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Tuesday, June 24

at last...

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at last.

And while there is so much to share and talk about, please forgive me if I am a bit slow in the doing. I want to do a proper job, and that will take time. Until then, here I am:

  • Tired from getting into St. Louis at 4 a.m. and only getting to sleep until 9. (Thanks, Noah.)
  • Proofing photos frantically to make up for the lost two weeks of vacation
  • Desperately craving an orderly house, but with no time to make it so.
  • Feeling a bit sad that I have no energy or inspiration for my upcoming birthday.
  • Not looking forward to heading back to school in a few days to teach summer school. Too much, too soon!
  • Grateful to have seen so many dear friends and family during our trip.
  • Getting over a rogue summer cold that Utah threw at me.
  • Hoping baby will sleep a bit better tonight than he has the whole trip.
  • Sorry for the quick, photoless update.
Missed my blog world and my blog friends... Hope all is well with you! Leave me a comment to let me know you still read this thing, so I can get the drive to post a better blog entry soon!!


  1. Glad to see your home. Want to see some pics!!!!

  2. yippee! I've been having some major Emily withdrawal! seriously, all I saw was the word HOME, and I'm posting...off to read the actual entry now!

  3. welcome back! missed your blog and was so happy when reader said you posted! take your time to post, we are in no hurry and you need time to recover from your trip!

    can't wait for you to meet grayson...

  4. Yay, you're home! Welcome back!

  5. Summer School?!? Boo.

  6. Glad you are back and safe. Hope you have a smooth transition back to reality. I love/hate coming home from vacation.

  7. yay! You've GOT to tell me how you're packing went, what you had that you didn't need, what you wished you'd taken...and I want to hear all about the fun too of course...and now we can FINALLY hear about the turtle blanket, either from you or stefanie, I don't care, I just want to see it :)

    welcome back! we missed you!

  8. I am waiting on very patient pins and needles to see the pics and hear the replays of the vacation. I feel cooped up by busy life here and wish Tam and I could get out and see the world!!! Or at least another part of the country! Love you and welcome back!

  9. YAY! I love reading your blog, Emily. Very glad you're home from your trip so I have entertainment when I get to work in the morning. :)

  10. I am so sorry we couldn't meet. Lucas was just so tired and whiny and I was so embarassed about his sickness. Sorry! but thanks for the thought! :)


  11. yay! you're back and now that i have my blog roll in place i can see when you do your updates... get some rest girl! come back fresh faced and ready to post!

  12. Welcome back to the REAL world of cleaning, cooking, and doing daily chores! VACATION IS OVER...now get back to blogging, you silly thang! Of course we all wanna see pics! (hoping Noah is better now that he's in his own bed...I know how he feels....)

    ♥ ya!

  13. hooray! welcome back.

  14. Whew...

    Glad you made it and sorry you have to jump back into "real" life (and by that, I mean working) so soon. A birthday present is on it's way :-) (should arrive Sat, or maybe Mon... sorry about that...)

    Love you

  15. PS in case you forgot/didn't write it down - the music sites you were asking about:


    (sections for broadway, music by decade, music by genre, the player itself also lets you click cover art to go directly to Amazon to purchase the album, should you be so inclined...pretty cool overall :-)


    (you can listen to pre-programmed stations without signing in, but if you have a Yahoo ID, you can customize your own station, or - theoretically - listen to my customized station. I say theoretically because I've never known anyone else that uses it to try to listen to...)

    Let me know what you think...

    Love you-

  16. Hooray! You have returned. Take your time with the post. Just glad to know you made it home safe and sound.

  17. obviously...we all missed you!!!!! welcome back! :)