May 9, 2011


I am in a little bit of a hole and overwhelmed with all of the time that has gone by since the last time I even opened this page. Funny thing about habits and routines, it is so easy to let them get away from you. 

The past month or so have been (and usually are) the busiest for us. 
The Man of the House is never at home because of tax season and some end of the year deadlines at work.  
From sun up to sun down, seven days a week he is MIA. 
He is a hard working man. 

#3 is on two soccer teams in the spring, her school team and a traveling club team. She has been leaving the house at 7AM and most days getting home after 8PM. 
I drive in several different carpools and usually my time at home this time of year is also very limited. 
Once we are home I am usually throwing dinner at #3, calling out science and history and washing soccer uniforms. She has and always does handle this schedule beautifully. Right now she still has a
 98 average for her eighth grade and gets out of the car smiling when I drop her off. 

So... we have been chugging right along around here,
taking it one day at a time.
It is just what we do. 

I thought I would try to catch up a little with some collages. 

 While I was on hiatus, I had a little birthday.  
I turned 47 this year. I am still trying to get used to it. I guess you know you are getting old when you keep forgetting how old you are. 

The girls came home from school that night to surprise me. They were sitting at the restaurant where 
The Man of House made reservations. That was a nice surprise! After eating we headed home for cupcakes and some impromptu shagging lessons! Our house is never quiet when everyone is home. 

Like I said, 
our second home this time of year is a soccer field. 
I never get tired of watching these girls play. They are very physical, aggressive
and great athletes!

One weekend
#2 and #3 took advantage of the beautiful weather and played some tennis in the driveway.
Lola was the ballgirl. 

Our busy lives are finally slowing down with the end of the school year coming soon.
I still have some catching up to do, but it feels good to be back!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Don't feel bad, Lisa, I haven't blogged since my birthday on March 15th. Just too much going on. I'll get back to blogging soon. I just wasn't able to handle everything, so something had to give! Glad things are just crazy/busy your way too and that nothing is wrong. My baby just graduated on Mother's Day from college. We are so proud of her! Enjoy your week. Love & blessings from NC!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Do you love a busy life....keeps you young! What a nice surprise to have all your family together for your birthday. Glad to see you back on the blogland. Have a wonderful week.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I have probably passed you on the road to CASL soccer games! I feel like I wash baseball or soccer uniforms all the time! It's good to be busy. It's as it should be right?

Kelley said...

I'm glad that you are back! I had just started following you, and I enjoy your posts!