Again … here I am, months later, and I have no other excuse than life got busy. I mean, what in the world. It’s DECEMBER! WHERE has the time gone?
So lets see if I can do a lightening fast update of our life the past few months:
AUGUST: School started for Claire. She’s now in 1st grade and absolutely loves it. She’s becoming such a little girl and is moving farther and farther away from the toddler baby stage. It makes me sad occasionally, as I sometimes miss her in that little baby stage (even though I was hot mess during that time worrying about every little thing she did). Charlie and Callahan are at home with me and they keep me busy. They are DEFINITELY all boy and I’m learning to weather the wrestling, the swords fights and the dirt. So life is pretty full with those 3.
SEPTEMBER: Nothing too exciting. Just got into the swing of school … and trying to stay cool. I think September was still really warm for us.
OCTOBER: BIG family trip for us. We went to Korea with all the kiddos and my parents. The kids were AMAZING on the flight. I’m talking AMAZING. I take this to be pretty huge since the last time I was on a flight that long, I had had a grieving son on my hands. But this flight – all the kids LOVED it. In fact, after their 12 hours on that plane, the first thing they asked was when they could go back on it! While in Korea, we had the pleasure of seeing the boys Foster Moms and my parents and I were able to visit my ‘finding spot’ (since I was abandoned as a baby, I was under the impression that I was dropped off at a Police Station, when in actuality, there was a physical street address). Holt set up a translator/guide to take us to that location. It was a really need experience and I’m so glad that I was able to share it with my parents.
NOVEMBER: Recovering from jet lag turned out to be more difficult than we originally thought. But eventually we were able to get back on schedule and life got crazy as it was ‘peak’ season for Family Sessions with my photography business. My cousin also got married and we had so much fun going to Santa Cruz for the festivities.
DECEMBER: Which brings us to now. Somehow the month has already hit the half way mark, and before I know it, Christmas will be here. We have a tree up, but the ornaments won’t be making an appearance until this weekend. The kids are doing some fun projects with my parents on Saturday as we celebrate an early Christmas together.
I finally got my Christmas Cards ordered and I’m going to mail them out next week (at least that’s the goal). So here’s a sneak peek of some of the photos I got with the kiddos. And don’t be fooled – they may appear to be enjoying themselves, but let me tell you – it was like pulling teeth!