Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Break Re-cap

This Easter picture pretty much sums up my life lately: trying to appear put together, but not quite makin' it!  Don't know what I love more--my squinting or Blaine's frowning.

Bad news about Spring Break: my kids broke a pack n play, a brand new bunk bed, the CD player in my car, and a few other things as well.  I wish I could say I reacted with serenity and patience.

Good news about Spring Break: I threw caution to the wind and organized fun activities and outings for every single day.  We went swimming at the Y, visited the mall's playplace, had a ball at Science Works, filled plastic easter eggs, ate at every fast food establishment in town, hiked 2 lovely spots in the valley, hunted for said easter eggs, made 'fairy gardens' with the dearest and most generous of friends, and enjoyed loads of time in the sunny outdoors with people we love.  It took all week to complete the laundry, my kitchen floor is abominable, and I have a huge, messy pile of papers on my desk, but do you know what I decided?  That stuff can wait.  IT CAN WAIT.  It will always be there.  Childhood won't.

In other news:
1. I am obsessed with Downton Abbey.  (Super late to the party, I know.)  I'm halfway through season three.  I've been requesting that Taylor call me 'darling' in a British accent.  Totally swoony. 

2. My in-laws get back from the Philippines in 9 days.  NINE DAYS!  We are excited to party.


3. Today at Bloom we are hosting the first ever Penny&Tillie giveaway.  Check it here.



liz said...

Um, you're adorable. You are making it -- that's what making it looks like with four little kids. If you ever pull everything together in some sort of quasi-perfect way we'll have nothing in common and then what will we talk about on the phone? :)

Rylee said...

Oh my gosh, don't you love Downton Abbey!! I am so sad we have to wait till next January for the Fourth Season! The Third season was INTENSE! We talked in a British Accent around here during my Downton Frenzy too! Congrats on your wild and beautiful family!

Lorraine said...

If you like Downton Abbey, give Call the Midwife a try. Tell me what you think. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.