back to normal-ish


Seriously. It’s August already. What.

The past three weeks or so have been a blur of coughing and stuffy noses and work and sweaty-hot weather and birthday parties and Audrey cutting her four top teeth. Then last week, my cousin and aunt were visiting from Florida so every day was Something Fun With The Family! (no, seriously- we really DID have fun!) There was Kennywood, dinners out and at our house and at my parents’ house, a picnic with more extended family, a mini-golf outing, an afternoon movie with my sister, cousin, and aunt, and a trip downtown for dinner.

Some pictures! Evidence of the Fun!

Coloring with her crazy cousin @AshleyMock91 from Florida who is WEARING A SWEATSHIRT IN JULY.

me, Ashley, and Beth


Grandma and the girls at dinner

goofy golf


We said good-bye to my cousin and aunt last night and they headed home early this morning. The girls and I slept in today (kinda- Maggie did, at least) and spent the entire day in our pajamas. Audrey took two 2-hour naps. Maggie watched an insane amount of tv and I didn’t feel guilty about it at all. I went through my Pinterest boards and printed out all the recipes I’ve been pinning for the past few months.

We played Pretty Pretty Princess while Audrey took her afternoon nap. Then we ate Oreos.

While baby sister naps


I ordered pizza for dinner. My kitchen is clean. Laundry is getting done(ish). The diaper bag and book bag and lunches are packed for work and school tomorrow. My cough and sinus infection is *almost* gone (thank you Z-pak!)

We are ready for Regular Life again. Hello August! Please go slower than July did. And contain less snot. KTHX.


  1. K

    August 3, 2011 9:39 am

    The pic of your mom holding wild and wildy girls while they thrash about is my favorite.

  2. burghbaby

    August 3, 2011 11:55 am

    I think July ran off with June and I DO NOT APPROVE. They both need to get back here so I can have a do-over. In slow motion.

  3. keli

    August 3, 2011 9:30 pm

    phew. i need a day o’ naps and cartoons and pizza ordering. yeah.

    • Jen

      August 3, 2011 9:40 pm

      Oh, you certainly do. It was fabulous. (Of course I got paid back by getting ZERO sleep last night and having to work today. But whatever. SIGH.)

  4. Kelly

    August 3, 2011 10:32 pm

    “thank you Z-pak!”


  5. Conveyor Systems

    August 4, 2011 3:40 pm

    Those pictures DO look like a lot of fun… But I am right there with you on the time. Where is it going and who’s taking it? I’d like to have a word with them about getting my Summer back. ;)


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