Saturday, 24 March 2012


Finger painting...
(the girls did not like finger painting but George took right to it)

Caroline at ballet parent observation day...

Celia helping Mommy crunch the numbers...

Reading his favorite book in the bumbo he refused to sit in as a baby...

Celia quite enjoys pub walks...
{My, my, my she is a pretty baby.} 
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Friday, 23 March 2012

For Four

FHC: frequently heard comments...

You look so well to have four children.

You look so fit to have four children.

You look so rested to have four children.

Thank you, I think. These comments imply I am none of the above if I had fewer children.

For the record: I look haggard and 15 pounds overweight.

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mothering Sunday

Today is Mother's Day in the UK. I've had a nice day filled with nice food and nice things from my favorite people...

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Phone Piccies

Celia so enjoys museums...

Matchy matchy shoes...must find pairs for the Littles too...

Yeah for me!  I just rolled over...

I did it once and will keep trying but that pesky arm keeps getting in my way...

Snapped out of a taxi window...later we were delayed by a motorcade for Princess Anne...but they were driving too fast to photograph...

Mary Kate styling and profiling for the Big Pink Disco (her words)...

Big Pink Disco Darling Caroline...

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Friday, 9 March 2012

Book of the Month

My goal this year is read at least one book a month.  So far so good..

January was American Wife but Curtis Sittenfeld.  I enjoyed it but the writing was not great.  The story is based loosely on the life of Laura Bush.  I think the idea it might be real pulled me into the book. 

February was French Children Don't Throw Food or Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman.  She covered many topics and her personal life settling into Paris.  I took away a few good strategies, recognized some tactics are not right for me and my family and found we are doing a few things "french" and did not know it. 

March was going to be the Hunger Games - I have to get on the bandwagon.  But instead this has moved to the top of my nightstand stack...

We are moving to Houston June 1st!  I am happy/sad.  It is time to return.  Living in the UK has been an amazing experience.  Everyday was not sunshine and rainbows but I am so thankful we were able to live here.  We are cramming in as much of London as possible in the next 84 or so days.  I will miss living in what I consider to be the greatest city in the world.  But I am a southern girl at heart and I am ready to put down roots for good. 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

12 Years

March 4, 2000
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

12 years in numbers:

12 Countries Visited
7 Houses
4 Children
2 Countries Lived
1 Dog

Wonder which of the numbers will increase in the next year?!?

Today is also my mother-in-law's birthday.  She would have turned 60.  We wish she were still with us.   

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