Thursday, January 09, 2014

Back to normal

It's been a while since I updated! The holidays were a whirlwind of running here and there, and trying to stay warm. The girls were off school for winter break from December 23 through January 3, so Aaron was home with them trying to keep them busy and happy and entertained. We had a lovely Christmas Eve at Auntie Laura's house, and a cozy Christmas day snuggled up at home.

After a very fun New Year's Eve, when we hosted a sleepover with cousin Dylan, we headed up to the Edgewater hotel/waterpark in Duluth for a little mini-vacation before the girls headed back to school. Then, of course, the extra-long break got extended another two days, January 6 and 7, due to the ridiculously cold temps. On Monday morning the 6th, the wind chill was -51 when I woke up!!

But we're finally, finally back to a regular schedule. School's back in session, I'm back at work, and life is moving along. Everything's back to normal. Which always reminds me of one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite books, Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

"Five to one against and falling..." she said, "four to one against and falling...three to factor of one to one...we have normality, I repeat we have normality." She turned her microphone off — then turned it back on, with a slight smile and continued: "Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem."

Picture time!

Visiting "Santa Joe" at the Midtown Global Market. Maisie was NOT interested in sitting on his lap.

New Year's day... Dylan was rolling on the floor laughing so hard!

Silliness at the waterpark

Fun with selfies

I mustache you a question.

The mustache really adds some gravitas, don't you think?