07 October 2010

another reason to love Norristown

Some of you think we're crazy for living in Norristown... and even crazier for loving Norristown.

I'll admit that Norristown has certain qualities that drive me crazy. I don't like the fact that neighborhood kids destroy my plants. We weren't happy the day someone smashed our car window to steal our CD player and Peter's Leatherman. Graffiti isn't my favorite art form. I hate having to move our car for street cleaning day.

HOWEVER, I love this place for so many reasons. It's become such a part of us that it's hard for me to imagine living anywhere else. (Except France. I can always imagine living in France.) What I love most is the diverse population and all the beautiful things it brings to our lives. A few weeks ago we came home around 9pm anxious to put the kids to bed, and this party was going on next door.

How cool is that? How many of you have heard a live mariachi band outside your window recently? Did I mention that I love Norristown?

04 October 2010

I'm back... I think

If you're wondering why I haven't posted anything at all in 6 weeks, it's because I have too much to say and not enough energy to say it. We've spent the past few months dealing with major life changes, and I can't seem to feel settled long enough to sit down and focus. I feel like I need to post a long update about all the crazy and exciting things going on in our lives, but such a post seems like an overwhelming project right now. Instead, I've decided to start small and simply let you know that I'm back. I have many blog posts written in my head to share with you. I hope that at least a few of them will make their way here in the near future. We'll see how it goes. For now, you can prepare yourself to hear updates about these wonderful cuties.

You'll probably also have to hear about these two rapidly aging folks.

And if you just can't wait for the updates, you can see a quick glimpse of the fun we had the second half of the summer by checking out some pictures here.