It’s been a while since I blogged. I need to get back to it. It’s therapeutic and it releases creative energy. Winter is so hard on me emotionally. After the holidays, the cold and gray put me into such a funk that I don’t feel like writing or taking pictures. The first sign of spring – a warmer day, bright sun shining, and flowers in the grocery store – revives my energy and makes me itch to get outside. Luckily we have one more year to go to Florida to give us a break from winter. Next year, we still may go down, but only for spring break. Joshua will be in first grade and I won’t be allowed to take him out of school for any length of time. Such a bummer because that mid-winter break is just what I need to brighten my soul.
We’ve been very busy in the two months that I haven’t blogged. Joel is back to traveling. We had a nice break from him traveling for about three months, but it seems between now and June, we’ll only have limited time together as a family. The sacrifices we make for me to stay home. I can’t even imagine what life would be like if I worked full time as well. The horrors!
Joshua celebrated his 6th birthday on February 12th. Unfortunately, he was sick with influenza B – and so was Gavin. He missed his birthday and Valentine’s Day, but I think getting the Lego AT-AT Walker that he’s been asking for for months made being sick more bearable.
I started working out and eating healthier. Joel and I are going to Jamaica at the end of March to celebrate our ten year anniversary, and I’m meeting him in Hawaii in April for my birthday, so that means LOTS of bikini wearing. I want to get in shape for that and just to be healthy in general. I have a nice little workout schedule and I’m actually starting to see results. It’s definitely a life style change, but I’ve noticed I’m craving a workout almost every day. I do try and rest over the weekend. We are also going all organic when it comes to produce and meat. I read a book Rich Food, Poor Food by Jayson & Mira Calton. It’s about how our food is made and what is put in it. It’s horrifying some of the things that the government is allowing in our food. My responsibility as a mother is to make sure my kids eat as healthy as possible. I also want to support local agriculture so what better way to do that than buy local farmed produce and meat. We bought local grass fed chicken from an organic farm and I can’t tell you how much better it tasted. It was so tender and juicy and I contribute that to it not being shot up with water to plump it and that it was processed a couple days before we ate it. Super fresh! I know I can’t get completely away from boxed and processed foods, but I can try to read the ingredients lists and have healthier choices available.
The boys are still in swimming lessons. Josh moved up a level and will be starting swim team in the summer. Gavin is warming up to the water. He doesn’t cry and cling to his coach’s neck like he did at the beginning of the session. Baby steps!
Josh was in a winter t-ball league. It was an eight week session to teach the kids how to play t-ball. I think it helped him with how the game works. Some of the spring t-ball coaches watched and got good pointers on how to help the kids practice for spring t-ball. The spring season will start in April and I’m getting so excited to go to games weekly and watch my boy grow. I’ve signed Gavin up for a Future Stars Baseball clinic. It’s pretty much t-ball for kids 3-5. He wants to be like big brother.
And that’s what’s been going on with his for the past two months. We’ll be heading to Tampa on March 13th and we are counting down the days! The boys are excited to spend time with Grammy and Poppy, go to Legoland, and see their cousins. I’m excited to be in warmer weather with family. I’m sure I’ll be inspired and will be taking more pictures, which means more blogging. To be continued…..