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Catching Up   1 comment

Another long hiatus between blog entries. I know, I know. I’m the WORST and you, my loyal blog-reader, were beginning to lose hope that you would not get to hear about the latest happenings in the lives of the most boring family ever. Well, never fear! I’m back and it’s time to catch up:

  • Just before Thanksgiving, Nate, Millie and I went to lovely Arizona to visit my sister, her husband, and their new baby boy. The trip didn’t start out great. Our flight was delayed so, instead of arriving in Phoenix at 9:30 pm local time, we arrived at 12:47 am (to us, it felt like almost 3 am!!). Millie was EXHAUSTED and it was hard to get her to settle down to sleep in a strange place at such an ungodly hour. I ended up sleeping with her on the floor of Matteo’s room (Cousin Matteo graciously let Millie borrow his room while we were in town). Once Millie caught up on some sleep, the rest of the week was perfect. The weather was gorgeous and we got to spend a lot of time holding Matteo and visiting with Jen and eating ridiculous amounts of delicious food. It was my kind of vacation.


  • We spent Thanksgiving with Nate’s family. Millie got to spend lots of time with her grandparents, aunts and uncles (partly because she refused to nap while we were away from home) and, even though she wasn’t a big fan of turkey, I think she enjoyed the feast. Her favorite part of the day? Walking from the dining room to the sun room- there is a little step and she loved going up and down over and over again. She’s pretty easy to entertain.
  • December 1st was our 5th wedding anniversary! We originally had BIG plans for the day, but we ended up having a low-key celebration instead. We went to my aunt and uncle’s house first to see Santa. Every year, my aunt and uncle host a meet and greet with Santa— he lands in a helicopter on their property and all of the kids get to meet him and share their wish lists! This was our first time attending and it was a blast. The weather was great, Millie loved watching the helicopter land, and she wasn’t intimidated by Santa at all!








  • After meeting Santa, my mom watched Millie while Nate and I went out just the 2 of us. We had lunch, went to Half Price Books, and a pet store (I have it in my head that I want another dog… I won’t discuss it further here, that deserves its own blog post…) before heading back to get Millie. She didn’t miss us at all! She had a blast playing with Grandma Diane! Millie was worn out when we got back home so we put her to bed, but she woke up a few hour later and was really sick (as in, vomit-in- the-crib sick). The next several days were spent taking care of a very sick, lethargic, nearly dehydrated little girl. It was no fun, but, thankfully, Millie is now back to normal.

Well, there you have it— you’re pretty much all caught up. Wasn’t my re-cap just thrilling? I know what you’re thinking… Arizona? Thanksgiving? Santa in a helicopter? You Keyses don’t seem boring at all! Well, thank you for thinking that. I mean, sure, we’re typically home every evening by 7pm so Millie can go to bed, and, sure, I’m usually in bed myself by 9:30, but all day before that we’re off doing fun things like singing “Jingle Bells” in the car just to keep Millie from crying and asking her “did you poop or just fart?” (sometimes the answer is surprising). Some may call it boring, but, truth be known, most of the time we’re having a blast.



Posted December 8, 2012 by Nate and Julie in Julie, Millie, Nathaniel