Here’s what’s on my…
VANITY | I don't really have a vanity in my bedroom. We have a super long and tall double sink vanity and I have often thought about getting a backless vanity chair of some kind to push under the large space between the drawers.
PERENNIAL TO DO LIST | Laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, picking up and driving to practices and games.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES | Eggs, jam, cream cheese, cottage cheese, strawberries, grapes, lettuce, spinach, milk, almond milk, chocolate milk, grapefruit juice, Pogo X, ketchup, butter, lots of greek yogurt, lots of different cheeses, ginger root, ham and leftover sesame honey chicken and rice.
ITINERARY | Just got back from our family vacation to Maui, so not much on the horizon for travel right now except another December trip to Newport Beach, California which I am excited about. I'll be prepping and planning for Jacek's senior trip to Newport in June. Getting excited to travel to Vernal this next weekend for our nephew Jordan's wedding to his sweetheart Daisen and seeing family.
FANTASY ITINERARY | Europe. Anywhere in Europe, but specifically I'd love to go back to Switzerland and Germany with the boys again. Italy would be awesome too. Ireland and Britain someday. Currently, I want to make a trip to NYC with Jacek happen for a graduation present sometime this summer.
PLAYLIST | I am a fan of Pandora right now and the Genius selection on my music library. I never tire of the musicals Les Miserable and Wicked. Jason Mraz and Christina Perri are current favorites as well.
NIGHTSTAND | Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
WORKOUT PLAN | Now that the weather is warming up, daily walks around my neighborhood are on my workout plan. I need to start walking with my friend Ruth again because her neighborhood is awesome to walk around.
IPHONE | Pictures in Camera+, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I text a great deal with my family too.
TOP 5 LIST | Being present in the moment as much as I can. Incorporating yoga into my life on a more regular basis. Choosing kindness. Eating cleaner and moving more. Photograph everything.
BUCKET LIST | Travel.
MIND | Enjoying the remaining time I have left with Jacek in high school. Looking forward to watching him graduate and making plans for his college experience. Watching Keaton grow up right before my eyes and excited about basketball and baseball. Praying my SIL Raquel continues to grow my little baby nephew inside and all goes well with her pregnancy.
LIQUOR SHELF | Tequila for margaritas. I just tried this spicy grapefruit on Friday and it was delicious. I also have some vodka, gin and rum on hand too.
LAST CREDIT CARD STATEMENT | Dan's grocery store and Whole Foods for my book club on Friday.
TV EVERY NIGHT | The kids watch TV more than I do. I have a couple of shows that I DVR - Survivor, American Idol and Oprah.
Outside my window...The sun is shining after a weekend full of snowstorms. It's cold too! It was 21 degrees when I took Keaton to school this morning. It has warmed up a bit because I went out and shoveled a little bit more for Asia to have a place to go potty and the ice came up pretty easily since this morning when Cory shoveled.
I am thinking...about so many things that I can't seem to focus on one thing today.
I am thankful... Cory and Jacek watched the Oscars with me last night. It was nice of them to humor me through all four hours of it.
From the kitchen... I am eating leftover Chinese food from Saturday night~thanks to Grandpa for treating. Jacek just walked in and is eating leftover waffle with peanut butter. Breakfast tacos are on the menu for tonight. Heaven only knows what else I'll whip up this week. We do have leftover French Dip that I just now remembered. I like the meat in Spaghetti Sauce too, so maybe that will happen later this week.
I am wearing...my pink sweatpants and pajama top and blue snowflake robe. I'm a slacker this morning. UPDATE: I showered and got dressed in my jeans, black/grey striped turtleneck and red cardigan Cory's mom gave me eons ago. I spritzed my hair with water and pulled it up into a messy ponytail. I also put on my new favorite collection of rings. Two of them I inherited from my mom and then my anniversary band to keep them on because the other two are a little too big.
I am creating...and catching up on my Project 365. I am printing some photos today and getting them in the album.
I am going...to be in Maui in 31 more days. Squeal!!!!
I am reading..."Beautiful Girl" for book club this month. I like the story but haven't moved very fast through it.
