Today is the first day of 2012. This is the day for resolutions. I have been wondering what mine would be and I just decided on mine while putting Audrey to sleep. I will blog everyday. Every single day. I have really slacked off recently due to the sickies in my house and the whirlwind of chaos that the holidays bring.
I realize that I missed a lot of fun family events and this was the reason that I began to blog…to journal my family’s journey…and I have been a SLACKER. My 2012 resolution: Blog everyday.
I am going to briefly recap the end of our 2011 year, due to my lack of blogging.
We really slowed down on schoolwork and focused on a few fun holiday activities. We spent a week studying and working on an arctic animal lapbook. Next made a cute The Night Before Christmas Lapbook. Ava is really enjoying doing ‘school’ and she worked on a Winter preschool pack.
I found a cute idea online for reindeer pancakes and made them for Christmas Eve breakfast and the kids loved them!
We attempted to make a gingerbread barn but it would not stay together at all. I will have to find tips for this next year. However, Ava really enjoyed eating away at it!
The weather was quite delightful here for the holiday. While I was in the kitchen prepping out for the big day the kids actually went swimming out back!
Christmas was a big success and now it seemed we needed some family downtime. Shane has been working practically 7 days a week so we took our first family camping trip. It was amazing! We spent New Years weekend at Blue Springs. This is where many manatees retreat during the winter months and it is quite beautiful and peaceful.
We went with a group of friends and their families and had a blast. Camping is certainly an activity we are going to do often!
We ended 2011 an a family snuggled together in a tent listening to fireworks. I would not change a thing. I look forward to 2012 and all that it has to offer!