Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December 2, 2018

Today was the annual Tuba Christmas - Indianapolis style

How does she still look cute even with a weird filter?

Me?  Dorky cute

Three former members of the Solid Brass Quintet

Kids of friends

M is 3.5 years younger than Riley.  We joked that when he was born, he'd be bigger than her.  He wasn't but he is now.

December 1, 2018

Depauw Dance Marathon...We have attended every year that it has been in existence.  We took Claire with us and probably for the first time, Riley had a friend (and former teammate of both girls) who was attending the marathon as a college student.  I'm sure that will start to happen more in the next year or so.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

November 30, 2019 - The Window

Designing our store window for Christmas fell on my shoulders this year.  It was very stressful especially since my boss decided to go live with it 1 day early and I wasn't quite ready.  What I also wasn't quite ready for was another co-worker to completely take over putting the window in.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 28, 2018

Just me and the cat (aka Blue) snuggling and watching Food Network.

 This is Riley trying to figure out her routines for gymnastics.  It's a combination of current skills, things she thinks she can get in the next month and how to put them all together for the most points.
I'm sure girls with real coaches don't have to worry about that.

November 27, 2018

It's a cold wintry day outside.  But I did have this pretty view as I was walking through the hospital.  That's the area where families staying in the Ronald McDonald house can go to have some privacy or eat something or even just get some fresh air.

 I had some yummy bean soup for lunch!  Perfect for a cold snowy day.

A pretty view out the window of the snow.

It's prematurity awareness month.  This morning I caught a glimpse of this diaper on my shelf so I showed my social media followers how Riley's diaper at birth was the same size as a fake license aka a gift card.

November 26, 2018

When it's cold and snowy and you are changing out of gymnastics clothes to eat dinner, why not wear your Gryffindor onesie?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 25, 2018

Riley's faith formation teacher asked her to train him to be an altar server for those times when students aren't available.


We spent the rest of the day relaxing at home after having breakfast with Uncle Jason.  It's been a pretty good week.  If Riley had a bucket list, I think it would be cleanly checked off and even her laundry is caught up and put away.  In the past week, we went out to dinner way too many times.  She had Chick-Fil-A for breakfast and spent hours at the gym.  We went ice skating, rock climbing and karting.  We went to the Children's Museum (she's too old), spent time with friends and family and went Christmas and beer shopping.  All in all, an amazing week.

To top it all off, the weather has been beautiful.  Rick was making beer and came inside to get me.  True to Indiana weather, literally 32 minutes later, the weather changed and it started raining.