Happy Saint Valentine's Day!!
All week I kept asking my kids who their valentines were, and Maggie would always answer "Jack!" and the boys would get all uncomfortable and say "NOBODY!" until they realized they could make their Mom really happy by responding "You!". So here are four of my valentines (and boys are awesome):
|Xander photobomb. Be thankful it was only his head in this shot as he had gone completely cupid this morning.|
Dunkin Donuts has these cookie dough donuts that sound equal parts amazing and disgusting, and the kids have been coveting them, so today was the big day they finally got to sink their teeth into one. The verdict was "AWESOME!!!". I gave them a glass of milk and a banana before we left home, so I could ease the guilt of feeding them junk for breakfast.
|He's been doing his hair like this lately - almost 11 and starting to care about his looks. Sigh.|
I entered myself in the Mom of the Year contest by making my kids these little love notes to stick in their lunch:
|Linking up with Cari's Theme Thursday: Hearts|
We had another earthquake this week! It was only 2.1 magnitude but it was in the town where we work. This is nuts!
Have you finished your taxes yet? As a former tax accountant, I LOVE doing taxes (hate the pressure and deadlines, but love the actual work). I finished ours on January 31, e-filed them, and received our federal refund on February 10. Not too shabby, IRS.
I know in my accounting heart that I shouldn't be excited about getting a refund because it means I've been loaning the government my money interest free all year long, but there is still something so satisfying about getting a chunk of change to put towards debt/projects/into savings. We are trying to save for a down payment on the next house (3 bedrooms is getting a little tight for a soon to be family of 8), so into savings it goes.
My parents are in Florida for the month, enjoying 80 degree weather, and these backdoor visitors:
Aaaahhh, I want to be them when I grow up. My parents, not the birds.
You know what's really exciting?? When you buy perishable food that expires AFTER your due date! It's getting close, people!!
Have a wonderful Olympic Watching, Earthquake Avoiding, Snow Shoveling Weekend!