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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Awkward Family Photos: the Cousin Edition

We only have ourselves to blame for these photos since we somehow waited until the last day, indoors, nearly dark, etc. And we managed to pull the kids down from the middle of a game so they were not too excited about photos. All you can do is laugh, right?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Absent

I knew that I'd been pretty absent on the blog, but when I received the 4th email along with multiple texts and Facebook messages, I realized it has been a while.

Thanks, friends, for checking in with me. All is well. I am trying to keep up with life (and not feeling very successful). My brain feels sluggish and foggy these days although my mom suggested that my brain is not working more slowly than normal, it's just spread thin - and that's probably true. Work is busy. Kid issues are happening. Laundry and housework need doing. And I'm so very, very tired by the end of the day. And by end of the day, I mean 6ish. I really wish that were an exaggeration!

I have not picked up the camera since Becky and the boys left last week, but here's a snaphot of William and Camden just hanging out at the table reading . . . the same book . . . at the same time.

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I still have some funny cousin pictures from last week to share. Maybe tomorrow?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Break #2

Brian's spring break was last week. Becky's spring break is this week. My kid's spring break isn't for two more weeks. We're just had to make the most of it in terms of trying to be together; we're calling this week Spring Break #2. :)

My mom has been patiently waiting on pictures while the three girls and grandkids were together. I didn't take a ton, but here are a few.

Lots of tutu-wearing from this girl.
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There was alot of trampoline wrestling (rain or shine) going on. Becky and I pretty much decided someone was going to finish off the week with a broken limb, but everyone survived.
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Because it's Tennessee, we had nearly 80 degrees one day and rain and 40 the next.
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Rory did a really good job of keeping up with the big boys during the impromptu soccer game. Mostly because she was the only one not willing to give up.
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Addison has nailed the chokehold/hug for photos.
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It was a jam packed week, full of more work/church/required events than I would have liked while Becky, William, and Xavier were in town, but you've got to just make the best of it. I took the kids out of school Tuesday/Wednesday and was also able to take off work for the most part. Becky, Liz, and I went to see the Drop Box Film MOnday night, took advantage of the sunshine and 80 degrees Tuesday by a trip to the park then DQ. Wednesday was gray and gloomy and cold so while the kids played, Becky and I stayed in our p.j.'s, watched American Idol, and solved the world's problems.

This weekend is shaping up to be very busy as we try to get caught up while moving forward with new activities. Hoping to maybe snag a few moments of rest Sunday afternoon before the new week starts.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Better Together

Brian's been gone the last 48 hours, and as if I didn't already know this, we're better together than apart. My hats off to those of you who regularly parent alone. It is no fun. After a particularly trying evening with one of our children, I settled into bed early with some TV. Daylight Savings Time is messing with both evenings and mornings so I was still awake at midnight and up at 4:12 a.m.

After a bad night, I was hoping for a good morning, but it just didn't happen. A cranky mama with a cranky kid is kind of a recipe for disaster. I can do the parenting thing alone if I have to, but Brian and I are meant to do it together and I'm grateful to have a partner. 

(came home from work yesterday to find this - runts are my favorite)
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