So amongst my many things I am to improve over the next twelve months is decluttering and organizing the house. As such I've decided that every week of the year 2011 I will focus on something and work my way through the house. Anyone daring enough to accompany me on my journey? Every Saturday in 2011 I will post a challenge to work on throughout the week and I'll be showing my before and after pictures. Feel free to join in on the fun. Hopefully we will learn from each other and along the way. I'm hoping this will turn into a fun challenge that I can get several people on board with me on. Stay tune for Saturday 1/01/2011 for the first challenge.
Another Christmas has come and gone. The days are going by so fast. My boys are growing so quickly. Lucky for me this was the year they really "got" Christmas in many ways. They loved learning about Jesus and loved learning Christmas traditions around the world and of course Santa. One of the favorite things at Christmas this year was the letter Santa left thanking them for the milk and cookies. Here are a few pictures from Christmas morning. Excuse the blurry pictures at times as they were moving fast that morning and the messy house. The rest of the house was pretty darn clean but the front room just didn't seem to get done.
We've been doing this now for 3 or 4 years, sorry Mary I can't remember. The first year I thought this is kinda dumb but my kids LOVE this. And to be honest I do too. What a great way to exercise right before a calorie laden meal! Around August my kids started "training" cause they wanted to do better than they ever have. And poor little Zach really wanted to come in first in our family. This poor kid is the slowest mover around so I didn't hold out much hope for him. Imagine my surprise when he not only was the first one of the boys to come around the building but the first in his age bracket. He did so good and was so very proud of himself. Sadly I only have pictures of Zachary and Nathan cause my batteries died in my camera right as Noah came around. If you haven't given this race a try you really should. The South Davis Recreation Center does a wonderful job of putting this event on. Btw it was barely above zero at the time of this race. I can't help but think they reason for the fast finishes by all three boys was because it was so darn cold outside.