day 20: frozen yogurt bar
a new place opened up just down the street and we had coupons. so we went with bob and d and enjoyed a cup of yogurt with lots of creative toppings. the kids love the orange sherbet and brownie bites. i love peanut butter and mochi. bobby had plain vanilla and fruit. he gave up junk food for lent, poor him.
day 21: getting together with friends
it's been awhile since these little guys were all together. and it's amazing how fast they have all grown up. this was an impromptu get together for us. after almost a year of each of us doing our thing it just worked out for us. i really hope we don't have to wait another year.
day 22: andrew's class performance
they did a play on why February is significant, like african american month, president's day, valentine's day and national pancake day, really! andrew only had 2 lines but of course he was perfect. the school does an amazing job with these performances.
day 23: our tree
this picture was taken a few weeks ago when the tree is in full bloom. it always blooms during this month and it gives me a wintery feeling, without the shovel, snow jacket, boots and plows. just pretty white flowers. i don't even know what kind of tree this is but there are many of them in our neighborhood.
day 24: burning 269 calories in 35 minutes
i know this may not seem like much to those who workout regularly but i'm really working at being consistent and challenging myself to work harder. i'm pretty proud of myself.
day 25: balance
this was sofia's plate at the mom's group at church on thursday. something healthy and something sweet. that's what life is aboout. we listened, well i did and sofia ate and drew pictures, to bonnie geary who is a marriage and family therapist. she speaks at churches and schools about handling family life. this day her lecture was called 'if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy'. ain't that the truth. it's stuff i know already; balance, taking time outs for myself, finding ways to avoid stress and conflict. it was a good reminder to keep doing what i'm doing and work hard at making life better for my family.
day 26: girl scout cookies
enough said. oh and i'm glad i didn't give up sweets for lent, and now you know how i spent those 269 calories i burned.
day 27: engagements
lots of them recently. we celebrated mike and angela's engagement yesterday with their family. they are such a cute couple and we are so happy for them. it will be a beautiful wedding. i took pictures at the party and will be making them an album. but the one bad note is that my new lens broke. not sure what the problem is but it is no longer focusing on auto. made me really frustrated when i was trying to capture those moments. i will take it to the shop this week and see if it can be fixed.
day 28: new beginnings
ok, so i didn't make it at daily posting. i tried and then got bogged down by life and the olympics. but today i can look back at the past 28 days and realize that i have a lot to love. the best thing is my beautiful family. jordan, who makes me proud, andrew who makes me laugh, sofia who makes me dream and the BEST partner in the world to share my life with. they are truly all that matter. tomorrow is a new month. a chance to set some new goals. a place to begin again. it is my birthday month and i have some ideas floating around for a month long celebration. i am challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone and try some new things. i'm also working on a 40 things list. i am so excited. i hope to see all of you soon.
lots of love.