Facebook has removed most of the reasons I've blogged over the past few years, but Kelsey is doing a project on her life and I was so happy that we have all our postings up for her to review/read/enjoy that I felt guilty that i haven't posted in OVER one year.
Okay, I'm not that interested in catching you up, but will topline it for you. We are alive, healthy (we've all had colds/viruses/etc.) and no one has been born or died in our family since I last wrote in this space. Win/win.
December is a very exciting month for our family. We started out attending our very first OCA ball last weekend. Everyone had a great time and it was a lot of fun to get dressed up and dance. Kelsey danced her brains out with her FCC Sisters. We had a blast!
Kelsey has been riding (as in horseback) since this past Spring. She is quite good for someone of her age/size/number of lessons. She would rather ride than breathe :) She rides weekly.
NEXT weekend, Kelsey is appearing IN the Nutcracker. It's a local production, for her new dance studio, BDT. She is a Gum Drop and will be adorable! We moved there this past September, as I thought she needed a bit more advanced instruction. Good decision, lovely people, very dedicated.
Kelsey is currently in 2nd grade at Holy Trinity in Westfield. It is a lovely school, but not quite right for Kelsey. We are currently assessing our options and quite frankly I'm nervous about the choices. I wish I had more better choices. We'll see.
Our tree is up, the outside of the house is decorated. I'm done shopping for the most part. (Horses, American Girl, Barbie, La-De-Dah and MORE horses!) Tomorrow we have Breakfast with Santa and we'll head to the mall to see him in his usual spot. Monday night is our annual photo session featuring Maddie the Puppy who is now 2! Cheyenne is still around too, kickin' it at 15.5~
History wise, we elected President Obama for another term this past November and we had a horrific tropical storm hit NJ/NY right before Halloween. Sandy, that bitch, did some real damage to our beloved state, but we were sooooo very lucky and we only lost power for 2 days and we were not flooded nor did anything fall on our property. It was a scary time though.
We've had an interesting year, full of ups and downs. Throughout it all, we stuck it out as our little family of three. We love our life, but I dearly wish for just one more bathroom and a few more closets. Recently our Powerball hit over half a billion dollars and we did play. One of my FB friends from Missouri won half of it. She's the Mom of a 6 year old from China....Thrilled for her, but wish it had been us....it would have been cool to spend New Year's on Maui ;)
I promise to spend some more time blogging for your pleasure~