Hello and welcome back to life with the Nelken's....My apologies for taking so long to get back into blogging...I definitely didn't intend for Easter to be my last post, but the longer I was away, the easier it was to stay away...although I did feel guilty each time I read friends blogs and saw a link to mine with the 'last updated 4 months ago' tag. :)
So...what have we been up to? Since I last posted, several things have changed.
#1---We are welcoming Baby Nelken #2 into our home sometime in the next few weeks (more on that later) We found out I was pregnant again at the end of January, but I never posted it on my blog, because I wasn't telling anyone at work yet. That leads me to change #2.
#2---I quit work at the end of May! Leaving work was a pretty major change for me, but I do not regret it in the slightest! It had been my desire since before Laura was born to stay hone, but there was no way to make it work at that time. After we found out about baby #2, we really stepped up the efforts to make it happen. It has been almost 4 months now, and things are going really well. Finances have been noticibely tighter, but so far, things always work out. After calculating what it was going to cost in daycare for two, I believe money would be just as tight as it is now if I was working full time...and I would be missing out on so much.
#3---Our family continues to expand...My brother got married at the end of May and we welcomed Jennifer officially into the family...and then a couple of weeks later...we grew again....
#4---My sister Amy and her husband Cody found out they are expecting a baby! I am so happy for them and excited that Laura will have a little cousin to grow up with...they will find out at the end of Sept if its a boy or girl...but so far Amy says she's feeling its a boy. :)
#5---Eric went to Kenya this year with our church for two weeks..I will post a link to our facebook pictures.
I think that covers most of the events of the past 4 months...stay tuned for more detailed posts...Laura just woke up from her nap, so my computer time is over for a little while :)