Yeah, um…. so, you know how when you haven’t talked to a special someone in a really long time, you think about calling her up, but you know that you will have so much to say, and right now you really need to round up the kids and get to swim lessons, so maybe you’ll call after, but then you have cranky kids begging you to make dinner so maybe you’ll call after that, but then there’s dishes and bath time and “mamma when is daddy comin’ home?…will you cuddle “wif” me till he gets here?” and then it’s just too late, so maybe tomorrow, but then tomorrow comes and you wake up with a migraine so you’re behind all day and then…you realize it’s been weeks and weeks and then you don’t call because you know you’ll never have time to properly catch up and so you kind of drift apart but you think about her lots ‘n lots and wonder how she is and so finally you just email at 11:45 at night just to say, “Hey, I just wanted to tell you I was thinking of you,” but you wish it was more, because she’s your friend and you love her and you’d like to tell her all your stories and you’d like to hear all of her stories, but right now you’re doing your very best to just keep your head above water, so you just think, “some day soon I’ll call” and you hope she’s not mad, but you know she’s probably not because she’s a real friend, a good friend, and she knows how it is. She knows how YOU are.
It’s been like that.
I’ve missed you.
I’ve thought about you.
I’m trying to slow down…to just breath...to have a moment…here and there…where I can let my thoughts wander…draw close to my Lord…wander down memory lane cuz my cuties are growing up too fast…to just regroup.
I’ve just spent the afternoon with my friend Jen² scrolling through the photos taken at the girl’s birthday party. After she left I sat down and looked at all the photo’s I’ve taken and not yet posted here.
Since May 18, 2010!!!!
Um yeah, that was the last time I visited this ol’ blog porch. Wow, I’m gonna need to be a bloggin’/scrappin’ ninja to plow through this list!
click to enlarge photoHere’s the Chinobilly Notes version, so that we can move on, and act like this long and awkward absence never happened:
1. We planted a garden; it’s going really well but the zucchini are on a mission to take over the garden and my freezer.
2. We’ve spent special time with sweet friends, at the zoo, at the mall, parades, fireworks, camping, playing in sprinklers, and just visiting; you know doing the summer thing.
3. Vacation Bible school was the highlight of May for the twins.
4. But their daddy still rocks their world
5. Matt and I (read Matt totally did all the work) finished the tile job and Abby became Cinderella…I have pictures to prove it.
6. Olivia ate the wall in our laundry room…seriously…she ATE the wall!
7. The wall was only the BEGINNING of the laundry room saga. (You won’t want to miss reading abut THAT adventure…)
8. We took a trip to Colorado, camped out with some of the family, it was wonderful.
9. The girls took 4 weeks of swimming lessons at the YMCA.
10. Abby & Bree turned 4 and they had a “Carni-cus” birthday party shared with friends, fun and food…more on that later…
11. We have preschoolers now…what a rollercoaster of emotions and doubts…for mamma anyway!
12. Summer was just too dog-gone short.
Anyhow, I promise, I’ll tell you the rest of these stories and share pictures soon.
The wonder woman wannabe