Ring Out the Bells Again…

I have discovered that I like reading blogs a whole lot more than writing them. I just don’t think I’m as clever as a lot of the people I read and I’m lazy – I don’t feel like typing out all of my deep thoughts; I talk about the deep thoughts out loud with people these days it seems.

I’m also paranoid – you never know who is reading. It could be a relative or a co-worker or a boss, so I tend to watch what I say here, which is greatly inhibiting.

Anyway, not much is new here – I’m still in my pre post-summer blues phase. I get so sad when summer ends, I hate the cold weather so much. It sucks, too, that Rob absolutely loves the cold weather so we’re at direct odds with each other on this subject. I’d be happy moving south and he wants to go to Alaska. Ai yi yi. Guess that’s why we’re still in Pennsylvania, and probably will be for some time to come.

We went to visit my brother and his family over the weekend – we had the best time there! I got to sit and visit with Lauren (his wife) for a few hours and then we played with babies (okay, toddlers) and watched all the kids play – that would include my brother, my dad and Rob. Heh. Greg (my brother) got out the tractor, loaded my two boys and his oldest into the trailer and rode around his back yard knocking things over, driving into the swings, etc., to make them all laugh. Then for good measure, Rob and my dad played monkey in the middle with a frisbee with Greg while he was driving. Do we sound like rednecks or what? You might be a redneck if you’ve ever watched or participated in the sport of Tractor Driving Monkey in the Middle. Here are some pictures from the day.

The boys went back to school this past Thursday. So far everything is going great, which is in stark contrast to last year for Aric, who had the year from hell. We requested a teacher for him – he’s a young, energetic (and cute! Woo!) guy and we were fortunate to have gotten the request granted. For the first time in his life, Aric is liking school. I foresee very nice teacher’s presents in this guy’s future. Here are some pics of their first day and also of them messing around on all the band equipment in our basement. We’ve got a kickass setup down there – it’s actually a recording studio complete with mixing and sound boards and all musical instruments and equipments. Rob and Connor wet themselves every time they go downstairs, I think.

That’s it from my corner of the world – leave me a comment so I know you’re out there. :-)

3 Responses to “Ring Out the Bells Again…”

  1. Jill Y. says:

    Great pictures Amy! I can’t get over how much the girls resemble you!!!

  2. Shawn says:

    Great pictures! Your visit to your brother’s sounds fun. And I LOVE the music room!

  3. Laura says:

    I’m out here!

    Those baby girls look more like you than Lauren. Wonder if that chaps her ass a little? ROFL!