This is Lola's "Oh No" face. Auntie Beans captured this moment of Lo. I post the "Oh No" face because here we are again two weeks later and I have not updated the blog. OH NO!!!!! Seriously, why is everything so hectic during the holidays!?!?!?!? You should see what our house looks like right now. I feel like I can't pull anything together...work, house, parenting, my body (I'm having some "mom-flab" issues), etc. I hate when I feel this way. Anyway, I still wanted to drop a note before I jump on a 9:00 a.m. conference call and have another long hectic day. The problem is I don't even know where to begin...
Lets see....we had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We did what I like to call the "Tour de Texas". Our first stop was Midlothian. We left around 2:00 on Wednesday before Thanksgiving (mistake, mistake, mistake) and it took us 5 1/2 hours for a trip that would typically be 2 1/2 hours. Under the circumstances, Lola did great. But, I felt soooo bad for her as it was pretty torturous....even for us adults! We spent time with the fam (Brana is about to POP) and then on Thanksgiving Day drove to Plano to have lunch with all my dad's sisters and their families. It's been years since we've seen some of the family. I actually think the last time was our wedding. So many of them haven't met Lola or even Brana. It was great to reconnect with everyone. Oh, but here's the great part...they all read the blog! So although we haven't seen each other in years, they all know what's going on in our lives. How great is technology.
After leaving my aunt Linda's/Nani's house, we kicked back at the parental guidance house and watched football. Then, we woke up at the break of dawn and headed to Baird to visit Clay's family. There we had a low-key evening with Clay's Mom & Dad, Molly, Ben, Doss & Guthrie. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time there. We got up on Saturday morning and left to come back to Austin first thing as Kristen & Kevin (our fab neighbors) were getting married. Their wedding was beyond perfect....from the weather, to her breath taking Balenciaga dress, to the ceremony and lovely reading that touch both Clay & I, to the outside venue, to the flowers, to the fab company...man, it was all wonderful! If I had it all to do over again, I would do it exactly as they did. Now they are off for a month to Brazil and Argentina. Must be nice right!!! We will certainly miss them!
So, that was our Thanksgiving week! Oh, I almost forgot. After all of that,on Sunday, I had the honor of flying out to St. Louis, MO for a business trip...UGH!!! Got there and then drove 2 hrs to Springfield, IL - home of Abraham Lincoln. I got back from the trip on Wednesday evening and couldn't wait to see my baby girl. It is so wonderful when they get to the age where they show pure excitement on their face when you get home. When I walked up to the door, I peered through the window and Lola saw me. She started screaming "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy" and running to the door. When I walked in she ran up to me and gave me a big huge bear hug. I loved it! I then said "Hello" to the other baby girls in my life. It's funny b/c Lola mocks everything I do so I said "Hi girls" and gave them a big pat on the back and Lola did the exact same thing...she said "Hi girls" in her precious little voice and gave them a big pat too. She's a doll face! Then, yesterday was a catch up day and now here we are today! Gosh time flies when your having fun! I just wonder when I'm going to get Christmas shopping done and possibly even a Christmas tree up?????
For now, this is all I can do. However, I think I'm here next week so I'll be certain to post some updates. Lola is saying so many cute things and I want to make sure to get them all out on the blog at one point. If not this month, surely things will settle down after the holidays!!!!