I looked back to see when the last time was that I did an Instagram update and my-oh-my, six months have passed. So I went back and picked some of my favorite pics to share here. Again, gold star to anyone who makes it to the end.
Poor George. After seeing him (at times) relentlessly licking his paw for enough time to make me concerned, we took him to the vet to find out his nailbed was infected and that he would need surgery… when I picked him up, the surgery report called it a toe amputation. Amp.U.Tation. My dog is more high maintenance than your dog. Does he not look pathetic?
This sweet face… disguises quite the little imp.
And this moment of calm: a rarity.
Driving the neighbors boat… the one boating trip this summer that did not conclude with a bloody Jack (more on that later).
This kid’s ability to sleep through anything amazes me. As does his ability to wake up at 6 EVERY morning.
Showing off some killer dance moves.
Amusing ourselves while waiting for Simon.
Mah baby got a grown up haircut in preparation for kindergarten. I still miss his mop of hair but I also love the new cut.
Playing at the school playground prior to school starting.
My boys. The very best part of my days.
First set of stitches – our last boating venture of summer ended before it began when Jack fell getting onto the boat and hit his head on the fiberglass, splitting his forehead right open. At the hospital he got some lovely medicine that made him not care one little bit about the pain or stitches – so much so that after they were done stitching him up, he said, “When do I get my stitches?” And after showing him a picture of his own gaping forehead, he said, “Oh, that looks like it hurts.” He was a trooper.
The granny square quilt before it began.
ArtPrize 2014 winner. Beautiful.
We had so much fun this summer at Gretchen and Bob’s pool.
Medals from their first taekwondo competition. So proud of those boys!
A stretch of craftiness… a chalk-painted cupboard door turned into Thanksgiving artwork.
A board, chipboard letters, fabric and a damaged clearance wreath turn into a little Christmas joy.
Applying craftiness I learned at MOPs to a Christmas wreath.
Scenes of Christmas decor – my favorite time of the year!
Precious moments between Jack and Grandpa.
Girl’s night out with some of my favorite friends! 18 years of friendship!
The Dunkin’ Donuts by our house finally opened so we had to check it out with some neighbors… our mistake was asking them to pose for a photo AFTER feeding them sugar.
My sweet dad as a punkish kid. (both above and below)
Finally checked out Grove to celebrate Christmas with my beau… the company and the food are some of the best around!
Annual family Christmas photo… the one time a year my boys don’t argue with me (much) over clothing choices.
NYE 2014… everyone was up until midnight! Though clearly some of us were delirious with the reality of it.
Thanks for playing along and reading this far! GOLD star to the finisher(s)!