Archive | May, 2012

Lazy Days, Busy Nights…

21 May

Ah, summertime is arriving!

Hazy, humid days at the park.  Running through the sprinklers.  Swimming.  Barbeques.  Boat rides, fireworks, fireflies.

Our nights are busier this summer since Ella will be performing in Oliver in mid-June.  She has rehearsals several nights a week.  But she really does love performing.  She even likes practicing the songs at home.

After Memorial Day, some of our favorite things to do in the summer begin.  Friday night Zoo band/picnics.  Wednesday night Botanical Garden jazz/picnics.  Shakespeare in the Park.  The Muny.  All of the summer fairs & carnivals.

My baby turns 5 this summer, which is hardly believable.  I remember when I started this blog and she was just turning 1.  Time flies.

Audrey turns 2, also.  And great grandpa Morley turns 100!  It will be a summer to remember, for sure.

May Flowers…

7 May

Um, it’s MAY.

Sorry about missing that whole “March” & “April” thing.

Here’s the truth: I have an iPhone now, so I can take pictures and instantly upload them to facebook.  So now I am even MORE lazy (possible?) & don’t want to upload pictures to the computer, like, ever.  Which means they probably won’t make it to this blog very often until I (or Dave) figure out a way to instantly upload photos to my blog!  I’m sure there’s a way.

Our biggest news from the past couple of months is that our dog has cancer.  She got one round of chemo & is taking steroids to keep it at bay as long as possible, but we know that her time is limited.  The very hardest part was trying to explain this all to Ella.  We weren’t sure we would be able to bring the dog back home from the hospital, so we had to prepare her for what could be, and it was just so heartbreaking.  For now, we are all enjoying our time together.

I feel like our family is simultaneously doing well & in limbo.  We are all happy & healthy (for the most part).  We have a lot to look forward to this summer: Ella is in another local musical (Oliver), both girls will be taking swimming lessons & Ella will be doing a week of musical theater camp.  The summer is always filled with lots of outside fun, parties, friends, bbq, swimming.  I LOVE the summer!

We are in a bit of limbo, too.  We are waiting on a few things in regards to Dave’s job.  Hopefully soon we will get some answers that will let us choose a path for our family.  I know that sounds mysterious, but it’s because I don’t really know what to say about it until we have more information.

It has been a difficult few months for some of our friends, too.  It is not fun to watch those around you struggle with some of life’s most difficult problems, and it is even more difficult when you feel like there is nothing you can do to help.

On the brighter side of things, my brother & his wife moved to St. Louis this past weekend!  My brother starts his new job today & his wife has an interview today.  It is a good feeling to have all of your siblings in one place.  I know Ella & Audrey will love having more uncles & aunts closer!  We also started our sand volleyball league a few weeks ago.  While we are not doing so great as far as winning, we are playing fairly well together & having fun.  It is nice to do something active with your friends!  And it’s so much fun to watch Ella’s interest in volleyball grow.

Excited to see what our summer holds!