So it turns out having a child can take up quite a lot of your free time. Apparently the last time I blogged was over a year and a half ago...oops! I've decided that I am going to make a concerted effort to blog at least once a week. Mostly for the benefit of my family and friends, but also for myself so I can have something to look back on to remember things that have happened in our day-to-day lives.
James is already nearly 2 1/2 years old and it feels like just yesterday he was starting to walk. This is just proof that I need to keep up with this blog, because time really does fly. I guess it wouldn't hurt to catch up on what has happened the past year and a half, because A LOT has happened.
About 6 months ago we made the big move from Northern VA to the great state of Texas to be back with my family. Although it hasn't been easy (Mike has had to travel quite a bit for work), it was the best decision we could have made. James is constantly surrounded by people that love him and gets the undivided attention he deserves. Don't get me wrong, I had plenty of friends that would show him attention up in VA, but everyone lived so far away that I didn't get to see them as often as I would have liked and that made it difficult for James to hang out with anyone other than myself and Mike. Here we are in constant contact with my parents, my brother and his wife and some of my closest friends. We were also able to afford to enroll James in a really good preschool (the one I attended when I was young, in fact) and that has done wonders for his sociability. We moved into the a beautiful house in the same neighborhood I grew up in and it has an enormous yard for James to run endlessly in. I truly miss my friends back in VA, but I am so happy to be home. Here is a photo of our new home, along with some of James enjoying his backyard: