Thursday, August 29, 2013

Catching Up, Month by Month: September 2012

The best way I know how to walk through the past year is through pictures.  I'm challenging myself to write about one month every day or two, using just a single picture for each month...a picture is worth a thousand words, and all of that.  However, I can't make any promises...some months...well, there just aren't enough words to describe all that happened.  So off we go...

In September, we were in the thick of our school work, which of course included some classic reading.  Charlotte's Web. What a treasure! And what a task it was, reading aloud Chapter 21: The Last Day, when Charlotte tells Wilber she will not be returning with him to the barn, what, with a lump the size of Texas in my throat and my eyes leaking like a sieve!  It took me twice as long as it should have to get through that bit, for all the tears and blubbering. My daughter on the other hand, was completely dry-eyed, so of course, I immediately suspected her of being an associate of the evil Lord Voldemort, but she has since proven herself loyal to the side of goodness and beauty.  You can imagine our relief! ;)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2nd Grade! First Day of School Pictures

Well, it's been one year to the day since I last blogged. So unfortunately, this is the exact same post as my last post 12 months ago, except we have Braelyn's 2nd grade photos to add in.  I do apologize for my absence.  It has been quite a year for the Cease household and honestly, maybe I just needed a year rest and recover and to be quiet for a while.  Most of you already know what the last year has held for us, but nonetheless, I am anxious to "get it down on paper," so to speak, and connect some dots from where I left off in our story. When I wrote that last chapter, I was about 7 months pregnant...and now, a year later...well, meet Abigail Anne! My precious 10 month old ray of sunshine!
So, much more to come about this sweet girl and how she came into the world and the many happy months that have passed since then.

For now...we will proceed with the annual First Day of School Picture Post.
Allow me to reminisce...

First Day of School (St. Paul's Day School)- 2009 (3 Years Old)

First Day of School (Children of The Woodlands) - 2010 (4 Years Old)

First Day of School (Classical Conversations) - 2011 (5 Years Old)

Mom & Daughter First Day of School - 2011

First Day of School (Classical Conversations) - 2012 (6 Years Old)

Mom & Daughter First Day of School - 2012

First Day of School (Classical Conversations) - 2013 (7 Years Old)

 Mom & Daughter First Day of School - 2013

So there you have it...Braelyn...a 2nd grader! Who's so big and gorgeous and missing tons of teeth and brilliant and funny and the greatest big sister a mommy could hope for and just a fantastic girl! I know we're going to have a great school year together!

Ahhhhhh! It's good to be back to The Beautiful Meantime!
See ya soon! (For real, this time ;)