I guess we all still need a mom to call us up, nag a bit, and encourage us to get our ass in gear. No, I haven't been posting at all. I don't know why.I do know that I was sick for almost a month. This cut into my exercise (translation: prevented any exercise), and put me in a bit of a funk.
So, what's been going on (it's been forever!)
- We took the kids to Disney World for Dylan's birthday weekend. It was a blast. They are really the perfect ages for a trip like that. They could swim in the pool without us (hallelujah), and enjoyed the rides so much. I still have all of the pictures on our camera, but I hope to upload them over our holiday break. Max was a crazy daredevil - he'll go on ANY ride. At exactly 44 inches, he could do most of them. I am a total chicken, so Dylan (fellow chicken) and I did the mellow rides while Max and Michael did the crazy stuff. Max's favorite rides were Big Thunder Mountain and Tower of Terror.
- Thanksgiving was half amazing/half disaster. The dog sprained her tail while we were in Disney and was on a bunch of strong painkillers, so we didn't feel comfortable leaving her somewhere without us. Michael took her to Toledo while the kids and I flew to New York for Thanksgiving with my side of the family. We did actual Thanksgiving dinner at my cousin Jane's house in New Jersey which was just glorious. All of the cousins (except my brother) were together for the first time in a long time, and it was so cool to see our kids playing together. It was ridiculously harmonious. We raise good kids in our family. :-) The next day we hung out with my dad, and I realized that I was really, really sick. We ended up coming home three days early, which cost us a ridiculous amount of money. That said, it's just the worst to be away from your own bed when you aren't feeling great, so I don't regret a thing.
- Hanukkah was crazy early this year, but we managed to light candles seven out of the eight nights and the kids got some really cool gifts including Max's annual Hess truck from his Nana and Pop Pop. They also got an air hockey table from Aunt Susan!
- AND, now it's Christmas time! When we lived in Toledo, we always drove to the country to pick out our tree and get it cut right there in the field. This will be our fifth Christmas in Chicago, and we STILL haven't done that here. I found the perfect tree farm in Wisconsin and it's only an hour away, but things are always so crazy. So... once again we had our tree delivered from a local nursery. It is certainly easy, and the tree is gorgeous, so I'm not going to beat myself up over the missing car ride to the country.
- One of my resolutions for 2011 is going to be to post more regularly and maybe even create an editorial calendar for my blogs. Updating these things shouldn't be so hard, right?