Happy monday everyone! How was your long holiday weekend?

Things around here have been pretty chill and back to normal lately.

Lily and I have been back from Portugal for almost a month and it finally feels like we have gotten into the groove of our routine.

It feels good to be home, and sometimes it feels like Portugal and West Virginia happened a long time ago. (even though they didn’t)

I have been trying to not get completely flustered with the fact that Christmas is less than a month away, that I turn 39 exactly 1 month from today and that 2012 is right around the corner.

Is it just me or did this year fly by?

I mean, I feel like I’m always trying to catch up…

Anyway, here are some weekly cell pics of what we have been up to lately.

at brunch

on the way to the library

at the library with McCoy

coloring and watching a movie at home

cooking Thanksgiving dinner

on a walk/ride

she wanted a hat and scarf like mommy

family outing to southpoint

life on the fourth floor

tending to the green babies

at the park