Hannah-Bailey-in-the-Snow So, schedules have been a little off kilter around these parts the last few weeks due to ice storms, snow storms (ok, supposed snow storms that never really came) and lots of snow days. I decided that since I didn’t share a Findings post on Saturday, there was no reason why I couldn’t share one on a Wednesday. Warning – there are no decorating or DIY projects here. Just a bit of humor, sentimental heart pulls and the two greatest music videos of all time. So pull up a cup of whatever suits you, and enjoy! I absolutely love and adore this approach to parenting and to life. Please tell me that none of these are your password! If they are, please change them! I think these images are really amazing. I found it really interesting which side was the one I was more drawn to as being the dominant personality. I shared this on my Facebook page - such a great story and a reminder to stick to what you believe in. This music video is so amazing – really, I wasn’t all that into them before. Now, I think I may be in love. I have watched it more times than I am willing to admit and I keep having a little dance party in my head (and at my desk) to the song. It is only topped, by the greatest music video of all time. Oh, how times were different. If you have been around a bit, you might remember that last year I was in charge of the costumes for the middle school play of High School Musical. Well, that was just a warm up. All of those clothes were normal clothes. This year - we are doing The Little Mermaid. We have mermaids, and fish and sea creatures galore. You can't really find those costumes at Target! Or can you? I am really just the coordinator and shopper, there are just over 110 various creature and land folk costumes this year. There is an amazing team of seamstresses because we all know I can't sew! We are also lucky enough to borrow a few things from the high school costume closet and Onlinefabricstore.net has been generous enough to offer us a discount. But really, my job is about making those kids feel fabulous when they walk out on that stage - because each and every one of them really are. And, if you want to read about being a drama mama and still one of my favorite posts as a momma, visit here. And in personal Putnam news, we are so crazy excited – the Putnams are going to Europe this summer!!! We have a vacation account that we have been saving and saving in and this is the year! With all of the crazy international traveling hubby did over the years, we have LOTS of travel points (one of the perks) and we figure we will likely drain every last one. We are painfully aware that we only have a few more summers before Sunshine goes of to college (ugh) and family vacations will be harder and harder. We haven’t decided exactly where we are going to go, but we are going to plan it as a family. We are trying to find that balance between seeing plenty and not go flat out and exhausting ourselves so much we miss the pleasure of it all. So, do you have any recommendations, places we must see – especially those off the beaten path? We would love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for reading! Quickpen-Signature_edited-1
January 28, 2015 — Anil Sharma