Monday, January 07, 2008

wearing flip flops

Today I'm wearing a short sleeve t-shirt and jeans. And flip flops. Soooo nice for January, let me tell you! I know that many of you are enjoying this (temporary) warm up right now. What a welcome way to usher in January. The snow and cold will return - and soon - but for now, let's just enjoy this balmy weather and feel the air on our skin. Hooray!

Today was my son's first day back at school. Boo know I like having him around. But when I picked him up he was all smiles and his notebook says he had a good day, so good for him. I mentioned previously that he has been struggling in school. I will fill you in on that soon.

Saturday night my husband and I went to a party. This couple, friends from way back, has a holiday party each year. This year they were a little late because they have just finished their house renovation project. Literally just finished - days ago! They live in a split level home and they added a new half story to the top, which is now their master bedroom & bath, and they added on to their main living space by bumping the house out back a bit to add a big family room. The result was/is terrific.

One thing that caught my eye during the party was that they had all these great pictures of themselves, their kids, their friends and family flashing up on their new tv above the fireplace. Apple tv, I had never heard of it until a couple of weeks ago and now I'm seeing it in person. Very impressive! But even more impressive was the fact that there were so many pictures of just this couple: on vacation, in their backyard, out to dinner. I said to my husband, 'we don't do that any more'. It seems like every picture we have is our kids, there are no pictures of us, certainly none of us together. I told him that this is my New Year's resolution - to get us together more. Pictures, dates, you name it. It will be easy to start with pictures. We can snap pictures of the kids any time (and we do) but much more challenging to get a few of us.

We decided to start on the resolution right then and there and my husband flipped open his phone to take this:Hey, it's a start!


tulipmom said...

That sounds like a good New Year's resolution. I remember one particular house we visited when we were house hunting 4 years ago. The thing that made the greatest impression on me (not the size the kitchen or the number of bathrooms or the great deck) was the number of photos the husband and wife had displayed of themselves. I remember thinking the exact same thing you just posted. And now that SB has his own camera maybe we should get him to snap OUR picture more often (not that it will come out any better than the one of you two but you're right, it IS a start). Thanks for the reminder.

hqm said...

That is sweet!

homedaisy said...

i love it!

tommie said...

As much as I have the camera out, I rarely take any of myself or with just Husband. Great reminder.

Rosemary said...

Looks good so far, can't wait to see more.
Enjoy the weather while it lasts.

Cottage Contessa said...

I know what you mean. We have thousands of photo's of our daughter (who's an only child), but there aren't too many of us as a couple. Must do something about that too. Sweet photo of you two though!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

paige said...

fun shot!
loved all your new ornaments & the fab mixer too
happy new year!

Libby said...

What a smart resolution! And what a terrificly fun spontaneous photo, too.

bbchitown said...

You two are too adorable. I love that you make little moments out of every day. Your marriage is one I seek to emulate! xo!

Merci-Notes said...

hotmail.comHi Meg!
Good to "see" you hehehehe
What a great New Years Resolution!!! I love it.
What child of any age does not love seeing pictures of their Mom and Dad at various timelines! (i do prefer only fabulous pictures of myself= zero shots! hahaha