March 26, 2015

Time is Flying

Hello there.  Sorry for the hiatus.  Here are some recent pics to start.  Commentary to follow.  (Because who really reads the commentary?  It's all about the new pictures.)

celebrating St. Patty's Day with Sarah and our neighbors, Nancy & Rob

This is what we refer to as "Jillin'"

Rachael getting in some tummy time

Tony loves the ears on this Gap outfit from Carah, like laughs out loud loves them.

"Julian" helping Dad change the oil.

Would you call these pants "Mom jeans?"

first time visiting Dad's work

Tony has his own office in the new building. Caroline was diggin' it.

She loves playing with this horse from Tyla, which used to be a favorite of her daughter Cadence.

Caroline has "Jillin" down too, sometimes.

Jill was over the moon crazy excited to score this dress at Kohl's with Tony. She wore it the next day to "Wear Green Day" at school, aka St. Patrick's Day.


matching outfits courtesy of Aunt Andrea


Two months flew by.  All of these goals and projects in mind to tackle while I was on maternity leave and barely any of it got done.  I was lucky to fill the glass vase bedside lights with seashells nevermind paint the trim in the downstairs bathroom or our bedroom.  I sorted Caroline's clothes, sort of.  I kept up with laundry.  I mean I washed it, sometimes folded it and barely ever put it away.  Because I spent eight weeks snuggling with this miracle we named Caroline.  I napped when she napped.  I watched HGTV and Law & Order while she slept in my arms and I stared at her.  I watched her chest rise and fall with each breath - not to mention the soft spot on her head - and I cried multiple times.  How can I love this little being so much?  

We've been lucky enough to have family watch Caroline these first two weeks back at work part-time.  Next week is the real deal.  I'll be back at work full-time and Caroline will be joining Jill at day care.  I'm nervous but I think I'm ready.  I've thought about asking Tony to come with me to drop off.  Will I be able to walk out the door?  Will I be able to drive myself to work?  I hope so.  I think I'm ready.  Time is flying and we're ready to transition into the next phase of life as our family of four.

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