...friendship is an amazing thing. I have lost track of the comments here, the e-mails in my inbox, the texts on my phone, the notes in my mailbox that have made me realize how lucky I am when it comes to you.
I've been so absent over the last few months. Here and in person, I'm sure. There are so many things that just literally happened, big or small, that I never even bothered to talk about.
Clara and I went to Chicago to visit Carron. I flew on a plane with a child by myself! I know, I know, this is nothing to those of you who are much better mothers than me.
Ken and I went to Seattle for work.
I haven't been there in four years, when I went there with the Fontwerks group back before a lot of things. That was then:
This is now (it felt like a serious accomplishment when I found these chairs again):
Ken and I went to the Dave Matthews Band concert in Baltimore.
The last concert I went to was back in 2006, you know, when I was young. The concert was good, but I spent some percentage of my time being annoyed at these people:
I do not understand why people stand up at concerts. I didn't pay a lot of money to see you sway to the beat and make out. Thanks. The best part, by far, was The Lumineers opening for DMB. For some reason, the people in front of us restrained from the swaying/making out during that. The second best part was Ken coming back from the bathroom and telling me about some "kid smoking dope" in the stall next to him.
We finally got a proper shot of the kids with their aunties:
My friends from college and awholelottakids three and under came to visit:
Hm. This shot is probably a little more realistic:
Carron and kiddos came to visit. There was a large amount of bribery involved in this and not one child is even smiling. Should take back the bribes:
And then this morning, we woke up, and it had snowed. And if this picture doesn't make you laugh, well, then I have no hope for you: