Rewind: ‘The Back-Story’

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*Disclaimer* This is one of those blog posts with LOTS of ‘feelings’ and VERY few photos. Just wanted to put that out there before you invest time in my thoughts and words below.


I have been meaning to write (document) the ‘back story’ about our surprise pregnancy of Baby LG3 for a few months. Now that I am finally feeling better (so thankful) & I am no longer bitter about being/feeling sick ALL the time, and we are back from our summer vacation, I have a bit of time to tell the story of the May/June/July news/secret.

At the end of May, I had to fly out to Tampa, FL for a work conference. While I was gone, there were early indications that I COULD possibly be late. I was busy with the conference, meetings, and work/team dinners so I didn’t have a ton of time to really think much about the possibilities. (Joe, on the other hand, was getting more excited every single day that passed). I certainly did NOT believe the trip could end up with positive pregnancy test.

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What’s Going On?

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Last night we (Joe and I) were laying in bed and Joe said:

Hey Hon, You haven’t posted anything on the blog in awhile. What’s going on?

I had to laugh because (1) not a day has passed that I haven’t thought “Finish a post! You are so far behind!” and (2) if Joe is asking me about blogging, I KNOW it’s been a ridiculous amount of time since I posted something :/

I can’t even blame ‘writer’s block’ because I am not a real writer.  I have already used the “I’ve been too busy” card (1 too many times on the blog).  And I certainly can’t blame it on a LACK of things to post about because the last few months have been busy, fun and full of pictures! So, what does that mean? What’s really going on?

I have started two different posts in the last month and thought about at least 5 other topics.  I think, maybe, I have just lost interest. And I think the other big factor is my Priority List. When I get home from work, it’s dinner time with the family — then bath time and story time. And by the time the kids go to sleep, I find a few hours of quiet time that I usually fill with work :/  It’s better than staying late at the office and missing dinner with the family but it stinks because after 8pm is really the only time of day that I have to myself. And honestly, blogging isn’t at the top of my list.

I am not happy with myself for letting the blog go, not only for the family & friends that pay attention to my ranting and photo-taking, but also because the more time that goes on, the LESS I can remember! If I don’t write it here, there is a good change it will be lost forever.

Rest assured that I have been spending time with the boys (and the girl) as much as possible.  And I have been taking pictures along the way (Tidbits here and there,  make it onto Instagram, for easy, real time updates).


The above picture was my view from this past Sunday afternoon. We were waiting for Daddy to get home from an errand and the boys were playing a game on the iPad. I sat in the chair across from them, while Lucy napped at my feet.  It was fun to watch them interact with each other. Nicholas was helping AJ pass a level of a kid game and AJ was intently watching how he did it.

I am going to do my best to get caught up – at least on a few of the BIG things that have happened in the last few months :) Thanks for sticking with me…through the UPS and the DOWNS.

Charlotte’s Web

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One of my fondest childhood memories (and probably one of my first real memories as a 4-5 year old) was my Mom reading Charlotte’s Web to me. She would read one or two chapters every night until it was over and then I would beg her to start it over.

I can remember laying on the top bunk with my Mom (in my old room, in Connecticut, on Indian Hill Rd), just listening to her read this story.

I am sure probably most/all know the story (you have either read the book or watched the movie) – so you know how it ends…. :(

We have been reading Charlotte’s Web in our house, for the first time! Nicholas has LOVED it. He is so interested in the story and he has been worrying about Wilbur – hoping that Charlotte can save him from becoming breakfast bacon for the Zuckerman’s.

Tonight we read the 2nd to the last chapter….and it was a HARD read for me. Charlotte died…and I couldn’t stop the tears from rolling down my cheeks. And I KNEW it was coming. But man, it was STILL so sad. Nicholas kept saying “did she really die?” and “why did she have to die?”

Joe came home from walking Lucy and I told him that I cried while reading. He said – That’s why he doesn’t like the book…”It’s like Old Yeller. It’s sad…I saw it once and never wanted to see it again. Too sad!”

Despite my tears, I love the story. It’s such a sweet story about how a friend helps another — and ultimately saves his life! I told the boys that after we finish the book, we can have a movie night to watch Charlotte’s Web (yes, I am signing myself up to cry again!!)

Thanks, Mom…for the great memories, the book, and the tears….

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