Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 The Funk Continues!!!

Things around here have been crazy with a capitol C and I'm not even exaggerating. Heading into 2016, I've been in kind of a funk. It just oozed over from 2015 but I'm trying very hard to shake it. Soon hopefully!

The kids are all back in school although they have had 2 snow days this week. Trust me, this didn't hurt my kids feelings at all. All three of them seem to be doing well. Axle had an adjustment issue right after Christmas break but is finally settling in. Lee on the other hand was ready to go back & well as far as Anika goes, she hates it but she goes. Here's a couple cute things they have been doing!

Axle's class made photos of them catching snow flakes on their tongues
They also made melting snowmen!

Annalee's class has been studying bears! They made bear masks
As you can tell Annalee didn't want her photo taken
She also got to paint! She loves to paint!

Anika's been prom dress browsing. She's found some cute ones but she can't decide. It looks like she is going to go with a 2 piece this year though. I think she's just wanting to mix it up a little from years past.

Anika and Cody have also been extremely active in church lately. Sorry I can't say the same. I've not went any. They went to a youth rally our church held though and had a blast! Anika spoke about depression and how it has affected her life. I'm super proud of her!

The hubby has been working away in his garage on his vehicle! He's changed a motor and is now changing a gas tank. He always has to have something to keep him busy.

He and I have had some issues lately but hopefully all that has been resolved now. Prayers for us please!

My niece, her little girl and her boyfriend has moved in with us. They bought a cute little cabin and are having to do the entire inside as it's a blank slate. We bought the electrical stuff today and it should have electric in it by the weekend! She's excited and I'm excited for them. While I have loved having them here, it does require more work and time on my part. I'm not complaining though, just one of the reasons I've been away from the blog world!

Pretty much that is all that is going on. Between the slump (winter blues) and the additional family running around, life has been pretty crazy. I'm determined to get back to blogging though. Maybe not this week but eventually!!!!!

Friends..hope your doing well

Love Ang

Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome 2016

Gosh, it feels good to start a New Year! I'm so odd but it just seems like a new year brings a new chance and all sorts of new opportunities. I'm totally excited about it. I'm claiming 2016 as MY YEAR to shine! I've just got a good feeling about it.

Our New Years Eve was quite low key. The hubby spent his day at work. He had to go in at 2:00 am so I wasn't sure if he'd be able to ring the New Year in with us or not but he made it. He's a tough cookie. Anika spent her day at Mom's crying. Her and the boyfriend were arguing. They made up though and ended up having a New Years dinner at the Lodge together. As for me, my day was spent taking care of this little sick one.

Bless her heart!

I swear this virus has just about gotten the best of all of us. It hit Axle much harder than Lee but she's still struggling with it.

I did make it to the store to get some New Years goodies. We had a great big selection of finger foods that I prepared and we even had a friend and her family stop by to eat. They didn't ring in 2016 with us though, they were exhausted from being on a trip for the past week.

We all made it to see 2016 come in- even the babies! Here's a shot of me and sis, our last photo of 2015.

Oh and if your wondering why my photos are so blurry, I think it has something to do with my phone! Gotta work on that!

Anyway, today is January 1st and it's been a nice relaxing day. I haven't left the house but did get a few things accomplished! I got all the Christmas Decor down including the trees! I also fed my family a big dinner tonight featuring Kraut! I started to go to my Mom's but just didn't make it. I've gotten quite lazy if I have to say so myself. Come Monday when school goes back, I'm going to be in trouble. 

Little Miss is still sick. She seems to get worse at night which means no sleep for this mommy! She should be feeling better soon though if this virus affects her like it did Axle! Guess time will tell.

We don't really have any weekend plans! Probably just do a lot of lounging to start the New Year. I'm totally okay with that too!

While I do have goals/bucklist info to post, I'm going to wait until Monday. I've decided to take the weekend off from any pressure other than maybe cleaning the house! I mean it is a holiday and all.

Friends I hope you all are having a great start to 2016- next week we will be back in the swing of things but for right now, I'm declaring it vacation time!!!!

Happy 2016
Much Love