I think it’s been about 6 weeks since I wrote on here. It seems like longer!
I have been away. No, I didn’t go anywhere, I just needed to get away from feeling duty bound to post on here. Sometimes I forget that the reason I started this blog was for Amelia to look back over her last early years and for my family and friends that don’t live down the road from us to keep up. But how nice it is for those that do live here…having an opportunity to visit whenever they would like.
My brother was due to visit this summer, but due to unforeseen circumstances it has had to be postponed. Don’t leave it too long Andrew!!! Whilst I don’t see or speak you at all often, I do miss you and think of you.
Since I have been gone, I have passed my 6 year anniversary of moving to the States. I still don’t feel like I belong here…not even with my life entirely cemented here. I still feel like I am straddling a fence but that’s OK, I am proud to keep my heritage. I realize now how tough it was those first few years and how so many people impacted that time in my life, both good and bad. Those that have supported me and stood by me have become my family and you know who you are…
They say that to make friends as you get older becomes harder and harder, I am lucky to say that I have met some fantastic people here. One of them features (well her work anyway) in the set below, Tamara, who I met when I was pregnant with Amelia. She has been a great friend and I hope will remain so…she came down in June to do my maternity shoot (at her insistence) and we just love the pictures she came up with.
We have spent the time staying busy, trying to get in as much time together as possible while it’s still just the three of us. We have been getting the house ready for baby, celebrating birthdays & holidays, working on writing letters on the iPad (and taking self portraits), play dates, pool time, yard time and the park. I don’t think that covers everything but you get the gist. The pictures of me in a skirt (shock, horror) are the ones taken by Tamara…the rest are all iPhone pictures.