Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Holy Cow!

Yesterday it dawned on me that I hadn't posted in three weeks.


What the heck's goin' on over here?

Well, the short answer is:

We've been outside.

The slightly longer answer...

I've been mulching and tending to my garden; Joseph started baseball-- and is again a pitching monster; Evan learned how to pump her legs and swing (a moment of pure joy, by the way), and we've been playing a lot of one-on-one basketball-- day and night.

I'm not really any good, but it's a lot of fun...

Oh yes, and two weekends ago-- Joseph's "brother" Zachary spent one night with us.

It was wonderful and hard, all at once (a post on that visit is in progress.)

Since this entry is a little thin on details, I'm filling it in with some images...


(Coming soon on the diabetes front: News about next week's endo visit and an update on Joseph's 504.)


Scott K. Johnson said...

All of that sounds absolutely wonderful!

Shannon said...

LOL about Evan learning how to pump her legs to swing. I felt like Brendon and Jess were 18 and on their way to college when they learned. Now I'm waiting for Jake to figure it out. It is a very freeing thing to not have to push them on the swing.

Brendon's been pitching up a storm too. I'm sure he and Joseph will have plenty to share if we ever get to meet up again :)

Ashley said...

aww this sounds so awesome. it's nice to be outside, isn't it?

i'm glad you posted! i was just getting into your posts, sort of sad when you fell off the world! :)

Scott said...

I was kind of wondering whether you went on a vacation or something! No need to apologize for time spent on tending to the yard and garden, after spending the winter trapped inside, its great to get out and enjoy the ability to spend time outside!

Jillian said...

I'm glad to see that spring has finally sprung there! It's good to have you back.

Carey said...

Is that the music of Andrew Bird I hear? Not familiar with the song. Great video.

Kerri. said...

What a cool video - and I loved watching you try and box Joseph out. Nice move with the knees. ;)

And Evan is just beautiful! Hope to see you guys soon.

Sandra Miller said...


It is absolutely wonderful. :-)


Oh yes-- we were all glad when the whole leg-pumping thing clicked for Evan. (And I was thrilled to get that moment on film!)

I'll definitely let you know when we're heading out east again... :-)


Sorry about that.

I'm hoping to carve out more time for the blog in the coming months...

Three weeks without a post is just insane!


Thanks for understanding.

This winter we broke the all-time record for snowfall in our city-- over 100 inches.

It snowed again last Monday.

Every day of warm weather feels like a gift.


Thanks. :-)

I've been feeling both sheepish about the lack of posting-- and way out of the loop because I'm ridiculously behind in my blog reading...

Looking forward to catching up with everyone!


Big-time kudos!

That is indeed Andrew Bird... the (awesome) song is "Skin is, My."


Ahhh... kudos to you as well for noticing -- and appreciating -- my signature move. ;)

I'll keep you posted on any upcoming east-coast visits... it'd be great to see you again, too.

The Old Man & His Dog said...

Tell me which glucometer you like....

Nicole P said...

Ok - you made my day. I can't believe how grown up Evan is looking in those photos. Miss your posts! xo - Nicole

The Old Man & His Dog said...

Thanks for leaving your opinion, I really appreciate it!

Sandra Miller said...

Thanks, Nicole. :-)

I've missed being here.

Colleen said...

Great video! I love the gleeful smile on Evan's face on the swing.

Anonymous said...

MMM. outdoors.

Jess Riley said...

Gardening!!! Yes! Love it!

Also, not sure if you're interested, but I'm participating vis-a-vis The Debs in the Brenda Novak auction to raise funds for juvenile diabetes...just thought I'd spread the word for the cause! :) (Our prize is a black pearl necklace, signed books from each of us, and drinks at the RWA conference OR a bottle of champagne.)

Sandra Miller said...


I love that smile, too. :-)


MMM... indeed. :-)


Thanks so much for the info on the fundraiser-- and for taking part in it!

Nicole P said...

Happy Momma's Day, Sandra! :) xoxo

Anonymous said...

That all sounds great!! don't feel bad about not posting :)hopefully you had a wonderful mother's day!

Molly said...


Great video! Everyone looks so happy. Finally we have warm weather to enjoy being outside!

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Donna said...

Sandra - Glad you're back. But I definitely understand wanting to be outside. I can't plant my flower bed yet because of all the weeds & everytime I get ready to work on it, it rains. Oh well...

I remember the baseball days, too. Those were fun. Watching Joseph pitch brought back a lot of good memories. And that Evan - those eyes. She's adorable. How cute that you were able to catch the swinging on video.

BTW, loved the whole video.