Can’t Wait for Work Conference

Next month is my big annual work conference. I could not be more excited!! This year has been crazy stressful, with tons of big changes happening. So while there will be work happening at the conference, there will be a lot of time for fun as well. We have a dj facade and dancing the first night. Then there are drinks, socializing, and an all out game night the second night. I had an awesome time last year, and I expect this year to be even better. Is it May yet??

Springtime

It’s SPRING! Finally! I love colder weather but this winter has been dragging on and on. I’m so glad for a little fresh air and sunshine. The little man has been so happy, dancing around, doing some epic
voyage air guitar singing and dancing out in the backyard. His laughter and his smile are infectious.
We are getting garden beds ready and fixing the house up for spring. I love this time of year!

This is Us

This.show. It is truly one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. I’m sad that the season is already over, but I’m excited that there are at least 2 more to go, and hopefully many more after that. I have fallen in love with these characters (Jack, you are truly the perfect husband) and their storylines. I love that I cry every episode, and I am always left wanting more. It’s TV at its finest!

Piano Chords

I’ve recently re-arranged our guest room, and I put our new keyboard under the window. I love how I can look outside while I play. Unfortunately, I still don’t know how to play. I haven’t had the time to practice, and I have no idea how to play a piano chord. I wish I could find something like the Guitar Center – chord buddy but for piano. Hopefully when work slows down I can start dedicating time to learn!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Movie

It’s my favorite time of year, Christmas! I’m sitting here watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer classic movie with my 3 year old, and I’m cracking up at all of the old school 1950s lessons. My favorite quote so far “No, this is man’s work!” It may be backwards, but the movie itself is still cute, and there are some good lessons, like how being different isn’t always a bad thing.

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I can’t wait to watch the Santa Clause and Elf with him. What are your favorite classic Christmas movies?

Dragon Slippers Series

I am currently enjoying the dragon slippers series books. I’m on the second in the series, Dragon Flight, where we find Creel working at her dress shop, post Dragon war. I love the vivid imagery the author is so good at writing in her books. I can just picture the beautiful dresses in the store. It has come out in this book that Creel is learning to play an instrument. Apparently the sound is terrible to the dragon’s ears, and she could use a numark mixer to make her sound better. It cracks me up that they have such sensitivity to sound. I am looking forward to seeing where this book goes. I hope it explores the love interest, Luka, a bit more.

Music House

It finally happened! I got a keyboard! I cannot tell you how excited I am to learn to play. This keyboard was a gift from a friend. After my failed attempted to learn guitar, which I bought from guitar center, I have hopes that the keyboard will be more my style. I still hope for my son to learn to play guitar, or keyboard as well. I just need to get some headphones so I can practice while he sleeps.

Musical Home

It’s no secret that we’re a music loving family. We listen to music daily, and have frequent and spontaneous dance parties, rocking out to monster beats in the kitchen. I recently purchased a wireless bluetooth speaker to go with our tablet. I don’t know why I waited so long to get one. Now we can jam even louder! I love watching little man dance his little jig, and get goofy with us. Nothing quite like ending the day with a good dance party with your toddler!

Musical Fun

Now that the Little Man is three, I’ve been even more adamant about getting him involved in music. I recently stumbled upon the NAMM show, the National Association of Musical Merchants shows, which showcases new musical products. I found all kinds of things that would be fun for him to play. I’d still love to get him started on a keyboard. I think the two of us could have a lot of fun playing it together. Maybe this Christmas we will give him the gift of music.

New House!

We finally closed on our new home last week! We have been hard at work on the home, painting and cleaning, getting it ready to move in. I love the open floorplan, the vaulted ceilings, and the baseboard molding. The only bummer is the vaulted ceilings make for some major noise traaveling. I feel like some GC’s sound proofing foam would be helpful around the door frames for the Little Man’s room.

Tonight is the first night we’ve stayed in the new home. We are so happy to be homeowners again! It feels good to be home.

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