Monday, January 31, 2011

Surviving the Winter

After the passing of the holidays, we've been trying to keep ourselves out of the "Winter Blues". Considering that the weather has been decent for this time of the year, it hasn't been too bad, but we still struggle through these long months until spring.

We actually have had a couple of snow storms, requiring Trev to get out the snow blower (although I think he's secretly disappointed that he hasn't had the opportunity to use it more! )

The kids love to play in the snow, and are anxious for some more accumulation. We have hardly any snow, and the snow we do get, usually melts in a couple of hours.

The kids have been having a lot of "Daddy Time". Trevor's going to school this semester to get his bachelors in nursing but his schedule requires a LOT less time at school, so the kids get plenty of time to play with him! Also, I'm still working on-call Monday-Thursday nights and have been picking up extra visits to pay off some Christmas/basement debt. I'm very much looking forward to Trevor getting a job!! (He takes his boards next Monday, and hopefully will be able to get a job easier once he has his actual RN license.)

The kids love to play pillow fights and wrestle Daddy any time they get. They double team him but Daddy still manages to tickle torture them every time!

Last week Trevor decided to have a little camp fire in the back yard and roast hot dogs and marshmallows with the kids (while I was working). Doesn't seem like something you'd do in January, but the kids LOVED it! I'm happy they had a good time (even if it was without me) but I'm sure not a big fan of the whole house smelling like a camp fire when I got home!

Life is good, and we're surviving the winter. I need to take some pictures of the bedrooms downstairs that we're working on ("we're" meaning mostly Trevor, although I do help, doing all of the crappy jobs, if you ask me.). Hopefully we can get the rooms done downstairs done soon, so Jace and Brooklyn can move down there before the baby arrives! Time is going by way too fast though, and there's too much to do! I guess that's good though, it's nice to be busy this time of the year! It will be spring before we know it!!


M+J=K3+E said...

Man, I wish our basement was finished too. Emma is still in our room and she 8 months. Our joke is hopefully before she hits a year hahaha. Good luck Trev on your boards!

Amy said...

Tiff! Hi! How are you feeling? Well...I got Mason's bedding from Target. Seriously...they have THE cutest stuff for girls and boys, with all sorts of coordinating pillows, rugs, lamps,...etc. LOVE that store!

And Yay on Trevor graduating! So exciting!

Patrick said...

We love the pics - Thanks very much...about the snow - Can WE Send You, LOTS?? - about the last two paragraphs - enjoy the "journey" (much more joy to experience in the "journey" as the joy in the "perfect destination" is smaller and fleeting...Pat1:2) I love the smell of customers RV's when the come in smelling of a campfire - it takes you to the "camp scene" with great memories and feelings - what a wonderfully euphoric state! - reminds me of winter camps with our boys!...summer camping with our whole family...hunting camps in the winter with a brother and dad...Please let us have more "camp fire" experiences - we need to smell the "roses" along the way.

mccall said...

Okay, your kids are seriously so, SO cute!

Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog! You are such a sweetheart.

Okay, I am SOOO far behind on looking at blogs, I am just now finding out YOU'RE expecting! That's aweomse that you got to see the little guy in 4D. That's crazy! Congrats!!!

J said...

Tiff I found a link to here from RoseAnna's blog. It was so fun to see your beautiful family and find out what is going on with you. I am so happy for you.