Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Home Sweet Home Life

Brian and I got in a mini getaway this weekend at a Northern Minnesotan resort on his company's dime.  It was a 'thank you' and also a 'team building' event with spouses included.  But mostly there was just a lot of drinking (for some of us, ahem) and good food and lots of laughter.  It was a lot of fun.

Brian's mom came to stay with the kids and I'm once again reminded how lucky we are to have not one, but two grandmas who are willing to step into my shoes whenever there is a need.  And while the weekend was fun, I did miss the kids.  Especially my Baby Katherine who is working overtime to push through some new teeth and thus in need of some extra mama time.

If you remember, this trip came right on the heels of our Boston trip so it didn't have quite the allure that it probably should have.  I felt my whole body relax when I got home.  Even as I piled five loads of laundry into the washer.  This was our last overnight trip, save for a quick Thanksgiving jaunt, between now and the new year.  Even world-traveler Brian will be home with us albeit a little bummed that, with a prudent mind, he turned down a business trip to Germany in November.

This morning Brian bought me a cinnamon latte from the coffee shop because we ran out of coffee filters for a home brew.  And last night we ordered take 'n' bake pizza.  And the night before that we had pancakes for dinner.  These are all epic fails in my book.  I need to get my game back together.

Being home doesn't mean life is any slower but it is easier, isn't it?  The laundry stays caught up.  The cupboards and frig stay stocked.  And I can better wrap my head around the week's schedule from the comfort of my own home when everything is in it's proper order.  And of course, nothing beats a night in your own bed or getting ready in your own bathroom.

October and November are quite full for us.  Tomorrow we are bringing the big kids to the live production of the Beauty & The Beast musical.  I'm so excited!

Next week someone in our house is turning one!  Whaaaaaaaaaat?!  I know.  Where did the time go?

We have birthday parties and dinner dates and Halloween and doctor's appointments and at least one person in our family has an upcoming performance for a new band he's a part of.  Because really, what his life's resume needed was just one more extracurricular activity.

We have a ton of fall clean-up to-dos (Question: Do Southerners do fall clean-up?) and even more before-baby-comes to-dos.

And then there's Lucy's big surgery in the middle of November that I keep conveniently pushing to the back of my mind because of everything else that needs to happen.  I do know that this is probably a good thing.  Keeping my mind occupied so that I don't go to that place of what-if.

This is life at Casa de Nash.  I'm so happy to be home.

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