Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Scary Thought for Everyone Who is 29

I have no idea where this came from but I just realized that when you celebrate your birthday you are celebrating the end of your year not the beginning.

When Ehren turns one he will have finished one whole year on earth.

It means I haven't really been 30 I've just been working on my 31st year.

Gives this so much more meaning for me.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One Month as a Family of 3.5

Feels like forever since we were lying on a beach in Thailand. At the same time it seems like we just got home with the cutest kid ever made in Taiwan.

Let's eat!

Since being home Joshua has started up 4 architecture projects, I've gotten 3 new clients and Austin has irreparably hurt her back (although she is recovering). Then there is the kid with the biggest grin and cutest dimple who now eats "solid" food, can roll and pull himself along the floor and no longer fits in the first round of clothes we had for him.

You want to know the crazy thing? We have been home one month and already Joshua caught me staring at a map last night figuring out where we want to go next. 2011 will be a domestic year since we were abroad in 2010 so that means it's easier for some of you to join us for a week or two.

I'm thinking New England in the fall. Lobster? Leaves?

Start that saving account now!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just When We Were Getting a Handle

Our bodies were just adjusting to the little bursts of sleep we get and we were figuring out how to do our work routine while juggling Ehren and then yesterday we hit a snag.

Austin jumped up on the couch, screamed and now we have a pretty hurt puppy. The vet ended the exam with "well the good news is she isn't paralyzed" however, I watched her do her tests and Austin stopped reacting to some of them about halfway down her back. The short story is she still has reflexes in her back legs but her brain has lost control of them because of a ruptured disc around L4 in her spine. We are still hoping that she will recover with some medicine but if not we have to decide if we want to pay for surgery and the chances of the issue recurring are huge.

For now she can't walk at all and we have to carry her outside and keep her in her crate. So one of us carries a kid and the other carries a dog. We aren't outfitting her for the wagon she can roll herself around in yet but the mental image does make us giggle a little bit. Hopefully it won't come to that because I think the giggles would all disappear. For now we are just waiting to see and this is the extent of her day.