Tuesday, February 11, 2014



Hope everyone is doing well!  My blog has certainly turned into one of those "periodically updated" blogs. As you can tell, though, I'm okay with that.  I still capture all our little memories...it just takes me a bit longer to record them here. 

All is well in our neck of the woods. M is obsessed with Frozen at the moment. She's seen it three times in the theater now. Between her daddy and her PaPa, she has three Frozen dolls.  I may or may not have downloaded songs off the soundtrack.  We know all the words and some of the choreography.  M browses YouTube for Frozen music videos in her free time - ha! We're Frozen crazy around here and are counting down the days to the DVD release.

DK has been busy with basketball. He's actually taking a break from coaching football, so he seems to be home a lot more. No football spring training for us, which I have to admit is kinda nice. We've gone on a few dates lately, which has also been nice (movies and dinners - my favorite). We've also been talking about what's next for us -- new house, baby #2, etc. -- but neither are in our immediate plans.  We've got work to do on our house, and I've still got to get my thyroid situation under control. We'll get there, though. We're just chilling -- enjoying life as it is.

And me? Well, I've been working on growing professionally.  Got a couple of things up my sleeve. Things that may or may not pan out. I used to be afraid of failure, but not so much anymore. Failure brings lessons and growth. I'm hungry, and I'm willing to accept the lessons and growth that come with it.

Anyhoo, last month on MLK Day, we went to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. M has been learning a little about civil rights at school, and has been very curious. So I thought it was the perfect time to take her back to the museum (went went a few years ago when she was pretty young). 

She enjoyed it.  We tried to teach her as much as we could (the preschool version, of course), and she was pretty interested.  Every time I visit the museum I'm reminded just how much was sacrificed so that we could live the way we live today.  I'm grateful.

Speaking of grateful, I'm also grateful for our family.

Like my in-laws, who are so good to us. They've kept M a few weekends lately while DK and I have gone out, or when I've had professional obligations. M LOVES going to her Honey and PaPa's house, and doesn't miss us at all while she's there.

They had us over a few weeks ago for dinner, along with some of DK's aunts and uncles, and my mom, grandma, and aunt. 

They played cards and had a ball.

The food and company were great.  So glad we could hang out with our folks that day.

Last, but not least, the great snowpocalypse happened two weeks ago.

As you probably know, that the South was hit with some winter weather that made for a very interesting couple of days.  Long story short (that you can read here), DK, M, and I both spent the nights at our schools that night. Here's another pic I took from my classroom.

It was a bit crazy, but we were definitely some of the lucky ones.   When M found out she'd be spending the night at her preschool, she wrote this note:


It ended up being completely okay, though.  She enjoyed the "slumber party."

We were able to go home the next day. I made a Santa Fe Soup while M and her daddy enjoyed the remaining snow. Good times!

So that's what we've been up to.  We're actually at home today because of another winter weather forecast, and may be out again tomorrow.  Who knows?  This weather has been crazy.

Anyhoo, hope all is well with you! Be good and be safe!  Until next time...


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