Currently enjoying… 

-eating leftover Christmas goodies. I made a lot of snacks and goodies over Christmas to share with neighbors and friends. I had all these wonderful recipes I found online and got a little over zealous and made too much. I ended up freezing a lot of the leftovers and now we are reaping the benefits of my baking frenzy.

-playing with Brooklyn and her new learning toys. She is like a sponge right now, soaking up as much information as she can. On her Christmas list out to family, we requested some learning toys or games that we thought she would enjoy and get some good use out of. She loves this Spell and See toy!

-Scarlett’s adventurous spirit. Little Miss I-can-do-whatever-I-put-my-mind-to. Her current favorites are standing up by the couch, TV, chair, cupboards, doors… you name it, she stands up by it. She has also begun walking along things a little bit and testing her skills at standing while only holding on with one hand or no hands. I see walking not too far in the distance for this little lady.

-reading Tuesday’s Child by Linda Chaikin. She’s a good author, I really enjoy her novels. {I also have Wednesday’s Child, Thursday’s Child and Friday’s Child waiting to be read.} I just got done with The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury and Dee Henderson’s Full Disclosure. Dee is my absolute favorite author so I was thrilled when I found out she had just released a new book. It did not disappoint.

-my new hair. Last week I went blonde. Really blonde. It’s fun doing something out of the ordinary and I feel like a new person!

-our new IKEA purchases (found in this post).

-Family time! I’ve said this a lot lately, but I can’t emphasize it enough. There is nothing like spending time together with our girls and my husband. Especially since he’s been gone a lot over the past 2.5 years. Thank goodness we only have one more deployment to get through for this sea tour and then on to our shore tour!

-Catching up on some shows: Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Hawaii Five-0, and Parenthood. I’m a little behind but with Adam heading back to work, I’ll use the girls’ nap time as a time to watch my shows.


Currently Enjoying…

…Modern Family: seriously, so funny. If you haven’t watched this show, please do. You can thank me later.

…fall clothes: leggings, sweaters, boots, scarves… ahh, I love every bit of it!

…a new hair style: I did it. I cut my hair. Like, a lot. I got 6-7 inches off and while I’m not the dare devil type to do drastic things with my hair, I went in with a picture of a hair style I liked and came out looking like a new person! And, the verdict is: I love it!!

…nap time: enough said.

…Zulily, Ideeli, and Rue La La: Um, how could I not have gone on these websites before? They have everything I will ever need for our girls (and much more)! You need to check this website, this website and this website out.

…skype dates: being able to talk with Adam and see him is wonderful. He even got to “tuck” Brooklyn into bed last night and say her bedtime prayers with her. They both needed that, I think.

…birthday packages: living in Japan means mail doesn’t always get here on time. My mom sent a birthday package out and while she felt bad that the package didn’t arrive exactly on my birthday, I think it was pretty cool that my birthday celebration could be extended by a few days! So, no worries, Mom! I actually enjoyed getting to open it yesterday versus on my birthday!

…home sweet home: scent in my Scentsy burner. Smells so good!

…Crystal lite Raspberry lemonade