Monday, February 21, 2011

'Round Here.

Today we decided to take all of our zillions of germs and head out into the world.

First stop: Supercuts.


Slightly overdue, I'd say.


One buzz and one bob later:

Ahhh. That's better.


And me? While my own hair sits on top of my head in a complete and utter disaster (no pictures of that, unfortunately!) I have put that aside for now because I have recently discovered happiness in a very unlikely place:

Yes, my sweet little kitchen. The place where I have been spending quite a bit of time lately. The place where things have begun to come together for me after reading various books and websites and research on health, diet and nutrition. Can I just say, why is it that I am just now reading The China Study?? If you have not read this book yet - please do. Like, now.

And the really strange thing about this cooking thing is that I am truly enjoying it! And even more weird is that the food I am making is actually pretty good! And oh so healthy...

I'm so excited to share what I have been learning recently about food, diet and nutrition and share some of the recipes that I've been experimenting with...

But for now, the littles

and their new haircuts await.

Much love!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I don't think I can remember a winter quite like this one.

Oh, I'm sure there have been super snowy winters before, but this?

This is out of control. I emailed my mom this morning to tell her that we literally had snow balls falling out of the sky. The flakes were giant! And they were dropping onto mounds and mounds of snow already there. Never melting.

I brought Dylan to our back door to take a look...

and he was just as impressed as I was.

I have to keep reminding myself that this is only the very beginning of February and that we have a ways to go yet. And if we continue on the path that we've been on this winter, I'm sure that many, many more snow storms await us...

But it's good. It's good because what I do remember, and what I do know for certain, is that these days may be long, but the years are short...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's a new month...

which means new resolutions for my happiness project!

Recently, I have been reading The Happiness Project by Gretchin Rubin. After finishing the first sentence in the book, I had decided to create my own happiness project.

In January, I decided to focus on "vitality" and wrote a post about what my resolutions would be for the month.

I had 4 resolutions:

1. working out
2. acting more energetic (act the way you want to feel)
3. tossing out, organizing
4. tackling nagging tasks

I made a resolutions chart and stuck it to my fridge so that each day I could either check off the goal if I accomplished it, or mark it with an "x" if I did not. My strength was definitely "working out" (all check marks but 4 - and my new bffs are, by far, Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner).

My weakness was "organizing". That's not to say that I was horribly disorganized all month, but I probably could have done better. I think the final tally was about half checks and half x's on that (ok, maybe it was more like 40/60), but I will say that I am more organized now than I ever have been, so it did help to keep me somewhat on track.

This month, along with working on all of my January resolutions, I will be starting a set of new resolutions in "Enjoying Parenthood".

This month, I will be working on the following:

1. Make memories (start traditions, take time for projects).
2. Treasure memories (work on a daily "One Sentence Journal", begin photo books in Shutterfly)
3. Acknowledge the reality of my kids' feelings (read "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk", by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish)
4. Patience, patience, patience (practice 2 minute "meditation")

I'm excited! Today is Day One. Here we go!

If you are interested in starting your own Happiness Project, you can read more about it here: The Happiness Project.