We have enjoyed a wonderful break from everything! No school, no work. Lots of time to relax and enjoy each other.
Can't say we haven't been productive though. We have cleaned and decluttered and I've been spending lots of time planning out the rest of the school year. My school room is in order, the papers from the first part of the year are filed away, and I compiled the kids' grades for the first term.
We have also had lots of snow to enjoy. LOTS! We have shoveled and plowed and sledded and piled and climbed and enjoyed, some more than others of course.
We also celebrated a birthday, American Girl style, but more on that another time, because it definitely deserves a post of its own.
Mostly, we have had lots of time together. Cooking, playing, celebrating. Together.
The other day I decided to make some fresh squeezed orange juice to serve with breakfast since we have time to spare at the moment. Nathan came to help and loved feeding the peeled wedges into the juicer.
As he took a sip he marveled at my cooking prowess, "Mom, you even know the recipe for orange juice?"
Yeah, I'm something else in the kitchen . . .