Hello? *knockknock* Are you there Internet? It’s been a while. I’m sure most of you have all about forgotten this humble blog. The biggest news since January is that we got married!!
Here is a photo from the ceremony. It was freakishly chilly for the end of May, but I guess that’s the lake effect. L1 would NOT let me put him down; he clung to me the whole time! He was cold and need momma that day. L2 was a champ, he didn’t care about the cold at all! He did have fun kicking sand everywhere, however. They were both crying at the end because it was so cold and they wanted to leave, but when we actually went to leave, they were upset because they didn’t want to leave the beach!
Here are some photos (the second one is with my parents) from the reception in June. MUCH warmer! I actually got pretty badly sunburnt that day on my shoulders/back. The boys had to pick out their own outfits so they ended up being very solidly hued. You may also notice my hair is gone in the second set of photos! I was growing it out solely for the wedding, so two days after, I chopped it. It was much lighter for summer and slightly easier to handle, depending on how I style it.
We also took a family vacation this year (since we didn’t last year) and went up to Michigan City/The dunes (where we got married) for four days. The boys were much happier being at the beach when it was warmer and they could swim! We loved it and had a great time.
The boys also started kindergarten and preK this month! Just look at those class years…I feel so old! I also feel a lot of mom feels at my babies getting so big. I swear I didn’t tear up until after I dropped them off…
Biomom is still her typical self, and we’re still fighting her on many things, but we’re definitely doing a lot more on our end (still) to make up for the slack elsewhere, so they’re taken care of at least. The most frustrating thing about it is that so many people still don’t see any of the crap she does (or doesn’t) do; even some of T’s own family is still super buddy buddy with her. We can only hope that one day her true colors will show and that karma will take care of her.
Aside from that, life has been alright. I started a new job at the end of last September and am now the front office manager at the same place, so I’m making more than I was before but also working more, and there’s no head manager, so I’m kind of self-teaching and hoping I’m not screwing anything up. Working so much is starting to take its toll on the boys, however, especially L1. His brother still gets to spend a few hours each day with me even when I work nights, because preK is only half a day, but L1 goes early in the morning for a full day and has been really missing me and the separation is hitting him a lot harder. He’s used to T being gone in the mornings because he’s always worked the same days/hours. They still miss him a lot, but it’s a big shake up to them not seeing me as much as they did. I’m trying to put myself on a fairly regular schedule so I can see them more, but with the availability of the staff we have, it’s not always doable. Hopefully when the summer ends and things slow down it’ll work out better.
I hope you all have had an amazing summer and first eight months of this new year! I’ll try to get monthly updates out from here on out.