So, what's been happening around these parts?
We spent the summer (April and May) in Hawaii, San Francisco and on our very first cruise. We went on the Alaskan cruise with my parents, sister, bro-in-law and my niece and nephew. I was able to make it to my cousin's wedding in San Francisco and see some friends (hi, LD!) and we had some great times just hanging out at home (Easter, was again, a fun day for all).
Once we returned to India, K started his first year of Kindergarten (they have 2 years here, lower and upper Kindergarten). They are learning all sorts of things now, including how to write cursive letters. It's crazy how much homework he comes home with every day. I'm stressed just thinking about it all.
I'm trying to combat that stress by taking a little time for myself - I've started yoga twice a week with a lady who comes home (from 6-7am) and she's asoothing, meditative force that helps me unwind and find some crazy positions. :) I've also been pretty religious about doing 45 minutes every morning on the elliptical, unless it's a yoga day. I find that I'm pretty happy to spend that time just concentrating on myself. I really love the hour or so I get to work out and have my tea before the house wakes up.
Opti is growing up and thankfully didn't forget us while we were gone for the summer - he's a pretty smart dog and has me well trained to wake up between 430 and 5am to let him out for a potty break.
Photos from my time away from the blog...
|K and D - too big for Thomas, but not too big for fun!|
|Riding the train in Snoqualmie, Washington.|
|Whales? Dolphins? Birds? Land?|
|Mushing on an Alaskan mountain.|
|In our favorite city.|
|He's not letting us go without him again.|
|LuLaRoe - so much fun!|
|He transforms into... a sleepy dog! :)|