Wednesday, November 30, 2011

She is here

Little Miss /M/ is here. We're soaking her in.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


We've entered a period of waiting. Waiting on baby girl to decide when she's ready to enter the world. Everything is in wait-and-see mode. RSVPing for events means we say "maybe", J has to begin every work commitment with "if the baby's not here yet", and the "when's that baby coming?" comments have begun.

We can't wait to meet you little one but we know you'll come on your own schedule. It'd be nice if your schedule was more of the "on time" kind than your brother and sister, but we'll try to be patient.
Ella kitty thinks you're pretty cozy just as you are.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Halloween '11

Here are the highlights of Halloween this year. (A) stayed home sick after our busy weekend in Sewanee so she looks a bit "off" in some of these. They each did their own pumpkins this year and we think they turned out great! Then they got dressed and waited not too patiently for it to get dark enough to go. This was the first year I didn't go trick-or-treating with them, but I was happy to veg on the couch and answer the door to hand out candy in my very pregnant state. The kids got a big haul and that was even with coming home before finishing all the streets. The witch and bat were wiped out from our big weekend, and after checking out (and tasting) some of their goods, they were off to bed.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"home" coming

Going back to Sewanee truly felt like a homecoming. It was wonderful to be welcomed by so many friends and so great to see people from our 3 years there. I didn't realize how busy we'd be trying to catch up with everyone and trying to get the kids to be able to see all their buddies. We hit the leaves at peak time as well so we were able to be there during one of the most beautiful times. We actually got a true dose of Sewanee weather with warm temps changing to fog then rain and then cold, all in one day. I was so glad we brought the kids too, they were SO excited and nostalgic about everything. We drove by our old house and the pond and all our favorite spots and they made sure to point it all out. As we were driving around, *A* informed us that she was "so happy, she was crying". Sweet girl.
When we walked up the hill to the seminary they exclaimed "I remember this hill!" (and this tree, and this blade of grass!) Not really, but it was too cute to see them remembering all the places including the sledding hill outside the seminary that I wouldn't have thought would have had such an impact on their memory.
We enjoyed the lectures and dinner/dance too but really the best part was being with friends and being able to be on vacation in Sewanee. YSR!

Driving to the Cross

We couldn't pass up Abbo's Alley!

They miss hiking and just had to bring their backpacks along!