Monday, February 17, 2014

Little February Happenings

I had big plans for Valentine’s Day, but it’s somehow come & gone, and I’m still finding myself thinking about all the cute ideas I want to do for the month of love.

Bottom line, none of it’s happening the way I had planned, but I’m learning to let go of the extras and concentrate on the essentials.

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AnnMarie has been loosing lots of teeth lately; it’s been fun to experience the tooth fairy stage with her and see how excited she gets to put her little teeth under her pillow in her purple velvet bag.

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Carlie builds forts pretty much all the time and takes pretend naps in her daily depiction of Princess and the Pea

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Gabriel is smiling more all the time…. now that he doesn’t have a cold and his four canine teeth finally came in.  Teething has been so hard for him!  The teeth go up and down a few times before they’ll decide to stay, but once they’re in, life is so much better for all of us.  :)

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We’re trying to decide what to do with this non-homey looking entrance of ours.  I don’t know what the previous owners were going for here, but we’re working on a change. 

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Jared & I attended an NBA game last week in Portland which was quite an experience for both of us.  My sister-in-law was so kind to take our kids for the night so that we could take advantage of the tickets we acquired.  The players are huge, and although I highly dislike their tattoo-covered bodies, they’ve definitely got skills.

The house is quiet now…

it’s time for bed…

but today on President’s Day, I can’t help but feel blessed for our health and happiness – for George Washington, this country, and my beautiful family.

And the fact that my Invisalign braces will be removed tomorrow which could possibly be one of the best days of my life yet.  j/k – I’m just so excited to be done with cankers…and headaches…and double takes from people thinking that I possibly left Crest whitening strips in or something like that.    

Tootles.