A Little Update

Last Saturday piglet and I went to an ugly sweater party at Monica and chandlers. I’m sad to say, but I think I’m definitely outgrowing that group, I felt so out of place. It was an hour drive to their apartment, and I felt like it was such a wasted trip. It makes me sad because we used to be so close. They spent the entire time talking about how hungover they were, or what party they’d just had, or trip they had been on, all of which I wasn’t invited to (not that I would have gone, but still). I enjoyed visiting with the two other moms that were there, but beyond that I just felt like I was forcing a friendship where it just doesn’t exist anymore. Match has felt that way for a long time with that group, but I guess I was in denial. On a good note, look how cute Piglet looked in his ugly sweater!

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Another silver lining to the trip was that I got to visit with former Neighbor Girl when I came back. She moved to Geeky’s town, and they were in town for a visit. I wish we’d spent the day with them, but I was glad we got to see her for a few hours. I can’t believe how big their little guy is getting!

Geeky came by for an impromptu visit on her way to a client appointment a few days ago. She made Piglet’s day! He woke up from his nap to discover his Godmama visiting, and well…the look on his face says it all!

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Match, Piglet and I went on a triple date with Airforce Family on Tuesday. AF Wife and I have been hanging out a lot lately. We do play dates with our littles, and we go for stroller walks or take the kids to the park. We tease that our kids are dating. It’s pretty obvious that piglet has the hots for his “cougar”. She’s 6 months his senior, rarr! I love that our kids and our husbands get along so well. I’m so happy to have a friend that lives so close by! Here they are on their swing date. I just love the look on Piglet’s face!

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Piglet has been keeping me busy these days. We’ve been working on his mobility. He creeps along backwards, and is trying to pull himself up. I’ve been a bad blogger. When piglet naps, I’m usually rushing around cleaning or getting other projects done while I can. I’ve managed to finish up all our Christmas presents, and all are wrapped and under the tree. It feels good to have that done.

Sunday Geeky is coming over again, and I’m looking forward to a fun visit. I love that she makes the effort to come to me. A few weeks ago we went to see Catching Fire, and I was able to get Match’s mom to babysit. I was so grateful to her for babysitting, but it is a lot of work to pump enough for the day, and drive the hour and a half over there with all the milk. I definitely prefer a babysitter that comes to us. I wish we lived closer to family. Well, sometimes. 😉

My dad and my step mom will be coming to visit us on Monday night. If you’ve been a long time follower, you’ll know how huge that is. My dad and I were estranged for years, and I’m so glad we’ve patched things up and he’s making an effort to meet his grandson.

Then Christmas Eve it’s off to the in-laws for two nights. There’s a bit of drama going on there with Match and his mom regarding Match’s sister’s wedding, and I’m really praying it resolves itself soon. We asked his mom to just lay off for awhile so we can enjoy Christmas, and she agreed to do so. Here’s hoping she keeps her promise.

Match is still in backgrounds with our police department. We were so hoping we’d know if he’s moved on to the next phase by now. Hoping we get our Christmas wish and we find out by the end of the year!

How about you? Are Christmas plans keeping you busy?

2 Comments

    Charlotte

    OMG, so many things to comment on here. First things first: I’ve REALLY missed you! So very glad to get this snipped inside your life these days. And holy cow, I nearly died from cuteness with that picture of Piglet in his ugly Christmas sweater. SO adorable!

    I know what you mean about feeling distanced from friends sometimes and it sucks when our lives pull us in different directions. I feel like I’m kind of at a strange crossroads. So many of my friends are married and have kids and in a way, I feel like I can’t relate any longer. That makes me so sad, because I still want to make the effort, but it’s obvious our lives are just so different. And even though I want to be THERE, I’m just not yet. It’s a weird crossroads. But yes, I understand this. Completely.

    I’m so glad to hear that you are making amends with your father and that he is making an effort to see your boy. That’s huge. It’s important to remember that the things worth fighting for, always require a bit of effort, so while it might not come easily, you’ll appreciate it all the more in the end 🙂 I’m so happy for this news.

    Christmas was crazy! Flew by this year. But it was a wonderful holiday and nice to share it with Bryan and our families. Plus, our foster pup was GREAT with three other dogs and two little kids (Bryan’s nieces). We were a bit worried how she would do because we’ve never seen her with dogs/kids, but she was giving kisses and so excited to celebrate with everyone 🙂

    Merry Christmas, my sweet! Hope yours was merry and bright. My love to Match and Piglet!

    Sarah Shumate

    Maybe I just have terrible fashion sense, but your sweater wasn’t nearly as ugly as some of the others I’ve seen! You cheated and still looked cute!!! ;o)

    You know, I think it’s okay when friendships change or end. Some people will only fit into your life for a certain period. You may move on or they may. It’s sad, of course, when you realize you’re growing apart, but there are ALWAYS new friends to fill the void. Chances are the new friends will be ones that “mesh” better with your new life, too!

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