ice sculptures in lititz

The kids had a few snow days a week or so ago, actual snow days mind you, not virtual days (still salty about it too) and on the second one the roads cleared up and we decided we needed to get out! So we met my friend first for lunch at ABC, which I am happy to report has brought back my favorite salad! Then we walked through downtown Lititz and checked out some of the ice sculptures... It actually was not as cold as I imagined it to be.... but that didn't stop us from warming up at the Bullshead with another drink for us and ice cream for the kids! 

I would have preferred the kids to be in school of course, but as snow days go, this one wasn't so bad!

a friend’s valentines

Not one to let a tradition die, my friend Toniel and I had to have another Friends Valentine's Day. And yes, I know it is now March and that heart holiday has long since passed but here I am anyways...

Matt made all the heart-shaped foods, including bacon hearts and pizza hearts. Toniel cut up cheese and pepperonis and strawberries in the same shape.... all the festive! She also brought cookies to decorate and eat and a nice LOVE craft that the kids got to paint. She's the fun mom in this scenario. 

I suppose I am lucky that I got to keep even one of the aforementioned crafts... David gave his to my sister and Dom gave his to his teacher.... at least Letty thought of me.

our super bowl

If you have been around here for a minute than you know that my love of sports is less than enthusiastic. And I have been blessed with a husband who feels the same way. Unfortunately our son finds all sports thrilling. So here we are. Anyways we normally just go over to my parent’s and eat lots of food and hang out. So we did the same thing this year, but with masks. My mom had a Valentine’s themed craft all ready to go which gave the kids something to do for a bit. My parents ordered food from Wegmans... all the foods. Definitely ate way too much food. Did I mention food? After dinner we took the kids out back so they could sled to their heart’s content. I ended up running up and down the hill because man those sleds were quick

We watched a little of the game before heading home because alas, school night. And we made sure to record the game so that David could watch it in it’s entirety the following day after school. 

since i last checked in...

It's been almost a month since I went through my camera roll and looked at all the in-between moments... A lot our days have the same rhythm to them but every now and again there is a moment worth documenting...

Like accidental matching with a friend... Some fresh hair cuts that need to actually be redone pretty soon here.... a sleeping cat is the best cat.... cousin time... sunrises and good foods..... winter flowers should be a thing, let us make it a thing. Pizza parade with friends... couch cuddles and well visits..... field hockey and scar inspections.... niece cuddles and an odd sunrise.... shopping and breakfast with friends that we have not seen in months.... One last Christmas tree view (yes they are all officially down)... the dress-up station is now a gorgeous hutch... I've been working out... a lot. Lunch with friends and more working out... Girl Scout cookie sales and jersey day at school... hot tub on a cold winter night.... ice cream for breakfast with friends and new finds for said hutch at a local store.... pajamas all day on weekends and more niece cuddles! And food. All the food.

Even though life is slower than normal for us things aren't so bad now are they? 

cousins who sled

We just have been having all the snow these past few weeks it feels like... and one of those particular snow days all the cousins (and their parents) got together at our development to get their sled on... But first, the only photo of our snowman that was so cruelly decapitated moments later by David.