Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our houseguest.

Ahhh, there is nothing sweeter than a boy and his dog.  Ahem, I mean to say a boy and his best friend's dog.  Yes, we are getting our dog fix in by babysitting Barkley.  Barkley is the dog we babysit when we need our dog fix.  He is little, cute, doesn't shed and is the easiest dog ever.  The perfect houseguest ;)
Eli is pleading, "mommy can we keep him?"
The weather was 78 degrees yesterday so Eli and I took Barkley on a 2-hour walk after school.  I think we wiped the little guy out as he came home and crashed on our couch the rest of the day.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Summer in January, oh yeah!!!

The weather reached the low 70's the other day so the kids and I decided to hit the pool.  As you can see, Eli was not holding back...



It was the perfect day and honestly we all felt like we were on a vacation.  I read Gone with the Wind while lounging in the pool chaise with the warm sun beating down on me. 

I know people are fearful of this warm weather pattern but this is a gift from mother earth.
She is telling us to get away from our screens and get outside and play.  
There is nothing to fear with the current blissful weather pattern.  
We have had a few hard years with the tough economy and the crazy snows and rains. 
We have gotten use to thinking that winters are suppose to be hard and bleak as well as life.
This is our repreive. 
This is the new winter, new life.
We will get our snow and rain but not in the excess that we have been experiencing years past.  
It will be enough but just enough to sustain and grow what we need.
Lets all stop fearing what is happening and instead go out and enjoy it.  
This is the year of miracles and change.
Stop holding onto the old ways of living and reflecting on how things are suppose to be and start inventing new ways of living.
Life is about change and variety.
We can all learn a bit from watching kids.  
They take life by the reigns and go for it.

Look at Eli as an example, he is jumping in feet first!
Give it a try!