Let’s make it a great year people ~ !
Since I started using Facebook and Instagram it’s anoying the ….. out of me that I’ve been neglected my blog. Are any off my followers experiencing this too ? And if so how did you solve this. I love having my blogs (Since Pinterest I’ve kept 2 of the 3) and writing fun tidbits about our lives but I just don’t seem to get around to it, i really want to make the effort as i love reading other blogs of friends irl and on the internet.
Pondering over this dilemma for a while and I hope to get some ideas from you or maybe come up with some myself….
I don’t think i have any readers left after my dreadful lack of posting in the last year (only 9).
Catching up just wasn’t do-able so i’ve decided to let go, you can’t always be a 10 and that’s ok too. This is what I’ve learned in 2012 ! Since my one little word for 2012 was Embrace I’d say that I chose pretty well.
I’ve decided not to make new years resolutions for this year, rather I’ve chosen to make a bucketlist, much more fun and less pressure to live up to (inspired by the greatest blogger & mom I know). Some of the things I have been thinking up/pondering about whether to add to my list are getting a small tattoo (hey I’m 42 so why not) and trying insanity workout (DH found the program) = to be continued ….
Definately going on my bucketlist are ;
- Help sea turtles
- Watch baby sea turtles make their way to the sea
- a trip to NY without the kids (dudes are not happy with this one)
- a trip to NY with the kids (LOL)
- joining Geef jij het door (the whole family is joining btw)
- completing granny a day for a year (cheating a bit on this one since I tried this last year so I already have a few)
- joining in and sticking to it FMSphotoaday
- take part in a 5 km run possibly 10
- organizing a small local creative market
- Visiting all the Dutch Islands (Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog)
- Mudflat hiking (Wadlopen)
- cuddle a seal
- see some of the worldwonders The Aurora Boreali, Great Pyramid of Giza, the great barrier reef, Grand Canyon, Stonehege, pyramids, Colloseum.
- Book a Romantic trip with my big dude
- Vacation in Hawaii, Mauritius, the ABC Islands
- Actually make things I pin
I like my list so far, what do you think ?
I am aiming to work hard on my one little word this year, I chose the word EMBRACE.
I want to embrace that I cannot be perfect, embrace that I can let go more and let the flow take me along, embrace my loved ones more, embrace the fun things in life more, embrace the slow proces of decluttering my house (Rome was not built in a day i am told), embrace blogging again (looking at my stats I have been blogging less and less since 2006 when I started), embrace that I have to say NO even if people don’t like it (i cannot be friends with everyone), embrace my blog more, embrace my body more, embrace 2012 !
What’s your word for 2012 ?
Our second cupcake tasting was also in Washington, we got some cupcakes to share from the Red Velvet Cupcakery.
Bad mommy, i had to have the first bite, can you tell they’re jealous ? But see I shared them ….
To be honest both times they were good but I was not so impressed by the cupcakes themselves as I was in the choice of flavors and the pretty swirls they made on them.
Stuff that happened in Daan’s life this month (photo & info overload):
Queensday was a bit of a dissapointment, my total score has never been so low; 4 boxes of embroidery floss & 2 tupperware items…. I’m going to Alkmaar next year with Corinne Delis 😉
I went to the Beautician for the first time in years, i used to go every month but since the kids this became less and less. It was only a basic appointment but I definately want to go again and for an extensive one soon !
My paypall account was hacked, that is not a joke people … It takes all kinds of hassle to get this fixed !
The boys took part in the peanutball school tournament, they won 🙂 Although Ed, who played coach for both their teams, told the boys all games were a draw 😉 They loved being the best in their team and sometimes it feels great to rock and show off for your classmates.
I went to the springmarket in Heemstede with my mom, sun was shining, it was fun ! Said hi to Danielle Muit-Krusel who was working there and ran into my friend Leonieke, it was a huge market with a wide variety of stalls.
We gave the garage a good reorganisation, basically it was a lot of trash and putting shelves in to give things a new place; we can finally fit all of our bikes.
We watched a bunch of movies;Cadillac Records.
He was really tired as they started around 18.00 and the last match was @ 22.00 ….
Made a bunch of felt hearts, cause i fell in love with Revlie’s forest of felt hearts. Just need to find some time to attach them to sticks to make a forest…..
At 40 years old I still have never been to the Zuiderzeemuseum, so we wanted to do something cultural and took the kids. It was fun, and not so busy so we got a great tour in one of the fishers family homes, the kids got to lie in a bedstead and play some oldfashioned kids games.
The boys had a day off from school and since Michael was going away for the day so we went out for lunch with Colin at a goatsfarm in Amstelveen, he got to feed them bottles, play a little on the playground and we had a good walk in the woods. But mind you goats are not only cute, playfull and they like to eat your clothes …
Colin & I both got glasses, Colin needed them for school and watching tv from a distance. Appearantly he has trouble reading beyond 4 mtrs, the letters are distorted to him but he refused to admit it even after tests. He can grow out of it but for now he has a pair at school (orang/black) and a pair at home (green/black). I got mine as I kept getting headaches at work because of my increased computer screen work. Here they are :
We had a spontanious dinner with Michael’s bball team, wow that was a big group but we sat all the kids at one table and all the adults at one and it worked out fine @ a wok restaurant.
You know what can really make my day ? When I pipe a perfect rose swirl on a cupcake, makes me smile every time I see the pic
That’s it for May folks, sorry for not keeping up weekly updates …