Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome Back

I would like to welcome myself back to my blog. Thank you, thank you, thankyouverymuch. These past two weeks have been rough round these parts.

To say the least.

The kids and I have all been sick ... I'm the last to recover. I'm in the process to trying to get all the junk out of my chest ... I really think I have bronchitis. Guess I would know if I had went to the doctor. Sigh. Doing that today at 6 p.m. as long as I can find someone to watch my kids.

Kyle has been working really long hours trying to open a new hotel. All I can say is that I bow down to those of you that are single parents!


This past Thursday, I went to see New Kids on the Block. Yes ... it was my third concert on this tour, but really ... who's counting? I'll do anything for love. Haha.

We left town early afternoon to head to Baltimore ... we wanted to make time for traffic and dinner. After dinner, we still had like an hour to kill before we needed to head to the venue. Just then, my sister told me she needed to find a bathroom and she took off running. I went after her and turns out she had vomited and came down with the stomach flu ... Ugh.

After realizing she would not make it through the concert, we called her husband to come pick her up. Mind you we live about 90 miles from where the concert was, so it was going to be awhile before he could get there. Thank God we had that hour to kill before we needed to head to the venue ... we spent our time bonding in the lobby of a hotel, as we needed a bathroom nearby.

It came time for us to head to the venue, but my brother-in-law still wasn't there. I felt horrible leaving my sister there ... sick and stuck in the middle of Baltimore in a hotel lobby. Fun. But she was okay with it and my brother-in-law rescued her just as the opening act was getting over.
Speaking of opening acts, the Jabbawockeez opened for NKOTB. I hadn't seen the show, but they were the winners of America's Best Dance Crew on MTV. They were pretty cool ... I especially liked the part where they broke out in an late 80's/early 90's retro get down.

The NKOTB were amazing, like always. It really is just so nostalgic for me. And I can't wait for the summer tour!


My dad and my step-mom were here over the weekend to visit. We had a nice visit and we wish we could see them more often. They live in Florida about 10 minutes from Disney ... Mason calls them Mickey Mouse Grandma and Grandpa. Ahh, so many grandparents to keep track of ... haha.

And just to prove how I've been feeling, I took zero pictures while they were here. Man, I suck.


My sister, brother-in-law and I took the kids to a local park that overlooks National Airport in DC. The flight pattern is such that the planes either take off or land right over the park, depending on the wind that day. It is pretty cool.

Up ...
... up ...
... and away!


  1. YAY! Welcome back, I've missed you so : )
    Glad you are feeling better. NKOTB rock, I remember going to see them on their summer tour, 1990
    I was 10. It was me and 4 of my friend and our moms, we took a limo to downtown Atlanta, it was awesome!!

  2. Glad to see you back, but sad to hear about your rough couple of weeks! It is hard to be the Mommy AND the Daddy, ESPECIALLY when everyone is sick and cranky!!! Yikes! More power to you! Tell Kyle to get that hotel open, already!

    Glad you were able to get out and go to the concert - one bright spot, at least.

  3. I missed ya too Bethany!! Glad your feeling better and could get another NKOTB concert under your belt. Geesh you must really like them. As for hubby being away, I can totally relate, my husband is a CPA and from January 2nd to April 15th I'm a tax widow..its rough.

  4. Glad you're back - I missed your anecdotes! Please don't get sick again. . . seriously. . . we need our Chicky, Bubba and Nika time.

    Speaking of Nika, Aidan and I have been watching her video where she's walking. I'm trying to motivate him! He loves it, and does a little dance to the music.

  5. 3 TIMES ARE YOU SERIOUS? That is just too funny!

    I'm sorry you've all been sick. We've been hit more times than we can count this year. I'm sick now even. :( I'm so ready for spring.

    You're photography is looking great girl!

    {my comments error is fixed. FINALLY}

  6. Geeesh, A girl comes home from Russia to find you MIA!! Just kidding, I got your comment on my blog, thanks!!! I did miss reading your blog though. I know several families who have been down and ow

  7. I just went to my 2nd NKOTB concert this go around :) Fun isn't it!

  8. If I lived closer I would take your kids so you could go to the dr and take a nap. Hope you feel better soon. The concert sounded like fun!

  9. Cute! I love those airplane shots with your little one watching!

  10. glad you are back, and hoping you feel better soon

  11. Welcome back! I hope you are feeling better. Sounds like the NKOTB concert was great - minus the stomach bug. Love the plane pictures. That's a great spot to take the kids.

  12. Glad to hear you're all feeling better! And NKOTB? I was in LOVE with those boys!!!! I'm sure it was a GREAT time!!!

  13. Welcome back! I took a hiatus from my blog too! Just not in the mood and DH has been having second thoughts about adoption which was rough on me (and us). I think we're good and both ready to proceed. We've got CIS approval and will have the final dossier docs today to head to the notary this weekend, then off to be state certified on Monday. Pray for a less reluctant hubby:)

    Joshua had his tonsils out on Monday and doing amazingly well. Check him out on our blog:)


  14. Sorry you guys have been sick, Bethany! :-(
    I used to love riding my bike to that park by the airport when we lived in the District. It was always so much fun to watch the planes! Now that we're on the flight path in Ashburn, we get to watch them every day from the comfort of our couch. LOL

  15. I thought you welcomed yourself back to blogging? That was pretty anticlimatic since you went back into hiding. LOL!!!