Monday, September 24, 2012

The day of my birth...

Monday, September 24th, @ 11:47am = the very moment I turned 32 years old.

Little man and I were out to lunch with my dad and I snapped this screen-shot immediately after my mom called to sing me "Happy Birthday", just like she does at the exact same time on my birthday each and every single year...

...which was followed by a rather morbid conversation between my father and I as to what us kids are gonna do someday (waaay into the future of course) after mom heads to heaven and can no longer call us. We ultimately decided that part of our inheritance will have to be allocated towards mom making a recording and paying a "to be determined" third party to see that the 4 of us get our birthday calls forever more. 

On a much lighter note, morbid conversations aside, today has been pretty spectacular thus far and has included but not been limited to...

- Sleeping in with Little Man while Mr. G got the Little Women up and going for the day
- Lunch with Papa and Little Man
- Cards from each of my kiddos
- FREE birthday latte (pumpkin of COURSE)
- Mailbox surprise
- Birthday serenades from Mama, as well as a lunchroom full of kiddos I love
- Texts and messages from some of my nearest and dearest
- Surprise plans for later that I'm still trying to figure out
- Birthday dessert waiting for me in my fridge

I've never been one to care too much about age (after all, it's just a number right??) but so far, 32 feels pretty darn great. 

Happily and celebratorily,

PS Little Man even made me a little something. He's so thoughtful and generous...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


(clears throat nervously)... h-hello?

Is anybody here?

Oh HEY!!!! Long time no see!.., type? 

ehh... read? 

Aw nuts. You know what I mean. 

Sooo, it turns out that when you tell yourself: "Self, we seem to have a lot on our plate as of late. I think we should take ourselves a little hiatus, what say you about that?"

And your self replies: "Why yes, self, that sounds like a FINE idea..."

...Perhaps, be sure to discuss the full terms of the aforementioned hiatus with your self as to ensure that said hiatus does not end up stretching out over the course of an ENTIRE YEAR!!!

Holy buckets people, it has been a while and OH the things that have happened during the last

1 year
2 weeks
3 days

Most notably, the growth of our family by one tiny adorable Little Man...

...who's actually not so "little" anymore!

Now that the Little Man has a slightly more reliable napping schedule, and the Little Women have started back up at school...

...I intend on stretching my wings and dipping my toes once again into the waters of regularly scheduled metal-smithing sessions and interwebular communications VERY soon :)

So, I said to myself, "Self! It's good to be back!"

And I couldn't help but agree.