Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Since you asked...

A few random updates on my life. I know you are sitting on the edge of your chair just waiting for them.

To begin with I have neglected to give you a hair update. (Gasp!) It is growing, albeit at an amazingly slow pace, but yes, there is more length than there was eight months ago. I colored my hair for the first time in years. I wanted to do something different, yet I had no idea what. I went in to a new salon and walked out with some crazy red highlights. I can't say that I loved them, but it was something different. Having hair is fun, yet it's a bit of a pain. Now rather than running some "product" through my short "do" and heading out the door, I deal with the hair dryer, the flat iron, pins, clips and headbands. But the husband likes it, so it makes at all worth it...right???

It's *almost* a pony tail!

Running: Although, I am not running like I was this past spring, I have been dutifully putting in thirty minutes on a treadmill a few times a week while plugged into Bravo watching my new favorite show, The Shahs of Sunset. (FREAKING LOVE THIS PROGRAM.) Recently I went for my first outdoor run in months and it was amazing. I loved every second of it. I was inspired to do more than the 3.5 mile loop around the lake, but I'm pacing myself. Memories of the dreaded boot keep me from pushing myself too hard.

All smiles after an awesome run!

Holidays: Keeping it low-key this year. After last years family puke fest, we are having a small Christmas. David's parents will be visiting from Florida. Last year we had both sets of parents and my brother-in-law and his family. It was was a lot, but could have been fun had it not been for the plague. I liked having the people around, the cousins playing and some chaos. I am worried that this year will feel a wee-bit lonely, but the boys are as excited as ever. Hopefully Santa will not disappoint.

The boys: Evan still doesn't eat and is well versed in pushing everyone's buttons. He has his charms and can melt your heart when he gives his baby brother an unsolicited hug. He is very competitive with Zack and becomes absolutely outraged when he perceives anything as "unfair." He loves the holidays and was very excited to have Julian and I attend his preschool holiday party. He even wore a snowman sweater for the occasion, which is nothing short of a Christmas miracle, seeing as he will go sleeveless in 20 degree weather.

Doesn't look like a fake Santa to me!
Zachary is enjoying school but grumbles about the crazy amount of homework he has each night. It really is rather unbelievable. Zachary is also very excited about Christmas and still believes in Santa, although he yelled "faker!" at the Man In The Red Suit when we visited him at the farmer's market.  

Julian: Julian eats 24/7. He is learning new words everyday. Yesterday he was carrying around a fish stuffed animal and calling it "Baby" He has cute down to a science. If only he could learn how to change his own diapers....

Why does daddy think it is funny that this man is attacking me?

So there you have it folks. The Rachel Kargas Update. Worth waiting for, huh?


  1. You have the mini-pony!!!! I have been sporting that a while now. Love the red!!! And make me want to have three boys. Or maybe just two. :)

  2. Hope your holidays go smoothly this year! We just got over the plague. So glad we didn't get it for xmas....

  3. Rachel - I finally connected to your blog - great stuff. I love the hair, the kids look great and a low key Christmas sounds fabulous. I write this while on the airplane, heading back to Jeff's mom's place. We are planning to do a little something at our place for New Year's Eve -- and would love to have the Kargas clan join us. We're back in town on the Dec. 28th. Miss you!