Make it snow, and other helpful internet finds

by Lesley on January 16, 2015 · 3 comments

in feel good friday

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How is your new year, my friends? Ours is off to a wonderful start. Homegroup and MOPS haven’t started, and swim lessons are on hold this month, so everything feels less busy. I’ve squeezed in a few sunset walks and runs, and made some changes to my routine which seem to be paying off. It’s amazing how going to bed on time, getting up earlier, and throwing in a load of laundry every day (instead of three loads every third day) makes such a difference. I am convinced that we’d all be better goal setters if we eased into the new year instead of trying to tackle it with such force. We are easing in, and it feels nice.

Before the kids wake up, I’ve been working my way through this book, and at night I’m skimming this one. (Can you guess which one just isn’t holding my attention so much?) Oh, and Berenstain Bears also seem to be quite popular thanks to a recent library visit. What are you reading these days?

We had a sick little girl yesterday so after some light reading (see above) we took hot baths, ate Mac & Cheese, watched Planes and made it snow. I think this is the first time I’ve made a sensory bin Anna actually likes. (Also, I made a cake pan’s worth, because no way I’m going to waste four boxes of corn starch.)

Flower Girl Bootcamp continues, with game day only two weeks from tomorrow. This YouTube video seems to be motivating and helpful for our soon-to-be cream puff. Also, speaking of wedding prep, who knew alterations in Santa Barbara would cost as much as a small car? I’m really thankful to my mother-in-law who came to the rescue with a tailor in the Los Angeles area. Thanks, Marlene!

Also! Guys. We had NO TEARS at the dentist last week. After our terrible visit in July (tantrums, fear, crying, and then a little boy who gagged himself with a toothbrush on the way home) I got smart and did some prep. This video has been on repeat all month, and it worked! Miss Anna sat still, opened wide, and barely flinched through the whole visit. Who said electronics and media were a bad thing?

My two favorite reads this week:

A “Parenthood” Writer says Goodbye to “Parenthood” and To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This.

Also, I was published on the Hello, Darling MOPS blog this past week–twice! 3 Tips for Making Friendship Work and My Friends Helped Me Survive My Husband’s Cancer

Have a great weekend, y’all!

p.s. Isn’t our little 18 month old so cute in his daddy’s lap? I can hardly believe he turned 1.5 this week!

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nicoleneesby
nicoleneesby

we are reading so much of brown bear brown bear! haha!  also macncheese! ahhh! such an addiction of mine -- i can literally eat half a box of the three cheese variety. i have to limit myself so so much so that's why i never buy it. ;)


XO

marisaloper
marisaloper

That article about falling in love was so fascinating!!! just think if we started all friendships that way...I imagine you would never feel isolated or alone in that person's presence. I LOVE the line about knowing and being known...I feel like I've been talking a lot about that lately, particularly in regards to church. We lost an entire community where we were very known and knew many others, to now navigate knowing/being known by only those we actively are choosing to stay in contact with. The sense of loss has been great, at least for me anyway.


On another note, Berenstein bears have been big over here too recently, in addition to the pigeon books, Winnie-the-Pooh, and a few other Disney classics 😊.  

Kellie Edson
Kellie Edson

Oh man. I haven't watched last nights Parenthood but that article made me cry! How is this show ending??? :(