Sunday, August 30, 2009

The picture drout has ended... can you give me an hallelujah!!

So sorry for the lack of kiddo pics over the summer. My camera has been broken and hasn't been sent back to me yet, but it has also been ridiculously a crazy summer. Here are some of the events that have happened in the last month:
*My High School reunion. I was in charge of planning the family picnic. It was so nice to reconnect with some people and see a couple of beloved friends, but over all, it was not the most exciting event of my life. Blah blah blah... I am sure I could post more about the reunion, but it really wasn't that eventful.
*Selling our town house!!! Our house closed last week, and we are currently renting an apartment until we find a house that we like (we have a couple of prospects already). This was my first time moving with small children, and it was more insane than I imagined that it would be. If you want to see Kara in a psychotic mood (and who wouldn't??), you should have seen me the day that Gabe dumped gallons of paint all over the carpet and hardwood. Long story.... blah blah blah.... but that just kind of sums up moving with small children. Anywho.... apartment life has been great, and I inherited the most awesome neighbor ever, so life is good.
*Running Hood to coast. That will be my next post/story... hopefully with pictures if I can track some down since I didn't have a camera.
*The kiddos. My kiddos are awesome. I love them so much and missed them while being away for 2 1/2 days, but it was also a much needed break. Sofia is such a great kid. I see good things in that kid's future. She is still as social as ever, and still adds some nice drama to our lives. She is such an amazing big sister, and my heart seriously melts every single day seeing how good she is to Gabe. Gabe is just down right hilarious. Don't you all love this age right before 2 when almost everything they say is so funny and precious? He is still crazy energetic and part of the reason I am tired all of the time. It is good that I am having kids young, because I already feel like I lack energy to chase after that boy. Love him. His smile is so contagious, and I am so grateful for the chance to be able to grow as a person being responsible for these sweet spirits. So sorry to all of you that I have been ignoring or losing contact with over the last couple of months. Life should slow down this week... and then it is off to Virginia with the kiddos by myself to visit Kim... so maybe not. I guess this is just how we roll around here.


Jaime said...

hallelujah!! Great pictures Kara, I would love to hear more about the paint spilling adventure!

Katrina said...

Your kids are adorable. And I think Sofia is still at the age where everything she says is hilarious. I'm glad your still in our ward even though you moved.

Mumu Mama said...

Oh I love those pictures! They just capture your sweet kiddos so well:) I really miss them. When are you going to Virginia?

Margaret said...

Excellent. Your kids are adorable. Glad I finally met Gabe this summer. Now that I've seen you I need more of a Kara fix. We need to plan another get together....asap.

Jeff said...

What do you have a photographer in the family or something?? Those pictures are beautiful. It would be nice if we ever just bit the bullet and had professionals done. I'm sure we could get some gorgeous ones of Sophie. Well...glad you're back to blogging! Hope we chat soon.


juliette said...

As usual, your pictures look like they're straight out of a kids' clothing catalogue. Gorgeous! I know everyone else just said the same thing in their comments, but I can't help it, I'm impressed!