June 4, 2009

Don't hit me.

I know, I know, it's been a month.

You're surprised I'm updating.

And now you're making me feel pressured to come up with something witty and entertaining to post about.

Stop it!!

I'm totally not going to quench your thirst with anything too terribly exciting, but I did want to at least update. Mainly to tell y'all thank you for sticking with me, even though I'm boring and don't post. I haven't lost a single "follower" on my list. That's pretty crazy. Thank you!

So, a lot has happened over the last month. I'm going to cheat and do the whole bullet-point update. This will alleviate the stress I'm putting on myself to update with 20 different posts for you. It will also get us a little more caught up, because I can't promise it won't be another month before I post again.

* I'm still on Body for Life. It's not working like it did ten years ago. But then again, I was ten years younger then. BUT, I believe something in my body is fighting against me. I'm getting to the bottom of it after many doctors appointments with some good doctors, some un-good doctors. I'll update more on this later.

* Lorelai and I drove to Tennessee to meet my Dad at a cabin in Pigeon Forge. We hung out, did all the sight-seeing stuff, and had a great time just hanging out. Lorelai got to ride in a helicopter for the first time. We just might have a thrill-seeker on our hands! I have some awesome pictures to share of this trip, and will probably do that on my Facebook. Oh, you don't have me as a friend on Facebook? Where have you been!? ADD ME!
* As soon as we got back from Tennessee, we welcomed our first round of house guests for the summer, the Andersons. We went to the beach, Busch Gardens (taking two-year-olds on rides that aren't made for two-year-olds) and Colonial Williamsburg with them. We also hung out and let the girls spend some quality time together. We got to see (with the newest addition to the Anderson family) that Lorelai really needs to be a big sister. She was SO cute with "baby Mia," it made me cry. Sorry that I don't have more pictures, but I just need to get through this post, then possibly I'll do a photo slideshow later.
* The day the Andersons left, JD's parents showed up. I wasn't sure how the back-to-back visitors would pan out, but it was EXTREMELY relaxing and fun! I really didn't have any stress about it when it happened. That's pretty sweet! So, the inlaws were a lot of fun. We went to the beach, ate out, planted herbs, played cards and laughed a lot. Oh yeah, and pretty much the only pictures we took were unflattering "journalistic" shots of one another.
* The day the inlaws left, our friends, the Krynicki's showed up. They're moving to Hawaii soon and totally went out of their way to come and spend 24 hours with us. I can't say enough how happy I was that they chose to come spend time with us! We only had a small amount of time to hang out, but we filled it with food, play grounds and reminiscing. JD had never met Alayna, their ADORABLE one-year-old. Once again, Lorelai proved that being a big sister is in her future. She tried SO hard to teach Alayna how to walk by dragging her by the arm and saying "come on, baby Wayna, I show you how to walk. No worry, I walk swowly." Alayna didn't walk....until about 7 hours after they left. Dang it. I didn't take a single picture while they were here. They did...but I still need to get them from them. However, I ganked this one off her blog!!
* After all the dust settled from our wonderful visitor-streak, it was time for Lorelai's first dentist appointment. Suffice it to say by the first photo...she wasn't too worried. She's pretty easy-going as long as I explain to her what to expect. She was awesome! When the dentist was done, she exclaimed "thank you, thank you, I WUV da dentist!!"
* Next week, we will be on a flight back to St. Louis to visit with family and friends. I have a good friend getting married, and I'll be going sans kiddo. I'm not sure if I will be able to handle all that EXCITEMENT! No, really....I'm being serious.

So, that's about it right now. Do we feel all caught up now? Will you stick around until my next post? I sure hope so!

Miss you, love you, mean it!

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for that. I thought you had gone forever. Welcome back. Grandparents of the world unite.

Margaret Rutter.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Whew, you've had a busy, fun, exciting month!! Lorelai is getting SO big and is adorable as always.

