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One year has come and gone since I last posted on here. Obviously I cannot keep up with my New Years Resolutions. Anyway, since I last posted, Big Sister has turned 4, Little Guy is on his way to two and Husband and I just celebrated being together 8 years! We just took the kids on our first vacation as a family. Husband and I took the kids camping at Huntsville State Park. We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather all weekend and we ended up hiking a little over 7 miles! Big Sister did great and loved it, Little Guy happens to be afraid of bugs(found this out while hiking) and had to be carried the entire way. We still had fun and got a good workout.

We through Big Sister a Barbie/Camping themed birthday party. We had boys and girls at the party and didn’t want to be pink/purple everything so we had a camping party. Everyone had a ton of fun and the house looked great! We ended the party with a Wii U bowling/tennis tournament.

Our garden was hit and miss this year. We decided to try growing bell peppers this year, which took much longer to grow than I thought they would, so the plant is just now giving us peppers. Our tomato plant also took a while to flower, so we have gotten a few tomatoes, but the plant is already dying. We did get a few cucumbers, and the few that weren’t good to eat ended up rotting in the flower bed and growing new plants. I had a few herbs, but I did not keep up with watering regularly and those died too. I am not a good gardener. I will try again next year and see if I can actually get enough stuff to make pico de gallo or dress a salad.

Now Big Sister is already asking to see Santa and is ready to put up our Christmas tree and we haven’t even bought their Halloween costumes yet. Big Sister wants to be Elsa and Little Guy wants to be Hulk.

I have broken my own rules and have gotten a ton of books this year. I won’t even try to figure out how many I have gotten or how much I have spent(although remember, I never pay full price for a book, I always buy second-hand so it’s not as much as you think), but I now have 5 shelves full of books that I need to read. My goal was to read 30 books this year, which I have met that goal, so next year I will bump it up to 40. My other goal is to stop buying books because eventually Husband will notice that we are up to our eyeballs in books and probably leave me.

Anyway, I hope to keep up with this better, as always. Hope all is well with you and thanks for stopping by. :)