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Thursday, September 23, 2010

not even sure where to start......

Hi. Is there anybody out there? This sad little blog still gets over 200 hits a day, so I hope someone will be here to say hello. I am just going to dive right in. It has been 2.5 months since my last post. Seriously? How has this happened? I am not going to make excuses for my lack of blogging other than it has simply been the last thing on my mind lately. Between 2 very busy little girls and their schedules and my work, something had to give, and it has been blogging/following blogs. You would not believe the amount of time I spent in the past doing both. I think that I am going to have to come up with some sort of project again for 2011 because this is just ridiculous. Busy with life and work is fine, but I don't want to not have a journal of the girls' lives someday.

Let's see. Just a few minor things have happened lately that are probably blog worthy. :) Lucy turned 4. FOUR!!!!! I can't even deal with that so I just glossed right on over that one. Annie started her mother's day out program and is loving it. That child is my little social butterfly and she is digging big girl "school." Annie keeps us on our toes all of the time. She loves to stir up trouble, and we find most of her antics quite amusing. However, she is a handful! Lucy switched to her new Montessori school and I could not possibly be any happier with how much she adores it. It is a perfect fit for her. We celebrated the 2 year anniversary of Annie's referral and the 4 year anniversary of Lucy's referral is Saturday. Thank God for those days that we got to see our beautiful girls' faces for the first time. I still remember them so clearly. We have gone back to Annie's private OT for therapy because she just wasn't getting what she needed from the state program. It is nice to be back with our beloved therapist and Annie is doing great! She still isn't talking much, but we are working on it. It is the best feeling ever to watch her when she is able to master something new. She is my lovey. If she could glue herself to me, she would. Lucy is a big girl now. She just seems so mature, well mannered, well behaved, and just plain big. I tell her all of the time to stop growing please and she insists that it is little kids job to grow. I guess she is right, but it is hard to see them both getting big. Some of our very best friends moved far, far away and we are still sad about that.

Lots of little things have happened, but I think why I have avoided blogging all together is because it has just seemed like such an overwhelming task to try and catch up on the past 2 months. So I am not going to waste time stressing about that. I am going to just try and do better. But let me say that October is by far the most insane month that La La will have ever had, so don't expect much out of me then. When things settle down mid-November, maybe I can get back into some sort of routine.

Another thing, these pictures are straight out of the camera. I have enough editing to do with other pictures that I am just going to put these out there. I feel quite certain that the grandparents would vote for unedited over nothing any day. I feel kind of naked putting these up unedited. :) Also, my work blog is sooooooo much easier to post to and these pictures are all out of order, but I am not going to stress about it......

























43 comments:

Shawna said...

First! Sorry Mrs. Becky. You have no idea how much I've missed this!!! Hooray for Kelly's return! Smooches to your girls. Loves and miss!

Mom said...

OK, I love Shawna, so she can be first. Just this time! I cannot believe that you blogged!! It's about time. Your Aunt Sheryl and I are so happy!! Love all the pics of the gals and want you to get back in the habit of this! Hooray hooray hooray! Hollarrrrrrr! XOXOX LeeLee

Nicki said...

I usually don't comment.. but I am a happy follower of your blog! I leave reading your posts and I was really starting to miss them!
Your girls are so soo sooooooo cute!
In the picture of Annie smiling with the pink on and the white behind her, I think she looks just like Leah Gosselin! :)
- nicki xo

Norah said...

I can't tell you how excited I was to see pictures again!!! It's my birthday today and this was the perfect present! And yes, I check for a new post every day. ; )

LawMommy said...

Welcome back!

Your girls are looking gorgeous!

ScratchNeedles said...

Aww yay! So glad to see you back, I've missed you! The girls are looking gorgeous, as usual.

And, if I could take photos that great 'naked', I'd be one happy lady!

Rach x

ekrisdinger said...

yay! so glad to hear yall are still doing well!

Emily said...

i about died when i saw this in my feeder. say whaaa?? a post from lucy in the sky?!
lucy is four. i cant stand it.
makes me happy seeing your ladies.
em

Lynn said...

YAY!!!! I'm so excited to see you back today! The girls are just as gorgeous as ever :-) And I also check both blogs every day! What a happy surprise!

kate's corner said...

so good to see what your girls have been up to!

jackie said...

i love all your pics!!! so happy to see that you are back!

Jennifer said...

So glad you are back! Thought you had maybe stopped this blog. The girls are getting so big and ofcourse are beautiful :)

J said...

So glad you posted! I'm one who checks daily. LOVED the pics

melissa said...

so good to see you! miss your posts- looks like everyone is doing well. mid-november.... that's a long time for your blog fans to wait for another post so if you come back sooner, we will still be here!

Sandra & Steve said...

Always checking in...Lucy 4! Wow, the cake is almost (not quite) but almost as adorable as she is! ;0) Annie looks and "sounds" amazing. Don't worry about consistency, or keeping some factural record of things, use the blog for your beautiful pics of your beautiful girls and some lovely random moments. Sharing is good. We delight in each others joys and support each other through the questions and adversities. Yours is just prettier than most, talented photag!

