Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again...

So, after some persuading from my dearest sister ;) I'm going to try to start blogging again. I think I hit a wall late last year and just couldn't seem to go around it. Or over it. Or through it. Then the holidays hit, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, let's give it a go again.

Christmas was a whirlwind trip to Georgia - oh yeah with a wedding and baby shower thrown in. Britney's brother got married on the 27th and then we threw a baby shower for his sister the next week. Most of the family from Minnesota was there - which was kind of weird. But not in a bad way. It was just another first - all of us visiting GA at the same time.

Anyway, we came home just after New Year's to over 2 1/2 feet of snow on top of what we already had. There are some crazy pictures here. Oh yeah and we've had more snow and more snow and more snow on top of that. The kids won't be done with school until the middle of June...

We also celebrated Carter's 5th birthday in January! We let him pick his party this year and he opted for a very tame one - two friends to go with him to Chuck E. Cheese's. Being the brilliant mom that I am (with help from my most supportive husband), we picked the 3 boys up from preschool on a Monday and headed over to the mouse's house. It wasn't busy since it was a weekday and the boys were all very well-behaved. Carter had a blast and that's really all that matters. (Pictures here)

Aside from that, it's just the same ol', same ol' around here. Volunteering at the school, taking care of the family, shoveling snow...OH! Except I am in the middle of my first staging job for a friend who is putting their house up for sale - and they need it to sell quickly! So, if you know of anyone who wants to buy a nice house in rural Minnesota for a reasonable price, send the my way!!!

Hopefully next time I'll have something a little more interesting to share. But for now, I'm actually happy to be back in the saddle again. Thanks, Pam!


Marla said...

It is sooooo good to hear from you again--thanks for writing! Carter's birthday pictures are so cute--looks like you all had a good time. Now Ashlyn's will be here soon. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Sweet Inlow's said...

Yes, thank you Pam!!! I've missed you Lara Fransen! Love ya girl.

Pam said...

Thanks for picking up the reins and getting back on that horse! Now, I finally have my "connection" back!!! I love you so much, and this bloggy thing helps me feel like you're not really SO very far away. Oh, and should we tell Pop he's not fooling anybody with his comment about his birthday? We know that Nana wrote it because everything was SPELLED correctly! :)

Judy & Marvin said...

This is for "Pam"---and all the sisters! You are right, I did TYPE the comment but Dad told me what to say. You know him well!! Good thing he can take a joke isn't it?
Love you all,