I took a little unplanned hiatus from blogging.
In August, Derek's brother, and his wife and 2 and half year old son moved in with us for about 6 weeks. I loved every minute of it. We've never actually lived in the same city as any family before, and having Kevin, Kayla and Connor around 24/7 was a blast. We knew they wouldn't be with us long, so I didn't do things like blog in the evenings, but instead spent time hanging out with them, talking and laughing and catching up on several years of living 7 hours away from each other.
The awesome thing about Kevin and Kayla is that I would want to be friends with them if we weren't related. Kevin is really funny, and Kayla is the sweetest, the kind of person who makes you feel good about yourself when you're around her. And their son Connor is an absolute doll. I told Derek the other day that if we ended up with a kid like Connor I would think I hit the jackpot.
So needless to say, we've been loving having them in Lexington.
But they moved out in the beginning of October, like a month ago. And I have slacked on getting back into blogging. Part of it is my laziness and knowing that I need to upload pictures to my computer, another part is feeling overwhelmed at how much their is to catch up on. I think I am 3 posts in to recapping our Italy trip from July, and I definitely want to finish blogging about that. But life in general has been a little crazy and so I keep putting it off, vowing that tomorrow I will sit down and start it back up again.
So here I am! I'm going to cut this post short, but I figure if I at least post it, that will give me some accountability to get back here and do a little recap of our fall with some pictures, and then hopefully slowly but surely, finish sharing our Italy trip.