fall of formaldehyde

the kids and i picked up D last night and were immediately repulsed by the smell of sweet burning nastiness -- there really is no better way to describe it. apparently using a bone saw for 5 hours straight produces this odor of ungodliness and it permeates anything and everything.
i wont go into details about what the man was doing, but i will say, that last night, for the first time in 14 years, i was truly grossed out by my husbands activities.

fortunately i am not allowed to take pics of the mans activities, or you know i would be sharing with you all. instead i have some delayed photos of the kids gorgeousness



a shout out to lucky number 13

I was going to title this one, this is the face of 13 and post a pic of D and I together, but sadly, I cant find a pic of the 2 of us together that was taken in the past 2 years!
not one i like anyway ;)

today i have had the privilege of being married to the best person i know and my best friend for 13 years.
in 7 more we'll have been married for 20 years and/or half our lives -- for some reason that makes me feel like, wow, we're old, and wow, we really have been married a loooonnnggg time.
i have a terrible memory which i think precipitates my lack of awareness of time, so in general, i feel very much like that 20 year old girl who one day realized
a.  wow, D is really into me so he must not be gay
b.  he's kinda awesome, and arrogant, and hot (this was after he cut off the legolas locks and dyed them black)

im so glad through the stupidity of my early 20's, i had the good sense to realize just how amazing this man, my husband is, and that he was, and is, a keeper

since i cant find any recent photos, thought i would upload one from when the magic all began ;)


this is the face of two

i cant believe its been 5 weeks since i last posted -- i meant to be so very good about it really.
and,  i cant believe my boy is two.
if its not already being done, someone really needs to do a study about how time literally, not theoretically, goes soooo much faster once you have kids.
i can no longer keep track of what month it is let alone what date or day of the week.
im serious, not exaggerating for effect -- does this happen to everyone when you have kids or is it just me?

well in superquick wrap up style of the events i can remember:

we all got sick with the plague/ super high fevers/ 5 trips to the drs... yet again!!!
daniel actually graduated with his bs, so now he's ddbs soon to be ddbsdds, and then ddbsddsomfs :D
this cracks me up, but no one else apparently
daniel started dental school. in fact he's probably cutting into his first cadaver as i write
my mom came to visit/ took care of us/ helped immensely with max's mistake of a second birthday party
max kind of missed out on his actual birthday as he had a temp hovering around 103 and was completely lethargic, which if you know my boy, means it was really bad...
went a little crazy with max's robot/dinosaur/animal dance party themed 2nd birthday party which ended up just being robot themed
the official birthday party season continued and hopefully, now has ended ;)
we found out my neice who is 5 months younger than me and has 4 young kids had a brain tumor and lesions, (which they successfully removed) and also has lung cancer
went to the drs another 87 times -- good report from cardioloigst, passed 2nd hearing screen, (didnt do so well on the first) found out am has an astigmatism and will eventually need glasses, 3 miserable blood draws and monitoring for hypothyroidism, 2 trips to ped to make sure the plague wasnt turning into some sort of rsv for am, 2 year well check for max, annual check up for me, root canal for me, 2 more root canals for me, cleaning for d, bi-weekly slp/ ot/ pt
-- lots of excitement in that area of our world, need a dr people, ask me!
dinner with family whom we havent seen in forever :)
starting applications for school
taking first steps, (assisted, but bearing weight on those tiny legs is still a big deal ;)
ate solid pieces of fruitaliciousness
met some horses, and cool people too
learned the hard way that it's absolutely imperative that i check max's pockets before washing any of his clothes

thats all the power of recall i have for the moment
lots and lots of pics to choose from since its been so long but we'll go with bday