I have been very bad at keeping up, but I've decided to forgive myself.
Things have been good here. Erin is getting to big so fast. I am completely enjoying my time with her. She runs everywhere, says more words, and is such a goofy girl.
Our Thanksgiving and Christmas went well. Erin has so many toys, I'm just not sure what to do with them all. Her favorite game right now is cooking. She loves to put cheerios into pans and little cups and stir them with spoons while saying 'hot' and blowing on it. I just know she is going to be my little helper in the kitchen.
We have become aunt and uncle again for the third time. Our new nephew was born on January 6th and was 7 and a half pounds. We have yet to meet him, but hopefully within the next few weeks.
I think time goes by faster once you become a parent. You are always busy so there if very little, precious downtime. But with that it seems my baby is growing up too fast. I hate it and love it at the same time. She is so beautiful and fun and silly and it is hard to think that she is going to leave me someday. So I do my best not to think about that, but about all the years I get to have with her.
We are still doing projects to spruce up our house as we are going to be putting it on the market in April. Hopefully we will sell it and we will be moving closer to Scott's work. It seems like a big undertaking and we are leary about the housing market right now, but it makes the most sense with where we are at with our family. We want to have another baby someday, and I will need Scott more. He drives an hour each way to and from work and he is more than burnt out with it. Plus we will be closer to his family, and since the cousins are so close in age it will be nice to have them grow up together. So all in all it is the best decision for us.
I am still knitting here and there, and crocheting a bit too. I like to crochet washcloths, they go faster than knitting one and it is fun to mix it up a bit. I have been trying to be more adventurous with my cooking. It helps that my brother is going to culinary school and I can get some tips from him.