I can’t believe that 2018 is over. This year has had so many changes, that it’s hard to believe that it was all packed into 365 days. I’m kinda hoping that 2019 is a little more mellow!
January started with a trip to Chicago to visit friends and ring on the New Year. We visited an Ikea in Illinois while we were there. Lily also started flute lessons to help her catch up with the rest of her band. I started playing with my cooking gadgets. Navy loves wrestling club. Continue reading →
So much changes over the course of a year. 2017 was no exception. Not only was it a fresh start from 2016, but it ushered in a lot of change and excitement for our family.
After having lots of issues with the battery on my van dying, I got a fancy new battery. It’s okay to be jealous. Thankful to not have any more issues.
Girl Scout Cookie season started. The beginning of the longest two months ever. I love the cookies, but I’m not sad when it ends in March.
Lily got an MRI on her ankle. She has Osteochondritis, but we didn’t know the extent until after the MRI.
I celebrated 10 years at work. I’ve been working with the same company for 10 years. That used to be the norm, but it isn’t so commonplace anymore. I love the girls I work with and adore our clientele. Continue reading →
Our Girl Scout troop was invited by the New Haven Parks & Recreation Dept to plant trees in Moser Park. With shovels in hand, and a little brother in tow, we went to the park.
Let’s just say that I was not prepared for the level of mud. (This is a recurring theme with our two most recent Girl Scout events.)
I think we assisted in planting 3-4 trees.
The following was information I found on the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept website: 11th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback, a grassroots movement to combat the critical loss of trees inFort Wayne. Our city and region is facing the devastation of the emerald ash borer; about one in four of our city street trees are ash and they will soon be gone.
More than 250 trees were planted across Allen County, and we got to be part of it!
Sometimes, he gets to tag along to her meetings. They are filled with stories, giggling, crafts, and snack time.
Who wouldn’t want that?!
When I was picking some things up at ScOutfitters for Lily, I picked up a Brownie sash for Navy. The Brownie sash was much cheaper than the Daisy tunic, and he will be entering kindergarten when Lily heads into Juniors.
I also bought some numbered birthday patches from Michael’s for Navy’s sash.
When checking out, the cashier said another troop had some little brothers who were kinda jealous and tagged along. They got them Girl Scout shirts and called them the Cookie Crumbs.
He adores his sister. Girl Scouts is teaching Lily to be an empowered, compassionate young lady who is active in her community. Sharing that with her little brother is a good thing.