Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fancy Pants

Things have been beyond crazy in our house. I don't know what it is about spring, but it seems as though our calendar is usually full from April to July each year. Throw in the end-of-the-semester madness and everything begins to blur. Literally, everything is blurry and I feel as if I am in a tornado getting tossed about and hoping to land on my feet soon.

This year has been especially tough. I am teaching more classes than any previous semester, have a budding toddler at my ankles, and lost a family member. I traveled with my mom to Texas over spring break to visit with my beloved Aunt Judi who was in the last stages of cancer. She died a couple weeks later. We spent this past weekend at her funeral and with family in Tahoe. I certainly don't want to minimize the circumstances, but also don't want to delve into it here either, so we'll leave it at that.

More on the trip next time (seriously a learning experience for us--Amelia's first-ever trip away from home over night!) because it has its own highlights.

I just wanted to post some of our new pics. We didn't get any of all of us together. Felt weird to take smiling pics as we were all dressed up for a very heart-breaking occasion. I still wish we had. It's not like this group looks super fancy pants that often, you know.

This is the Christmas dress that wasn't. I decided at the last minute before holiday pics that I really didn't want to be that mom who put her baby in a velvet dress, tights, and mary jeans at 6 mos old. Just not me. But I loved the dress so much that I couldn't get rid of it. I bought it in a big size then because it was the only one left. Not only did the occasion warrant wearing this dress, but it still fit! I admit that she looks adorable, but she also kicked and screamed as I put it on her. She knows, that one.

Please pay no heed to the fact that she's getting to second base with me. I don't even notice anymore myself.

Seriously, why doesn't this man wear a suit every damn day?

Hmm. I love.

Look! Mama doesn't always look like a total schlep. Let's look away from the camera so the pic is no good!

1 comment:

Michael & Amie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt, I know it had to be so hard. I am glad that we finally got to meet. Your family is beautiful!