Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We look the same in Georgia...

I think I can officially say that the craziness of our summer travel and moving is done. That's a fairly significant statement, given how much we really did this summer.

On the other hand, that means the monotony of stay-at-home-ness is kicking back in. Chris and Audrey are gone at school all day, Megan and Ben delightfully entertain themselves fabulously well when it's just the two of them, and I...well, I'm bored. I'm sure my calling (RS secretary in the new presidency) will kick in even more soon, and I have all kinds of projects that I just haven't been doing because of everything else going on. I'll figure how to fill up my time quite sufficiently soon enough.

In the meantime, since I know you all just miss us so much, I thought I'd kill some time this morning with a recent photo dump.

Family Home Evening--the kids get tired of spending all day with me, so they take advantage of the times when Dad is home and not locked in the office doing homework.

Graduate Family Picnic--we actually got to go up to campus for dinner.

The kids particularly enjoyed meeting Buzz, the GA Tech yellowjacket mascot.

Audrey's high five was so hard he lost his hand.

The bounce house was fun, too.

SIDE NOTE OF EXCITING NEWS: Chris has a thesis advisor! According to the university he's not really expected to start a thesis until at least next semester, but Chris has been very proactive about finding an advisor and topic to be able to start his research as soon as possible. And because he's so amazing, he's done just that.

It's also cool because he has an office space, which makes working on campus a lot simpler, and we were actually able to see his office. Seriously--that's the first time I've been able to see where he spends his days since we left Logan four years ago. Yay!

And now back to your regularly scheduled photo dump.

We have explored the park in our neighborhood.

We made cookies.

And played Twister.

We actually play a lot of games with the kids lately. Audrey is getting good at SkipBo Jr, but I think Megan is still the master of Mickey Mouse Yahtzee. Ben always wins the matching long as you don't actually turn any of the cards over to find.

And just because I like to end my blog posts with a note of humor with which to embarrass my children in the future: Ben came to me one night crying in a very pathetic voice, "I'm tired and hungry. FEED ME." I gave him food, he did this.

Apparently he really was hungry.


Liz, Karl, Madison, Brooklyn and Aubrey said...

Your kids make me laugh. :) And just so you know, I really do miss you. I'm glad things are slowing down a bit. I hope you find some fun things to fill your time up with.

Tannie Datwyler said...

Bahahaha! I love the last picture. These photos are fun and it's great to see what you are up to in your new place.