There are many, many other things I should be doing right now but I’ll just ignore the dirty floor and sink full of dishes for the time being…I didn’t plan to step away for so long but life has been happening and you all know how that goes. We had a busy summer, though now that I think back I can’t really remember what we were busy doing. We did have a photo shoot with Dara Sikkila Photography; she did an amazing job..here are some of my favorites.
We went to New Hampshire for two weeks and had a blast with family and friends out there. Travelling solo with a four year old and an 18 month old is not an experience that I will choose to repeat anytime soon. I’m still exhausted from those flights.
My good friend Carrie had a baby in June and she let me try my hand at a newborn photo shoot. Isn’t she a dolly? I had so much fun with it but kudos to all of you photographers out there…the editing kind of kicked my butt (I’ll cut myself a little slack since I am still using Photoshop Elements and I have no clue how to use actions). And now she’s almost five months old already!
Matilda started preschool in September and has been loving it…she even gets to take the bus home! It’s only twice a week but we’re getting an introduction to a school schedule. She loves it but it’s hard to believe that she will be in school full-time next year! I actually had this grand plan that she would go to school in the afternoon and I would put Oliver for a nap so that I could have a few quiet hours to blog. Ha! You can see how well that worked.
A couple friends, my sister, and I trained over the summer and ran the Bemidji Blue Ox Half Marathon a couple weeks ago. It wasn’t my best race but it wasn’t my worst! It was a beautiful course and we had a lot of fun.
Home renovations have been at a stand-still since this is Reid’s busy season…I haven’t really done a whole lot around here either. If the floor gets vacuumed I count it as a win. We did get plans drawn up for an addition of a garage but we aren’t sure when that will actually happen. I have a few things on my list to purchase including a coffee table, dining chairs, some pillows (come on, it’s a new season!!), a new rug for Matilda’s room, and Oliver’s room needs a complete overhaul. I’m kind of holding off on that for now because…we may need his room for a nursery! :)
Baby #3 is due to arrive on May 9th! We are very excited, though I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m already a little anxious about after delivery. I’ve been sick but not nearly as bad as the other two pregnancies so I can’t complain, though there was a time that I basically subsisted solely on orange jello. Exciting times ahead!
Happy Fall! Rest assured that we went pumpkin picking last weekend, I baked some apple squares the other day, and boots and vests are part of our daily uniform…we have achieved an appropriate level of ‘basic’.