talk about a blogging break. one month later and hopefully i am finally getting back to it. its about time for us to pack our bags once again and head home. we had a fabulous christmas in brasil, a different new years on the air plane, a very relaxing birthday party for our not-so-little 2 year old (where did the time go?), and we've had a great, relaxing time in idaho. ave has been sick for the majority of the time and we still don't have a clue what she's come down with, so we have really been taking it easy. there were lots of friends that i wanted to visit but i didnt dare bring ave around anyone for about 2 weeks (and counting) of the time we've been home. she's had a high fever for over a week and a half, diarrhea for longer than that, and a cold on top of that. we had some tests run yesterday so hopefully we get some answers before we head back home or it goes away. we have about 4 days til we leave and i am praying for a big snow fall. i just want to bundle up and go out and play. i didnt realize i would get so used to the hot weather in brasil and forget about how cold it gets here, but oh my, its been freezing lately. ave begs me 13 times a day to go outside to swing and slide and jump on the tramp and play in the snow and more often than not i've turned her down, i hope she gets feeling better and it warms up just a little so we can go play.
i cant even explain how much i enjoy being with my family, although i'm sure most of you share the same feelings. it feel so lucky to have four sisters that are seriously my best friends, who let me borrow their closet full of clothes while i've been home and make me laugh all the time, and parents who naturally became the greatest grandparents the day ave was born and continue to be amazing parents. we really have had the best time with them. enjoy the marathon of pictures from 2 days of our trip home (pretty much i'm a pathetic picture taker)