oh hey ...

Is anyone even still out there??

Life has certainly gotten in the way of blogging, etc., but I'm hoping I'll get back to it with a little more regularity. 

So, what's been going on with me? Oh, I've been working like crazy, we have an {almost} 2 year old (just 3 more days til the big day) and trying to squeeze in some family QT, plan a birthday party and do a little design work on the side! I'm exhausted just typing that out!

I can't believe it's already May {and apparently neither can the weather since it was only 40 degrees yesterday}. The NBA playoffs started last weekend, I think, and they kind of hold a special significance for myself and John since that's when we brought Jack home from the hospital. My mom stayed with us for 2 weeks and the playoff games were the most neutral tv option, so we were glued to whatever game was on each night. 

Birthday party planning has been slow and minimal but it's time I kicked things in high gear. We're having a much simpler "picnic" party with mostly family and some close friends at a pavilion on the lake in our town, but I still want to have some cute details and good food. 

I've made lists and hope to cross several items off this weekend. Cross your fingers for me!

And, we're right smack dab in the middle of what we lovingly call the birthday gauntlet, and throw in Mother's Day and we're all celebrated out by the end of this month. Luckily we have a little vacay planned soon! SO EXCITED!

Gotta love the giant bruise between his brows!

Gotta love the giant bruise between his brows!

I'll {hopefully} have a 2nd birthday post on Monday ... so until then, here are some pictures of our on-the-verge-of-2 little monster.

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