Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oh, Hello.

So it's been awhile. A couple of weeks, in fact. Which turns out is a rather extreme blogging break for me.  But things have been insane.  Between the start of the semester, training new TAs, adjusting to increased numbers of courses and students, my new position at work, baseball, and cub scouts the category of "Free Time" has basically disappeared.  Add in the fact that I was in Philadelphia the majority of last week presenting research at an annual work conference and I can comfortably say there was simply no time for blogging.  Not if I wanted to sleep.

But now, settled into the second day of my weekend, as we wait for the baseball uniform to dry so we can get to the field in an hour, I feel comfortable grabbing a few minutes to update.  Although, there isn't a ton to say beyond "Life is busy. We are managing to keep up!"  So how about a few pictures?

Let's see. Since we last spoke (or whatever) we celebrated my mom's birthday. It was great! Look at how happy these babies are.
They sure do love their Nanny!

Baseball has also continued to happen, and our boy it getting better at hitting every single game.  We are down to the last two weeks of Fall Ball.  It has been great and I cannot WAIT for it to be over. seriously.  Let's finish this.
Exciting things were happening in the world of Pokemon Go. Did I tell you we love Pokemon Go? LOVE IT.  I am not even ashamed.  (Although I do regularly blame Henry, as if I am not completely addicted as well)
And then we went to Philly!  Look, the Liberty Bell!
And the LOVE sculpture!
And City Hall!
Oh, and WORK.  The conference was actually great. There were two parts in particular that were extremely powerful to me personally.  One focused on the issues surrounding our criminal justice system and the other focused on how to address adverse childhood experiences through behavioral changes such as physical activity, meditation, and music. In is in moments such as those that I feel the power of the work we are doing, and I am so grateful to contribute to that work.

On the way back to the airport we got a cheese steak, because, it's wrong to go to Philly and not get a cheese streak.

And then finally (FINALLY) We celebrated Boo's birthday yesterday with dinner, a movie (Pete's Dragon. SO GOOD!) and a cookie cake. The dinner, in particular, was a big hit with the kids.  Actually, so was the movie and the cake. It was all a hit. Thanks for being born, Boo!

And with that, I am out of time. Thanks for catching up with us.  I will try to be back in less that two weeks this time.  Seems like a reasonable goal.

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