Had a lovely trip to Portland. Ate too much. Shopped too much. Slept too little. Perfect. My sweet aunt treated me to some very charming antiques. The table cloth was my favorite find. It's huge--a hard thing to find in vintage linens--and only cost $11. Another excuse for a party.
So I haven't told you my very solid excuse for being such a lame blogger of late. I wasn't keen on everyone knowing we were alone for four months. But we were. Dave just got back from Afghanistan. Phew. He is safe and sound and we are overjoyed to be together. The kids really missed the pillow fights and wrestling matches. Luckily for us this was a one time thing. WOW, has my admiration for military families expanded.
My brother and sister-in-law are moving out to St Louis. Yee-ha! And my mom is coming out to help with the move. And my nephew is turning three. Even more reasons for a party. I'd better get cleaning.