American girls

July 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm (independence day, picture post, sensational summertime)

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.”

-James G. Blaine

Thought I’d stop by to wish you a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Hope everyone had a safe, happy, and wonderfully fun holiday!

* * * * *

Can you believe how much they've grown since last year?
Is it even POSSIBLE for Ro to fit into that dress already?
T first wore it in 2009 when she was two, retired it last year at four.
. . . when did they get so big!? 
Remember how small they both were on Rowan's first fourth in 2010? 
I'm SURE that Teagan's first fourth was also only a moment ago.
I clearly remember being sad to have nothing special ready 
for her very first holiday
. . . never let that happen again!
I miss this space, and am sorry for my absence.
It seems as if time has been falling away from me 
like sand through fingertips -
I can't find any at the end of the day, 
despite my clutching fistfuls. . .
I'll keep trying. The time I spend alone and quiet,
the sifting and sorting-through of 
thoughts, images, and memories of busy days
brings me much happiness, and I have sincerely missed it -
as well as reading all of the wonderful comments you all leave
to encourage us on our way.
Hoping to see you again very soon!


  1. Sarah Benedict said,

    They are getting so big! I was so happy to see an update from you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kendall said,

    Yay!! I can’t believe how fast time is flying by…seems like just last week we were doing the 4th of July and here it is again! Hang in there; We’ll be around to comment, when you get around to posting. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Me said,

      Thanks guys, I know I’ve been missing from blogland for a really long time – I’m sorry! It’s been super hectic around here with THREE two-year olds, a three-year old, and a just-turned-five. Don’t know how you keep up! I’ve stopped in from time to time to check on you and your crew, but haven’t been leaving many comments, which is very rude of me – all apologies!

      Yes. . . the time does fly!

  3. Gabriel Beach said,

    Great kids!

  4. Gammy said,

    i miss your blog, too, and SO glad you finally got power back! hugs, ma

  5. FooFoo said,

    You’re back! I wondered if you’d return for the 4th of July, and here you are.
    I like your girls’ matching hair do’s. They’re really growing up in these latest pics, my goodness.
    You’re so right about time slipping through one’s fingers like sand, I often think of that, too.
    I’ve missed your blog, but I knew all this time it was because you’re absolutely busier than busy.
    Hugs to you, T, and Ro!

  6. Me said,

    Glad to hear from you all!

    I’m hoping to get back to posting on a somewhat regular basis – I CAN’T stop now, I’ve kept this blog already for far longer than I ever thought I could! I started slipping behind when Ro was born – at this point, I know I’ll never catch up – but it can’t hurt to try!

    I imagine that my posts are going to be a little bit more. . . haphazard than they have been in the past. So be expecting some completely random postings from arbitrary time frames having nothing to do with anything remotely resembling chronological order. Or not. We shall see!

    Either way, welcome back to Huginn,Muninn,and Me! And thanks for the welcome back! *hugs*

  7. Ki said,

    One of the first things I mentioned to Mike was how that dress used to be T’s! They both looked so adorable. It was a fun Fourth.

  8. Me said,

    It WAS fun, firework pictures coming up soon, hopefully! Thanks for coming with us, you and Mike made the night awesome. . . and I LOVE that dress! T wore it for 2 years, now it’s Ro’s turn, already. I can’t believe how BIG they’ve gotten!

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