Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Here We Go

Wow. These last couple weeks felt like a whirlwind. Our calendar eaten away by a host of holiday parties, birthday celebrations, school functions, neighborhood gatherings, and one very violent flu that swept through our house with a vengeance, knocking just about every one of us flat on our back for a week or more. It was ugly. And, as we all know, when mom goes down, the house falls apart. . .
(hence the lack of bloggerly love)

So today, the first of November, with everybody on the mend, I am determined get things back in order. Pick up the pieces and ready the house, reorganize the cupboards, finish the the rooms I've torn apart, and prepare this home (and our selves) for the next big holiday. Because, let's face it, Christmas will tear you apart if you are not armed and ready. If there's one thing I've learned in my adult years, it is this. Especially with kids. 

Hope everyone had a great Halloween. Aside from the tail end of that nasty virus lingering still, we had good fun with rotating costume changes making the rounds at endless parties, with three hefty bags of candy on our kitchen counter to show for it.


  1. first off, MAN you have sass! Do you always look so chic grocery shopping? love. I'm mighty jealous of your halloween festivities. I raced home from work to put candy in a bowl. Not. one. trick or treater. maybe it was the snow from over the weekend but this street was quiet. Glad you're feeling better my friend.

  2. Alyce - not quite, this was an old family photo shoot! Do you really think I'm going to post the reality of me in an oversized micky mouse teeshirt & sweats (which is what I shopped in this morning?!)

    And it you're envious of my Halloween madness, I have to say I'd trade all the spooks for one quiet evening indoors with a snow scene at my window. All those Brooklyn/NY instagram shots were killing me this past week. SO incredibly beautiful. Especially for us Cali folk, where snow in Fall feels like an urban legend . . .

    Can't wait to get caught up on your posts!

  3. That is such a great photo!

    So sorry to hear about the flu, what a huge bummer. Glad you are all on the mend though and managed a lovely Halloween it sounds :)