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Sunday, January 1, 2012


  1. Vivian finally went to kindergarten. At first glance, it's seen as a relief. Upon further inspection, I have discovered that my life is a little bit boring without that kid around. The fun part has been figuring out who I am without a kid stuck to my side. And by fun, I mean not fun. 
  2. Patricia got her learner's permit, and I got more gray hairs. Seriously. I'm not even joking. This is not an exaggeration. I have more gray hairs. Everywhere. Even in places that I never thought would get gray hairs. Yeah. THERE. Although, I am pretty sure those ones have nothing to do with my 16 year old daughter. 
  3. Trystan is taller than me. He weighs more than me too. And he has a manly voice. Where did my sweet little boy go?
  4. Mimi's isn't much of a milestone, rather a brag. That girl is the most empathetic person I know. She is the kid who plays with the unpopular kids who have no one to play with at recess. She is the one who takes time to help the kid who can't read well to find a book in the school library that he is interested in. I see this every time I go to her school. Her teachers tell me whenever they get a chance. Most importantly, Mimi lets me know. At least once a week. Hey- It's a good thing to know what you're good at. 
  5. Mel retired after 20 years in the Army. And now for the brag: In November, he had a retirement ceremony where I got to hear about all of the amazing things he has done over the past six years in his job. That was cool. I learned some things I didn't know before. What the best part for me was standing in the receiving line  and getting to talk to all of the people who he had touched, both professionally and personally. I have always known how great he is. To learn that I'm not the only person to feel that way about him was priceless. I'm looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. 
  6. Isn't it ironic that I saved myself for last? I got my first REAL brazilian wax. Remember this? Or part deux? Or part the third? It took just over two years for me to muster the courage to get it professionally done. It took 45 minutes. It hurt. My pussy was out of commission for two days. I'm going back on Wednesday for maintenance. (god help me)
Did you have any milestones in your life? If so, I hope it wasn't as painful as mine. 


Brandi said...

See! I was right when I said 36 is the age THAT happens. It's horrifying. That's why I continue to root for Brazil in the world cup.

Marianne said...

When I saw it, I almost cried because YOU were right. AAAAH!!

Ariella said...

I LOVE your family!!! Crazy teenagers and all. I thought this blog was out of commission. I was pleasantly surprised to find you on a blog roll. I've been catching up with friends all morning. I miss blogging. Not looking forward to 36. :(

Ariella said...

I'm just posting again because I love you and because I forgot to check the follow up comments to email box.