Usually when I take over a week or two to update the ol' blog, it's because I've been having loads of fun and exciting things going on. Lest you think that's the case this time...let's clear that up right now...it isn't. I didn't go to the Cayman Islands, I'm not pregnant (praises be, hallelujah), I haven't been furnishing my new place from scratch, and my children aren't being so darlingly charming that I just couldn't wait to post about them. So...you might ask, what have you been up to? Well, dedicated reader, let me tell you:
I've been in Oklahoma for about two weeks helping my sister, Stephanie, (along with my other sister, Liberty, and often my mother) de-junk, re-organize, and begin to pack for her upcoming move to Amarillo. We seriously did this basically everyday. I probably should have taken pictures for documentation purposes, but all you would've seen were some dirt-covered, half-naked children. After seeing said children, you would have felt obligated to call DHS and we wouldn't want that, now would we? While so much work doesn't seem like a lot of fun, when I'm getting to spend all day, every day with my sisters, what's not to love?
Here are a few rare, random cute pictures I did manage to get on the trip, however.
For our one outing of the trip, we went to the Omniplex Science Museum down in Oklahoma City. We figured if we didn't do something fun, the kids would mutiny. With nine of them and only three of us, the odds were definitely in their favor.
Gavin, Gunner, and Ezra playing at the water table:
Too bad. She's so wearing them. There's no way in heck I'm starting over.
(the pictures don't even do the look justice. although, the third one does show the monk hairline fairly well)
Since I've had a lot of inquiries, I'll fill y'all in on my new locale. I just gotta say how absolutely in love I am with our new town. Overland Park (Kansas) has so, so much to do, including TONS of family-friendly activities. I have endless shopping options (there are 6 Targets within a 6 mile radius. Six. I kid you not!). We're close enough to Kansas City that we could spit on it with a good tail wind, yet Overland Park is big enough that I don't feel like I have to actually go into the city basically ever. I'm always surprised at how friendly people are and our ward is just so fabulous. The neighborhoods are all lined in big shade trees and everything seems nice and clean. I could be content with spending the rest of my life here and that's pretty big coming from a moving junkie like me. Despite the tantrums, spit-up, and constant laundry, life is pretty darn good.