11.18.2013

Well Hello There Stranger!

When you take a three month blogging break, there's absolutely no way to go back and detail everything you've been up to since you took your unintended bloggy vacation.  Especially when you've gone back to work almost full-time, you're still handling the PTA President responsibilities, your kids are in activities every-single-day, you've become active again in the DS spouse group, you still have all of the household responsibilities, you're already prepping for your move next summer, and somewhere in all the chaos you'd like to think you have some semblance of a social life.  There are days I'm surprised I can find my own ass with two hands and a map ...

I just can't complain.  Because life is good.  Really good.  The kids are happy and healthy.  They're girls are doing well in school, with BOTH receiving straight A's on their report cards.  Grady, at 4 1/2, is reading on his own.  I'm subbing an average of four days a week.  We're doing activities as a family. Matt just started his Spanish classes. 

But don't worry.  I haven't lost my snark ... it's just on hold.  So stay tuned while I fill you in with LOTS more pictures about the latest happenings at Casa de Chaos.  Fourty-four to be exact.  Aren't you excited???  

Anybody?  Anybody?

It's nice to be back.  Did you miss me?


Obligatory first day of school photo ...



September 7th ~ Riley participated in her first ever kids triathlon ...




September 22nd ~ The girls and I ran in the DC Color Run ...





October 10th ~ DS Spouse dinner ...
 


October 11th ~ Another major rainstorm ... another MAJOR leak.  In fact, Madonna called and asked for her boob back from my ceiling. 




October 12th ~ More DS fun ... especially when the kids get together.  A first time meeting where kids always turn into fast friends!



October 14th ~ I almost chopped off my finger ...



October 18th ~ Sheridan's BFF from camp drove down from the Philly area and spent the weekend with us. 




October 27th ~ I ran the Marine Corps Marathon 10k with some of my DSS lady friends!  Don't you just love the course that I ran?  As it was mighty cold that morning, the course seemed much smaller than it looks here ...






October 31st ~ Gratuitous Halloween Photos (for the grandparents of course!) ...



November 2nd ~ Our first 5k as a family!  To be fair, Gray just ran the mini-mile ...





November 4th ~ After another hard drive issue, my "baby" spent a week in the Apple Hospital ...


November 12th ~ Fixing the leaks, replacing the drywall and carpet.  Again.  For the FOURTH time.  Not that I'm counting ...




November 16th ~ The kids first college football game. 



8 comments:

Connie said...

LOVE all the photos! The kids really are growing... and so cute too. You've been busy, and it's good to hear such a positive blog!

Issa said...

I LOVE this. I'm glad you're back. It's weird to think that this time last year I was getting ready to come VISIT you!

twoplusfourequalssix said...

Love reading your updates, Jill! Your kids are beautiful!

Nomads By Nature said...

Welcome back! Great photo summary - glad to know you are all having a great year with lots of wonderful memories and friends (old and new). It all makes me think a bid on DC is due for us soon.

Naomi Hattaway said...

You've been gone a LONG time baby!

Kat said...

Wow!!!! Look how big the kids are! Amazing what three months can bring, isn't it?
I love all the photos. Some really made me laugh (Madonna's boob and your 10K route- HAHA!!!).
I'm so glad life is treating you well (even though you are BUSY!!). Looks wonderful!
So good to hear from you again. Update us when you can! We'll be here cheering you on! :)

Andrea W said...

I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. And the fact that your girls are into running is really, really awesome.

Karen said...

I was at the same football game you were!! How fun. You don't know me, but I have been following your blog for a while- since we have started the crazy DS life. I went to South Alabama and my husband is a graduate from the Naval Academy and we have been planning on attending this game since they started talking about the contract three years ago. I don't know about you, but it was cold!!

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