Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Week 1

Welcome to a whole new year in pictures!  Our family had a great two weeks off for the holidays, but now it's time to get back to work and school, back to eating healthy, back to physical activity, and back to reality!  At least there is a 3-day weekend and a ski trip coming up to help us ease back into the swing of things.  I'm excited to think what a new year might bring for family and friends-- where will we travel, what will we achieve, and how will we grow?  There is a whole year of possibilities just waiting for us.  It's nice to have a fresh start and even though it may seem overwhelming to think about at first we'll just take it one week at a time and see what unfolds ;0)

Here is our first week in pictures: 

Day 1- Wednesday, 1/1/14
Happy New Year!  Look at these boys.  They are so grown up, and I can see their different personalities really well in this shot.  Welcome to 2014 kids!

Day 2- Thursday, 1/2/14
Rusty is not too sure about my new best friend.  I got this for Christmas but am just now finding the time to try it out and get it on a schedule.  Technology is a wonderful thing whether the cat thinks so or not.

Day 3- Friday, 1/3/14
Brandon is finishing up the last of the Lego sets he got for Christmas.  He's been a building fool ever since we returned from Hawaii.

Day 4- Saturday, 1/4/14
Bella has mastered one of her new Christmas toys too.  We hide treats or kibble in the different sections and she has to use her nose or paws to move the parts and find the treats.  The instructions say you have to train your dog to do this slowly with only a few treats at first but there was no training required for this smart cookie.  She knew exactly what to do!

Day 5- Sunday, 1/5/14
 Today we had friends over to watch the first playoff game for the 49ers and to celebrate the start of the new year since we couldn't actually get together on the big day.  Lot's of good food, drinks, music, laughs, oh, and football.

That's it for this week.  It was a short one.  Next week will be a full 7 days ;0)  Hope to see you then.

The Mom Creative


  1. Oh boy, I left a pretty big comment before...but it looks like its gone? I will just say now...sure did enjoy all these new toys your family received... a little jealous...looks like fun over there☺

  2. You boys are growing up so fast. Great photos and thank you for your visit and fun compliments! I have missed you.

  3. Love the nice tan glow you're all carrying into 2014! Enjoy the roomba!!

  4. Love the legos! lots of scenes like that at our house too. Your new roomba looks cool. Hope you enjoy it! Here is to a great new year! Looking forward to keeping in touch!!

  5. That iRobot Roomba looks cool. Is effective & do you like it?
    The boys really do look older & more grown up!