Never Gonna Give You Up…

You know you love my Rick Astley reference….

Anyway,I have begun so many blogs in my head since my last post two weeks ago. But alas, my time has just not permitted! So the blogs just sit up in my brain somewhere, lost in the shuffle of all the other stuff banging around up there. I have reminded myself recently of this time in a woman’s life when she is post partum. It has this hilarious tendency to just. drag. on.

Cecelia is six months old next Tuesday and I JUST got her birth announcements out. This should tell you something…Thank you by the way, to the people who sent cards or made kind comments about them. You are gracious friends!

As I’ve run around trying to figure out how to rearrange the day and get back some time to accomplish the fun things in my life as well as my regular responsibilities, I’ve contemplated giving up the blog.  I can’t always get to it regularly.  But, whenever I go back and look at past posts I am reminded why I do this: it is a little glimpse into my crazy, ordinary life and that is extraordinary. I am always refreshed and renewed after I read the places we’ve been/I’ve been since I started this blog in ’07.

So, I am going to be sporadic in my posting for a bit longer. For those of you who faithfully hang with me, thanks for reading. It’s always encouraging to see that you “liked” a post or even better yet, commented on one!

Until then, I’ll leave you to continue picturing Rick Astley singing and doing that weird sway dance….I’ll be back soon…


Harvest Time Fun!

Remember that post I wrote about traditions? Well, we have been working on a few new ones and I am pretty excited about them! Last week, the boys and I went to a place that I’ve never been but has been in my home town for as long as I have been there. Which is truly sad! I can’t believe we had never been to Daniel’s Farm in St. Peters! What a fun place with so much stuff to see and do. My boys had such a blast running around and playing. Chase was totally zonked when we got home and voluntarily took a nap! (Side Note: Naps are going the way of the DoDo slowly but surely for this boy. He’s starting not to go to sleep when we put him to bed on days he has had a nap.)

We had so much fun at this place. They had BEAUTIFUL mums, all sorts of preserves and butters, gourds and pumpkins. There were old tractors and farm equipment to look at and play with, fun kids-sized farm vehicles to ride and peddle, corn-boxes (in lieu of sand) to jump in and enjoy, slides, a train, a fort, giant tractor swings, a hay maze and various animals to see. I wouldn’t call it a petting zoo though. They had fences blocking you and a reminder that the animals might taste your fingers!

I can’t wait to make this a new tradition for our family. In fact, we might go back next weekend with Daddy (we went with Mommy friends from church) and find a good place to take the kids picture so we can watch them grow through the years.

I love tradition…