Ian owned a hardwood floor and tiling business that was working OK. Eva was born January 2006 and life was good. In August 2007, after throwing a baby shower for some friends, I took an at home pregnancy test and it was positive. This was an unplanned event but we looked forward with much enthusiasm. We had our ultrasound in early December and had the tech put the results in an envelope which we wrapped and put under the Christmas tree. I have never wanted to open a Christmas present so badly. On Christmas Day we found we were having a boy!
Early April 2008, Ian’s dad was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor. A few weeks later he was still in the hospital when I went and had Kaleb by planned C-section. A week after I had Kaleb we drove to Fredricksburg for my nephews baptisms, and a week after that Ian’s dad passed away on the very day he came home from the hospital. So a few days later we all flew out to Utah where he was buried and then flew back home. A couple of short weeks later, Ian was offered a job in Utah and we felt it was the right thing to do. So in July, Ian flew to Utah to start work, and I stayed with the kids to pack the house. With lots of wonderful help from friends, we got the whole thing done and Ian flew home, packed the truck and drove it out to Utah with Mason and his sister Traci. I flew a few days later with Eva and Kaleb.
August 2008, we are all together again, in a (brand) new home, in a new state and here five months later I’m still trying to settle in. Kaleb is a little high maintenance which I am not used to but we manage. Eva is a trip. She turn three in January but is often mistaken for a four year old because of her height and how well she talks. Mason is my little trooper. He’s in the 2nd grade and has had more addresses than birthdays. He is an amazing reader and loves video games.
Well that’s us, I guess. Your update for however long it’s been since I’ve seen you…