Well, I am. I mean, is anyone even out there?  Does anyone even still know that I even have a blog?  Seriously.  It’s only been like…a year.

But, I’m not going to let myself apologize or anything and I’m going to endeavor to not let myself feel guilty about it. Instead we shall just move forward.  Yes, forward is always the direction to go.

Okay – well, you have Anita really to blame for this post. And, fair warning, it will have no pictures.  Will anyone even read a blog with no pictures?  Hmmmm…guess we’ll see.   But, I have been reflecting on the reasons I started a blog in the first place. And now that I have a sister states away (okay, maybe only 1 state in between, but still…) and a best friend across an ocean, perhaps its time to revisit.

But, I’m not going to try to catch up.  I won’t even do that to myself.   So, let’s just start here…

Welcome to 2013!

We’re good, thanks.  How are you?

Hubby is continuing through his library degree. We are in the final stretch, as he will be DONE in December of this year.  I can hardly believe it.  He’s so amazing. He recently became the History Subject Selector at work, which means he is responsible for deciding which History books the library orders.  He still also works in ordering and many other things.

MissE is in Kindergarten and loves the challenge.  She’s in a Charter school hybrid program which allows her 3 days in school and 2 days of home study.  It is the perfect balance for our family.  Perfect. We love it. She is also taking piano lessons and just had her first recital last month. Its a little group class of 3 and she loves it.  She’s a reader now and still as busy and precocious as ever.

Little Man – J- is 19 months old and a big guy. We’re talking 3T pjs.  He’s my tanks, but is generally a happy guy.  (Except when he’s teething…but I don’t want to talk about that now.)  He loves music, a lot, and already sings 3 or 4 distinguishable songs.  He loves “choo-choos” (cars, trains, boats – all choo-choos) and is just starting to get to where he’s really talking.  He’s my buddy.

Me?  Oh, well.  I’m the same. Still Primary President. Still trying to figure out how to stretch money further. Still trying to learn new things. In fact, I’m learning to embroider – and am quite excited about it.  I’m still trying to read, but mostly that happens in the car waiting to pick up E from school or by booklight too late at night.

So, anyway. There we are.  Good to see ya.  I’ll try to be back. But I won’t promise pictures…

2011 in Review- Little Man’s Edition


Mom found out I was going to be a boy!


I'm Here!

My the lights are bright.  But, I’m glad to be here!

8 lbs 7 oz and 19 inches


I like my fingers.


9 lbs 12 ounces and 23 inches


My Blessing Day!

Meeting Great Grandma...whose husband I'm named after!

I’m just a sweet little guy, no worries here.

13 lbs 5 oz and 24.5 inches


Playing with sis!

I can roll all over the place now.



I’m getting so big!

16 lbs 3 oz and 26.5 inches long


Mommy's favorite picture of me!

I have 2 teeth now!



Toys with buttons, yes please!  And then I shall talk and talk and talk to it.  I’m six months old now after all.  Oh, and you should just see me raise one eyebrow!

18 lbs 6 oz and 29 inches


I'll get you blanket!

My First Christmas!

I’m so cute!  Just irresistible!  Oh, and I’m crawling now even though I can’t sit up independently yet.   I have 3 teeth, and the third one is off to one side up top.  I love to play and am super-duper ticklish.  But, don’t try to take me out of my mom’s arms, I really really really don’t like that…unless I get to play blocks on the floor with my Dad and Sister.  That’s fun.  I like to destroy sister’s towers!

More adventures in 2012!

2011 in Review- MissE’s edition


Castle Blocks!


E's Castle


Ain't I cute?


Visiting Daddy at Work

Easter Eggs!


I'm glad you're here, little brother!

I'm 4!


No family pictures for me!

Friends are Fun


I love my family!

Great-Grandma is the best!

It's Broken!!!!!


Aren't we cute?



After! Ready for preschool!


Pumpkin Patch!

I'm a scary ghost!


Picture by me!

I love preschool!


The cutest flower girl!

My knees are off the floor...


My New Cousin!

More adventures in 2012!