Monday, September 20, 2010


like in a serious way...

But that is not the reason I haven't written for so long.  The truth is that I am drowning.  I'm not sure what it is that is happening to me in this moment, but I can NOT catch up.  I've been spending my early mornings trying to work on photos and organize my life, days running around at work like I have no idea what I'm doing, my evenings late at the school trying to get ahead, and my nights up late trying to get my business and personal life in order.  Let's not assume that I have had absolutely no fun.  In fact, that may be part of the problem.  The irresponsible teenager in me can't seem to find the middle ground - productive AND laid back.  And who is taking care of my boys during this going-on-two-week-long-guilt-induced-pity-party? Dustin.  What a superstar.  He is the best househusband anyone could ask for.  The only problem is that he retires that position in exactly two days.  That gives me two days to get my act together.  In the meantime let me give you a little summary of our last week.

First of all....Art Lessons!  I mentioned almost two weeks that I was going to start doing these.  I have been doing them with Miles every evening that we are home - which lately hasn't been a ton.  However, I do have some great action shots of our art-making!

Yes, I do realize that this one looks like the female reproductive system.

Besides art, we have been busy doing other things as well.  On Wednesday my Uncle Randy came to visit us on his last trip to Central Illinois for a long time.  He comes down semi-regularly for his job, and is starting a new job very soon.  Miles had fun climbing on him and showing him all of his tricks.  This was the first time we had seen Randy since my Aunt Marsha died last summer, so his visit meant a lot to us.

On Thursday we went to the Morton Pumpkin Festival and tried to eat everything Pumpkin that your heart could dream up.  We went with our good friends where I had to snap this picture....

Someone mentioned that this was a far cry from the Punta Cana trip we all took together almost three years ago.  Boy how things have changed. :)

On Saturday we had a lot of fun babysitting our good friend Caleb while his parents went out for a night on the town.  Miles was so excited that he wouldn't stop doing laps almost all night.  It was crazy.

Liam watching sandbox time enviously from the back door.

Caleb even got to do art time with us!

And then some other random pictures from this week....

I had Dustin take this because I thought Miles looked very Italian in when he put my sunglasses on like this at the restaurant...
Ummm...could you hold on a sec?  I've got to make a 3 point turn.
So there you go.  It hasn't been all bad, and I'm about to get my ducks in a row.  Watch out world, I've got some major productive butt to kick. (Right after I finish publishing this 45 minute in the making post.)


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So many wonderful shots! But my fave is the ovary artwork. Nice.

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it's so hard to find the right balance...i tend to lull myself into a few days/weeks of being laid-back, only to exhaust myself later on when i realize i've been letting a ton of stuff go unfinished.

great pics!