Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dry for too long...

Well, finally a blog post.  My friend Beth passed away in October and I haven't had the heart to post here since then.  But her daughter, Melinda (yes, we share the same name) has generously agreed to read here and comment here if I wanted to blog again.  And you know what?  I do want to blog again.  Beth once said that her blog was a place to record the life of her family, the good times, the memories that build up family and forge bonds.  Akin to why we scrapbook... and so, I want to keep doing it!

So what is new?  I'm knee deep in potty-training my little guy, Brendan.  He will probably be diaper-free in just a few short weeks...and I can't wait!  My big guy, Declan went skiing for the first time last weekend - what a trooper!  He took a 3 hour ski lesson and then had some lunch and hit the slopes with his big, high-school-ski-team cousin, Kevin.  Kevin took my big guy up EVERY chair lift (except the red one) on Schuss Mountain  and then, heroically, skiied Declan DOWN the mountain...

I am crocheting again.  I took a little break after Christmas - I made my mother-in-law a shawl and it took a l-o-o-n-g tome so I was not anxious to pick up my hooks again.  But I just finished a hat for myself and I am starting a baby blanket for a friend who is having a baby in April. 

Ok - what else?  I've joined the debate about dropping cable TV and watching shows from Netflix, Hulu and iTunes.  Could save a couple of bucks and lesson our addiction to television.  And when I say "our", I mean mine.  Not my husband's or my kids'.  My kids each get to watch one TV show per day.  After they go to bed, I find myself on the couch for TWO PLUS hours, watching mindless nonsense when I could be crafting, scrapbooking, crocheting, blogging, cooking, working out, etc. 

I have lots more to say, but I'm just happy to be getting my feet wet again.  They've been dry for too long.

Kevin takes Declan down the  mountain

Me and Brendan with Kevin

Cool kid Declan

Brian skis for the very first time!


Angie said...

Awesome pics, my friend!!! So glad to see you're blogging again. It was, and still is, difficult to blog without talking about Beth. She was, and still is, so much a part of my blogging experience. But, I'm glad you did -- and I can't wait to read more from you! ;)

Melinda said...

Thanks for posting, Melly! Xoxo

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