I can't believe I've been away for two weeks.
I am a bit sad to report that my computer is no longer with us. My IT guy (awesome husband) was able to retrieve most of my data.
I am so excited that a brand spanking new computer is on its way to my house.
In the mean time I have been playing with my kiddos (who have more days off this year than school days), celebrating Hanukkah, cleaning and organizing my home, squeezing in a bit of making time, and wracking my mind wondering what all of you have been up to.
This week, snow days have been added to all the usual days off from school and we have been enjoying every minute.
We received these fabulous chalkboard place mats from Leslie several weeks ago and have loved using them. The kiddos sit at the table longer playing hangman and tic-tac-toe or patiently await dinner while doodling away. And each morning they find mama written 'love notes' or words of encouragement under their cereal bowls. These place mats are brilliant and make me proud to be a part of this community of bloggers who Dream and Create and Make.
And yes, David does sit at the head of the table because that's where the window is and this middle kiddo likes to read in the kitchen while mama cooks.
I must return to my kiddos who are busily making birthday gifts for their Dad. We are celebrating his birthday tonight. I will be checking in with all of you and sharing that soup recipe (yikes!) and some knitting very soon - promise. For the next several days I will need to kindly ask permission from my husband to use his computer - and wait in line behind the kiddos who are officially on winter break - but no worries because I am up later than they are!
Have a wonderful weekend!