We arrived back from our two week trip three days ago. It already seems like so much time has past. Life just picked up where we left off... and then some.
We jumped right back into t-ball season. Both boys had their last games of the season...
This is Dave, William, and Charlie watching Jack play ball. I love this photo because:
I know that Dave's hair is sticking up all funny and fuzzy very similar to Elvis because he was a home scrubbing mud off all the vehicles after our trip just moments before the game started. I cropped it off because I love him dearly.
You can see how ply-able William is when you hold him. He just forms to you like Posturepedic bed! It's more than wonderful. When he was younger, I've even have mother's put their own kids down to carry Will around.
It is clear that William is happy wearing anything that is green. Even if it doesn't match.
That despite a stand-off-ish beginning that Dave has come to love Charlie and although his manhood may be questioned by others, is willing to be seen holding a 3.8 lbs Chihuahua in his lap.
We also came home to a new kitchen. How exciting... right?
Well, if you've ever done a remodeling project, you know that nothing goes perfectly. Or, well, even close to perfectly. So we have another week of dust and who knows what to go...
Check this out... the glass door to the basement is new too. Amazing how a change so small (aka cheap) can make such a huge difference. When you walk in now, the whole house has a different feel.
Got a boring, is-this-a-closet basement door? Try a glass door and hopefully, you'll be as pleasantly surprised as we were.
When we woke up our second day home, I was standing in this new kitchen watching William outside playing.
I love this photo because:
William reminds me of me... playing so quietly by himself, perfectly content, in his own little world, oblivious to the world around him.
And he reminds me of my dad... with his belly, skinny arms and legs, and complete lack of hips or a butt.
I am reminded that boys are boys... that they can wear boxers outside without worrying what the neighbors will think... and that they can comfortably go over a week without a bath.
And about how much I love Target. I bought this patio furniture set there for a fraction of the cost of the almost-exact-same set that I was going to buy at Restoration Hardware. So far, it's lasted three years including two Colorado winters. Far beyond my expectations. Best of all... when the boys jump on it, or build forts with all the pieces, or drop a baseball bat on the glass top, I don't have to panic. It's truly a blessing on many fronts.
Well, a random post, I know. I'm still a little bit dazed and confused from our trip. You know the ol' I-need-a-vacation-after-my-vacation syndrome.
I was hoping to start posting photos from our trip tonight... maybe next time.