Monday, January 24, 2011

Georgia on my mind

Sorry for my long absence, bloggie friends.  I'm still here!
But the Lauer family is on the move and things have been a little crazy in our world.

Here are some of the details if you are interested...

And I can tell you that Eli is already pretty much obsessed with this guy:

We should be settled in Athens by the weekend and I will try to resume my blogging regimen!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bring it on, 2011!

There are many changes afoot in the Lauer household.
And lots of unknowns that will hopefully become known in the near future.
But one thing is sure... if I get to spend 2011 with these two guys, all the rest doesn't matter too much.


Monday, January 3, 2011

I {Heart} Faces

When I read that this week's photo contest at I Heart Faces was to pick your favorite 'face' picture from 2010, this picture immediately came to mind and I figured I might as well throw my hat in the ring.

I love the sparkle in Eli's eyes, his big toothy grin... perfect.
I love the drool mark on my pants, his slightly crusty nose... perfectly imperfect.
I love this face!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas 2010

It has been a crazy couple of weeks.

The crazy started with Eli and I spending a week flying solo at home while Josh was in Kansas City hanging with his volleyball peeps, watching the Division I national championship, and trying to find a job. Josh had a head cold, I had a chest cold, and Eli was his normal VERY energetic self.

We met up with Josh in St. Louis and flew to Denver to spend the week leading up to Christmas with my parents and my brother's family.  SIX adults, FOUR boys, and TWO dogs.  Josh was still blowing his nose, I was still hacking up a lung, and Eli was thankful his cousins as a release for some of his energy.

And then the stomach flu reared its ugly, despicable head.

First to fall... Harry, my youngest nephew.
Then Eli, who, fortunately, had a milder case.
Then my mom.
Then me.  On the day we flew home.  Nothing like losing your lunch in an airplane bathroom.
Then my dad.


It has taken until today before we have all felt back to 100%.

In spite of all that craziness, we had a great time with the western Reckases.
Killer Bunnies.  Football in the park.  Cookie decorating.  An afternoon walk.  Family time.


Band of brothers:

Doggy kisses:

Killer Bunnies:


Playtime at the park:

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Brother sandwich:




Afternoon walk:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!