Missy and Kevin said...

Welcome back!! I have been a follower of your blog for years and have missed your posts. As a photographer myself and a mother to our adopted daughter, your blog is one of the few I read regularly. God bless!!

loveisspokenhere said...

you are in my reader and i was SURPRISED when a new post popped up! so great to see some new pics of the girls. they are growing up so fast. good to hear from you :)

KrisJ said...

Love the catch up! After doing 365 days in a row last year you definately deserve the right to not do it everyday! It does become way to time consuming!
I am loving following your LaLa and I love when your updates of the girls pop up to!!
Cant wait to see October through your lens!!

Laura said...

Hey there! Welcome back! It's great to hear from you. I just so happen to check Reader tonight, which is packed with 500 posts. :) Your girls are getting so darn big...and even more beautiful.

Laura said...

Hey there! Welcome back! It's great to hear from you. I just so happen to check Reader tonight, which is packed with 500 posts. :) Your girls are getting so darn big...and even more beautiful.

Kim said...

I keep checking everyday and was excited to see a new posting. Especially love the new pics of Lucy and Annie. They are such beautiful little girls. Glad you are back. Love all the pics on your LaLa blog. You are truly amazing with your camera.

Natalie said...

Yay! So glad to see you back. Girls still as beautiful as EVER! Thought I would be more surprised with how they have changed in the months but honestly they look the same only bigger. Welcome back blog friend. Can't wait to hear more about you all! Still following your phorography blog but don't comment often. Life with four has us busy too! Imagine!

thurmans said...

Welcome back. You've been missed. I miss so much this world of blogging, as it had/has become to mean so much to me since the start of Elizabeth's adoption. I miss everyone.
It too makes me sad to see our babies all growing up... but still such great little stories to come.
I too feel stretched thin, but love that I can throw my blog into a Blurb book at the end of the year and have all my memories in one place.
Glad to hear you had such a great summer.

Ruby said...

I'v been a follower for years and really missed your posts. I'm glad your back to bloggin. Love all your pics!!! The girls are so big and beautiful!

Bridgette said...

I found your blog off another blog but have been keeping up with you. Love reading your stories. I was SO excited to see that you had updated today!!!

Bonny said...

LOVE THE DOLL CAKE! I'm going to make one for myself over the weekend!

Bonny said...

Love the doll cake! I'm going to make one for myself this weekend. :-) Lala just keeps getting better & better. Love, Bonny in NM

Ronja said...

So good to see you are back, and that everyone is doing fine! I often check the La La blog for photography inspiration, and this one once in a while.

Thanks for blogging again!

Amy said...

Love seeing the pictures! You're girls both look so much older in 2 months. Glad to hear things are going well and you're staying busy!

laughingandloving said...

SO glad you're sort of back! The pics are still beautiful.

-Tara in Alabama

Kelli said...

I have to admit, I kinda freaked when I saw this in my reader. But hooray! The girls are as gorgeous as ever!

Carmen said...

I am so happy to see pictures of the girls again. I really enjoy seeing their pictures and hearing about all the things that they are doing. I've missed reading your blog.

Denise said...

Welcome back! I, too, check in every once in a while to see if you have posted.
Your girls are growing, and they are as beautiful as ever.
Blessings!

mimi lam said...

the girls are so grown, Lucy is a little lady of four, love her birthday cake, so gorgeous, slo are the girls, welcome back!!1

Heather said...

The girls look great. They have really grown up so much lately.

Beth said...

Glad to see another post!! Even if they're few and far between, I'll still be reading them. :)

Kate said...

No need to start every blog post with apologies! Just surface here whenever you can.
One idea for 2011: what about treating this blog as a "one sentence journal" for a while? Kind of like your prior commitment to posting a picture a day, except in this case, it would just be a sentence. That way, you wouldn't have to feel the burden of the photographs (which I'm sure you'll have 1000's of anyway), but would still have a fun, quippy record of the girls' lives. On days that you felt like writing more you could, but on days when you didn't have time, it would just be one sentence - something fun to look back on years later to jog your memories of this time in your life.
Take care!

Ms. Elaine said...

I am glad you blogged. You know when November comes it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas and BUSY....please don't leave us hanging so long. It is so nice to get pics of your two beautiful girls. What else am I supposed to do at work but check your blog and see how your girls are growing?

Annette said...

Just as everyone else has said....it's good to see you back!

Happy 4th Birthday Lucy!

Mom2J&I said...

what a nice surprise! great to see you again. Girls are, of course, more beautiful than ever!

filipinobambino said...

Yay!! Yippy! An update. I absolutely love seeing pictures of your beautiful girls and hearing about your life. Thank you for writing :)

MKH said...

sooo great to hear an update and see how you and the girls are doing! GREAT pics and so happy all is well!

Norah said...

Merry Christmas!