Saturday, January 16, 2016

Durango--day 2 (rehersal)

Ok, it is officially super-hard for me to get any time online at this "season" in my life.


I wake up at 6:30am and get dressed for the day.  My alarm sounds at 7am...and by "alarm" I mean Sedric yelling "Mom!  Mom!"  I immediately get him ready for the day, and Gemma is awake as well so I need to remind her of her Morning Routine too.  Then downstairs for breakfast, a few chores, lots of kid-monitoring, and anything else I can do before Mrs. N comes at 8am.

At that point it is school time, or if not school 100% then anything I NEED to get done like switching laundry, starting the bread machine, or cleaning something.  But, mostly school.

When Mrs. N leaves at 1pm, I go straight to chore assignments and family meeting, managing the chores, read to the little ones, and put Sedric to bed.  By this time it is 2pm and I have about 2 hours to finish school and do more vital housework before switching to either dinner prep or dance lesson prep.  Then to bed..and before I know it, it's 7:30 or 8pm.  Then I have to prep for the next day (mostly set out breakfast...every meal is for 8 people...).  BAM it's 8:30pm, and I COULD work on the blog, but it's my only time for a shower and then Marcus would like to spend time with me before we both go to bed around 9:30pm. Forget about reading or treadmill time--not happening.

Thus, I haven't been online much lately.  :o(

But that's OK!  We all have these busy seasons in our life, right?  I'll just do what I can.  Here's the rest of our first full day in Durango, way back in September:

The gorgeous wedding site
Gemma walking across the bridge with the ring-bearer
Bride and Groom delegating to their minions
One excited flower girl!
my little brother holding his youngest niece
After the rehearsal, we all had fun on the property.  The little
ponds were a big hit!  It was a beautiful day.

James with fellow artist Uncle Justin
Sun going down (we had pizza dinner under the tent)

Gemma with cousin Grey
The wedding was right around the time of that rare
super-blue-harvest moon (remember that?).

After dinner we drove into Downtown Durango for some ice cream.  We got to see the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge coming back from Silverton!

A sweet ending to a sweet day :o)


  1. I say a late post is better than no post at all! I'm just glad you're still blogging and haven't given up entirely. You'll catch up some day :-)

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Erica!!! xoxo :o) Becky