12.16.2012

Forgive Me Friends, For I Have Sinned ...

... For it's been over 5 weeks since my last posting.

With apparently so much to say and so little time, I'll spare us all the long, drawn out update, and fill you in on the latest ... in pictures.   Here is the story version of what we've been up to.


Thanksgiving came and went, and we were lucky to have shared the day with dear friends...




We said good-bye to Sheridan's fish (his "brother" was flushed a few weeks prior).  And promptly put the tank and accoutrements for sale!




Not too long after, I bid farewell to this sweet gal.




And a fond HELLO to this one. 


2011 Certified Pre-Owned Toyota Sequoia


 Grady was the casualty of a few of his sisters' play-dates.




The roof and walls were finally fixed from the hurricane's damage.  Eventually they'll be sanded and painted too ...






I looked down one morning and noticed this little jewel missing ... so off to the Unc my ring was sent!




 Then Hanukkah came ...




and Hanukkah went ...




There were many latkes made.  Old school style!



And gifts galore. 










Gray got the one gift he wanted more than ANYTHING.  A red Power Ranger Samurai Ninja costume.  Which he had on within about 30 seconds after opening his present.





I even got myself a little somethin' somethin'.


 


This Hanukkah was deemed by the girls as THE. BEST. EVER.   Which frankly, it should have been considering we admittedly spoiled them rotten.  The Jewish guilt factor for daddy being gone and turning their lives upside down for the year.


Other notables from the past month ...
My girlfriend came for a few day visit.  Of course, despite both having iPhones, and being together for several days straight, we never managed to snap a photo of us. 


The exciting news of our next adventure keeps us all sane as Matt enters his seventh month in Afghanistan.  Well beyond the half-way point, yet still not quite seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

And I had THE most amazing Karma moment recently involving my BOB Revolution stroller, which I promise to tell someday soon.


Until then ...



10 comments:

Anna See said...

loved catching up with this post. love you and your beautiful family! xoxo

anymommy said...

Lovely. It's so great to catch up and see what you've all been doing! So glad you're over the half way mark.

Emily said...

Your kids are just adorable! They have the most beautiful smiles!

I am glad the last few weeks have been good for you guys, and you had the best Hanukkah ever! That is awesome!

I hope the rest of the year is equally as good!

Z. Marie said...

Owen was sitting on my lap as I read this, and when he saw the Power Ranger costume, he pointed and said, "Hey!" I hope he doesn't think he's getting one, too ...

Connie said...

Nice catching up post, and yes, the kids are so adorable! :) Glad that you had a lovely Hanukkah and hooray for that 7th month mark come and gone!

Daniela Swider said...

Wonderful to read about all the happenings with your family. Glad you had a great Hanukkah and lots of gifts for everyone!

Issas Crazy World said...

The girls faces with the American Girl certificates makes me so happy. Oh and how I love the photo of G as a ballerina.

I kept thinking...man we are sucky bloggers. Bwahahaha. However, I am so very thankful to have gotten to spend four days with you. I love you and those crazy kids to bits. xoxo

Kat said...

Looks like everything is well in your world, and I am glad to hear it. :)

The New Diplomat's Wife said...

yum yum latkes!
you guys have been busy!

Meghan said...

My brother has two older sisters too, and we dressed him up like that all the time when we were little. Now, he says he didn't like it, but at the time he was THRILLED to be included in our play. Poor baby brothers.

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