Monday, October 17, 2011

Back to blogging

I would apologize for not blogging. Seems like that's what is done when a large lapse between blogs occurs. But. I'm pretty sure you've been getting along just fine during my long silences. And so have I. I've been busy. For example. This week, my mom went to Utah to help my sister, Brittany, with her darling twins. (I will post pics when I get good ones.) While she traveled there, I went to HER house in Dallas to hold down the fort, drive my youngest sister around, and keep her company while my dad was on call.

We had a fabulous time.

My kids have never had extended time with Papa when Grandma was not around. And it was delightful to get his undivided attention. He took them 4-wheeling, fishing, ant-killing (after Claire got attacked they decided to take revenge), and tickled them to near-tears. He and I talked, watched movies, and burned pizza.

And Wes played in the mud. And with Papa's exposed sprinklers.

Karlee made me pull her hair through a plastic cap with a crochet hook. It took me two hours. And it hurt her. And then we left the bleach in for too long. Whoops.

Whew. I love a good vacation. I love a fun family.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Exciting News. Fer reals.

My sister just had her TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never used that many exclamation marks.

First baby (Lucy) born at 12:06. Second baby (Liberty) born at 12:13.

Just think. Ten minutes earlier and they would have had their own birthdays!