Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Countdown Begins.

Today its mid-December in PA and it is actually surprisingly warm and sunny. I am starting to think that we got very lucky because I was expecting snow boots and gloves everyday, BUT I am certainly not complaining.

We have only a couple weeks before Christmas and our next big move, so I am starting the packing extravaganza-sighhh-anyone want to come help? We are so excited to be back in VA and closer to our families and friends and now its time for me to find a new job. Yesterday my Nanny Diaries ended -sniff- and now I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life. We will just have to see what exciting things God has in store for us over the next few months. I was so blessed to find a sweet family to work for while we have lived here, I will miss those three sweet ladies...

With Christmas just around the corner, I feel so excited for everything this season represents and I cannot wait for our big multi-families to get together and celebrate the birth of Christ.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! J and C will be back in the New Year with a new city to call their home.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Okay so a few blogs ago I wrote about how hard it is to get groceries from the car alllllll the way through a few doors and down into our apartment. Any of you out there who are apartment dwellers know my pain here--the worst part is seeing one of those terrific 10for10 deals and having to think about how you will really pay for those progresso soups later when the trip from car to cabinet commences. BUT I have finally found something that truly has helped and used it for the first time today...so I am super-de-duper excited to share with anyone who has this same conflict.

It's the thirty-one Large Utility Tote!

You would not believe how many grocery bags fit in this beauty! (This photo is not mine btw mine just has a big 'S' on there for Smith!) Honestly this has CHANGED my life after grocery store trips :-)

You can get one HERE

They are $30 but well worth it! Plus you can choose from many different patterns and add a cute monogram.

Just wanted to share a little tip for some help when its time for groceries, especially shopping for Christmas dinner!