Seven short items to update on life around here. Read more bloggers' Quick takes here .
#1 Wedding plans chugging along. We ordered the gown and it is gorgeous! And that's all I can say about that. Pictures on or about May 23, 2010! The happy couple is registering for all their household items at Macy's and Target. Brings back alot of old memories of starting out all those years ago when I needed EVERYTHING, including the kitchen sink. This is such an exciting time!
#2 Tomorrow is Ben's last cross-country meet for this year. Weather is looking dicey, but I believe it takes a monsoon to cancel these meets, so I am planning to gather up the umbrellas!
#3 We've been firing up the woodstove for the last few evenings... I love the cozy feeling it gives the house. Especially when walking in from the cold, damp weather we've been having!
#4 Dancers: I've got three beautiful ballet dancers living here now! Hannah is 6 and in her third year; Rebecca is 14 and has never taken dance before. The school they attend offers a class for teens who have never danced but want to learn. This is perfect...some stretching and basic ballet exercises. Jessie, at 19 , has been dancing since she was three. She thought she wouldn't be able to fit three classes a week into her schedule, but missed it so much that she is finding the time!
#5 Boys' movie night. Dan works long hours and doesn't get to spend alot of time "playing" with Thomas. So we instituted a guys' movie night. We got ideas from here . It is working out great and is quickly becoming something they look forward to each week. Quality time with Dad does not necessarily have to mean wrestling and throwing around a ball. Sharing these movies has opened up some great conversations between the two of them and has become a tool for bonding we hadn't considered.
#6 Girls' movie night. Not to be outdone, Hannah has insisted on her own movie night with Mom... complete with a "No Boys Allowed" sign posted on the door. That's OK with me, because I have the complete Seasons 1 & 2 of Little House on the Prairie on DVD . Without realizing it, these have served as the perfect counter-balance to the Disney Channel culture, which, try as I might to resist, seems to keep seeping into this house, like so much sludge! After only one epsode of Little House, Hannah was deciding which dress to wear the next day. She has a particular calico dress which looks alot like Laura's.
#7 If you think you are hearing maracas coming your way, it is probably just me. I am taking so many vitamins and supplements in my effort to resist colds and flus this season and to fight the nagging cold I do have, I must rattle when I walk! I have to say, even though I do have a cold, it has been mild compared to past colds. I just wish I could get to feeling 100% again, because a nagging cold that drags on, even though not serious, is just annoying!
Have a beautful weekend!