Friday, February 4, 2011

Let's play catch-up...

What a busy week it has been! Which explains my absence from my blog. But, as I've said before, real life trumps cyber life. :)

We've been busy with school, ballet and piano lessons, renovating/painting the basement, crafting, etc. And as crazy as this sounds, I've been working on pulling together next year's school curriculums for my kids. I like to get a jump start, and I find that I get really good deals on ebay when I buy when no one else is even thinking about the next year yet. Less competition on the auctions.

(Silliness with chopsticks)

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to be having a giveaway sometime soon. I've got a few goodies up my sleeve that I'm pulling together to bless someone with as I so appreciate all of my readers. It is very humbling to know that people out there actually enjoy visiting my little slice of cyberspace! I so appreciate the kind comments and encouragement that you leave.

(All the pretty princesses in my blessed life.)

And I leave you with one of Ian's latest creations - a zipline for his action figures:

Have a blessed day and a great weekend!


Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Wow! That zipline is great! Pretty princesses indeed! Im thankful that my girl has never had dressup so she is REALLY into it right- thankful that I get to witness her imagination, not thankful she had to go without...
Your oldest has grown so much! He's starting to look like a full on teenager!
Please send me some of your motivation. I just got excited because I ordered a bathing suit 5 min ago for this summer for my girl, next school year- whew. Seems like a million years away!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

20!?!?!?! WOW! Way to grow, Sergei!!! Or "way to cook, Mom!" ;)

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

That zip line is great!

Leah Kate made a zip line a few weeks ago and the whole family got in on the engineering of it! She had a little bucket on it for her dolls to ride in!

Have a great weekend!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

What a precious clan!!

Loved your comment. You are BRAVE!!

Wendi said...

Love the zip line... very creative. Chopsticks are always a hoot here since for the life of me I can't figure them out! Thankfully while in China they had forks available for uncoordinated western folk like me!!

Davene Grace said...

I've discovered that I usually start planning the following year's curriculum in January. I don't "try" to do that; it just seems to pop in my head about that time. And like you said, it's a great time to find bargains! :)

So, which curriculum are you planning to use? Not that I'm going to bid against you on Ebay or anything like that... ;-)

The zipline is great! So creative!