It's been awhile. I'll attribute my lengthy absence mostly to sick kids. This last bout of illness was a difficult one.
Poor Will was sick for 9 days!!
And Richie fell ill shortly after I took the video highlighted in my last post.
Seriously, how pathetic do they look here?
We have had sickness in our house for about a month now. It started here when I said a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY stupid thing.
On top of the sickness we have had some really bad weather as well. Our school district has missed 8 days of school due to snow and/or ice.
Spring, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Thankfully we were able to procure some antibiotics and were feeling better in time for a visit from some of our dearest friends from college. Mark and Beth were our first neighbors as a married couple. We lived next door to each other in married student housing and became great friends. I wish I could show you pictures of our little 400 square foot apartment. My favorite feature was that I could vacuum the whole place without unplugging the vacuum cleaner. My least favorite feature was the puke green carpet. And we had only ONE drawer in the whole kitchen! Let's just say we learned to be really creative with our utensil storage.
Yet, we really look back on those days with fondness. Especially the times spent with Mark and Beth playing cards, watching movies, sharing dinner, going for coffee, etc. That was almost 12 years ago and we still keep in touch and try to see each other often.
Things have changed a bit for the four of us since those carefree days. Our family has increased by two children and theirs has increased by four! So, our little get together this past week was a quite lively with six kids running around, especially since we were iced in for their entire visit! However all of the essential elements were still present...food, games, coffee, laughter and good company. Here's some pictorial evidence...
This was our first time meeting little Emory. And let me just say that if I end up "with child" in the next few months you can blame it all on this little guy...isn't he the cutest thing? I couldn't stop squeezing him. Especially those cheeks.
Well, that is a little bit of what we've been up to. I'm really behind on my blog reading, but I hope to catch up with you guys soon!