It's been a while, hasn't it?
So much has changed, yet so much remains the same. Let's get the boring stuff out of the way first.
We bought a house in October. It's a lovely house. The moment we walked in, we just knew. It needed a lot of work, but it had so much going for it. It was in a good location (as far as schools are concerned). It has a view of the bay, which we enjoy nearly every single day. It is big enough to hold all of our stuff. And it was on a flat and reasonably sized lot - giving us room to grow. We remodeled the place from November to January and it is virtually a new home.
I'm still at Apple and Alin is still staying home with Amelie. Baby number 2 is on the way - hurray ;) Just as we did last time, we've avoided finding out the sex so that we have a surprise ending... Or is it a beginning?
Amelie's now over a year and a half old and such a handfull. She's got herself a huge personality, and she knows it. She doesn't form sentences yet, but she has a pretty amazing vocabulary and is able to communicate with little frustration. I look forward to seeing her every day.
Parenting has been a pretty amazing experience thus far. Most days are wonderful, but like most families, we have our moments. There are days that I look at my daughter and I flash forward to the day where she's in her teens, or graduating school, or getting married and I become saddened that I can't keep her like the way she is today. It seems like she's growing so fast. I wish I had more time with her as she is now. So curious and giggly. Always so innocent and unassuming. Unconditionally in love with her parents. Never (well, almost) a troublemaker.
These are the days you wish never ended.