This past year has had many ups and down for me. I have to be honest, it was a rather hard year. Much better than that year we no longer speak of (2012. *shudder*), but still a rought year.
When it began, I had high expectations. I wanted to celebrate every little holiday. Like "wear pajamas day" or "national potted plant day." Especially the crazy ones like "national Tom Thumb day," but I honestly only celebrated about a week and a half of them before I forgot about it. We were all sick a lot at the beginning of the year. Nasty bug that was going around. The flu did abound. To help the kids get over theirs, I invented a drinking game, to encourage hydration.
treasure map he had made.
many miracles unfold which manifested the love of our Father in Heaven. It was beautiful. I love days full of miracles like that.
February was an interesting month, to say the least. Of course there was the obligatory Lover's Day Celebration, complete with "romantic outfits" and decorations.
crafting bug. I made a stuffed animal, two wreaths, and some bathroom scrubs.
It sure made me feel great to do all that crafting. I realized I need to do it more often.
It was exciting to see a drug deal going down, but a little scary at the same time.
February is also the month I revealed I was dealing with depression.
March things began to warm up, which dramatically helped my mood and depression, and I felt life could be happy again.
Keith and Faye went through a phase where Faye was Keith's "little brother." She dressed in his old clothes and insisted we call her "Dude." The weather began to warm up and that always makes me happy. To celebrate, the children and I spent a lot of time outside, eating fresh fruit for lunches,
and absolutely enjoying every second of Springtime sunshine.
We also spent a little time out visiting the Island.
Anytime we go there, I always wax nostalgic as the scents, sounds and sights all remind me of my childhood. I enjoy sharing those memory creating experiences with my family.
And finally, we had a wonderful day outside, the kids playing in their wiggly, jiggly, giggly fortress.
Don't forget to link up your first three months! If you need a reminder of the rules, they are here.