Random Stuff

We've been busy, like always, but especially this past weekend!

On Saturday we were very fortunate to witness the marriage of one of my old school chums. It was a beautiful wedding and we all had a blast. They had a 1920s themed wedding and both the groom and bride looked amazing. My favorite part of the whole day was seeing the groom's expression when he saw the bride walking down the aisle, his face said it all, no caption needed. Here is my favorite picture from the day, right after they had their kiss, they look so happy and in love, I love newlyweds :)
On Sunday we got a visit from my Dad. I was pretty nervous, I hadn't seen him in at least 6 months. He hadn't been to our house in over a year so there was lots of new stuff to show him. I wasn't sure how he'd act and wasn't sure how I'd act and really wasn't sure how the girls would act, but all went well and I think it's the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship. I know he missed the girls so much. He's a Grandpa that melts for his Grand girls, Char was putting glittery lip gloss all over him and he just kept smiling. I was able to gather the courage to invite him down for Lexi's Luau, hope he is able to make it.

Monday on one of our evening walks Travis tells me he was invited by one of his coworkers to walk/hike the Appalachian Trail sometime next year. Just drop them off and they walk back home, "...living off the land..." as Travis put it, bwahahahaha! I'm interested in seeing if he will actually survive so I said, "SURE!" They aren't planning on doing the whole trail because I think that would take a few months but they are planning on making it about a week long trip. Soooo in order to prepare for his trip he tells me he wants to just start walking until we can't go on anymore. Venturing out of our nice little neighborhood (which is pretty much a big circle) and just start trekking. I think that sounds like fun, except for the traffic part, there are very few sidewalks around where we live and drivers scare the bejesus out of me! He wants to bike as well which sounds like a better option to me. His goal is to bike from our house all the way to the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, bike the whole trail and then bike home. From our house to the trail is 14 miles, the trail is 8.5 miles. WTF!? So all together that is 45 miles...that is going to be a looooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggggg day, I think we can do it though so be on the lookout for a blog about that if I can even stand long enough to type a blog about that!

Anywho, one of the littles calls so I will sign off! Until next time! Coming in the future, 'school' starts next week and we are doing "A for Animals!"

Side note: I'm on a reading mission to find the perfect blend of schooling for the girls. Montessori, Unschooling, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and whatever else I can get my hands on...keep an eye out to the right of the blog and see what I'm reading, Charlotte too!


  1. my aunt and uncle have my 2 cousins almost 6 and 3 in montessori and they are doing wonderful!

  2. There are aspects of Montessori I like and then there are parts of it where I'm thinking, wtf? So it's hard to just choose one type of schooling and stick with it. I'm really enjoying reading Learning All the Time which is about the unschooling method and I'm finding that I like the method more than I thought I would!


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