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Ending the month with our Chicago family picture

Posted on: May 31, 2010

12 month photo project is a challenge started by Tara Whitney. Here’s what you do:

  • Take a photo of your family once a month.
  • Write a few things about that month.
  • Make it into a book at the end of the year.

Is May ending already?!? That can’t be. Because if that’s the case, that means 1) Hannah turns 1 in two weeks 2) Jonathan is done with his crazy weekend MBA course 3) Julia had her tonsils removed and 4) I’m just standing here wondering “what just happened??!”.

Whew. Does time ever slow down? May has been a whirlwind of a month. Julia had an amazingly quick recovery from her tonsillectomy. The following weekend was Mother’s Day, so it was an extra bonus to have her feel so well. My Mother’s Day was really, really nice. Very relaxing and I felt extremely loved {the dozen roses Jonathan gave me did the trick}. Plus, the night before Mother’s Day, our dear friends, Matt and Kristen, gotten engaged. While we weren’t there for the proposal, we did get to spend time with them right before and after. It was a sweet time and we’re thrilled for them both!

As of today, Hannah took her first steps! She doesn’t go far {just 3 or so steps} but she’s “walked” several times between Jon and me. It’s a bittersweet moment in this mama’s life.

Jonathan’s career path has really been in flux this last month. He has been deciding whether to finish his PhD or to focus more primarily on his MBA. After getting some strong council, he’s putting his MBA classes on hold until he has finished the PhD program. Our family is now shifting our schedules to allow him more time to work on his research during the evenings. It’s going to be challenging having him gone more, but we’ve decided to do it in 4-6 week groups so that no one gets burned out. Hopefully the end will be here before we know it!

We spent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. It was a blast! Despite the Windhamettes having such little sleep, they did really well the whole trip {although there might have been one too many suckers consumed to ensure obedience}. We spent a lot of time at festivals and in Millenium Park. It was great being away from normal life for a while, but Jon and I agreed, as much as we love big cities, we really love our little city life.

*Yes, I am totally wearing the same jeans as I did for last month’s family photo. Just realized that…

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5 Responses to "Ending the month with our Chicago family picture"

May did fly by! So glad you guys had such a fun getway in Chicago. Phillip’s dad grew up there, and we go there yearly to visit his grandpa, aunt and uncle, and cousins. But they never want to do all the tourist things 🙂 We do like the free zoo though, but can’t wait to do LEGO land and the Children’s Museum sometime!!!

Whew! You had a busy month! Such a great pic!!

I agree-time is flying, what a hectic May for the Windhams. I didn’t know Jon was working on his PhD, wow. Ya’ll look great!

You do look great!

p.s. Ryanair flies out of Aberdeen very cheap to Dublin, Ireland if you want to do both. Also, it’s a 2 or so hour train trip to Edinburgh- pretty, easy ride and well worth the trip. There are a handful of castle right around here, as well as the (cold) north sea. 🙂

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