Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A walk through uptown.

I've been overwhelmed with blogging this year.  Maybe because I'm crazy enough to have 3 blogs.  Although the other two get very little attention.  But at the same time, I'm glad I have a desire to keep up on it.  I was looking back through for a recipe a couple months ago, (because I still haven't caught up on labeling each post), and even though I didn't read much, it was fun to see pictures and remember little things I'd already forgotten.  It was enough motivation to keep me going on this family journal!  So every now and then, like right now, when I have a minute to myself, I'm going to post little things to keep up better.

And yes, I'm fully aware that none of you are like, "Hey Andrea, do you have some more pictures of your kids you could post?"

I'll remind you that this blog is much more for me than it is for you, so if you don't like it, stop reading it... But please, keep reading it.

And just because I'm already rambling, I'll keep it up for a minute.

When I call this a 'journal' I start thinking of little things I leave out because it is public, and I wonder if I'll just remember the more personal things that didn't make it to the blog...  Then I start to wonder if I should just put it out there, because I've never been one to care much about what people think... But I don't want to hurt feelings... I don't want people to think I'm not careful about things that obviously shouldn't be or really don't need to be shared, like, I'm just telling you to tell you.  And who are you? Ya know?

For example, I probably spent 2 months wondering if I should blog about my older brothers second divorce and how hard that was on him. (and me.) She came over for my birthday, and to celebrate my pregnancy I'd just announced (Garrett).  Everything about the evening was so fun.  We ate, laughed, and we played Wii for hours.  And I never saw her again after that.  She and I were close, I thought.  It just sucked.  And later she admitted to my brother that she'd found someone else during their marriage.  That sucked worse.

And right now I'm sad and mad because my brother just younger than me came out on Monday with his wife and planned to stay until Sunday, but he and I had an argument, that I guess wasn't worth working through, so they left today.  Lame, right?  I'm not blaming him, or me.  But I remember when I was younger, having friends with older siblings and being so shocked when adults couldn't get along.  It seemed impossible!  My brother and I have always butted heads, our whole lives.  But we always 'figure it out'.  I hate that we fall into the category to my parents as adult siblings that don't get along.


And now, a walk through uptown...

The men went to an Angel's game last night. So me, my mom, and my sis-in-law took the kids on a walk through uptown Whittier.  It's a fun little town.  Lots of cute little shops and restaurants, outdoor cafes, a theater, coffee shops, a farmers market, street fairs, and lots of people watching.

But the only cute stuff I took pictures of was these two.

We stopped for an Ice Blended Pure Chocolate at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, (try it), and Garrett gave my lid to Addie without me noticing.  She was enjoying it so much, I just had to get a couple pictures.


cindat said...

Andrea, I'm glad you keep up your blog. Though I don't ever see you and you barely know who I am, I love seeing pictures of your kids and hearing about your life. I pray for you and Paul as you parent and build your life together.

My little grandson, Kai, has torticollis, so I go back over your blog posts about that to see about your therapy and all. Kai does not have to wear the helmet and all just the therapy on his neck. Thanks for posting about all of that. It is helpful to this grandma. Because of your blog I already knew about it and did not worry about the outcome or therapy.

I will keep reading and praying for you all as long as you keep blogging. Blessings to you and the clan.

Jes said...

I am experiencing serious stroller envy.

Sarah Knight said...

I read it! Every week I try to get on a catch up! I know what you mean about being "adult siblings who don't get along." There isn't much you can about it but just pray for your relationship and hope for the best. It totally sucks though. I wish my brother and I could work things out. We have..kinda..but it's best when we just keep our distance. My blog is really personal. Sometimes I think I shouldn't say the things I do on it but I figure like you said "it's more for me then you anyways." Anywho....that's my random thought for you. I really miss you guys!