Today I’m thankful that I get to stay home with Sky for snow days. I won’t lie, I was a bit irritated when school went from 2 hours late to cancelled today (I don’t want to make up snow days!), but if there has to be a snow day I’m so thankful to spend it home with Sky and enjoy it!
Even better…Mark was able to work from home and take a snow play break for lunch! Sometimes rather than fight the winter and wish it were Summer you just have to embrace it and have fun!
Leading into the Holiday Season I was pretty sick, and it lasted for months. So long in fact that I missed runs with friends and a race. But, thankfully was able to run again and made it to my New Years Day Trail 5K! (I hadn’t run since Oct 15th…crazy to do a race with zero training)!
Even better Elya registered for the race the day before and I got to run it with her! And, even better our hubbies and kiddos joined in on the 1 mile fun run! Thank you to Ryan and Mark for taking on kiddo duty while Elya and I ran into the new year together!
I love when spontaneity leads to running with some of my favorite people, and then leads to post race yummy food and mimosas!
So thankful I got to end my year with my two favorite people, and then begin my year with some of our favorite people (and I only had one coughing fit during the race…I’m getting better)!
Lot’s of things to be thankful for…but especially thankful that 2018 started the way it did!
Welcome to 2018! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and the break from work and/or school. I know we sure did! Tomorrow it’s back to “real” life for Sky and I. School here we come…only 6 months to go! 🙂
Who’s ready to make 2018 amazing? I know I am. And, even though I’m not much for New Year Resolutions I have set up my year to be full of attainable goals…things I’m taking on each month to help 2018 be healthy, organized, fun, and focused on what’s important to me.
I stumbled across Commit30 planners somewhere online and knew I had to have one. I’m not much of an electronic calendar person, and had been wanting a planner I could carry with me, and this seemed to fit the bill. Plus it’s set up perfectly to help me focus on goals, dreams, to do’s…life in general.
Here’s a little peak at what I have in store for 2018…Some of it is for real/serious and some of it is just fun or things I want but don’t truly need:
Happy New Year to you all and if you are a resolution setter or not I wish us all the best in 2018….now let’s go crush some goals!
Sky has been in the process of growing her hair out for a long time. Her goal is Rapunzel hair…with all the curl she has going on it’s going to be a challenge, but it’s her goal, so we are working with it.
Thankfully Eleanor is not only one of my dearest friends, but an amazing stylist who is so very good at working with Sky and her curly hair. Especially since it had been over 6 months since Sky had a hair cut…oops…not great for curly hair.
With Nutcracker recital coming up, and a bun being required, we let her hair grow, and get pretty unruly in the process. But, it was long enough to go into a perfect bun! Sorry Eleanor, won’t let that happen again!
Anyway, we visited Eleanor at Embellish Tacoma a few days ago for a much needed Sky hair cut.
I love how Sky has Eleanor’s undivided attention, and is made to feel like she is part of the decision making and hair cut process. Plus, mad skills cutting hair on a moving target!
The look on her face tells you all you need to know about how much she loves her new cut and style!
I love how much Sky looks forward to seeing Santa.
The planning starts weeks out with the search for the perfect dress. This year she shopped for it herself, and used her own money to get it. Then there are shoes, and the hair, and just a tad bit of eye shadow and lip gloss.
It’s a big deal to her, and very special. She takes her conversation with Santa very seriously! She chooses to believe in him. When she asks if he is real we tell her he’s real if she chooses to believe in him. Same thing we tell her when she asks if Disney Magic is real…only if you choose to believe in it.
Isn’t that more magical, choosing to believe in the magic and wonder of “it” all?!
We wish you magic this Christmas and into the new year!