Monday, June 23, 2008

Cookie Monster

We spent Memorial Day weekend on the road...partly in Cleveland (pictures to come), and partly in Buffalo, with Gary's cousin and his family. We were not able to stay in either place long enough.

Nearly 3 years ago this sweet girl was the flower girl in our wedding. Now she is practically a young lady. While the boys played with the whiffle ball and super soakers, I spent a fascinating afternoon with Polly Pocket and friends. (What happened to Barbie dolls? I was dying for some shoes that were bigger than a pencil eraser!)

Lovely Laura

This tribute is a little belated in that a) it took place in May, and 2) Laura technically graduated 6 months ago. Congratulations, Laura! Welcome to the world of salaries, taxes, insurance, vacation time and going to bed before 10 o'clock. We are so glad to have you with us!


What a wonderful way to end my last days of "freedom..."

Are You My Mother?

It should be noted that I am TAN in this picture.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Too late...Too late...

I would like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to my 3.5 readers. They include: my husband, our friends Adam and Tara (usually I would count a couple as 1, but I know that A & T read my blog separately, and they both have their own blogs), and the half point includes all of the people who I know have been to my site at least once (and probably only once): my sister, my boss, my friend Kathleen who's husband gave me such a hard time about my organic milk, etc. They've probably only been once since it's been exactly TWO MONTHS since my last post. Which leads me into my apology...

I'm sorry. There's not really a great excuse for my lack of blogging. Here's what happened from my point of view:

Exactly one day after my last post, my computer crashed and I accepted a full-time job. Within the next week, my computer had to be sent away, I went on vacation for a week and I started my new job. And as usual, life has just been absolutely out of control. That's all I've got.

There is a part of me that thinks blogging is narcissistic anyway - that I would actually think that people would be interested in reading about ME. I can hear my mother-in-law's voice in my head, "I'm sorry - did I look like I cared?" Then there's the other part of me that thinks about how much I love reading other people's blogs...and that's what's keeping me from shutting this thing down. If nothing else, hopefully this will serve as a vehicle to update friends and family on life.

So here's to my 3.5 readers - even if that's all that ever visit.

It's been so long since I've posted, I've decided go Sartorialist style and do several posts in order to sum up all that has happened in the past few months...