Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2nd Day of H-Town's 2 Day Winter

Houston doesn't see much winter...and this year has been no exception. But last Friday we had a freeze and all the schools shut down & our offices. I know the Northern states probably get a good laugh at that, but Houstonians aren't used to driving on ice & with all the overpasses we have they get covered in ice when we get a freeze like that!

We had another one that was supposed to hit today and be even colder...it's been cold, but didn't freeze like they thought, but the schools & our office had already made the decision to shut down last night so we had another "snow day" today, too. We did get more white roofs this time which were pretty! Most of it was sleet, but it was still very pretty! And we did have pretty icicles in the backyard!!

My hometown a little further north actually got quite a bit of snow, which is also rare - I've been jealous seeing all the great snow pics friends & family have been posting up there on Facebook! It's absolutely beautiful and it looks like everyone has been having a blast playing in it!!

Tomorrow it's back to school & work! Even though the office was closed, I did actually work from home (and on the road) today...so I am ready to get back before it piles up too much more!

Monday, January 06, 2014

IG Lately...

I didn't do a NYE post and well, frankly, we've been busy...as usual! But I think now that our routine is back on track - kids back to school, us back to work - other than moving my parents (which we finish tomorrow), we are going to have a little breathing room now. Phew!

So, I thought I'd do a quick IG post about what's been going on...

If you follow me on IG these will be familiar!!

Starting from the top left - 1) that's the kids playing on the ramp of the UHaul while we loaded boxes from my parents' house for their move. 2) Emma - being too cool in my shades!!! We all got covered in some red sands from Mexico about a week or so ago and my poor truck was being neglected - so we took it to the car wash to get some pampering - 3) the kids love to watch the car wash! They also had a dental visit over their break - it was actually Aaron's first time to go and he was so great! You'd think he was a veteran - he jumped up on the chair and 4) showed 'em his pearly whites! New Year's day we made the traditional (Southern tradition) 5) black eyed peas, cabbage, and ham (pork chops) - so we'll be healthy & wealthy in the new year! ;) The 6) b&w is just a snap of my kids snuggling up together being cute watching a cartoon! The 7) gym pic was the final WOD of the year at our box...we had to snap a pic of the group before leaving! Next pic is 8) Emma using one of her Christmas presents - she loves art and she is pretty good so my dad bought her a complete set up paints, canvases, brushes, apron - everything she needs to create some beautiful art! And lastly - the kids were fighting one day so Michael made them stand and 9) hug for two minutes straight - it was pretty funny actually! Got them over their argument, though so it was effective and something we'll do again!

So, that's life lately through IG! Tonight we have gymnastics and my parents are staying with us since their old house is bare and they don't close on their new house until tomorrow...so that's what we will be doing tomorrow night - moving them in! They are going to be 4 miles from us - it takes less than 10 minutes to get there - we are all pretty stoked about it! Mom is actually overwhelmed and ready for it to be done. She isn't used to her home being in disarray - it's usually very clean & neat & tidy!! The mess is stressing her out! I wish I had inherited that trait from her. LOL