Monday, July 24, 2006

Here we go again

John is gone on a business trip until Thursday, and in case you aren't counting, that's 3 nights. I know to some, this may seem like a minor inconvenience, but to Lauren, it is MAJOR! "Is daddy on his way home? How 'bout now? Now? Now?" and I have to repeat to her how long it will be until he gets home. It's little consolation that when he gets home on Thursday night, he will be spending one night here, and then we are leaving for our beach (in Michigan, on the BIG lake) vacation and that alone is enough to send her into a Tazmanian devil-like swirling fit of excitement. But, without daddy home to watch The Simpson's and eat microwave popcorn with, the beach is only slightly comforting. We are packing (repacking actually), cleaning, straightening up, etc. so we have a somewhat clean home to return to. Wish us luck. It may be a L-O-N-G week...

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hello from vacation land!

Click on the flickr badge on the right to see some of our pictures from our vacation in Gatlinburg, TN. Lauren loved it and even on our last day, woke up and asked to go back to the mountains. She also cried because we have to leave our "new house and my Gracie cat" (a rental house we are staying in has a black porcelain cat that she named Gracie since she misses the real one so much!). Back to reality for a couple of weeks...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Swinging with a satisfied smile

For 4th of July, Lauren got a swing set. Not really for the 4th, but it's close to then, so we'll call it that. In the sweltering heat, Daddy and PopPop built her a swing set and she loves it. Exhibit A shows her swinging on it the following moring in her nightgown and light-up Princess boots from Granddaddy and let me assure you that it is, in fact 90 degrees at 10:00 a.m. in this picture. And her goal on that very swing? To reach the tree with her feet. The very same tree that you cannot see because it is so high in the air. God help me!