Hi! And welcome back peeps!
It’s always fun at the beginning of a new year to take a look back… I actually do this starting around the beginning of December because I make calendars for the grandparents of all the special moments in the year. I only use photos from the current year, so each calendar is truly a reflection of what we’ve recently been up to.
And just when you start to think that you really got nothing accomplished and didn’t do too much… well, you start to find a bit of photographic evidence to the contrary.
Remember when mi casa looked like this?
That is simply a faded memory now… I almost can’t even remember that french vanilla anymore….
I’m pretty proud of how it turned out… even my blue ceiling, which everyone said was a wild idea. It turned out so cool and special and fun – I love it!
And though painting the house was a HUGE pay-off, I didn’t do it myself (thank goodness!). So when I think about a project that was a challenge, in a good way, I have to remind myself of the triple bunk beds.
There have been a few updates, which I totally need to tell you about but we’ll save that for laters. Just know that every pallet on the street literally calls out to me and I have to remind myself that I’m done with all that – Whoo Hoo!!
To top it off, I’m extremely happy with how a number of easier projects turned out! This stitched pillow is one of my faves, as well as, this door
And these shelves
These shelves are reminding me to get my butt over to Savannah’s for some pictures. Man, sometimes I am so lame. Wait. Adding it to the list… gotta finally show you guys!!
We also hosted a bunch of parties this year – so much fun!! A Birth-thism, Ninja Turtle vs Spiderman birthday, Super Bowl, Tricia’s Baby Shower, Baseball birthday, Christmas…
And I even got the boys in on the action!!
So, amazingly (miraculously!!) I actually did stuff. Whoa. Load off the ol’ shoulders.
And the best part? I had fun doing it.
My favorite 2015 moment?
It’s kinda a tie between hearing that Zander, one of my 4 year old twins, had a girlfriend name Mia Puji… and then finding out that there was NO Mia Puji at his school.
(There he is on the right. This boy loves the ladies, but man, he’s gotta learn their names first!!)
watching Star Wars in the theater as a family. Call me a nerd. Call me whatever! Tell me I have to get a life!! (You’re probably right on that one!) But it was so much fun! The boys were ridiculous that day.
Worst day of 2015? Definitely the night Cruz needed stitches (for the second time I might add) on his chin.
Boy, that kid’s face is like a floor magnet. Or should I say, that he’s a doctor’s dream patient… always something, nothing serious, happy to get a lollipop. Cha-ching!
Did I learn anything?
Well, I think we all learned that we need to guard loose teeth very, very carefully. Reign’s teeth kept falling out and he literally lost 2 of them! 2!!! And the tooth fairy doesn’t give money for invisible teeth – at least not at our house.
I also learned that, Holy Crap, I can sew clothes!! It’s like a wwwhooolllee neeeewww woorrrllldd… Okay, they were costumes, but still!
I was also reminded that I’m so easily out smarted. When I told the boys that if they were naughty Santa would put coal in their stockings, Reign said that he was ok with that because he could use it to make a fire. Shit!!
What does anyone learn then they have kids? Don’t make plans. Don’t ask your kids to perform on command. Don’t try to create magic… Just let the magic happen all on it’s own. It will.
So, thank you and good-bye 2015. You were a good year. I learned a bit, saw some stuff and did a few things. I laughed – like A LOT. And I cleaned up – like the most ANYONE CAN EVER CLEAN UP (Damn you humans with penises!!).
But it’s all good ’cause I have love in my heart and I am loved. The rest is gravy.