I know, I know... It's been a while... but in my defense there has been A LOT going on in this house..
(This is going to be a rant of me making excuses, let me just go ahead and lay that out right now.)
We had many a Thanksgiving festivity with two families that are luckily only about 1.5 hours apart.
I was FINALLY finishing up my Masters I have been working on for... wait for it... 4.5 years (note it is intended to be a 2 year degree).
I wish I could tell you it was super fulfilling to finish with all of the other students and to walk across the stage, but honestly we just went out to lunch for a semi-fancy lunch with both sides of the family and MM who had to make friends with everyone in the restaurant. Since I did the whole thing online, I didn't really know anyone I was in school with and never actually met any of the teachers in person. And the thought of bringing a toddler to a ceremony where she would need sit still for 2 hours. Nope Nope Nope. That sounded like a terrible idea.
We were spending some quality time getting these pictures made by our dear dear friend Meredith. I am kinda in love with the last picture of MM. It is SO telling of her personality. If you have met her just once, you will see that Meredith did a great job of capturing her (and us too, I guess, but I mean look at her)
Also, more than anything, when you get out of the habit (ahum, like writing blogs) things just find their way to take their place.
I mean, I would like to say that I spent all the time that I wasn't blogging being really festive and decorated the house to a T, Not the case, we went so far as to buy a 3 ft tabletop tree and put One (count it, one) string of white lights and zero ornaments on it, aaaaaaand called it a day. We made an attempt to put some water under it so it doesn't die immediately.
I am getting little sleep as in less than two weeks I am going to Honduras for 10 days on a medical mission. I'm leaving my sweet and beautiful child with Charlie for 10 days. Any and all help or company to Charlie is MORE than welcome.
There may be another reason for all of the lack of enthusiasm, and it MAY have something that's coming LATE July (let's just go ahead and assume early August per my track record). We are beyond excited and more than anything, I'm excited to get past this first trimester as it brings out The WORST in me and the most of my lack of creativity and homemaking.
Mary carrying Mary... Perfect way to start 2014.