Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

It isn’t that I don’t love y’all


My lack of blogging isn’t a reflection of waning affection for my friends out there who check in on me. Life is just pretty quiet. Life being quiet is good for my sanity but not for my blog.

I love catching the girls unaware when they are sitting together to watch TV in the morning.

Birthdays are over. My sister-in-law and her husband came to celebrate Sabrina’s over Labor Day weekend. We always love having family in town. Mine was last weekend. I will say that FaceBook birthdays are so fun – made me feel loved. Steve took us to the Atlanta Ikea as a birthday surprise with the goal of picking out some things for the new house. He knows I love me some Ikea browsing. We picked up a few things but with the car seats there wasn’t room to get too crazy. I will simply say this – Atlanta is 4 hours away. That is not a day trip with 2 toddlers. We shall not speak of this again.

Yes, we are buying a house which is exciting but we’ve hit that lull between agreeing on all of the terms and actually exchanging money and keys. Somehow, recounting my efforts to obtain good rates on our home owners insurance didn’t seem like blog fodder.

Tessa is so serious when she plays.

The only other thing I’ve thought about posting about is my angst over whether to switch pediatricians. I love our guy. Love. And trust. That made it worth the almost hour drive to his office for the past 2 1/2 years. But at our last few appointments we have encountered a long wait to see him. Last week after spending an hour in the outer waiting room, I rescheduled and left before we got to see him (seriously, would it kill the receptionist to tell us he is running over an hour late due to emergencies when we check in?). The long wait coupled with drive time means a well visit can take up half of our day. Buying the house obviously means we are staying in this town…perhaps it would be smarter to get a pediatrician closer to home. But I love him. (I know – me and my first world problems.) I’m still on the fence. We’ll see where I land.

I love seeing my girly-girl enjoy non-girly activities.

Tessa doesn’t seem like she will be a girly girl but who knows?

I had planned to go to a Guatemalan adoption gathering in Florida next month but the house buying put the halt to that – both because of funds and timing. Steve and I had hoped to take a few days away by ourselves (we haven’t spent more than a few hours alone in 3 1/2 years) around Thanksgiving but the house thing also squashed that plan. (BTW neither of those is complaints…we are really excited about the house and are very fortunate.)

So you see why I’ve had very little to share on the bloggy front. I will likely be posting exciting photos of boxes and empty rooms and empty rooms filled with boxes soon.

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6 Comments to

“It isn’t that I don’t love y’all”

  1. On September 16th, 2010 at 8:15 am amy2boys Says:

    Well I love moving stories (that aren’t my own) and seeing a new house come together, so blog it!!

    The pictures of the girls are just adorable.

  2. On September 16th, 2010 at 10:16 am Ani Says:

    I love new homes (but hate moving, go figure!) so I look forward to your posts 🙂
    Happy weekend.

  3. On September 16th, 2010 at 2:04 pm Laura Williams Says:

    I understand completely. And that is probably why my blog is neglected right now!

    As you mentioned pics of boxes and empty houses I remembered back to your photo session with Sabrina just before you moved in your current house and I thought it would be fun to do a photo shoot (probably sans the professional photographer you had last time, b/c of the $ involved in buying a house) either in your soon to be empty current house or even better in the new house.

    Random thought, but thought I would share it 🙂

  4. On September 16th, 2010 at 2:41 pm dana Says:

    I completely understand the doctor thing. I travel 50 minutes to see Serenas doctor because she is very direct and has lots of experience with adoption. After 3 years we will be looking for a new doctor much closer. It does take 1/2 a day for a doctor appointment and there are many good doctors close to home.

    Happy Birthday Michelle! I thought the same thing on September 10th when I had close to 30 Happy Birthday wishes on facebook. I felt loved from my facebook friends too.

  5. On September 16th, 2010 at 2:52 pm cm Says:

    where’s the thing in FL?

  6. On September 16th, 2010 at 7:47 pm Bobbi Says:

    I enjoyed this!! “Nothingness” is good.

    Sorry you will miss your time away. That is very important too……one day they will be in college, right??? Then, you won’t be able to go out because you will be broke paying for that…..then there are the weddings, then come the grandchildren……….aaaahhh Aren’t you glad that I commented!!!

    I CANNOT wait for you to get in that house…….it’s gorgeous