Looking Back: Outer Banks and Greenville

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

So...way back in May, (Mother's Day weekend/our anniversary) we took a quick trip to North Carolina to visit my brother and sister-in-law and their family. They were blessing their new (delicious) little guy, and C's brother had just graduated with his Master's degree from East Carolina University. Although the trip was quick, it's always great to get together with family.

It's times like those that I wish we lived closer to family. Have my kids be able to grow up and make memories with their cousins and their grandparents. Have the chance to say, "Hey! We're making cookies. Come over!" Or, "Can you watch the kids so I can run to an appointment?" When my in-laws came a couple of weeks ago, I found myself on a solo grocery shopping trip while the kids napped. I actually walked down the aisles at a normal pace, as opposed to racing down them like a speed demon because I know that I have approximately 9.5 minutes before my kids are ready to run around like mini Tasmanian devils. You know the one, right? From the Looney Tunes cartoons that spins and spins and destroys everything in its path? Yeah. That.

S and her cousin had such a fun time running around at the Wright Brothers' Museum. It was pretty hot, and I'm pretty sure the last thing I'd ever want to do is run. Kids seem to have a way to just not care about the humidity it seems like.

Speaking of running...these two brothers decided to have a race. Can you spot a little Pato down the path?

Sometimes I really miss that tiny baby stage. And then I remember that Pato still doesn't consistently sleep through the night.

In other fun news...

I was invited to blog over at! I was pretty surprised when they contacted me because, really, do I ever make sense? But, I'm looking forward to doing something for myself, and hopefully it will help me stretch myself a bit.

You can find my first post here: I'm a Mom (and a Rockstar Zoologist)

1 comment:

steph goodson said...

That's awesome that you have a blog post on what to expect! Way to go! P.S. I stalk you on your blog. I really enjoy it. You're awesome. Have a great day!

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