Saturday, February 17, 2007

My Birthday

Today was my birthday! It was a lot harder to face this year than in the past. I just don't feel like I could possibly be 31 already. I think I was too busy last year, with a new baby, to notice that I had turned a year older. Now suddenly I am really in my 30's.

Yesterday, I treated myself to an afternoon out. I had the day off work and hired a babysitter to watch Joshua. First, I got my hair highlighted and cut -- something I have not had time to do since we moved out here. I also went to the spa to have my nails done; then spent the rest of the day shopping. It was a great afternoon!

Today, Darren took the entire day off from homework so we could celebrate our birthdays together (Darren's birthday was on Monday the 12th). We spent the day out at downtown Princeton, exploring the shops and enjoying each other's company. In the evening, we had a babysitter watch Joshua so we could go out to dinner alone. We have done that so rarely since Joshua was born. It was almost weird to not be constantly entertaining a baby while trying to eat.

Today was a wonderful birthday! It was incredible to have Darren all to myself for an entire day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The New Semester

Darren has started his new semester and things are busier than ever. He is taking Systematic Theology, The Lord's Supper, Galatians, Christianity in Alexandria and Egypt, Speech, and Paul & Karl. The last class is probably his favorite. It is about the theology of Paul the Apostle and Karl Barth, focusing on the book of Romans. Sound exciting? Ask Darren about it sometime.

I am still working three afternoons a week at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. It is enjoyable, though it has been a little more stressful to juggle Joshua's care with Darren's increased work load this semester.

Joshua is growing each day. His first word was 'Dada' and he added 'Mama' not long after. He is still content to crawl everywhere, though he is spending more time cruising along furniture and walls. I'm not in a hurry for him to start walking -- this way it feels like he is still my baby and not yet a toddler. Joshua now has 15 teeth; I noticed three more today.

I'd love to hear how life is on your side of the world.

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