Hope everyone has been having a great start to their year! It seems as though winter has finally decided to join us. After a mostly 80 degree December, it is really nice and refreshing to have the temperature averaging in the 50’s now here in Jacksonville.
So far I’ve been happy with my commitment to my New Year’s Resolutions. Today I took Delilah to the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, a place I’d never been to even though I’ve lived here for 4 years now. We had a great time on our nature walk through the trails and I snagged a few pictures on my camera. I did learn that next time she needs to wear something a little darker and more rugged or else her cute clothes will suffer dirty knee spots. Hopefully with more walks she won’t trip over the tree roots as much.
Our favorite time of year has arrived. We just love fall, Halloween, the subtle change from 85 degree weather to 75 degree weather with occasional days of 65 degrees. We love pumpkins and candy and zombies.
From the beginning I knew I wanted to do something really special for my daughter’s first birthday. When I came into my stepson’s life he was 3 and I don’t plan to have another child so this was my one and only chance to plan a first birthday. I started planning in January, meanwhile Delilah’s birthday wasn’t for almost another 6 months. I started by picking a theme and then making a Pinterest board. I chose Minnie Mouse which ended up being a great choice because 3 weeks after Delilah’s birthday we were going to Disney World! Although I didn’t know that at the time.