starting (again) somewhere.

Today I got my haircut, but I'm growing it out so no one will notice the missing half inch.  It feels really wonderful though and I guess that is worth $30. 

Adam turned one and I am very in love with him. (my camera on the other hand...now that the screen is broken, I'm struggling to find love for it because I keep taking bad pictures and not realizing it until I upload them.)  He's walking so well, but he prefers to crawl most of the time.  He has a happy nature and is quick to smile.  He is developing a passion for food that rivals Taylor's, and that is saying something. 

Our trip to Washington for Christmas was perfect and I still find myself resisting real life.  Oh, January.

I'm planning a baby shower for Marlee.  It's nice to come to a season in my life when the role of hostess doesn't scare me to death.  She bought this divine little dress today...and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not jealous that she gets to buy such beautiful things.

We went out to sushi with my sisters on Saturday and I feel like I've been dissatisfied with everything I've eaten since.  SO good.  And five awesome rolls for $30.  That's a better deal than my unnoticeable haircut, I'm sure.
 Oh, baked halibut roll, I miss you already and I'll be back as soon as I can justify you again. 

Kevin and I are going on a little getaway trip to San Diego next month and I'm so excited!  I've been on tripadvisor searching out the best cheap little restaurants and places to go.  We loved it last time we went, when I was VERY pregnant with Austin 3 years ago.  It will be nice to not have to sit and catch my breath every 15 minutes or so.  It also rained much of the time...but we didn't mind.  It was so fun anyway. I have a really fun husband and I can't wait to spend some uninterrupted time with him again.  Any suggestions of places not to be missed while we're there?  

Jack is plugging away at school, loving it as much as ever.  Taylor is learning more and more at home, getting ready for when it's his turn for kindergarten.  I can feel life getting busier already, prepping me for the next phase of life maybe.  I liked our slow, no need to leave the house life, but we've adjusted to going and picking up Jack every day without any trouble.  Right now, leaving the house more sounds good.  The cold weather has everyone stir-crazy and moody and I'm not loving what that has brought out in my boys...or me.

Kevin is loving work.  It's been about a year since he branched out on his own and all is still going smoothly, with a few bumps to work out now and then.  One thing I love about the beginning of the year is how focused Kev is on his goals.  I feel like I have so many external factors, my goals tend to be pretty small.  He shoots higher and is really dedicated.  Its motivating to live with someone who is motivated, so it works out well for both of us. 

It has been a long time since I've been in the habit of posting, so its hard to get back into it.  While my life is easier than ever in many ways, it does take a lot of time=)  I love it, though, and I want to keep a record of it better.  So, consider this a new, rambling, beginning.


  1. Marlee is pregnant?!! I am guessing with a girl -- please post pictures of the shower! I've missed you!

  2. So good to hear how things are going. San Diego is lovely -- enjoy it! I've never been there sans kids so I can't help you there.


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