Michelle! I'm glad you came back to us!
And glad to hear that you are just busy and happy. I can relate! I feel like I owe about 40 people a "real" email, and not just a blog update.
Barcelona, I agree with what Michelle (and all the others) have said about your photos; they are so lovely! I too was just thinking yesterday I wish you could come out and take Brynn's 18 month photos for me!
But Michelle, you are no slouch in the photo department either. Your pictures of Noah are always so artistic and emotional. I love your blog!
Oh, Barcelona, you had asked about my PhD program. I actually started out in the Speech and Hearing program in Athens thinking I might want to go into Deaf education! Once I started, though, I fell in love with neuralscience and language disorders, so that's what I'm studying now. I am pretty well-versed in child language development, but my main area of study is adult language disorders resulting from degenerative neurological disease, and my passion is for phonological (the sounds of speech) disorders. My dissertation is most likely going to pertain to the phonological loss/change over time resulting from the progression of Alzheimer's disease! (Sorry if I put y'all to sleep there!!)
Spughy, fishing partner. Hee hee!
Aubrey, I know - I read your blog a few days before our anniversary and I was thinking how similar our stories are. Isn't it funny how once you have that experience, you see the world in a completely different way? It's like living in color after spending your life in black and white.
Teresa, no we aren't diaper free yet! She's just been asking for underwear for a few weeks now, so we bought her some and she is completely in love with them!! We've been letting her run around naked a lot for the past few weeks, and she will usually tell us that she needs to use the potty when she's naked, so I've been trying it with underwear for the past few days, and she's doing pretty well. I think so far she's only peed twice. I'm not even really trying to push potty learning at all, but I do go with the flow and try to help her remember to tell me before she has to go. I'm curious to see how this whole thing will evolve!
Nothing new here. Well, I did finally join the rest of the world and sign up for Netflix. My god, it's wonderful! I'm kind of addicted to rating movies now so that I can get good recommendations!
I've started watching Big Love (the series) and really like it so far. This is so much better than having cable!