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1 month down, 1 to go


Summer is more than halfway over for us teachers around here.  Ba-humbug!  I am so enjoying my time off (well deserved, I might add!)

Our summer is about to get a little crazy.  You see, while I wasn’t blogging, LOTS was going on.  And with everything going on, blogging just wasn’t even on my radar.  Sorry!

We’ve sold our house, and bought a new one!  Holy moly!  It all transpired over the course of 6 days.  Wham-bam!

We’ve been on a mini-vacation to middle TN and are gearing up for a family vacation in WI.

We’ve been boxing up everything we can.

Yes, we’ve been a little busy and that’ll only continue through… well, forever, I guess!  Better than the alternative!

Here’re the highlights:6_19birdC and her cousin (and birthday buddy!), and I went to the zoo.  Both kids really liked the “Birds and the Bees” exhibit @ the Memphis Zoo.  For $1 you can purchase bird food on a stick and then the little birds will fly to you and hang out with you while they eat!  It was SO cool!

6_19pampoolC’s gotten to spend some time with BE and her family.  They have a pool, so C’s been getting her pool time in.  She loves to be in the water!

6_23happyMost days C and I are home just kicking around, running errands, and more recently, packing!  She does not like the sound of packing tape, though, so DH & I tape in the garage or outside or while she’s napping.

6_26swingers 6_26swingWhile over at our friends Allison & Craig’s house, C got to swing for the first time.  She really enjoyed it!  I think DH did, too!

6_28lovelessOn our way to middle TN we stopped at Loveless Cafe.  We totally recommend it if you’re ever in the Nashville area.

8mo1She’s now 8 months old!  She’s teething, almost crawling, rolling and turning and “skootching” all over the place… the cats had better watch out!  She’s enthralled by them and will be ready to chase them down soon!


Back to Memphis


Well, we made it!C was a trooper, again, as we navigated the airport and flight.  She fell asleep, again, except for the last 10 minutes or so.

plane 2 planeWe made it, our luggage made it, and then BAM!  We got out into the Nashville heat and humidity and just about wilted.

airportThanks, Aunt Mildred, for getting us to and from the airport!  And thanks, too, for letting us spend the night.  We were TIRED!

This morning we drove back to Memphis.  C figured out that her car toy, a Sophie giraffe, squeaks, so you can only imagine the car ride back!

Her first order of business was to JUMP in her jump-a-roo.  She was so happy to be bouncing around and I was glad to have a bit of time to unpack some.

homeNow for DH to get home!  We can’t wait to see him!  I’ll be interested to hear what he’s been up to while we’ve been gone, and even more interested to hear how he thinks C has changed!

On a side note, thank goodness for air conditioning.  Memphis heat is HOT, but after being in Ohio for a week and a half, it’s even more brutal feeling to me than normal!

7 months old today!


So big big stuff today!

First, C is 7 months old today!!  Wow!  DH said this morning, “Where did the time go??”  Indeed!

blog5_317mo1She’s such a happy girl!  We are so blessed!

floorShe is rolling over both ways, spends lots of time on her tummy, and is getting pretty good at scootching around – mostly backwards.  She loves to lean, so much so that BE has suggested we should’ve named C “I-lean” (Eileen)!  She also loves to “talk.”  She’s so expressive!  Not the Serious Sally that you see in the picture above.  She’s about 20 lbs now and just about 28″long.

Today we put our house on the market.  All of our hard work and energy to get the house ready for photos and showings…  Whew!  The photos turned out great, the MLS sheet is good, and lo and behold, there’s a showing tomorrow!  Alex loaded my car up and I took a load of stuff over to the storage unit this morning. blog5_31unitThis storage unit, putting the house up for sale, and discussing mortgage rates, among other things, makes me ponder…
adults44c36a24b2c0a266d52fb4f9160a158dHave you ever felt that way?

C & I leave in the morning on our trip to Ohio to see Grandma, Grandpa & Mema.  It’s been a little (LOT) stressful here getting packed and getting the house ready…  But it’s all coming together!  Here’s hoping C & I get a good night sleep.

ohio1bdb863567b54af9aad300598b1c95cbNo post tomorrow, as we’ll be on the road and in the air and getting in late.

Prayers, please, for safe travels!

And, if you’re in the Memphis area, maybe check in on DH while the kiddo and I are gone.  🙂



Welcome Summer!


So, let’s catch up.  ‘Cause it’s been a while.  I know.

I just finished my 9th year of teaching.  Yes, ninth.  That blows my mind.

I love what I do, but just the same, I am, as always, SO EXCITED that the warm, sunny, lazy days of summer have arrived.

But, this summer will be unlike any summer I’ve ever had.  Why?  Let me introduce you to my little friend.  Um, daughter.  Claire!


We’ve got lots planned, yet I have to admit that I’m a bit nervous about baby every day all day!  Piece of cake, you say?  Yeah, maybe, but this is uncharted territory for me.  We’ve got a membership to the local zoo, a park nearby with great walking trails, C has multiple swimsuits, we’ve got 2 vacations to look forward to, naps to take, books to read, songs to sing…  And, if I can, I’d like to blog this summer as a way to document her first summer and our Mommy/daughter time.

Today: a partial day with her super-wonderful-we’re-blessed-to-have-her babysitter, hiccups, time in the jump-a-roo, vocalization (can’t help but wonder what she’s got on her mind!)

Hasta manana!