Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day, 2014

Hello there? Ahem.  Yep, I'm still alive. 

~Life of course has been busy this month with tons of school stuff for Andrew, lacrosse, end of the year activities, my mom was here for a couple weeks, and regular life.

But the truth is, I haven't felt much like writing.  I have a couple heavier topics that have been trying to write themselves in my mind, but one subject is just a rehash of an exhausted story that remains stagnant.  That makes it super frustrating to me.  The other is about friendship.  The intricacies of such.  That one will happen when I finally feel I can get it just right.

~As you can see, the blog is undergoing a makeover.  I'm updating outdated info {like nearly 2 years old not updated whoa} and I've added Violet to the mix, finally!  I hope for it to be complete soon! I definitely am having the pictures updated pronto!

~Yesterday, we spent  a very low-key Memorial Day close to home.  Andrew marched in the town parade with marching band, so the rest of us went to watch, of course. While George and Violet went to find our place to watch,  Lily and I stopped into Dunkin Donuts to get her favorite "pink with sprinkles" doughnut.  The line was super long, but we waited and she got the very last one. Thankfully there was one because after waiting, that would have been no fun to explain. ;)

After the parade, the band played a couple songs for the VFW ceremony.  They performed The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, and a trumpet solo of Taps. 

When the marching band requirements were over, we went to lunch with our good friend, Amber, who came to watch Andrew. She's also the reason we were able to get a family picture. ;)  It was nice to just spend a little down time with her! 

The afternoon was very lazy at home and actually ended up in an unplanned family nap! I went to talk to Andrew in his room and found him asleep, I put Violet down for a nap in her crib like normal and then laid down in my bed for a few minutes...next thing I knew, Lily and George were in bed next to me and we all slept for a few hours.  I woke up when Violet let me know she was hungry around 4pm, but George and Lily slept until 6!  {I actually had to wake her up because I was afraid she'd never go to bed at night.}

No one was really hungry for the supper I had in the crockpot, so we decided on ice cream for supper! We headed to our favorite local shop and enjoyed our first of, I'm sure, many visits this summer.

Violet is eyeing up that ice cream...

It was a nice, laid back day!


  1. Great family and kids photos!! So cute!

  2. Good pics! (C has the same dress!)
    Glad you had a nice laid back day :) xoxox

  3. I'm bummed we didn't get to see you.
    I love their matching dresses!!!