I would love to post some pictures, but my super duper Mac is having some issues. Maybe because it’s my husband’s cast off, throw-away computer!? I decided I deserve better. It took about 6 hours, HOURS, to download 34 pictures from the camera and I’m completely out of patience to try to get any onto Flickr. I know, something’s wrong. We’ll look into it as soon as we (Nathan) have a chance.
In the meantime, I’d like to announce that we’ve moved to Lafayette, CO about 10 miles east of Boulder where we used to live. We love our new place- it’s simple and modest (and brand new so it’s very clean) and we’ll be saving so much money. We want to take time off work, travel more, and put money into savings, so we decided to move where an average house isn’t half a million dollars. It’s working out quite nicely so far.
Ava turned 5 on October 2nd and she’s had a few small celebrations. She asked me yesterday if she seems more grown up. Yes, indeed, she does. She’s using bigger and bigger words all the time; she’s making up the best stories with her toys; and she sometimes bundles herself up in her hat, mittens, boots, and winter jacket to “surprise” me.
Ava loves our new house and is content with the most simple things- watching cars outside of her bedroom window, seeing the geese fly over our house on the their way to Canada (that’s where she says they’re going), a working fireplace (have to admit I’m pretty happy with that, too, after the last two places with broken fireplaces), riding in her teacher’s van on a field trip to pick wild plums, and feeling so much older now that she’s 5.
Our house is a chaotic mess, but we’re happy to be on the downhill slope of this long transition.
I can’t wait to get this computer fixed or get a more modern one to start posting pictures again 🙂