Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn. My favorite.

When my mom suggested it, I just couldn't pass up the promise of a gorgeous day at the Dallas Arboretum. Swine Flu can give you cabin fever. My fever has been gone for two days, so I'm not contagious. But I'm not feeling perfect yet either (as witnessed by the dear bush who discreetly received the lunch my shrunken stomach rejected).
After a week with my girls, I'm looking forward to being their full-time Mom again. Have I mentioned that exciting news? We girls are finally going to be living with Daddy again while he works on his Masters. And I get to stay HOME!!!! I feel like weeping in relief whenever I think of it.
Below are some of the fun pics we took at the pumpkin-clad tree park. (Thank you, Grandma Janna for the darling t-shirts!)
We basked in the sun, and Grace rolled down the hillside.

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  1. Oh Elise, I'm so excited for you to be able to stay home again, that's wonderful news!! Your girls are adorable, by the way. So does swine flu feel like a regular flu or is it a lot worse?

  2. That is so exciting. I didn't realize you guys were living apart. That's so hard I'm sure. Where is Brad going to do his masters? Jeremy is thinking about doing his too!

  3. Glad to hear you can stop working and be home with the girlies, who are, by the way, the cutest little girls in the whole world!!!!!!!

  4. I'm so happy to hear that! I need you to email me and tell me how you guys are doing it because Kelly really needs to go school!

  5. Wahoo! Congrats. That's got to be an incredible relief. I keep trying to get Sam to let me stay home, but the cats just don't need full-time care. Curses.

  6. Wow - how fun! Way to live it up after surviving Swine Flu! It looks just beautiful there right now.

    Also - CONGRATULATIONS on surviving being a working mother and now moving on to getting to be home with your kids again! I got a little emotional for you! So happy for you. And them.


  7. Glad to see you're displaying cougar pride.

    When do you get to start staying home? Isn't it grand to be free to do be a mom on your terms?

    I also would love to know where Brad's doing his Masters and what he's studying.

  8. Sorry you've been sick! That is no fun! You always take such great pictures! I love the girls in Orange shirts with all the pumpkins! What great idea!

  9. So glad you are feeling better. Sorry that you were sick in the fist place.

    We are so excited that some of the craziness is calming down for you guys. And so exciting that you can be a full-time mom again.
    We sure miss having you guys in town.