Sunday, February 19, 2012

As time moves on

Looking back at the time that has passed since I last posted in, um, November... I'm realizing I never actually decided to quit blogging. It just sort of fell off my radar for awhile. I am pretty certain there are no readers left out there- I think that tends to happen when you never update. However, on the rare chance that someone besides my mom is still checking this blog faithfully, here I am. Dusting off the cobwebs, trying to refresh this space. 

So what has been going on in our house during the past few months? Well...

  • We celebrated three birthdays for the three girls- L is now 7, A turned 2, and H turned 4. 
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years all came and went. Enjoyed time with family- visiting, laughing, just being together.
  • Winter hasn't really bothered me. Yet. Oh, sure there's plenty of snow on the ground but it's been so tolerable- decent temps, sun, and not a whole lot of new accumulation in the past month.
  • My husband and I escaped to the Caribbean on a cruise a month ago with some old friends and new friends, and had a fabulous time. 
  • The kids, as it turns out, probably didn't miss us nearly as much as we missed them. 
  • The three oldest have enjoyed playing outside a lot- even if the ice rink never quite came to life this winter. They build forts and snowmen and go sledding down our tiny hill a lot.
  • The 100th day of school was celebrated. The kindergartner brought in 100 cheerios and wore his pajamas to school. 
  • The littlest one of the crowd has been making an attempt at potty training. I'm hopeful. 
  • My husband started a new shift in a new department working different hours. After nearly two years of afternoon shift, we're all breathing a sigh of relief and happy to have him around more in the evenings plus an extra weekend every month!
  • The first grader is reading like crazy. I'm loving watching her as I'm a reader myself and books have always been a big part of my life. 
  • The "baby" of the house has been testing her limits... Seeing what she can get away with on a daily basis, learning the art of teasing her older siblings, and making us laugh all the time. 
  • The boy in the house has really gotten into hockey this winter. Our kitchen table is constantly pushed to the wall, the benches turned over for nets and hockey puck is flying across the floor while the fans (his little sisters) sit up on the kitchen table with their bundled up babies and cheer. 
  • Our four year old has been keeping us on our toes. Everyday she's got a million questions and observations and is ready to go somewhere... Wal-mart? Library? Grandma's? Doesn't matter where it is as long as we're going and she's along for the ride. She loves to shop- packs up her purse and spends her quarters on bubblegum. 
  •  And me? I've been doing lots of reading this winter, cozy mornings with the little girls and a cup of coffee.... Mmm, that is the good life. 
And that, in the briefest form, is our life these days. Hope this winter is treating you well and you are taking moments to do what you love!


Anonymous said...

I, too, am a faithful "checker" of your blog...keep writing! ')


Sarah said...

Thanks, Jill. :)