In my previous blog, I had started a series called Curated Love. This series was basically a weekly (or, attempted weekly) links (free of affiliation, by the way) of my favorite items, curated into one blog post. And hopefully it landed in the inboxes of readers. I think because my favorite posts are varieties of lists and favorite things (preferably not affiliated, as that seems more genuine), creating a series of my favorites seemed natural. I love to share the love, so I’m going to start the engine on that series here, too.
A dad’s letter to his girls explaining why it’s OK to be wrong.
Take the challenge: An excellent piece on raising a spirited child. #raiseawildchild
This Seattle family makes giving to charity a part of their daily life.
These new undies will change your life.
If your New Year resolution is to #optoutside more, this graphic will help you keep your tot’s toes toasty.
Be happier in 2016.
Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016.
Inside Out (the movie) without Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust.
16 quotes for conquering 2016.
Wallpaper your switch plates for an inexpensive but impactful home transformation.
Enjoy your weekend!
Here we are. Welcome to OfficialMorrows.com. I am a little bit apprehensive about this website, because it is only under unfortunate circumstances that it was created. Sadly, I let lapse my hosting of our other site, and nothing could be restored once I realized it. I lost all of my recipes, and the first couple of years documenting our marriage and baby and lots of other somewhat important tidbits I enjoyed sharing with readers.
I created OfficialMorrows.com initially as a user name on Twitter to kind of make light of the so-and-soOFFICIAL or TheRealSo-and-so Twitter handles. But it has become an endearing tag name for my family and I, so it seems appropriate to rebuild our site with this name.
I hope to have everything up and running very soon.
Every year since 2004, I have completed a “Year in Review” survey in my journal. It’s basically 25-30 questions that allows me to reflect on the year, remember my experiences, challenges, accomplishments, review my goals and what I achieved, and list what I’d like to achieve in the following year, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff.
The last few years, Nathan and I have marked the year by a new Christmas tree ornament that represents the year for us. It’s like the six-word novel of ornaments. In 2013, the ornament was a sterling silver “first Christmas together”. Last year, it was a pink mitten with glitter made from mercury glass noting “Baby’s First” (Christmas). So this year, it’s a festive camping trailer that will remind us of our worst mistake to date–buying that lemon camping trailer in July for $2,000; and our best decision, a camping vacation (the best of my life so far) to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Butte, MT in August. I have always wanted to go to Montana, and it was as beautiful and country as I imagined.
One of my favorite parts of the annual review I do in my journal is listing at the end the song lyrics that sum up my year. This is the song. It’s the song, the lyrics, and the artist. Here’s to 2016!