Saturday, January 1, 2011

This post should probably have some sort of title but it's not really about anything

*I had a dream in which I saw a lot of people doing different things. I don't really remember details, it was mostly just regular life stuff, but some people would talk about one or another of the others saying that they were "a good Christian". They were all from different religions. This dream caused me to think for days about whether or not anyone would ever even wonder of think about whether or not I was Christian just based on what I say and do (and especially do). I am still thinking about it.

*Aaron (who will be 4 in April) threw up for the first time last week. It was a gag reflex thing because Greg made him try an orange. What a bad father.

*It should come as no surprise that we had Christmas dinner with our holiday friends. I ate one of the best meals I've ever eaten (she did all the cooking) and between that and all the holiday treats we've been making and eating (I've been a little out of control) I am really in need of some serious reigning-it-in. May try the diet Greg used.

*I love the New Year and made a good list of things I want to change/improve about myself in general, goals for the year, monthly and daily goals and plans etc. It is rather depressing to realize how much I need to change to be (even half) the person (mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend) I want to be. Could someone please just zap me and make me perfect? Thanks in advance.

*Finally went sledding today for the first time. Can you spot all four kids?

(hints: one is sweeping snow off the stairs, one's blending into the neighbors' fence and doing nothing, as usual, one's about to throw a snowball and one is trying to grab my phone)

*Kind of a bummer that the snow suit that Greg's parents gave Spencer for his birthday doesn't fit him -- at all. This was the second and last time he will be wearing it. (Greg's glad, as he thinks it is embarrassingly ugly. I think it's fine with the matching hat from an uncle and gloves from grandma, but I do feel like adjusting my own pants every time I look at this.)

*I hope everyone is ready for a wonderful new year in which to become perfect! (no, I'm kidding. I do plan on choosing the most important/doable things for now and worrying about the impossible stuff later. I'm sick of the impossible stuff.)

*So actually just HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


Barbaloot said...

I love the snow suit! What a bummer that it won't fit him anymore.

Jillybean said...

The snow suit is cute, and the baby inside it is even cuter!
We bought one for our oldest and he wore it once before he grew out of it.

Melissa said...

Aaron is 4 and has only thrown up ONCE! Count your blessings, my friend. As a mother of two children with reflux (one of which threw up every day of her life until she was 18 months old), I envy you your lack of having to clean up barf. There's one more thing you never knew you could be grateful for :)

Kazzy said...

First of all, loom at the blue little puffy guy! So so cute!

And my son gagged when we tried to make hi. Eat frozen yogurt once. Can you imagine NOT wanted to eat that?!

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Happy New Year, friend! If you want to join our Biggest Loser challenge, feel free. It is time for me. :) Also, isn't it such a rip when you get cute and/or necessary clothes and they don't fit?! Wah! He does look cute though, and with the diaper, probably doesn't even feel the tug. :)

Heather of the EO said...

Happy New Year to you too, Lisa!

Yeah...working on being perfect. SO not what I'm capable of :) Writing down/considering all that needs changing really is kind of depressing. But I guess we're all works in progress. Sometimes SLOOOOW progress :)

Erin said...

So, how did Aaron feel about throwing up? Does he ever want to do it again?

I love the new year too. Although I started it grumpy and cranky and I already have to repent (to become happier). Sigh.

Carolyn V. said...

Lisa, your kids are so adorable! I love Spencer's snowsuit. Too bad it's too small.

I have a list of things I want to change too. I just hope I make it to February! =)

gramalee said...

Thanks Lu! That foursome is a perfect update for my mantel!

Heidi said...

My oldest had this long long trunk which made it impossible to wear one piece items with sleeves and legs. He couldn't wear any of the cute Gymboree brand clothes that were all the rage at the time. Very annoying. Your four children are just wonderful and adorable, like their mother. I would include Greg but he made Aaron throw up so he's out.

Melanie Jacobson said...

The snow suit gave me the giggles. Kenny thinks I'm crazy at the moment.

W.V. Skini. It's an omen for you!

Kimberly said...

Love this post...such a sweet dose of Lisa-ness. =) Happy New Year!