Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas was so fun this year. It was great to see Jonas get excited about his presents and spending time with everyone. On Christmas Eve, Jared read The Night Before Christmas, a tradition from his side of the family.

On Christmas morning, we went downstairs and opened our stockings. Jonas liked the glasses and books that Santa picked out for him.


We waited until Aunt Sadie and her boyfriend arrived around 8am to open our other gifts. Aunt Sadie and Jonas got each other the same book!

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Santa brought Jonas a steering wheel to play with in the car and a Mighty Ducks jersey. Jared and I got him a wooden coffee maker and a book. Bubby sent a bead lacing kit, a baby doll, a skunk puppet, some flying whirligig things (she got them at her 60th birthday party and decided to send them and they are probably Jonas’s favorite gift, other than the giant box below), a flashlight, and other fun goodies. Great Grandma got him wooden vegetables and a wooden stir fry set.


After a late breakfast of tofu scramble, Jonas fell asleep and even stayed asleep when I handed him to Sadie while we got ready to go to Aunt Shannon, Uncle Chris, Kayla, and Brooklyn’s house.


Aunt Sadie headed to Las Vegas for a wedding and we went to Shannon’s.


Hanging out with Vincent the kitty

I love the way the light looks in the picture below, and I love how cute my kiddo is!


Jonas played twister with Papa and his cousins.


We had a delicious dinner and then opened even more gifts!


He got a tool bench and pajamas from Grandma and Papa and a Little People Musical Preschool from Aunt Shannon and family!

It was a long, but great day! I think Jonas felt the same way. I love that his little feet are propped up on his cousin here. Even though he was tired, he had a hard time sleeping that night, I think from all the excitement! I never imagined that Christmas could be as fun as it was as a kid, but seeing my own kid enjoy Christmas is so awesome!



101 in 1001 Check In

I started with 101 in 1001 on January 1, so it’s been almost a year. This year, I completed 40 of my goals and made progress on a few more! Here’s what we did:

1. go to Baby Bookworm at the library
2. Apple picking at Oak Glen
3. visit Lindsey
4. purge closet
5. blog at least once a month for Jonas’s first year (7/12)
6. meditate for 30 minutes a day for 30 days
7. go to a punk show
8. remodel play room into something we’ll use
9. baby proof
10. get doula business cards
11. finish doula website
12. ask Grandma to tell me a story I’ve wanted to hear
13. finish sending birth announcements
14. plan 1st bday party for Jonas with slideshow
15. donate unused baby stuff
16. watch Dollhouse
17. frame wedding invitation
18. make jalapeno poppers
19. take Jonas to a show/concert
20. do baby signs with Jonas
21. 2015 calendar with 2014 pictures
22. set up college fund for Jonas
23. invest some of our savings
24. move dinners away from the tv and to the table
25. pick a new fruit or vegetable and make something with it
26. take Jonas to the beach
27. tech free Tuesdays actually: Facebook Free Fridays
28. set up emergency kit
29. get a nice camera (on my phone)
30. take Jonas to Chino Youth Museum
31. bake a pie from scratch
32. add money to kiva account and lend
33. let Jonas try a lemon (record it)
34. SD card of Jonas’s first Christmas for Grandma
35. finger paint with Jonas
36. use old bath products and cosmetics or throw away
37. Make 5 cookbook recipes
38. go to Fontana farmer’s market
39. set up organization system for business expense tracking
40. build up 100 oz breast milk stash

Ten on Ten December 2014

I haven’t written since last month! We’ve been pretty busy. Anyway, here are ten pictures from our day!


Jonas likes to take things out of the fridge, ask me what they are, repeat it, and then ask, “Eat?” I had to tell him, “No, we can’t eat chocolate syrup for breakfast.”


He actually colored a little bit today but still was more interested in trying to dump the crayons out.


A walk to the park a few blocks away.


We stayed there for a while. The playground is small but there is tons of grass to explore.


All that playing made Jonas sleepy. I got to start this comic book. The protagonist is a 16-year-old Muslim girl and it is good so far!


After nap time, it was time for a Target trip for some Christmas gifts.

20141210_163255Jonas loves using screwdrivers to “turn” things. I asked him to help me fix the refrigerator.


I’ve been listening to the MU330 Winter Wonderland album every year since high school. Today was the first time I listened to it this year and it made me feel like it is actually almost Christmas!


I am pretty proud of our dinner tonight! Spicy lemon (vegan) shrimp and asparagus over rice.


Just saying hi while Mommy and Daddy relax on the couch.

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