Wow has it really been almost 5 months since my last post - where has the time gone and how has it flown by so quickly?!? To be honest I was beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed with life and all the crazy business that goes along with it. The girls are getting to that age where we are so busy with activities, parties and just enjoying every minute we can with them. Work has been crazy busy since my promotion and it just felt like something had to give.
I started this blog as a way for family and friends to keep up with our crazy busy life and as a sort of journal that my girls can look back on once they are older. Then I was bit by the crafty/re-decorating bug and the blog took a bit of a turn towards DIY projects and re-decorating. I still love taking on the furniture re-do every now and then, but that has become less and less as I just realized that life was passing me by while I was painting. Don't get me wrong I still enjoy my DIY projects - I have just made a point to extremely limit the time I am spending on these and expand the time I spend with my kids.
My kids will never be this age again and I have to say I am really enjoying 5 and 3. They are so inquisitive, curious and full of joy and right now they think I know everything (I realize that will change before I know it). We have been spending time getting outdoors and exploring, teaching and just plain living. Lilly is beginning to read, which is really an amazing thing to get to be a part of. I can't tell you how much it makes me smile and fills me with pride to see her recognize words everywhere now.
In the next few months there are going to be a few other changes going on as well in our life. These are all positive changes and I am totally excited to start this new chapter in our lives. I'm excited to spend more time with my family and to start enjoying my life a little more.
This weekend was a great example of our new more laid back lifestyle we are trying to achieve. We spent Saturday and Sunday up at my parent's cottage at what is called Ice-A-Palooza. This is the first year we have attended and it was such a good time. There was a tent, food, a live band, snowmobiling and fireworks (awesome, amazing, totally take your breath away fireworks) all right out on the ice. I have never seen fireworks in winter, let alone while sitting on the ice a mere 100 yards from where they were being set off, but let me tell you it is definitely an experience I can't wait to repeat on a yearly basis.