It seems like yesterday I was in terrible agony giving birth to a stranger.
Anyway, check on facebook for all new photos of her. I would upload them here, but that seems redundant since I just put everything on there. (Save for some pictures from my cell phone... oops!)
Anyway, maybe we should all start thinking about Auden's half a birthday party!! (Maybe you think I am kidding, but her being alive and thriving for six months is obviously something to celebrate! At least I think so.)
So! Let's see. Nate just began school this week at CCAC; finishing up his undergrad degree by taking a phys ed class and his language and lab credit. I am working in Sewickley still at Starbucks. We are still just making ends meet, which is both good and frustrating.
Our apartment is slowly but surely coming along. We (myself, mostly) are really wanting to paint Auden's room (a light earthy green, I think..) before I start hanging pretty things on the wall, but I don't know how realistic this is. So although the walls are bare, her furniture is all put together and looks GREAT! The guestroom/office is pretty much all done, so please feel free to visit with us! And after asking our landlord several times, he finally painted the porch like he had initially promised!
We had a Hlopek get-together at Frank's; Jenn and Frank were both home from New York/work trip, and Val even came.
Life is too good right now, albeit stressful at times. God is too good and really takes care of the three of us, and when trouble befalls us we have such good family who have our backs. I eagerly wait for the day when we are able to share our resources.
Also, I am considering pursuing a graduate certificate in secondary education. (I just can't help but feel that it is my responsibility to earn more money so I can distribute it to people and communities who need food and water, etc..) The only thing that is holding me back is the potential cost. But I can't help but think that living (very far beneath) the poverty line and having a kid will warrant me a decent amount of financial aid. RIGHT?
Give us a call, or an email, or a snail mail. Love all of you! Please don't forget to stay in touch.