so, 2021. you weren't as crazy as 2020, i gotta say. at least we've been able to get back to a lot of things we had to give up last year, right? it's been wonderful to be able to see friends and family again, go out and enjoy meals in restaurants, even travel. and while we've all had to adapt to a different kind of "normal," i think it's been better than just okay. i've been a terrible blogger this year though, which is something i'm making one of my goals for 2022. i realized while i was going through pictures from this year that there's still a lot of stuff i never got around to recapping. i may have to do some backtracking because we did do some pretty epic shit...
the most wonderful thing happened in the first half of 2021 - the old lady's special friend promoted himself to fiancé!
of course, wedding planning began in earnest as soon as possible. once they'd settled on a venue and she picked a dress - well, it's been a lot of fun and being mother of the bride really is a good time.
the bean is, much to her consternation, still on her competitive cheer team. she swears this is the last year, and with her going into high school next fall i'm pretty sure it's gonna stick this time.