Holiday Cleanup

How do you clean up after the holidays?  For us, it is a tad more interesting.  Madison's birthday was yesterday (she turned 5!), so we always have the quick cleanup that needs to be done from the time we get back from visiting Wisconsin and her birthday party.  I usually get about a week if we are lucky.  Since we have the basement now, Bill let me keep up ...continue reading

Planning another vacation . . . Maybe Disney

Yes, I said it.  We are thinking of maybe going to Disney.  I am in the process of trying to talk Bill into it.  They have a great deal going on, so if we don't set this up soon, we will lose the deal.  However, if you have any advice I'd love to hear it.  We are leaning towards staying at Disney's Port Orleans:  French Quarter Resort.  I have an 18 month old ...continue reading

Be Fire Smart and Stay Safe

Now is the time of the year to talk with your kids about fire safety.  With many of us stuck in our homes (see the post before this about being snowed in) and having real Christmas trees, this is a talk we all need to have.  Even if you don't have a real tree, your kids definitely need to know what to do if a fire would happen to break out.  I know that ...continue reading

Weekend Plans

We have a very busy weekend ahead of us.  Our original plan was to finally finish putting the basement together.  We still have a ton of crap in the garage that needs to come in, pictures need to be hung, totes need to be gone through and put away, wall plates need to be put up, etc.  However, Bill got invited to a gold outing, so he'll be ...continue reading