Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm Mostly Showing Photos Because I'm Easing Back In To Life

Indiana life was good.


Three weeks at my parents' house was fantastic, but now I'm back.  My parents, my three children, and I rolled back to Texas in my minivan late Saturday night, and fine, I'll admit it, it feels good to be back.

(Especially with my parents along.)

It's nice to be in my own space, with my husband, but I'd still give anything to have it be back in Indiana rather than here.  Plain and simply, I just love it more.  I fit better there than I do here.

(Even Money magazine just named my home town the #1 best place to live, check it out here. )

My kids loved it, maybe even more than I did. 


Fighting brothers embraced one another.

I got to spend lots of time with my best friend.

Ruffled outfits with large bows came out of nowhere.


Cute cousins giggled in prairie land.

A mirrored room was weird, and maybe fun?

Farm animals?  Joy.

Melt-your-heart moments happened like this.
We went out to dinner with adults only! (That's my big brother and his beautiful wife!)

It's always so good to all be together.


It was a good three weeks.

Coming home means getting ready for school to start next week for Aiden, celebrations for Cole's birthday, and a whole lot of getting back in the swing of things. 

I'm hoping that the swing of things will include writing more often, even it's just to share fun stuff like the fact that my Amity and her cool home design style were featured on the awesome Design Mom Blog

You can check out Amity's awesomeness here.

It's good to be home.

7 comments:

Cynthia Meents said...

I would hate to live far from my family; we're very close in every sense of the word. I totally understand how you feel. Maybe someday you'll get to move back. Right now you've got your priorities straight. Good for you.

in the coop said...

It was funny to see you in places that I know so well. I've been in that mirrored room many, many, many times! I have to agree that Indiana is a great place to be. I'm glad you got to have such a nice, long visit.

Kmama said...

I'm so glad to see a post from you!

Family is the best. I am so thankful that my parents live 15 minutes away.

Just A Normal Mom said...

Your trip sounds fantastic.

I just clicked over and looked and read and I've fallen immediately in love with that house and her style. I love it!

Mel said...

Welcome back! I, for one, missed you (though I had no idea you were right here in my home state!). Glad you had time to get away and relax.

yippiemom said...

You don't know how happy I am that you're "home"! Why don't we ever coordinate our summer vacations? I've seen you exactly twice in 3 months. That is just not okay! Thanks for the shout out. The Design Mom thing was super fun!

momnextdoor said...

Missed you! Welcome back!

And YAY for Amity. She'll be happy to know that she kick started my earring collection. I now own NEW EARRINGS! And some even SPARKLE! I know, right!