--We went on an fantastically amazing 6 week cross country road trip this summer and visited family in Colorado, Kansas, and Minnesota. We saw lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We watched Ryan graduate from high school (Hallelujah. High school is of the ghetto).
--Two family reunions, one for my side and one for Matthew's side of the family. Nothing but good times there.
--Sarah started smiling, giggling, rolling over, and is just beginning to crawl.
--This year, instead of teaching at two schools, Matthew took a full time job at one of them. It's only about 5 minutes away from our house, which is so so nice, but I think it is also a little crazy having kids who live on our block in his classes.
--Matthew is also teaching a math class two nights a week at a local technical college. He also referees little league and high school football games. He is one busy dude.
--Natalie has become a very enthusiastic dancer.
--She has also developed a deep and abiding love for Barney.
--I basically just sit around and stare at the ceiling all day. False. I have actually really gotten into running lately. I'm not going to lie, it feels awesome to be able to pound out 4-6 miles consistently most weekday mornings, and then do longer weekend runs, when I've almost never been able to struggle past 2 or 3 miles. It's also been great to help take off all the baby weight. I just hope I can keep the momentum up and keep running/exercising through the winter.
--We love the family garden we share with Matthew's family. This year there are tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, lemon cucumbers, beets, cantaloupe, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and last but not least, green beans. Love love love it.
And now, pictures!
"Baby, baby, I cute!"
Watching Barney together
Snuggly sleeping baby. She doesn't snuggle very often anymore :(
Natalie LOVES Sarah.