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Monday, November 17, 2008

Wow, I can't believe that it's been almost a month since my last post...I'm such a slacker. Life has been very busy here. The weekend before last we had a family reunion in Jupiter. Ryan was in Palm Springs on a business trip, so my mom came to help with the kids for a few days and then we headed across the state to the big reunion. We had a blast!! It was so much fun to see cousins that I haven't seen in years and the kids had fun meeting so many new family members. It was hectic for Kristin and I, cause we are pretty much the only ones with little kids and babies right now, so our style was kinda cramped for the weekend :) We managed to have a great time even though our hands were FULL! And next year at this time when my sister and I get together, we'll have 6 girls between us. We are quite a spectacle whenever we go out with the whole crew.

Right after I got home from that trip, Ryan surprised me with a last minute trip to Medford for a few days. It was so great to be back. Whenever we are up there I instantly feel like I am home again. I had a great couple of days soaking in the cold weather and the peace and quiet (the big girls stayed home). I spent one whole morning lying on the couch in my bathrobe drinking cofee and reading a book...it was heaven!! It was great to spend time with Becky. I love how we can not see each other for a year and then instantly start where we left off. We got some great shopping in. I think we spent hours in Francesca's...my new favorite store :) I never realized how much better the food is up North...no wonder I was so fat when I lived there, I couldn't stop eating the whole time!!! It was dangerous. I think by the time I left, my clothes barely fit on me. We can't wait to take the girls up for a visit in December...two days just wasn't enough. I'm so thankful that Ryan's parents have a place up there now and hope that means we can get back there more often. Once a year just isn't enough.

Now we're home again and it's taken me two full days of laundry and housework to get this place in some kind of order. The last few weeks have been such a whirlwind of going from one suitcase to the next and I am looking forward to a normal, quiet week at home. Going to the grocery store, making dinner and cleaning actually are sounding good to me right now. I guess with three little kids around, stability is what keeps me sane.


Sweet Treats and Baby Feet said...

It was so great to see a picture of your family. Everyone looks great! The picture of you and Ryan and the girls makes 3 kids look like a lot!!! You are outnumbered! I agree with you about stability and routine-it's good to be home.

The Neal Family said...

aaaaah love your posts. your halloween looked awesome and i love the lobster costume!
when you come up with the girls to medford we'll do a NJ trip to chick fil a with all the kids :) :) :)
all of us!