(Karl and his oldest daughter, Camryn)
We've had a few important things happen lately.
First I want to say Happy Birthday to uncle Karl! We are sorry and sad that we live so far away from you and your fun family but we hope you had a fantastic birthday without us.
We love you!
(Stephen and Karl)
Second, I want to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS (!!!) to Steve and Melinda. Stephen graduates from the same place Nate did (if you forgot what I'm talking about look here) and we are so happy for him and his family. It's a stressful 6 months but oh-so-worth-it in the end.
They will be here for a couple more days then they are off to Los Angeles for their next life adventure. We wish them the best of luck in sunny So. Cal.
And thirdly, on a somewhat related note, Nate has moved to a new office closer to home! That means an end of an era for us. We've lived apart part-time since April 2010 (starting here) and it has been a big learning experience for me.
It hasn't always been easy but we got through it with the help of family and friends. And while I can't say I'm sad to see that era over I must admit I am grateful I had the experience. I'm so glad to know I am stronger than I thought I was. I can do so much more than I thought I could and I will forever have a deeper gratitude for a husband who can come home every day.
And you can't beat the kids running to the door every evening yelling, "DADDY'S HOME!"