|I love this photo of tiny Lily looking up at my mom... I bet she can see over that partition now...|
Days like these, I'm so happy that I have a blog.... because as hard as I tried, I COULD NOT remember what life was like a year ago. It may as well be 10 years ago. January, 2013 is a long way away in another country (well, apartment)... So, I went back and read what I wrote a year ago. I believe that one of my resolutions was to have more peace and harmony in our home. Ha! That poor woman had no idea what was coming did she? A year ago we had no thought of buying a home or moving. We certainly were not entertaining any ideas of renovating an old house in a neighborhood we'd never heard of! We were mostly concerned with Lily's night terrors and potty training. We still had baby gear.... we still had a stroller! And yesterday I was buying Lily some new clothes... in size 5T! (Daniel is wearing size Medium/10 because apparently he's starting his teen years a bit early. Just judging from the grumpiness.)
|selfie taking post Spring haircut|
Ohmygosh, it has been quite a year. The kids have certainly grown up a bunch. There has been a whole lot LESS peace and harmony... There is a crew pounding and sawing and sanding and painting every day here. We've passed the two months without a kitchen mark. My sanity and patience, and health consciousness were abandoned by the side of the house weeks ago. We now eat nachos for dinner twice a week. And Chinese food or pizza the other nights.
|happily saying goodbye to our old apartment, and its kitchen blackboard...|
The good news is, it can really only get better. So, all in all I'm looking forward to 2014. Because sometime this year, I will have a kitchen again. And sometime this year, the kids will have a playroom. And we can do laundry at home again. And, we'll have a backyard too! Oh, what treasures await us in the coming months.
|hello New House!|
And I'm pretty sure we aren't moving again.
|Happy New Year!|