Thursday, December 30, 2010

Guest Blog

Today, I have a post over at the blog for one of my favorite Catholic bloggers, Sarah Reinhard. She asked for some guest posts during Advent, as she knew she had a special little Advent/Christmas present coming (a baby boy!), but it just posted today. I talk about the Gift of Penance and what my first Advent as a Catholic meant to me.

Come check it out at Snoring Scholar.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010...What a Ride

Wow, 2010 was an amazing year for us! The first quarter of the year we spent "living" away from each other as I worked in Garden City and Jason was here at home. In April, after realizing the difficult pregnancy and just the sadness that goes along with missing out on each other and that special time together during the pregnancy, Jason bought out my contract and brought me home! I worked on being a stay-at-home wife, and worked minimally as a PTA.

We spent a good chunk of the year waiting for the arrival of our kumquat, which he finally made on August 1st. He was a week "overdue" but seemed just right to us! :) We had a scary bout that first week home with problems nursing and Dominic losing too much weight and being dehydrated...that ended in a hospital stay for us and him.

Since his birth, our lives have revolved around our little kumquat and we couldn't be happier! He is such a joy and a blessing; it is so amazing to watch him learn and grow. Every day brings something new for us and we are always excited to see what's next. His giggling and smiles can light up the room, and he's already developing quite a personality.

Resolutions for the new year?! To enjoy our family as much as we can. To spend meaningful time together including making daily family prayer a priority, dinners together, and playing games and having fun. My resolution for the year is to be the best wife and mom that I can be. For me this includes this blog as it has a tendency to hold me somewhat accountable. It also includes widening my cooking abilities and baking. Learning to help us to have a balanced, healthy diet. With sides of ice cream and chocolate occasionally. ;-)

What were some of your 2010 highlights and what are your resolutions for the year to come?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Time to Get Back to Work

Well, I have been away from my blog for a while. It makes me a little sad, but I had a really busy couple of weeks with working while Jason took vacation. Then, I'm not sure what happened, but it seemed to take a while to get back into the swing of things for my "regular" stuff. I'm hoping that I get back to more regular reading of blogs I love, and more regular writing of my blog (also a blog I love! :)).

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house, my parents bought me a roaster so I could stop bothering them, and the turkey turned out really yummy! Dominic got to try his first solid, mashed potatoes, too! He has had a few different solids since then, but not too much, he's not terribly interested  yet, so I'm sure it'll be a while until he's really eating them like crazy.

We are ready for Christmas; Christmas Eve at our house with my parents, and Christmas day with Jason's family in Las Animas. Nothing traditional about the meals we have planned either; we're having chicken taco soup on Friday and manicotti and lasagna on Christmas day. I plan on baking a birthday cake for Jesus for both days.

Well, time to get back to work on house-wifely duties as well! :)