Saturday, March 9, 2013

Back from the other blog

I started a new blog a few weeks ago thinking that the topic was unrelated to this forum.  Just two minutes ago, I changed my mind.  Family is family, and I want use this page for the brightest and darkest of times- or at least continue to do so.  Ramblings aside, my mom's cancer has returned.  My initial postings are here:   though I am going to return to this site because she is viewing her cancer as a teacher and her treatment as a journey.  To me, that sounds like a  milestone... so it must go on this page.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Late Night

Oh the tangled web we weave.  I am up waaaaaaaay past my bedtime, wrestling with some nasty alligators.  And writing about them, though in a different venue.  Lit venting worked once for me before; I am hoping it comes through again.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Why Hello There

I am still here, we are still here, all are crazy... in an amazing, albeit exhausting, manner.  Not much to share other than a billion life events have transpired since my last entry.  And a few thousand more are likely to happen before I return.  Just sayin'...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Visit Miles's Success Story Webpage!

Click HERE to see the visit CDR's website and read Miles's Success Story (written by me)!

A Sunday night, like any other

I've accidentally wandered back onto this site, after months of neglect.  Well, wander may not be the correct term- avoidance is more appropriate.  I am avoiding doing more work at the moment.  I've spent the majority of the past 48 hours on a presentation/ project for school, and my willpower to focus is getting mushy.  Beside, how can I concentrate any longer when I've got the sweetest, most adorable angels sleeping under my roof.  Miles and Penelope are melting my heart, daily, at an every increasing rate.  They have eyes linked to the stars above and smiles that radiate warmth that could melt any frost.  Granted, they may not act like angels, but they could certainly be hired as celestial stunt doubles.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Missing In Action

Wow.  Raising two young children and maintaining a blog is apparently impossible.  Okay, I am not technically supposed to be here right now- in reality, I am sitting in class.  Also in reality, my mind is a billion light years away.  Why the disconnect you ask?  I'm exhausted.  Poptart is still teething.  I am finishing out another grad class.  The house is still in the process of being fixed.  Miles is a wild man.  And on, and on, and on.  Blah, blah, blah.

Anyhoo.  Onto the big news.  Poppy is turning one in about two weeks.  Hubba what!  Where did this major milestone come from?  Who left life on fast-forward?  My baby girl is rocketing toward toddler-hood, and this fact is blowing my mind.  You should see her- trying to walk around, being a big girl, getting angry when she doesn't get her way.  She's a spark plug and a firework rolled into one; she's the apple of both of my eyes, and then some.  She's also Miles' biggest fan- even when he's trying to tip her over.

Okay, here are a few of my favorite pics that I've not yet shared:

The Munchkins hanging with Uncle Dude in October

My Kimpton Kiddos


What 'cho lookin' at?

Miles is currently obsessed with his Dede's fashion sense.  He's loving his collared shirts and making ties out of ripped up coloring books.  He either needs an intervention or a gift card to Land's End.

I plan on coming up for air soon, posting more pictures of my little critters, and (hopefully) having some much needed relaxation and fun!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

You knows it's going to be a long day...

You've got the kids on a 10:30 am nap drive. Here's wishing my two papers will magically write themselves tonight. Come on Great Pumpkin, you owe me one.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Homeward Bound

Riding shotgun in some poopy traffic- it's been slow going on our return from DC. A blissful getaway, the kids were true travel champs. As I mentioned before, yesterday was one for the record books. Today was a close second.

More family time, beautiful weather, and time spent exploring parts of a truly great city... A perfect ending to a splendid weekend. The munchkins have been passed out for hours now (remember this drive is taking way too long), and I'm quietly praying this sleep won't affect our bedtime routines tonight- especially since I will be flying solo. Looks like Jesse will be capping the weekend off with a work-call. And I've been silly and reading all the while the critters have been snoozing. Will I ever learn?

Oh, hello interstate 64. So nice to see you again. Wake the kiddies now or coast in quiet??? Whatever we do, we will have some great lasting memories. Mom & Dad, thanks for making this trip possible.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Little Man, Big City

We are DC tonight. Earlier today we cheered on Team Miles for Miles at the Best Buddies event. I couldn't think of a better, more fitting way to honor Disability Awareness Month.

Many more pictures to come; this day will be remembered as a favorite for many years to come.