A lot has happened since my last post which seemed a little dark. I felt I was in the need for change. The end of winter is such a hard time for me. I get a bad case of cabin fever. Being locked indoors with a toddler and a 5 yo is rough. I am not a cold weather outdoor person. And packing up 2 kids to freezing my butt off, is not my thing. I give a lot of credit to moms that have 2 or more kids, and are involved in everything and even have time to be creative. Just not me. Not because I'm old, I was this way at 25 when my kids were young. But my dh and i went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, my first time. It turned out that we were there for superbowl so it was doubly crazy. A fun experience, everyone such try it at least once. My dh and I reconnected. We really needed that. When we got back, we all got this really nasty stomach virus that lasted about 4 days. I do feel better now, mentally and otherwise. I want to work on myself and make time for things I enjoy. I am so looking forward to spring, even though I just heard we are getting another big snow storm this week. :( I am coping with all that I have on my plate and I am grateful that it may be a crazy stressful life but I am so blessed to have people that I love and that love me. I leave you with a few photos of Mardi Gras and the last snow storm.