Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Two Things Happened

 Not much has happpened since the new year, but two very important things did happen that I want documented here in the blog.

First off, my 7 year old lost another tooth. This time it was his top front tooth which made him look toothless, the quintessential look of a grade schooler finally growing up. 

Every kids goes through the toothless look with their two front teeth missing and that was a momentous event for me. Being my very last child, I would never again see a kid without their front teeth so I had to mark the occasion. The tooth fairy did not disappoint and left a nice and hefty surprise under my son's pillow. 

The other really important occasion I wanted to recognize was hubby's birthday. Hubby's birthday falls right at the beginning of the year, the first week of January. 

This time we were not at the beach to mark this special moment in time. However, we still wanted hubby to feel special so we celebrated the day with his favorite food, pizza. The following day, I bought him a cake. It was a simple celebration, if it could even be called that. But hubby was happy to be home with his family so that is all that mattered.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

 Everyone had been waiting for the year 2020 to end. Like, hurry up and be over with already was the mindset of just about every human  being on the face of the earth. It was a long year that started off slow and then sped by with rapid speed. By the time Christmas rolled around, it was time to bid adieu to the year of the coronavirus. 

In 2021 I personally hope for more of the same. 2020 was not a great year but it was a good year for my family. We flourished financially and got to spend so much more time at home together. There isn't alot I can complain about when it comes to my life so far and so I'm going into the new year with a positive outlook on the future with fond memories of the past.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Our Amazing Christmas

 Christmas has come and gone, again. But this time, I am not sad or feeling empty. I enjoyed my holiday to the fullest and now look forward to the next chapter. 

Our kids had an amazing Christmas and so did we. I could not have asked for a more perfect holiday.

If the holiday was a meal, Christmas Eve was a deliciously delectable appetizer while Christmas Day was a four course five star dinner with all the trimmings. 

The day after, we took a trip to visit Santa.

Like I said, it was an amazing Christmas. Even with everything going on in the world and 2020, we still found a way to make the holidays spectacular.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Baking All The Treats And Doing All The Crafts

 Tis the season they say and since we're experiencing a whole new way of life, I figured I would do all the festive Christmas things, like bake all the yummy treats and goodies and do all the crafty crafts.

What better way to celebrate the season than with home baked cookies. Am I right? It's the one time of year where we get to indulge in everything sweet and chocolatey and why not bake and make a few.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Decorated Sugar Cookies

The madness will continue as I still have a few more goodies to make. There's  no doubt I'll be baking treats into the New Year and I am all for it.

It's also the season to get crafty and creative weather just for fun or for gift giving. And I must say,  I do love a craft that takes barely any effort at all. 

A sticker craft that is minimal effort but loads of fun is a perfect way to spend a festive holiday afternoon. 

Two Graduations And A Partridge In A Pear Tree

 When the pandemic hit and the whole country went into lockdown, it was decided that not only would schools remain virtual but all school events  and activities would be cancelled.

That meant no traditional team building retreats or graduation dances. However, when it came time to decide on what to do about graduation ceremonies, the ministry of education remained undecided until the last moment. 

Thankfully, schools were given permission to host graduation ceremonies but with sanitary precaution measures in place. So a solution was found and kids were able to graduate while also staying safe.

Ceremonies were held in time slots by student's last names and classes were divided into sections to allow for a select few to graduate at a time. It wasn't the graduation we have come to expect but it was a ceremony none the less and in these times, we could not have asked for much more. I was just thankful my boys were able to celebrate their special days with a bit of pomp and circumstance.

To celebrate the day even more, the graduate decided on Chuck e Cheese for his special outing and his two siblings came along for the fun.

As for my oldest son, he was finally able to close the chapter on his high school years, finally graduating after a long and sometimes difficult road. I am so proud that he can now look forward to the future. He is now one step closer in achieving his dreams as he sets his sights on college. My boy is university bound and I could not be happier.