I am hoping...my puppy is okay. She has had diarrahea since late Saturday night. This morning she threw up. I'm a little concerned, but she acts okay. I mixed a little bit of pumpkin puree in a little bit of her wet food this morning. It's suppose to bind her bowel movements. I'm hoping so!
I am hearing... Les Miserables soundtrack on my iPhone plugged into Keaton's iHome. I have been obsessed with the reunion of this old friend of mine from 20+ years ago since I saw the movie in December. After watching the Oscar's last night and their wonderful ensemble, I had to listen to it this morning.
Around the house...I washed a lot of laundry and remade the beds yesterday and today. Had a lot of dirty dishes from yesterday too that I'm still trying to catch up on. We had Hank and Kathy Moore come over for breakfast and to pick my Dad up from the weekend. Waffles + Bacon + Asparagus and Tomato Eggs = Lots of Dirty Dishes but Lovely Memories. I have also been cleaning spots on the carpet from puke and poop from Asia. YUCKY!!!
One of my favorite things...I tend to fall in love with people through their blogs. I have discovered my new favorite blogger Natalie Holbrook. I somehow became a follower on her instagram and then I fell in love with her the other day when she posted her nursing story on her blog. Then I loved her even more when I discovered she had to work really, really hard to have her beautiful baby boy Huck. I get attached to people who have similar stories as mine. She inspires me and I have gone back in time to the beginning of her blog some 7 or 8 years ago and started from the beginning.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Today Keaton has piano at 5:30 and Jacek has Guitar at 4:00 then Lacrosse practice from 5-7. Tomorrow Asia has a haircut, if she's feeling better and I have yoga from 1-230. Keaton has basketball practice at Westminster from 6-7:30 and Jacek has Lacrosse. Wednesday Jacek has piano at 4:00 then Lacrosse and no basketball practice, but we could go to the last Westminster home game at 7:00. Scratch that! I have yoga at 7:15-8:30. Lunch with my friend Stacey Smith before she has her baby Griffin on Thursday and then tutor for Keaton with Mrs. Nichols after school. Jacek has Lacrosse practice and then churchball at 7:00. Keaton has a game at the same time 7:00 p.m. Kaylee and Lacey are planning to stay over night at our house on Friday after the Jazz game. Typical week for us, I guess; whatever typical is anymore! :)
A picture to share...
Tara Whitney was so gracious and willing to photograph our little family on the spur-of-the-moment and right before Christmas on a beautiful clear, but chilly Thursday afternoon. We had originally scheduled it for Tuesday, but the weather didn't cooperate and then she and her daughter got sick. Also, funny coincidence is that Cory, Grandpa and the boys ran into Tara at the movie theatre Monday afternoon. How awesome is that!
Here's the link to the beautiful slideshow Tara put together for us. The music is magically and the photos are perfectly imperfect and I am obsessed by them. I watch the slideshow several times each day. They touch me every time I see them and I'm so excited to use them and hang them up in my home.
The password is: kite
Thank you Tara! (Spoken in my best Australian accent)
Keaton has become part of an official super league team the past month. It's the same one his big brother has been a part of for the past four years. The coach is fantastic and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have Keaton be a part of Jason's team.
In honor of practices twice a week, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 and Fridays 4-30-6:00 and a game once a week on Wednesday nights, Keaton needed to some real basketball shoes. He also needed official basketball socks too. He looks pretty snazzy with his new gear.
We talked Grandpa into staying for Keaton's game last week and the whole family went to watch the Red Team vs. the White Team.
Keaton looks so big standing next to the other boys.
He was fouled towards the end of the game and got two free throws. He missed the first one, but swished the second one. It's was fun to watch him play like his big brother. I feel like it's deja vu all over again. I love it!
Yesterday, as Keaton and I were driving to Smith's Marketplace to buy his new Ninjago Lego, he was telling me about something he had seen on Nickelodean. At first, I was just half listening and nodding my head, until I realized I didn't know what he was talking about. So I asked him to tell me again about what he just said. He was so cute telling me about "Shaquillio O' Neallio" and how he was a basketball player and how big he was. I was giggling as he was saying his name. I even said it correctly, but he didn't get it. I love that boy!