See? It was 14 degrees outside when I took this photo, and nary a cloud in the sky!
Like most southerners who know very little of the drawbacks, I love snow. I love the peace and the quiet of it. It makes the world calm and beautiful. (We are blessed to have a roof over our heads from which to enjoy it though, I realize.) Anyway...where are you, snow? Places like Austin, Texas have even gotten some this year, and I just saw it on the forecast for NEW ORLEANS of all places. Hrmmph.
We had a sickie and a cough-er this weekend, which kept us mostly in (and napless, at times, argh) except for Saturday night when we went to an honest-to-goodness black tie event with my parents and sister/bro-in-law. It was quite the event that I still don't really understand, but nonetheless it was fun to get dressed up, wear heels (psych), and get out with my one and only.
No amount of photo-filtering can make my arm look buff, but I will try to curb the negative self-talk here and just go with it for the sake of honesty. We have devised a new exercise regimen/goal for ourselves that I will share about soon (if it takes).
I saw this photo of us right after we took it and immediately thought, "We look like adults. We look like parents." I guess this is good since we are and we are, but ... still a little jarring sometimes, isn't it? We are the ones out there doing the working and the tax-paying and the child-bearing nowadays.
p.s. we made Jen's Acai Bowls a few times this weekend with Jonny's granola. SO SO delicious, and a hit with the oldest three of us. (Molly doesn't like smoothies yet. I guess they're too cold?) Makes me want to get a better blender--we have a five-years-older version of this one, which has been fine for the most part. I wish it could handle a little more sometimes. Ninja? BlendTec? Vitamix? What's your preference? I just need to make smoothies. By the way, they have that acai juice Jen uses at ...where else? Costco!