Sunday, January 26, 2014

How do we get this far, this fast? [The Lost Blog Entry]

As I was working on my blog this week, I realized that one of the reasons I'm so far behind is that my last entry was never published! Ooops!   Here's what I should have posted last year!

Once again the end of the year is upon us and looking back on my blog I realize more and more weeks pass in between entries. Are we doing less? Not a chance.  I have more material than ever... just less time to write about it.  Here's a quick update:

Birthday:  Yes I turned 45.  Yikes!  It was actually a very nice day. The kids made me breakfast in bed and later that afternoon my husband took me to Melting Pot for afternoon happy hour with cheese fondue. 

Vacation: Denny and I went to Nashville.  We spent the first day and evening with his sister and family and then drove east to Rock Island for little hiking. It was a short three day visit, but a much needed break from the kids and the regular day to day stuff.

Thanksgiving:  The whole family flew back up to Nashville to celebrate with the LeRoy side of the family.  It was great to see the cousins all together and we had ample time to catch up with everyone. In addition, Becky and Mark invited several members of their small group at church so we had really festive and lively bunch. 

One of the highlights of our time was a family outing to the Parthenon in Nashville. This is really cool replica of the original surrounds by a beautiful park.  We took lots of pictures.

Before our time was over we made sure to get a professional cousins picture. I think it turned out really well and it was certainly a lot easier than it had been when they were younger.

Field Trips:  We took plenty of field trips over past few weeks. Some of them include: An AM radio station, a college TV station, and the Planetarium.  All of them were interesting and as usual, I think I learned as much as the kids did. 

Theater:  Kat made her acting d├ębut in a winter showcase performance inspired by The Polar Express.  Her part was small, but she hit every line and got quite a few laughs.  We couldn't be more proud of her and can see a real talent blooming.  Most importantly, she really enjoyed it and wants to do more. 

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