Friday, December 30, 2016

This is Life: An Update

Well hello, my long lost blog!

Once upon a time, back in August, I had "committed" to posting a day-by-day update of our family trip to the Black we are on December 30th, with no "Day 2" update in sight.


Also, once upon a time, I used to blog EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Like, EVERY DAY. Sometimes more than once a day and now I go for nearly 5 months without so much as a photo or a "hello" or anything?! Ugh.

Here is the Cliffs Notes version of our Black Hills trip:
Wildlife loop, Crazy Horse, Rushmore at night. Rushmore at night? AMAZING. Must do. Bring Kleenex. Wildlife loop was a highlight...we saw buffalo fighting near the road. Fun (and a bit frightening) to watch! Another highlight, Cosmos...just a cool, freaky, slighly nauseating place to be! We toured Jewel Cave (super cool) and discovered our fun little waterfall find from our last trip (Thunderhead Falls) was closed. Bizarre...and kind of creepy. Stayed at Rushmore Shadows again and the kids LOVED swimming and playing mini golf. OH...and Reptile Gardens! And some other things I'm forgetting.

In other news: my family is growing up before my eyes and it is making me long for the days of temper tantrums and sleepless nights. My middle boy has changed SO MUCH in the last year, it is hard to comprehend! We have a high schooler now, too. And only one left in elementary school. Sweet, young mamas, hold those babies tight...soon you will look at them and they will be big, blossoming young adults getting ready to spread their wings...and if you're like me, you won't be ready for it.

Currently, we are down with the plague. My girls had 102º fevers for a couple of days, and now my middle kiddo has droopy eyes and a 101º temp...and yet he "feels fine". Or so he says.

Christmas break is going way too fast...WAY too fast. I'm longing for a snowstorm. 

Christmas was amazing, as always, but again...WAY TOO FAST. Christmas is never long enough for me...I love the warmth and the happiness and the generosity of the season.

And with that...I'm out!

Happy New Year!!

Mama M.


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