I've missed you, girl!!!!!!

Katie said...

yea for updating... even though on my blog it tells me if you've updated, i have STILL been checking. I am so excited to see you guys in person next weekend! oh, and lorelai is as adorable as ever... of course!

The Phillips Place said...

Well it's about time! I can't say much, really. I truly haven't done much better. What is wrong with us? Oh yeah, all the fun visitors!

Actually, I think you are trying to beat our San Antonio visitor record-- and doing it! Holy busy-ness!

Miss you! Do we really live 20 mintues apart?????

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Your posts are always so super entertaining. :) And wow, I can't believe what a busy lady you are!

Fun stuff.

Shannon said...

Cute pictures! I'm glad we were the first rund of visitors so we didn't wear you out! Natalie has been talking about VIRG-I-NA for weeks now. Its taking me longer to loose my vacation weight then it took me to loose the pregnancy weight. Bummer.

Anonymous said...

You have been so busy! Glad to hear that things have been going well for you all. Love
Shannon Lewellyn

Anonymous said...

You have been so busy! Glad to hear that things have been going well for you all. Love
Shannon Lewellyn

Lori Hoag said...

Welcome Back!! Travel safely.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Such sweet pictures of the kids. And you have such a pretty blog. It always makes me smile when I come to visit and see your banner.

TAMI said...

Your little "pilot" is ADORABLE!!

mdx3mom said...

HOLY CORW that baby girl of yours is getting big.

And my have you been busy, but thanks for the update.

Like I am sure you are going to be swamped while your back here in St. Louis, but if you need a coffee break give me a holler!

Kallie said...

Thanks for the update! i feel like we just got to sit down for a quick cup of coffee and caught up! Too bad we can't do that in real life. :)

Heidi said...

Glad you're back. Looks like things have been BUSY! LOVE the pics of LaLa. She is growing so much from the last time you posted pics. They just grow up too fast.

Hope all is well. Happy summer!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Glad you took the time to give us a run down! Hope you have a great time in St. Louis.

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Glad you took the time to give us a run down! Hope you have a great time in St. Louis.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates! Lorelai's expressions are so priceless!

swile67 said...

I feel caught up now!! you are like me...I am behind in blogging and commenting...nice to be back in the community!

joeyfortman said...

Oh my gosh! THis is the BEST blog post ever! ha. I love the finger up the nose... too funny. MISSING you! Hope your having a great time in STL!

Anna Childress said...

We were in your area the first weekend in June. Drove down to VA Beach for a baby shower and passed a sign for Langley AFB when suddenly...wham! I finally figured out where you live!! For all this time I thought you lived in Langley, VA way up here near us! Ohhh....that explains how you go to the beach all the time and live near the bay. I'm so dense! We were at Busch Gardens and W-burg that weekend, too. Is that when you were there? Shame we didn't bump into you. That would've made my whole month!

KDoug said...

Seriously - about time! I was starting to have the shakes from withdrawal. Great catch up post.

Love the pics. Especially the one you stole from Katie's blog. Now that's funny.

Can't wait to see you guys very soon. LaLa can practice being a big sister with Peyton. Peyton always seems to learn something interesting while LaLa is here! Wonder what it will be this time. Last time we went from a highchair to the table (not sure if that's a positive or negative!)

Miss you guys!

Joanne and Deric said...

Dude!!! Where you?????

Tim and Stef McKean said...

Hey-just wanted to see if everything is okay! You are the blog queen-we can only attempt to keep up with you! :) I forgot, I had asked you about a diaper bag, I'm sorry I never followed up on that. Things got super crazy around here, I apologize! Hope all is well!

stormhuse said...

Seriously? It's been almost two months... nothing fun happened lately??

Huse Yo Mama said...

Yeah, no.....not really.

Oh wait, I had a doctor's appointment - is that of what you speak?

I'll get on it. GEESH!

Tracye said...

You still alive?