Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lately I've been thinking...

It seems like all I can think about lately is going on a vacation. I'm constantly thinking about vacations we've been on in the past, and places I want to go. It has taken every bit of willpower I have not to book a disney vacation for us over spring break. I keep trying to justify spending the money on a vacation by telling myself that our kids will only be this age once, and we've got to take advantage of this time. I've even been checking the internet for information about various vacation spots. I've also found myself wandering over to my photo albums and looking through pictures of places we've been (I'm pretty sure I have a sickness but instead of putting my money toward therapy to fix this problem I am going to put it towards a vacation). I'm sure this dreary January weather has something to do with it. I also just really LOVE traveling and going on vacations (basically I am always ready to go somewhere). Anyway, since I am trying to be strong and fight against this sickness I'm just going to continue dreaming of where I want to go, and trying to save my money like a responsible person should do. Although I'm not sure how long past vacation memories and pictures will hold me off because lets face it, how responsible do I really want to be :)

In case you're (and by you I mean Chris this is where I want to go) interested here are some of my top vacation spots:
Disneyworld: I love it. We always have so much fun here. I could live in disneyworld and not get tired of it
New York: Chris & I went here almost two years ago and we had the best time. I really love it & I would love to take the kids
The Beach: I always love the beach. What's not to love; sun, sand, & pools. We always have a great time here too.
Lake Tahoe: I've never been but I bet its beautiful
Colorado or Utah for snow skiing: We went to Colorado about 8 yrs. ago & had a great time. I would love to take all the kids skiing.
Washington D.C.: This is somewhere that I haven't been since I was a kid. I would love to go and take my kids.
Chicago: we've been several times & it is a really fun city
Hawaii: I haven't ever been here, but I would love to see it
There are so many other places on my list but I just realized that this is getting ridiculously long. I have only gone through places in the US, I haven't even gotten to other countries I want to see. I'll save that for another blog, another day.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hello Blogging World

Well, I have decided to begin a blog. I decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon for a few different reasons. The main reason being that I seem to have a lot more time on my hands than I'm used to having. Because of this I think I'll have more time to devote to a blog than I would have had in the past. However, I'm not sure if I am going to do all this blogging stuff correctly. I feel pretty sure that I should be doing something differently even as I type this. I will figure it out eventually, but if my first few (or hundred) posts are wrong, or bizarre, just bear with me...I simply don't know what I'm doing (I know its not hard, but trust me if anyone can mess this up I will!).

I decided to name, or call (or whatever) my blog The Blessings of an Ordinary Life because of a woman that I go to church with. Recently this woman was getting ready to lead the closing prayer of a ladies class, and she talked for just a few minutes about how blessed she was to have had an ordinary day. She had been able to wake up, enjoy her coffee, go to work like she always does, and basically just have an ordinary day. She then went into several things she didn't have to face that day (none of which were pleasant) and listening her describe the blessing of an ordinary day really struck a chord with me, and everyday since then when I am doing all the ordinary things that I do everyday I have taken the time to think about how blessed I am to be able to enjoy the blessings that come with just having an ordinary day.

This is probably more for me than for anyone else because I can't imagine that anyone else (other than a few grandparents that come to mind) would really care that much about what is going on with us. That being said, o'well. It seems like fun, and even if no one else out there is interested I think that my kids are pretty fantastic, and this will give me an excuse to go through pictures (which I love to do) and think about all the wonderfully ordinary (yet extraordinary to me) things they do each day!