I'm not gone, and I haven't forgotten my little blog. But, I've been super busy with my mom duties! It's just been a marathon of momness for the past couple of months.
The oldest moved home from South Carolina at the end of September. Then she found a house to rent and moved in with her air mattress, a towel and a saucepan and spoon that she "borrowed" from my kitchen. After a week in her empty lonely house, she flew to Connecticut to spend a couple of weeks with her husband. He will be stationed out here beginning in December. Katie will be back in San Diego next week. Yay! We're going to pick her up at the airport and then "camp out" in her empty house.
Lexie and Charlie have been home more frequently, in fact, they stayed here all week this week. So nice to have them around more! But, three little kids is sure a lot of work! They exhaust me and I love it. I'm so glad I get to babysit my grandson while my daughter works. Since she's been working till midnight more often, she just spends the night instead of waking Charlie just to take him home. Plus, since she doesn't have a car I would have to wake up the girls for the ride too.
Gracie and Libby are having so much fun! Libby just had her birthday and then it was Halloween and then Thanksgiving, yikes, it's almost Christmas now! It's really going that fast. I've been taking them on lots of outings since it is cool out and has been kind of rainy, if I don't get them out they feel too cooped up. Besides, outings are fun. We tried to get in as many outings as we could on nice days, just in case we didn't get another nice sunny day for a while. My mid-western mentality kicks in every fall. Must hurry and get out before we are stuck at home all winter! I still forget that life in Southern California is different and I'm never really stuck at home.
My husband has the whole week of Thanksgiving off from work. As soon as he was home from work on Friday, he packed up and headed out. Off he went for a hunting trip to South Dakota. He should be back Sunday evening. Of course, he won't have any time to catch up on sleep before he goes back to work on Monday. I imagine next week if we see him, he'll be snoring.
If all of those excuses for not blogging more aren't enough, there's this: I'm working on changing my blog. It will include a name change and new pages. Hopefully it will be more manageable for me and you all won't lose me when I shift it all over to the new one. Exciting changes for my Momathon Blog! I want to work on it a bit more before the unveiling. Stay tuned.