This year I decided to give everyone a small little gift everyday up until Valentine's Day. The kids loved it and they looked forward to it every day. I had a small amount of candy or something with a little saying on it. It was a lot of fun to do and fun to see the kids reactions. I took a few pictures of some of the treats I did. On Valentine's day I gave them a box of conversation hearts.
The kids loved these straws. They turned regular milk into strawberry milk.
It was a lot of fun. I don't know if I would do this every year, but it was fun for the first year with the kids.
Miracles do truly happen. I see them every day, in every aspect of my life. Today I got the miracle of my life. I woke up yesterday morning about 4:00am. I was surprised how hungry I was. I was so hungry I got up out of bed and went to the kitchen to eat a banana. I went back to bed and slept until it was time to get up for work. As Jon and I were getting ready I told him how weird it was that I woke up starving and had to go get a banana. He made the comment "Maybe your pregnant." I said "No Way.. We both know that isn't possible." We both just disregarded it and went about our day. As I was sitting at work I started looking at the calendar knowing it should be time for me to call the Dr for my monthly fertility pills. I started counting, and recounting and....realized....I was 4 days late. That is very unusual for me. When Jon went to the store last night, I asked him to pick up a pregnancy test. This morning I opened up the test and decided to take it while Jon was in the shower. To my surprise and unbelief there it was in black and white. I was pregnant. I couldn't believe it. I was so grateful tears started to come to my eyes. When Jon got out of the shower I showed him the test and he too was speechless for a minute. After coming to the realization it was true we were so excited. I can't believe I will finally have a biological child. This has truly been a miracle.
We are already in a new year. It's hard to believe how fast 2016 came and went. We had so much happen in 2016, I'm excited to see what 2017 brings. For New Year's Day this year, we invited Jon's mom for New Year's dinner. We had a delicious dinner and I set my china out to make the table look really nice. It was a new thing staying home for New Year's Day, but we enjoyed it. It was nice to spend it with my little family.
We moved our table into the addition that was just fixed up, and where the table originally was we put in an island. I found it on Amazon and fell in love with it. It took about 3 hours to put together, but I LOVE it!! It looks perfect where it is at and makes our kitchen feel huge. I would like to get some bar stools, so I can utilize the back side of it. But until then, it is perfect.
We have been getting a lot of snow this year. There have been several school delays, and even 2 cancellations, which the kids have loved. It is so fun to see so much snow.
The week between Christmas and New Year, Jon and I took off from work, to get things unpacked. We really worked on the Fruit Room storage room. This is one of the things I fell in love with in this house. I love how it turned out.
For New Year's Eve, Jon's mom offered to come down to watch the kids so Jon and I could go out and celebrate our 5th anniversary. It is hard to believe it has been 5 years that we have been married. Our life has changed in the last year, and we are in a whole different place than we thought we would be. I can say that I never imagined my life turning out like this.
After we went out to eat, we came home and had a party with the kids. We didn't want to miss out ringing in the new year with them. They didn't all make it until midnight, but they did have fun.
Flowers from Jon and the Kids for my anniversary
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!! Here we are another year down and eternity to go. I love you more and more each day. I look forward to many years to come. I love you. :)