Well, since most of you see me on Facebook if not in real life, you already know that we’re still alive, but just in case you were worried, I thought I’d better do an update this morning.
August was a month of intense change for the Flynn family.
On the 4th, we found out we will be having a new baby in April (due the 7th). We are super-duper excited. Steve is very sure that it is a boy, I’m not feeling so sure about anything yet. I’m really happy to be due within a week or two of a couple of my old friends from Utah, it will be fun to be pregnant together, even though we all now live far away from each other.
On the 25th Evelyn turned one year old, and a few days later we had an epic party to celebrate. Thank you to all the family and friends who joined us.
We spent the rest of the month packing up our beloved Ellensburg apartment and putting most of our things in a storage unit down the street. On the 31st we moved back in with my parents, this time bringing only the bare essentials (i.e. 4 tubs of fabric and only 2 of my 3 sewing machines). On the 4th of September (a week ago) I dropped off Steve at the Seattle airport in the wee hours of the morning and he flew off to Moscow for a required semester abroad. He will be back shortly before Christmas.
In the meantime, Evelyn and I are hanging out. We’ve been napping, skyping, and sewing, and we’ve been making a lot of trips to Costco. We even went to the wedding of my best childhood friend yesterday, which was a lot of fun. She and I (my friend, not Evelyn) have spoken only once or twice in the last 15 years, so it was fun to see her all grown up and happy.
Steve has enjoyed his first week in Moscow, although it was incredibly hard for him to leave. He is in an apartment with 3 other men, 2 of which are Americans. He starts school tomorrow, and when he is finished with the semester he will have accumulated close to a year’s worth of credits. He took the camera with him, so I’m limited to my phone camera while he is gone. I’ve been better about posting pictures to Facebook than I have with getting them on here, but I’ll try and do better.