Hello?!  Anyone out there in blog land still following along?  I took quite the blogging hiatus, huh?  The beginning of the school year is always so exhausting.  Waking up early, being on my feet all day (in heals nonetheless), and teaching wears a girl out!  I recently saw this on Pinterest and it couldn't be more true...

Luckily, you didn't miss much because, other than school, life lately has been pretty average.  Here's a quick recap of what we've been up to since my last post!

Kinnick turned 5 on August 15.  So, in human years, 35.  Old man dog.  He's officially the oldest in the house.  That sort of makes me sad.  It seems like just yesterday we brought him home from six-o-onest street in Warrensburg.  That's right.  Six-o-onest street.  This math teacher had a complete blond moment and called it six-o-onest street as I was directing my then boyfriend (now husband) to the kennel, not six-hundred-and-first street like it should have been.  Makes for a funny memory.  Anyway, happy birthday to my furbaby!  Poor dog didn't even get a birthday treat this year.  In fact, I forgot about his birthday until after the fact and the hubs was out of town for work, so naturally, he didn't remember.  Sort of sums up Kinnick's life since Brantley was born.  Sorry about that dog.  He truly is the best dog ever and we'll always love our first ever "baby".  Happy 5th birthday Schnauz!

We went to the Olathe Balloon Fest.  Technically, this was before school started...I just never blogged about it.  We met up with some friends and enjoyed funnel cakes, beers, and corn dogs.  The hot air balloons were cool, but probably not worth the $15 tickets to get in.

We got a beer fridge for our garage.  I told you life has been pretty average...I wasn't kidding.  Craig's wanted one for some time, and a friend/neighbor was giving one away.  The coolest part about it?  It's painted with chalkboard paint, so when Brantley's old enough, he can doodle on it!  As long as he doesn't also doodle on the good fridge...

I made some super cute DIY rolo pencils.  I'm part of the social committee at my school and we have a tradition of giving new teachers little gifts their first few weeks of school.  I saw these on Pinterest over the summer and knew they were perfect for the occasion!  I enjoyed being crafty, even through my exhausted-ness.

We went to Wichita for Craig's annual 4-hour fantasy football draft.  Fun stuff.  We went to dinner with Wichita friends and also took extended family photos.  These photos have been in the works for nearly two years, but people kept getting pregnant so the pictures kept getting postponed!

I booked Brantley's first flight.  Not only is it his first, but I'll be solo with him.  Yikes.  We're driving to Wisconsin next weekend for a high school friend's wedding.  The plan was to drive home on Sunday until Craig realized he needed to be in Chicago on Sunday at noon for a work conference.  I refuse to drive 8+ hours home by myself (and then go to work on Monday), so I decided to fly back to KC from Chicago.  We are driving a rental car up there, which works perfectly so Craig can fly home on Wednesday!

Probably the biggest news since my last post - WE NOW HAVE A WALKER!  Brantley's been taking steps for over a month, but only when we coaxed him.  Late last week, he started standing from a sitting position (without holding onto anything) and over the weekend, we noticed him walking more than crawling.  Now he's going non-stop.  Walking everywhere and walking FAST!  I think it's finally safe to say we have a toddler.  Perhaps a little later than others, but our sweet baby boy finally learned to walk at 13 1/2 months. We couldn't be more proud!

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