OK, so it's been almost 9 months since I posted last. Since I use this blog as a journal of sorts, you'll have to deal with the chaos of this long post. Here's the "catch-up"
March - NC house on the market (half our stuff packed up and in storage)
April - Graduation for Brig! A real dentist now.
May - Move to UT. Live with the in-laws.
June - Shannon working, Brig setting up his brand-spankin' new practice (see: http://www.slcdentalcenter.com).
July - NC house SOLD
October - move in to new UT house! We love it!
Someone asked me the other day if I had just recently cut Mia's bangs. No, no. Rest assured I did not give my 2 year old side-sweepy bangs. The mullet is all natural....
These two girls love books. So sweet when they read together. Scarlett loves to "read" -- she has a few books memorized and she'll recite them. It's the best.
Mia Jane turned 2 at the end of November! As always I was decorating the cake as my family was (literally) piling into the car to go to Grandma's house for dinner. I thought it turned out pretty cute anyway, thanks to Brig's birthday present to me: a cake decorating kit!
This picture was taken at a Halloween Party BEFORE Halloween, because the night we were going to go out trick-or-treating 1)We had just moved into our new house THAT DAY 2) Couldn't find the costumes (threw together some make-shift ones) 3) It started pouring rain 4) the kids fell asleep in the car on the way to meet our friends. That was the last straw. We called it quits before we even got there.
This picture of the fam was taken during a really ghetto-fabulous haunted boat ride. Our "pirate" tour guide pulled our "ship" down a "river" with a rope that was strung overhead. There really was water. And lit jack-o-lanterns along the riverbanks. Very homemade-y. Very hilarious. The kids still had fun.
Nathan's soccer team.
Then it was back to NC for our good friends' wedding in October! Mia was a fantastic dancer whenever there was music.
Nathan was the ring-bearer and Scarlett escorted him down the aisle. I wish I could steal some of the professional shots of them walking down the aisle. They were so adorable! They did a great job -- a relief since Nathan REFUSED to walk down the aisle at another wedding when he was 2 1/2. And Scarlett loved all the attention and was instantly best friends with anyone wearing a red dress (bridesmaid).
And to Jackson Hole with my family. I actually went with the kids myself (without Brig), because Brig and his mom went to NC to pack up our house there. I'm still trying to sort out how it is fair for me to go on vacation while my husband and his mother move us from NC to UT....all I can say is they are the BEST!