Two weeks left and then we head into February. And with this beautiful weather, I have gotten the itch for spring. Flip-flops, anyone? I so can’t wait for bonfires, warm sunsets, the smell of fresh-cut grass, and seeing birds frolic in the ponds of water that collect in our driveway.
Oh, snap; back to reality! I really can’t complain though. We’ve been pretty fortunate with a mild winter this year. Sure, we’ve had some really cold snaps; however, these warmer days sprinkled in-between have made up for it. I’ll take all that I can get, despite the fact our entire town turns into a mud mess. lol! Let’s just say the dog has been getting a lot more baths lately! What a beautiful sight though, even in the middle of winter.
Quick re-cap of my last two weeks. Hubby and I had gone to his company’s Christmas party earlier this month. We rarely get to the movies and as a Christmas gift, he added on a night’s stay to the hotel we were staying at for the Christmas party, dinner out, and a movie. So, it was something we were both looking forward to, as we also rarely get away alone. Well, we had decided to see “Take 3.” We would have preferred “American Sniper” but ti wasn’t out yet. Anyway, with 15 minutes left in the movie, the smoke alarms went off. Everyone in our movie stayed seated, including us, as the movie kept playing. I think we were all thinking the same thing – some kid playing a prank. Well, it didn’t take too long and a worker came in and told us we needed to get out. Well, we go out and everyone, from our movie and others, are just standing in the commons area. No one is actually instructed to actually exit the building. I’m not sure what their procedure is for this type of thing, but I’m pretty sure it was revisited after this incident. Supposedly, someone asked and apparently someone did supposedly smell something. But that area of the mall itself was never shut down, so who knows!? Needless to say, we missed just the very end of the movie, received a ticket to come back for a free movie in the future, and ended the experience with a fire truck self-us. One for the memory books, that’s for sure!
I just wanted to share this sweet gesture from my family. While my family came over New Year’s to celebrate our Christmas, I took family pictures for everyone and finally got some of my siblings and I with our mom. I received this in the mail not long ago and what a nice surprise. Once I get the images all finished, I think I will add them to the session I did previously with my mom. I’m so.behind.on.blogging. Oh vey!
Maurices is my store – my sister knows me so well. I can always walk in there knowing I’ll find something that fits me just right and that I will love. Actually, on mine and my hubby’s trip out of town, I went into Maurices and got a “Stay Calm and Drink Wine” shirt for $6! Woohoo!
Also, not long ago I came across this recipe on Pinterest. It’s a weight watcher’s recipe and these little muffins sure pack a lot of goodness for only about 100 calories each. My son LOVES them. I think this will be my go-to snack for wrestling tourneys and practice for the kids. Easiest recipe ever – just a cake mix (dry, not prepared) and a can of pumpkin and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar! You can vary this too, by using a chocolate cake mix, add in some mini chocolate chips, or use carrot cake mix and throw in some raisins. You can read about this recipe HERE.
Well, that about catches up what’s been going on in our neck of the woods. Oh, and wrestling practice started. Excited to watch all three of our kiddos this year. Jozlyn was so excited to start, she was using my exercise bands as a jump-rope, saying she was working on getting in shape for wrestling. That girl is a card!
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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