My excuse for not posting anything for the past month is really not a good one... it's just that January is lame. Nothing ever exciting happens during this month. The holidays are over, everyone's resolutions are set and it seems that everyone is just back to the grind trying to survive the winter (or at least that's my situation!). There's not much to look forward to. Spring is too far away still and even though the stores are stocked full of Valentine's Day candy, it's still a bit preemptive (especially with those New Year's resolutions still looming over everyone's heads -- we need at least a month to get over them!)
In any case, life's been kinda dull around here, but we've tried to come up with a few ways to make things more interesting. The following are some recent celebrations/activities that are worth mentioning.
Jan. 1st: our church meeting time has been changed to 1:00pm (huh? you might say? oh yeah -- lots of drama involved in that recent change... especially with a toddler who naps at 1:00pm and an exhausted mommy.)
Jan. 14th: Jon and I celebrated our 8th anniversary of the day we first met. I'll always remember the date because we met on my best friend's birthday. We went party hopping and ended up at Jon's house. My friend quickly picked out "Jonny" (as his roommates used to call him) for me and the rest was history. He looked was so cute in this weird hat he was wearing as he DJ'd the party and I was hooked.
Jan. 12th: My older brother visited from Utah last weekend. Then my little brother came down to hang out with us too. The 3 of us went to the MOMA and I got to do some unusual city wandering without the baby in tow (hooray!). We had a fabulous time and then met my parents and Jon and Noah for dinner at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant. yum.
Jan. 16th: Noah turned 20 months old. I am having serious issues actually saying that he's 20 months old. I don't like it at all. I couldn't wait until he was 18 months, but ever since then I'm ready for time to SLOW down. He's getting so big and talking so much these days (stay tuned for an updated video). My favorite 20 month old story so far was when he woke up crying in the middle of the night unconsolably and Jon went in to pat his back and see if he would calm down. I was in the bedroom listening to the monitor, when I thought I heard him say "poo!" amidst the screams. So, I went in to the bedroom and checked his diaper --sure enough he needed a diaper change. He went right back to sleep after that. Hooray for communication! Now, why couldn't he have done this when he was an infant???
well, that's all I've got for now.
(mom, I hope this satisfies your blogging fix :)
stay tuned, though -- exciting things coming: Jon's fam is coming to visit in 2 weeks!