2015 Review: As the Year Draws to a Close

As 2015 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on things that have happened in the last year. Some good. Some bad.

January went by in a flash. It usually does.

February brought about the birthday of my sweet, little Navy. He turned the big 4. He had an awesome race car party with a Cars theme.

In March, we celebrated Lily’s birthday pretty low-key. We ate at one of her favorite Japanese restaurants. She loves hibachi shrimp and sushi. Not much longer, and she’ll be double-digits.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nothing too fancy this year. Dinner at Subway. Cards and small gifts for the kids.


Navy really liked his card because it had a puppy on it. He was pretty excited about the Percy train engine he got, too!


Lily got a fun set of press-on nails, lip gloss, and a Littlest Pet Shop animal.

Henry fixed my car, so that was my Valentine’s day gift. He put a lot of time, effort, and money into making sure the kids and I had a reliable source of transportation.

I’m taking him out for dinner (no kids!) next week. It’s a surprise, too!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Staycation: Day 1 – Productive


Today has been incredibly productive, even more so that I had hoped!

We had a fun trip to the library. Lily got the rest of the books she needs to complete her Building Bridges with Books bingo sheet. Navy got some new books about animals and trucks. I got the American Girl Kit Kitteridge series (again).

We also discovered movies at the library, which will save us on rental fees!

Lily and I played post office with some outdated ATM envelopes. They were just going to be trashed, so we are making sure they don’t get shredded in vain.

Lots of cleaning and organizing. It’s time for autumn cleaning! Then, packing…

My fantastic man and his friend came to see about fixing my van. Navy observed and turned on the hose to help. So grateful for wonderful, caring people who are willing to lend a hand to keep my family safe!

I am so impressed with everything that we’ve gotten done and that we even squeezed in some fun!

Project 365: Day 67 – Us


One picture, he looks good, but goofy. Next picture, I look good, and he’s caught off guard.

I don’t think I’ve ever posted a picture of us for my Project 365. Here we are.

We had dinner tonight with the kids. Nothing fancy, just O’Charley’s, one of our favorite places. Kids eat free, so it’s a huge perk for us.

Next week, I’m gonna make a nice dinner for Henry. I’ve never cooked for him. Ever.