Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Prepworks collapsible cupcake and cake holder

I get excited about kitchen gadgets. I love trying out new items to see if they're worth the money. Here's an example I got for Christmas from my mom. She knows me well! It's a collapsible cupcake and cake holder from Prepworks. You can find their website here. It's currently holding cupcakes for Junior's birthday celebration at school.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I liked my aunt's idea of writing a yearly letter about her family so much that I decided to be a “copy-cat” and write about our little family. A shout out to my aunt and her family!!

Our year started out on a sad note with our beautiful 13-year-old chocolate Labrador named William. In January, we made the hard decision of sending him on to meet his maker. He is greatly missed but never forgotten.

On a high note, my burly man and I have had lots of fun with our ninas this year. We took a two-week family trip. We started out to Angel Fire, New Mexico to visit our friends at their cabin. After a blowout and stopping for a short unplanned and overnight layover in Santa Rosa then on to Santa Fe for a new set of tires, we finally made it. It was the longest five-hour trip we’ve ever made. It was loads of fun, however we did have another little incident. The burly man broke his ribs on the homemade zip line but we won’t say much about that. Ya’ll just need to know he’s recovered and functioning at full capacity. When all is said and done, we have no complaints about the week and would do it again minus the hiccups. From Angel Fire, we stopped to see the Rio Grande Gorge on our way to Lake City, Colorado for a week long stay at the family cabin. On the way back, we took the scenic route and saw the Royal Gorge and explored Bishop’s Castle. We rested and enjoyed family.

Junior turned nine this month and is in the third grade. Her favorite extracurricular activities is to draw, write, and read. We can’t keep enough books around for her to read, draw, or write about.  She loves school and loves to learn. She took horse lessons too! 

Booger turned three in June. She is at a babysitter for the first time in her life, and although it took her a few weeks to adjust, she absolutely loves it. She even asks if she can go on the weekends. She is learning her colors, letters, and numbers. Her favorites are anything from the movie Frozen and of course she loves anything her sister has or anything she cannot have.

After a few semesters of full time college, we made the decision for me to accept a job opportunity at Junior's school as a teacher’s aide for sixth through eight grade. I enjoy my time, the kids, and the flexibility.

May the Lord keep you and bless you in the next year.
Much love!

Welcome to New Ordinary Woman!

Welcome to my new blog New Ordinary Woman!

So let's talk about the title for a minute. I'm not entirely sure where I came up with the it but I like it. The online Merriam-Webster's Dictionary definition here of ordinary, as an adjective, is normal or unusual, not unusual, not different, and not special. However, I like to think of myself as the opposite which proves my point of New Ordinary Woman. I guess you can say the New Normal Woman. Is anyone normal? What is normal?