After few scornful stares from family when they went to check my blog and found it completely abandoned for nearly a year, I decided it was time to get back on it.
Of course a million things have changed since last August, and much has stayed the same... it has been an incredible and magical journey and a wonderful year. (We teachers count years academically, not annually like everyone else- thus the night before our last day of school is my New Year's Eve) Having a 2 year old is so much fun.
I had a great year teaching kindergarten 1.5 miles form home a Green Acres School, unfortunately I lost my job for next year. So for now I am on the job hunt until August when hopefully my job will repost and I can reapply and swoop back in. If nothing works out I will try to supplement our income by taking care of other peoples' kids or some other creative solution yet to be discovered. The budget cuts and economy really affected our family this year...
Although a tenured teacher, Danny is moving to Mar Vista School in Aptos after 6 years of teaching at Valencia school in Aptos. He is sad to have to leave his community he built there but being another 2 miles closer to home at another great school won't be that bad.
The best news is that we are expecting baby J #2 around January 13th, about a month before Kierran's 3rd birthday (February 8th) This makes the whole job loss seem really insignificant. We are very excited about what Kierran calls brother/sister joining our beach bumming clan. I am 3 months along now and feeling much better now that I have time to rest and take care of myself. Of course, the belly is popping out much quicker this time. We have had 2 visits with Dr. Klikoff, the same doctor that we used with Kierran, and the heartbeat sounds good and the little critter looked good on the screen. We think we will torture everyone who really wants to know what the sex of the baby is and wait it out to the finish line again. I love surprises after all and there are only so many times in my life that I will have this one!
We are still living in our same duplex in Capitola and have no plans to move any time soon. Despite the square footage deficit, we spend so much time outside that we don't have time to notice. We love our little beach home, even though we are bumping into each other ofter. I guess a family that lives close together stays together!
There is so much more but my intention is to blog more often to catch up on the details. With summer here and with no end in sight that seems realistic... maybe =) Orange you glad I didn't forget about the blog entirely?