It was a good month to be Clementine Jane Davis. Our now two-and-two-thirds-year-old got to play in/on beach, lake, ocean, playground, mountain, and airplane in Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, the Poconos, and back in Austin to start with the Donkey class… and she had a blast almost the entire time!


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Back to Reality

It’s been a busy but successful week getting back into the Austin routine. At least one of us has made it to the eye doctor (Annabelle), hair cut (me), spine doctor (me me me), meet-the-teacher (both girls), multiple back-to-school shopping runs (it was a complicated request list!), grocery shopping (our cupboards were bare!), massive house cleaning (spent hours secretly tossing/donating all of the old, broken, outgrown toys that the girls haven’t seen in a while/won’t miss), some car fixing (guess who) and of course lots of meetings in the past five days. But we are READY for tomorrow!

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Final Week East

I just woke up in my own bed for the first time in 31 days – I can’t believe how long we were gone! Our final week east was pretty similar to the one before it – full of beach, playground, art projects and library for the girls but less busy with work for me (I had finally caught up), which meant I got to slack a little bit and take a few business calls out here:

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How We Spent our Summer Vacation

Sometimes Marc and I get a little bummed that we haven’t managed to take our children to national parks or exotic locations, real “culture” or unusual lands. But we always go back to what we know – when you live far away from family, vacation is about keeping those bonds strong and spending the kind of quality time that makes kids realize there’s nothing more important than being with siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.