Well, fancy meeting you here!
Geez, y’all, I am a bad bad bad girl. I have been away from my poor little blog for what…5 months?! But I slacked off when “THE Wedding” shenanigannery picked up pace. “THE Wedding” I am referring to was my little sister’s and her new hubby’s over Mother’s Day weekend and my house was one of the HQ’s for all invitation addressing/stuffing/favor making/gift receiving as well as a makeshift B&B for my sister and a bridesmaid.
My already limited free time during naps and after the kids go to bed (when I would normally play with blog entries or putter around the house) was filled with anything and everything I could help my mom or sister with. Preschool mornings had wedding appointments scheduled, my email inbox was so filled with correspondence from so many vendors I made a separate folder for it all so I could stay organized. And beginning in early April, every single weekend was booked until wedding time! It has been madness! Sparkly, satin-y, lace-y, monogram-y madness! And it was all oh so fun!
I will seriously have to go back through my day planner to see what events occurred between January and May so I can fill you in, but I’ve been so swamped, I can’t pick anything off the top of my head. My boys’ preschool ended just over a week ago and we took a long Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey with my childhood bestie and her family, so we are just settling into the easier summer schedule. Gym time for mommy in the mornings, playing outside (in the backyard, in my sis-in-law’s killer backyard, at one of many playgrounds we frequent), pool time in the afternoons, baths almost nightly to remove the sunscreen and bug spray from the day.
I am shaking my head in amazement as our summer calendar is filling up already with gymnastics camps, preschool camps, swim lessons (gotta get rid of the floaties!!), birthdays, a tropical wedding getaway for the hubbs & myself, beach time, mountain time…our travel schedule is made up for the rest of 2013 I think and I have two known events in 2014 and one in 2015…Seriously, I’m such an OCD planner…please don’t abandon me – I admit my problem! But it’s good to plan and be organized, right? I just ordered our youngest son’s party invitations tonight and I confirmed date/time/locations for both boys’ parties in the past few days – one in August, one in October. I repeat – I. Love. To. Plan.
I hope to get back on track and keep up with all the special little things that make up our summertime as a family. For now, happy end of spring friends! Hope to see you back here again soon!
Me, my sister and my sister-in-law. Little sister wore our mom’s wedding dress for the rehearsal =D
Me and the woman I hope to become more and more as I grow up – my mommy!