am excited to see all your ideas on jobs, menu, schedules... I need some ideas! You are such an incredible mom! I am so glad you had such a great holiday! Have fun with your parents!

kristi lee said...

Need Kyle to drop by tomorrow and help move your treadmill? He's ready whenever.

Jan S said...

I am counting the days 'til we get out there. We talked to TJ, Bridger and Cannon today . . . sure am missing you all.
I loved your cute post, Melanie and look forward to seeing what you write on about your plans. You are an amazing mother.

stephanie said...

The label maker sounds nice. Is it the P-touch I've seen advertised? Can't wait to see the sun room stuff.

Erin said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see your new family command center. I am really looking forward to seeing all that you did with that. So cool! I love that you guys got to snuggle together and read books by the fire. So fun. You make such great memories, Mel.

Mindy said...

You have been busy! I don't know how you do it. Well, you probably don't lounge in bed watching the news for 45 min before you get up like I did this morning. :)

Brittany said...

That was fun to read about how you guys have spent some of your vacation time together! Yay for the boys that school got canceled for a little snow! :) Your home sounds so warm and inviting... I really miss dropping by all the time! can't wait to come see you this year...

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