Monday, January 23, 2012

Sleepover, Chloe Style

When Connor was six, he was finally ready to enter the world of sleepovers. Consequently, since the age of three, Chloe has been insanely jealous of Connor's sleepovers and has counted the days until she and her friends would be "ready."

Keeping with tradition, we figured we'd have a Grauer boy over. We traded Connor for Cannon for the night. Chloe said she was excited that Connor wouldn't be there to bother them. "Although it would be nice if he could be here and see what it's like when NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO YOU!!!"

Here they are dancing. Chloe runs a tight ship and didn't let him get away with any bad moves.

I'm pretty sure this was not the original purpose for the air mattress, but it did make them tired enough to actually use it the right way.

On the way back to Cannon's house the next day, they said they wished the sleepover would never end. It was everything Chloe had hoped, and she can't wait for the next one!

Monday, January 02, 2012


I generally love making New Year's Resolutions. Last year, I resolved to use coupons and to keep a tally of how much I saved. That tally only lasted through March, but I am still clipping coupons and taking them with me to both the grocery store and to Target. A successful lifestyle change!

This year, I am just not finding any motivation to make resolutions. Some of the things I want to do are just never going to happen.(Start taking vitamins! Pay down some bills!) Other things require too much outside help. (Replace the broken window! Tile the kitchen floor!) And a few seem too easy. (Start bike riding! Play more board games with the kids! Drink more bourbon!)

It's not that I'm perfect and don't need to change anything. I just don't care to make any sweeping changes starting this week. I guess I'll just keep on truckin' along and hope that any improvements come organically over time rather than being forced down my throat in the first week of January.