Back and Backfilling

I think there is no real recovering from how long I’ve been gone. I’ve been experiencing the perfect storm of a high-intensity work situation, major medical malaise (welcome back severe seasonal allergies!), pregnancy, and a toddler in the house has meant that I work, parent or grow kids, and sleep. But. I got a lot done at work over the past month. A kindly allergist has helped make life pleasant again. Pregnancy is cooking along (22 weeks tomorrow). And Alden is a charming little dancing machine. I hope to get back to a more regular posting schedule and to also start clearing off the Tivo. Right now when I turn the Tivo on I get the “You know I’m not going to record anything else for you, right?” message.

That’s all boring, though. What’s not is that my best friend got married this weekend. Lovely lovely lovely. She was radiant. Her new husband wept at the sight of her. Friends and family joined together to celebrate joyfully and eschew drama and bad behavior. The DJ practically burned the dance floor down. It was AWESOME. Have I ever mentioned that my husband can dance better than just about any man you know? Alden is following his dad. We were just about out the door at about 10:30 when we heard “Put a Ring On It” (At our house it goes: “All the single babies! All the single babies!”) start up and Alden needed to go back and get a little more groove on. He spent the next half hour doing the hot dog, the twirl and the lunge — his three signature moves. He passed out in the car and we poured him into bed with nary a peep. Soon I will have photos and you can see it all for yourself, if you can ever get past the photo of the most gorgeous wedding dress. Maybe I’ll put that one last.

I couldn’t have had more fun on our long wedding weekend. Now I couldn’t be happier to be on my own couch.

Here are a few things I’ve missed telling you about:


Warmer weather means Alden gets to spend more time in the yard.


Sometimes he plays so hard he can’t make it to lunch.


Super-good buddies Riley and Henry came for a visit.


Alden tries on his surfer persona.


Vanessa gave us a fantastic first salon haircut.


Zoe learns to love toddler kisses.


Alden exploits a security flaw at the children’s museum pajama party and manages to break into a caged-off electronics/tools area. It’s not safe, but of course we all flail for our cameras before we look for staff to bust him out.


We spent quality time with pal Harper.


Alden likes to spend time each day in his reading chair.

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16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I like that kid.

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  2. Posted by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I like that kid.

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  3. I’m glad you had such a great weekend!
    Alden’s getting cuter by the second, and I really didn’t much think that was possible, given his original cuteness.
    I miss you.

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  4. I’m glad you had such a great weekend!
    Alden’s getting cuter by the second, and I really didn’t much think that was possible, given his original cuteness.
    I miss you.

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  5. That child is too cute.

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  6. That child is too cute.

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  7. I’ve been in the same boat…except for the pregnancy thing.
    It was so wonderful to spend time with you all this weekend. I heart your boys…and their dancing shoes.

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  8. I’ve been in the same boat…except for the pregnancy thing.
    It was so wonderful to spend time with you all this weekend. I heart your boys…and their dancing shoes.

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    • My friend, I don’t know how you’re upright. I see how much is going on at your theater right now.
      Both of the Boggess boys need a permanent spot on your dance card.

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  9. He likes you quite a bit as well!

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  10. He likes you quite a bit as well!

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  11. Next trip to Atlanta will be recreational, and you’re on the top of our list for a visit. Alden would have it no other way.

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  12. He is! It trips me up all the time. Thank you.

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  13. My friend, I don’t know how you’re upright. I see how much is going on at your theater right now.
    Both of the Boggess boys need a permanent spot on your dance card.

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