Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 Wrap-up

January 2012

It’s that time again! Another month has passed us by and it is time for a wrap-up. So why do I do this? First of all my memory is terrible and often find myself wondering when such and such happened. Second of all I love lists and information. Third of all I believe I am a type A personality. Let's just say that I like to see my life all wrapped up, nice and tidy with a bow. Enough said.

Here's a look at our month:

Entertainment – what we’re looking at , listening to and going to!
Books, Magazines, Blogs read:
Book of Awesome – I finally finished this! It was a really good easy –pickup/put down read but I am glad to have completed it. It definitely brought some ah ha moments and some good laughs. I added several new things to my list of awesome.
I don’t think I really read any magazines this month and the blogs I perused were the usuals – ones I receive through email and some from my favourite 10. This list is changing as my time available and interests continue to change. I will probably have to update it for 2012.
The Mailbox by Mary Beth Whalen – a nice easy to read Christian fiction. I ordered this through interlibrary loan. It has questions at the end for discussion. I’ve read the author’s blog off and on and she does devotions for Proberbs31 Ministries.
TV, Movies, Live Entertainment: We watched lots this month – we must have been on holiday or something!
TV – Bones, iCarly (Netflix)
Movies – Julie and Julia; Free Willy 4; Margaret’s Museum; Nanny McPhee Returns; Superman 1,2,3; Mars Needs Moms
Live – The girls all went to see Mary Poppins in Toronto. We really enjoyed it although I have to say that Mary’s voice was so different from Julie Andrews it was hard to get used to. It was much more operish than I had anticipated. The sets and the dancing were incredible and the girls were very glad to be able to have snacks in the theatre. On a down side note, I left my favourite black hat there.
Daily Happenings & Special Events:
Jan 4- Toronto for Mary Poppins and Hockey Hall of Fame for the boys and Poppa
Jan 5 – Marlee to M’s spa birthday party (crafts- stamping and scrapbooking supplies)
Jan 13 – Cierra’s ELP with everyone
Jan 20-21 – Drew at church leaders retreat
Jan 26 – Drew and Matt to Colt’s game with D & B H
Jan 27 – Marlee to C slumber birthday party ($25 Toys R Us gift card, candy)
Jan 28 – W cousins up for visit
Other – Barrielicious x3 places; family dinners and small group all got together
Travel (1 hr plus): n/a
Financial/ changes to the house etc.: (gifts, renos, big purchases, household purchases)
Treadmill and elliptical serviced
New table for kitchen (8 seater)
Health/Development/ Exercise/ Extra Curricular Activities:

Drew: basketball, running, skiing; council
Alison: walking, elliptical, *
Cierra: swimming, bowling
Matt: hockey, skiing
Marlee: lost her left top incisor (#11)(15th); skiing

Mitchell: Mitchell had a really good month. He is truly a pleasure to spend time with. His sleep is slowly progressing to less and less nursing and waking. He is spending more time in his own bed. He is still not speaking much but certainly gets his needs known and met. He did use a few signs this month. EC is going really well - a 3 week roll of no poop misses! He is enjoying the outdoors (and bit of snow we have) but hates to put on his mitts. He is nursing less and drinking independently from a cup or sippee. He separates easily.
Accomplishments/ Disappointments (Goals - Gotta Do’s, Wanna do’s; OLW, projects)
Gotta Do’s officially finished although I still haven’t “concluded” it; reading about Clutter Challenge with a Christian perspective; Started Twelve and Move More, Eat Less; 2012 goals going really well; got 2011 year end photos up

All Around Us/ Other (News, Trends, Births, Deaths, World Events, City News Etc):

Sean and Sam separated

No comments:

Post a Comment