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*The pretty big girl is my niece. Also, please ignore the liquor boxes in the background. We were in the process of packing to move, not running a speakeasy.*

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  • I have moved 8 times in the last 10 years and I hate it. I am so thrilled that we have a 5 year contract at the school and will not have to move for a substantial amount of time.
  • I am going to miss our neighborhood so much! We are currently living 10 minutes away from the house I lived in as a child. The girls took their first swim lessons where I took my first swim lessons (198), have gone to baby play where I took community classes, and have played in swings that I have played on. I love the full circle-ness of it all (199) and will be sad to move away from it.
  • Haley’s over-sensitivity is totally hereditary. I am the exact same way, especially if I am stressed out. Good thing Ken and Hazel are so constant (200).
  • As convenient as the computer is for writing, I still have a love affair with pen and paper. It is my preferred method of writing. I love the way ink looks as it hits the paper wet and shiny, then slowly dries to opaque. I also love the sound of pen moving over paper.
  • There is the possibility that I may get to teach dance at the new job as an extracurricular class. That is my first love of teaching. Dance has always been such a rewarding/cathartic experience for me. I love getting to pass that joy onto others.
  • There is nothing as healing as holding a little hand. Yesterday, my sister-in-law and niece came over, initially so Ken and I could pack and she would watch the girls, but I was having a hard day and hang out with them instead. At one point we went to go get coffee and my niece and I went for a walk, her little hand in mine (201). Those few, sweet moments were the best at making me feel not so stressed/sad/exhausted.
  • I want to find a really great friend in McMinnville. Seriously. My two closest friends live really far away from me. One is 2,000 miles away and the other lives in a different country (and she and I have not actually met face to face). I love them both, but I want a great friend that I can go have a coffee date with without having to take an airplane to get there.
  • It has been a long standing tradition of mine to have Gilmore Girls playing in the background while I pack up the apartment. There is something very soothing about that continuing even though many other things in my life are different.

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My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, niece, the girls, and I all went to The Children’s Museum today.  Granted the girls are FAR too young to take part so I basically just got lots of exercise pushing the double stroller around the museum, but my niece was able to do lots of playing.  Unfortunately, I only got one picture of her, at least it’s a cute one!

Eva and her mommy

I got so excited watching all the other kids run around and play.  I can’t WAIT until the girls are old enough to run around and interact.  As cute as they are, I am totally ready for the blob stage to be over.

And, even though all they did was lie around in their car seats and watch the world go by, my darling girls were EXHAUSTED when we got home.

Couldn’t you just die?!?  This picture kills me.  Kills. Me. Dead. Every time.  I love how she’s holding her pacifier and has her mommy-I’m-super-tired-scowl.  I did take a picture of the meltdown she had maybe thirty minutes later, but that picture is SOOO sad.  I just can’t inflict that level of sadness on the world.

TEASER ALERT: On Friday?  We’re going swimming!

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