Okay, so it's been forever since I've blogged. Let's just get that out there.
Here's a little bit of what I've been up to...
Back to School
Annual End-of-Summer Corn Roast
We had a furlough day just four days into school. Crazy. But we made the most of it by visiting Sea World while the sane school districts were in session.
And that is pretty much where the non-cellphone photos end, because that cute little guy right there in the dolphin petting pool? He killed my Canon with a gargantuan, playful tail slap, about 10 minutes after this photo was taken. Total bummer...and yet kind of worth it to get that close to one of my favorite animals in the world.
Antiquing with Kendra
With both kids in school all day (for the first time ever!), I was able to meet Kendra on her day off for lunch and antiquing. I found the exact lunchbox I had in first grade!
Family fun in Oceanside/Carlsbad
Speaking of Barbie, Taite and I had the opportunity to see Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale through the awesome folks at Kidtoons. The only catch was the closest theatre showing it was in Oceanside. So we headed down as a family and Matt and Reece amused themselves for 90 minutes while Taite and I "got our sparkle on" (it's a catchy tune - video below).
Then we all headed to Carlsbad for lunch and beach time.
Finding my groove
I love the way fall gets me back into a regular routine after the less structured pace of summer. I'm just now settling into a groove that includes regular walks around the lake
..and scheduled studio time to work on some new classes. More on that soon!