Thursday, February 10, 2011

Where I Have Been

I'm hoping someone has noticed I haven't been blogging. Where have I been?

My focus to love more, serve more has put me in charge of a new ministry at our church. Reaching out to those going through big life stuff (babies, death, illness). And since this is still in its infancy stage, it has been a lot of work.

I've also been figuring out what to do for the boys birthday parties. I thought it best to host two small parties rather than one large one. But I awoke this morning at 6am stressing about Miles', which is next weekend. And no one has rsvp'd yet. So I will have to spend today & Monday tracking those parents down, asking them if their child is coming. And the stress comes in when I think, what if no one comes?

I promise, this weekend I'll write a real blog post. Something that will hopefully get you thinking.

Did I hype that too much? :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Disney Live!

This note is for you local readers!

Disney Live is bringing a magic show to Denver next weekend! And I have tips on where you can win free tickets.

Mama Bird's Blog or
Denver Parent and
Mile High Mamas

All those sites also offer you the chance to buy tickets at a discount, if you don't win.

Enter now! They all draw for their winners on Monday, January 31.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Boys

Figured I was due to update on the boys. Especially since this is an actual source for people to hear things.


Preschool going well, and I really hope once he turns 4 next month, we'll be passed the horrible threes. Those are way worse than the terrible twos. We're continuing to work with him at home with his speech. Ms. Trish sends home updates every week, things we need to follow up on.

He is celebrating Culture Day on Feb 1st, and I'm tasked with making a poster about Canada. Wanted to prepare a Canadian treat, but we don't have the snow required for that. May try to convince Geoff to make butter tarts instead.


He still enjoys Kindergarten, and continues to thrive. His teacher, Mr. C, has asked Elijah to play a major role in the Kindie play in February. It took some convincing to get Elijah to say yes, as he had some concerns. Namely that he didn't want to be the villain, and he was worried kids would laugh at him. They are performing The 3 Piggies Opera, and Elijah is the Big Bad Wolf. He seems to be over his issues, and has his lines memorized.

Other than a 24 hr bug last week, both kids are healthy & doing well. They have been planning their birthday party since November, and have their hearts set on doing a Pirate theme again. If you were thinking of sending a gift, please- no toys. They received so many at Christmas, I'd rather we didn't add more. Books, movies, games, gift certificates are all good ideas. I'm trying to add those items to their Amazon wishlists to help you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A New Year

Today is my birthday. Ask me how old I am, I'll tell you I'm a year older than I was last year.

It's not that the number bothers me. Okay, it bothers me a little. But I have found that a lot of people are bothered by the number of years they have lived and the goals they have not achieved.

Growing up, I did not have many goals, if any. So I don't really feel like there were things I should have accomplished by now. But I do feel, almost daily, that I should be doing more with my life. And I'm certain I should be savoring more moments.

So in 2011, my goal is to reach out to more people. Foster new friendships, strengthen old ones, forgive easier, love more. This is going to require a lot of prayer, and courage to stretch myself to the point of being uncomfortable. I know that while this year may hold more joy, it will also come with hurt. I truly wish for good health for my family & loved ones. And that 2011 holds more tears of laughter than tears of pain.

Friday, December 31, 2010

A Breath Of Fresh Air

A year ago, I was invited to a Glade event, where I received their Sense & Spray automatic air freshener. I loved it. So when they asked me to review their new product, I was keen. The other freshener does its job in the downstairs bathroom. But my two smelly boys need something in their bathroom.

Insert the new Glade Sense & Spray air freshener.

With a much cooler style, and new scents, it is both stylish & inconspicuous anywhere in your home. I must warn you though, the Hawaiian Breezes may cause you to dream of warmer locals. :)

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. And I honestly do like this product!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Celebrate With Disney!

Meeting Mickey & Minnie at a "meet & greet" before the show.

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate features familiar faces, and takes you to far away places. How else can you go to Carnaval with Mickey, Japan's spring festival with Minnie, and end up in jumpin' New Orleans with them both?!

While Princesses do not get my boys excited, they were certainly enthralled with Jack Skellington & his friends from Halloweentown hosting a party for the villains. Jack stole the show (hint to Disney- we want more Jack!) Other characters that my kids loved were the gang from Toy Story, Pinocchio, & Stitch.

We had some issues with obstructed view (tall people with kids who squirmed and sat on their knees), but were able to get that fixed for the 2nd act. If you have small(ish) kids, definitely opt for seats on an angle vs. floor seats..

The show runs at Pepsi Center until Sunday, December 12. Tickets are still available (contact TicketHorse at, by calling 1.866.461.6556, or the Pepsi Center Box Office.), and start at $15. Parking will cost you $10.

If you want a case of Disney Fever, or you just want to be entertained, Mickey is waiting for you!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Disney Celebration

Let's Celebrate!, the current Disney On Ice show is just a week away. It's not too late to get your family some tickets! My two boys, (ages 3 & 5) loved the last show. Bright colors, familiar characters & tunes make it enjoyable for everyone.

Come celebrate your Un-birthday with the Mad Hatter, take your princesses & princes to the Royal Ball, and have a Halloween haunt with Disney villains.

Your ticket info again:
Tickets prices are
$75 (Front Row)
$42 (VIP)
*Service charges and handling fees may apply

Tickets are on sale through TicketHorse at, by calling 1.866.461.6556 and at the Pepsi Center Box Office.

**Here's what I can offer you:
Purchase a 4-pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday performances or receive $4 off weekend tickets
For either offer enter the code FFA4 at: or call 1-866-461-6556

Weekday = Thurs 7pm, & Fri 11am performances. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required for 4-pack; additional tickets
above 4 can be purchased at $11 each**

Please share with me who your favorite Disney character is. For me, it's Mulan. Feisty warrior trying to find her place. Who is yours?

Disclosure: Feld Entertainment, Inc. generously provided me with 4 tickets for my family to attend Disney on Ice in exchange for this post.