the problem with taking a massive blogging break is the overwhelming feeling you get when playing catch-up.
i've played this game before with scrapbooks (yuck. yikes! yes....) and the outcome is always the same: shame-spiral, guilt, procrastination, FAIL.
this time, i'm going a different route--catching up in one post: minimum wordage, minimum photos, minimum but essential info, MAXIMUM WIN.
so, what have we been up to for the past 1.5 months?
we've celebrated 20 years of marriage-ness:
for which russ thought this card so lovingly applied:
but i gave him this because he rules. and i can't live without him:
we drove tiny cars:
filled water balloons:
had some real, honest-to-goodness fun at girls camp:
and even managed to show a little love to our sister in the process: (this is one of my favorite photos, ever.)
we turned 17 years old:
and continued to tolerate chandler's never-ending kitty-glam photo sessions:
we watched the birdies grow in their nest:
& saw lovingly-crafted (check out the time-consuming detail on the envelope! now THAT is love and devotion) notes to the tooth-fairy from a first-timer:
& the more no-nonsense, business-like approach from a veteran:
all in all, we have continued to experience a beautiful life.
which sometimes is just enough to nearly wear a girl out: