Instead of bustling through my schedule and checking things off the to-do list, I paused and looked over my shoulder
|Carving with my Dad (I was 12 days short of 5 years)|
|2006 Cinderella and a tired trick-or-treater|
|Fern and my little pumpkin 2007 (yes, we got mileage out of the pumpkin)|
|First Year in TN 2008|
|Oct 31, 2009 Disney for Daddy's work conference|
|Little Witch (Professor Petite) 2011|
As I was perusing the Halloween shots, I came across this one, taken seven years ago today...
November 1, 2004
Seven years ago...
My girls were four and the all important half and almost three months ... I thought I'd never sleep again and wondered how I was going to shop for Christmas with two little people. I recall making dinner and thinking it was strangely quiet...too quiet. I peaked my head around the doorway from the kitchen to the main room and found them like this. I remember it like it was yesterday. Sigh. Little all secure on her sister's lap and big fully in charge of the situation.
We lived in a grad school
shoe box townhouse on a large university campus where, on any given autumn Saturday, we listened for the roar of the stadium if the windows were thrown open. We owned one car, didn't have a dog, and the man was serving in the reserves while working on a PhD full time. It was busy. Chaotic. Challenging. Amazing.
|November 1, 2011|
Today the man has the degree, we're living in the south, we have a home and a dog. We still cheer for the same team and the chicks still love being together. It's busy. Chaotic. Challenging. Amazing.
I wouldn't have it any other way.