January has been a pretty good and uneventful month so far. Uneventful feels pretty good after the hectic holidays. New Year's resolutions are on track. Kids are taking guitar lessons, we've paid 100% cash for everything (which is amazingly fun), and we are working out like fiends (except maybe not six times a week). Oh well, I am happy and satisfied (and amazed at how much money we spend on food)!
We are also enjoying skyping with our families and seeing their faces when they are far away! Our good friends are moving south to Brazil for two years, so it will be fun to keep in touch with skype, especially for our kids who are close. If you have skype, let me know!
Also looking forward to celebrating our January / Feb birthdays over the coming weeks. My sis-in-law, Melissa, turned the big 4-0 earlier this month. Hunter and Osto will have bdays at the end of the month, followed by my dad and me in Feb. This year we are going to celebrate in style at the CLB, a bar up at our cottage, where you can get pizza, beer, cake and your name on the sign outside! How can you beat that for $50 bucks? Pics will follow for sure!
We've continued to pile on the snow with lake effect and clipper systems and regular old fashioned snow storms. It is Michigan after all - what do you expect? Personally I love it, and today there is a beautiful fluffy snowfall that is perfect, but chilly! I'll try to get some pics posted for our friends and family who are in the warm climates!
Facebook has been so fun. We've caught up with so many people from high school, college, and elsewhere! It has been amazing finding long lost friends and seeing what they've become, how big their children are, what cool jobs they have, who married whom, and all that stuff. I highly encourage you to get a FB account if you haven't yet. It's free and fun and addicting! Its also one of the reasons I haven't been blogging so much.
Kids are all well. Chooch is so funny! Matt was making stupid jokes and Chooch suggested that "maybe ants had crawled in his head and made him all jokey." Jokey? Only Chooch would say that!
Love to all! Stay warm and well!