Friday, February 28, 2014

My To Do List


I love making To Do lists.  I used to do it all the time. Now it is pretty much survival mode.  Whatever happens during the day, I just call it good.  For the fun of it, I will make a To Do list for today.

To Do #1 (what I must do, or absolutely will do today)

  • Take Troy to school 
  • Make sure 2 out of the 3 boys get dressed today and brush their teeth.
  • Take shower, it's been a couple of days!
  • Get dressed
  • Host babysitting co-op
  • Do enough dishes to start the dishwasher
  • Feed everyone breakfast and lunch, (we'll see about snacks) and find something for dinner
  • Read books to the boys
  • Change diapers, wipe bums
  • Pick T Bear up from the bus stop (I forgot on Wednesday)
  • Listen to the Frozen soundtrack 99 times 
  • Put Little Grizzly down for a nap or two
  • Go bra shopping tonight (actually I am looking forward to this one!)
  • Kiss all of my boys and tell them that I love them
To Do #2 (what I would like to get done in addition to the must dos)
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Pick up the house
  • Make my bed
  • Do my hair and make up
  • Make some phones calls
  • Email people about Primary and Cubscouts
  • Call KK and Mom
  • Write Big D an email to tell him that I love him
  • Play board games with my boys
  • Take the boys out for a walk or to ride bikes
  • Read my scriptures
  • Listen to music other than the Frozen soundtrack
  • Email pictures to people that I have been needing to for awhile
  • Write a blog (we'll see if I publish this today or if I get interrupted)
  • Put Cub down for a nap
  • Do 1-on-1 reading with T Bear
  • Play with my baby
To Do #3 (what I would get done if I had awesome magical powers)
  • Clean my whole house
  • Exercise
  • Call, email, text a sweet note to my family and friends who I don't see or talk to very often and tell them how lovely they are and how much I miss them
  • Make some cookies
  • Come give Jane kisses
  • etc.... I'm afraid if I list more, I'll get overwhelmed with how much I don't do, so let's stop here.
Well, I think that gives you a pretty go idea of how my day will be going.  

Hope I get to talk to you today!  Good luck on your own To Do list today.  Give that Jane a kiss for me!


Miss T

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day!  I'm thinking about you as you head off for a romantic & busy weekend with your Valentine in some cold weather.  I hope to hear all about it. 

Back at the ranch, we are enjoying our kids as our Valentine's this year.  Here are the Valentine's they handed out to their friends.  (Big thanks to Pinterest & Family Fun)

This morning I had a little gift wrapped for them on their breakfast plates.  There was a simple hand written card that said "We love you Troy! We are so proud of you.  You make us so happy.  Love, Mom & Dad."  T Bear read the note several times while he ate his breakfast.  When he was finished eating he ran off, found  a pencil and starting "scribbling" on his card.  Then he ran back and handed it to me to read.  Here were his changes:

"I We love you Troy  Mome! I We are so proud of you.  You make us me so happy. Love, Mom & Dad  Troy."

Pretty Clever.

They have been eating candy all day. This is a picture of them opening a package from Miga & Poppa. Little Grizzly wanted in on all the chocolate too. 

Finally we LOVE the msuic from Frozen.  Thanks to facebook we found this video.  Then we realized my sweet little cousin is IN this video.  We love it even more and are slightly jealous.  Watch, sing along and dance!

Much love,

-Miss T

PS - These are the cards I gave to Big D this year. Kind of funny.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

O Canada Sisters!

How fun is it that sisters took Gold and Silver in the Women's Moguls competition?


What is even better is that their older sister was there competing too.  Unbelievable.  From what I can tell they are seriously just happy to be there together and are supportive of each other regardless of the outcome.  

That is how sisters should be (or ski!).

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Winter Wonderland Treat


Starting last Thursday it began to snow.  Beautiful snow.  It actually stuck to the ground and turned our world into a Winter Wonderland.  Oregon usually doesn't get much snow, so this was a treat.  And gradually we have accumulated around 8 inches.  

With this much snow the world has shut down here.  First, school was canceled = SNOW DAY!  And then everything else was canceled: sporting events, conferences, work, and even church.  

We have spend the last three days playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, listening to the Frozen soundtrack, sitting around the fire playing games and watching the Olympics.  I don't care how many times we have to put on gloves and hats and boots, it has been truly magical.  It is like time has FROZEN as well.  

-Miss T

"Let's go bury the car in snow!!!!"

Little Grizzly watching all the fun.
Big D built them a sweet hill in the front yard.  It attracted several neighborhood kids.

Cub said, "I'm pretending my beach shovel is a snow shovel."

Little Gizzly liked the snow until he touched it. (That is green marker on his upper lip.  He ate a marker today - oops!)

*Post Edit:  I typed this up and then went to eat dinner.  Before I sound like we have "perfect" family, I wanted to be honest and clarify that not EVERY minute of our snow days has been magical.   There has been plenty of the boys arguing, doing housework, etc.  Admittedly the snow has helped keep our spirits up, which I feel very grateful for.