Friday, March 11, 2011

Sorry to be MIA...Bdays and Family Time

Life has been keeping us so busy lately that I've taken a break from blogging. I'm almost caught up and eager to share what we've been up to, but not today. I want to mention that I have several comments that I haven't published yet with wonderful awards that I'm so flattered to receive. I will blog about them as soon as I can and thank every one who sent some love my way :)

In the meantime, my baby girls turned 8 in Feb! My mom flew out from Chicago and spent about 3 weeks in California to attend a lavish wedding of my cousin who got married at St. Patrick's Cathedral in San Francisco, followed by a reception at The Palace Hotel where many VIP's have stayed at this historical hotel. Will blog some pictures about that later. It was gorgeous there!

In the meantime, we had two different bouts of the tummy flu blow through our home (coupled with a broken washing machine with parts on back order - ugh) and ended up having a very mellow b-day for the twins. They haven't finished opening their gifts yet because we kept getting hit with illnesses and family obligations. But here is a glimpse at our store bought cake (I know...I know...) and a couple of special gifts they received this year.

Charley held up the "banana cake" for Elena to blow out the candles on since she was under the weather :) Yes, it is literally an opened banana with candles - lol!

A few special goodies...

They were thrilled to get a few Ostheimer horses to add to their collection and some used Ostheimers we found from a special mama who was ready to pass them along.

And I will be returning to the blogging world soon to share some lesson plans. Am excited to announce that my friend, Lisa, has something very special planned for everyone that I'm playing a tiny part in...and I will be bringing back my shop soon! I've missed working on projects, but had to take a much needed break.

Hugs to all my friends out there and hope to catch up with everyone soon! Happy weekend!


  1. So good to read your update. Missed you, Jen! You have been busy. Happy birthday to your beautiful girls!

  2. Happy b-day to your beautiful daugthers! Can't wait to read more about your busyness!

  3. Happy Birthday to your girls! It is wonderful to see you blogging again dear friend:)

  4. Good to see you and Happy Birthday wishes to the girls. Hope everyone is on the mend and able to indulge in that festive dream cake, that is my childrnes dream of a cake and some years they get one! Take care. Lisa

  5. Hello Jen,, it seems many are taking a break from blogging. Belated birthday wishes to your little one. Goldenseal is always handy in our home and seems to work for colds and tummy problems. Clay and charcoal to.
    We recently posted about all our rescue animals,, I know I mentioned it to you since I remember your puppy rescue.

  6. So glad to have you back.. Happy Bday to those sweeties! I hope we can all "meet" up someday soon ;)


  7. Happy Birthday to your to your girls!!

  8. Hello there! I bookmarked your blog a long time ago as I am homeschooling my daughter who is the same age as your girls, I believe. I don't read you daily but am so amazed at the things you do with your daughters! My kids both went to a 3-6 year old Waldorf school but both will be home with me now next year. My question is: do you use a certain curriculum? Christopherus? Live Education? Where do you come up with all your great ideas? I'm hoping to get "more waldorf" next year but I'm so taken with your projects that I wanted your thoughts before I picked a curriculum. Thanks! Susan (