But I've been busy, I swear!
In the last two weeks I've been entertaining two kids while it rains while packing up our winter stuff and clothes for a short trip home (3 days to be exact, painfully short). And then during that trip home I visited my old office (going back to work this fall), saw my new house (loved it!), picked out paint colors (wanna see? I would be willing to bore you with them if you were willing), ran a ton of errands (missed you Target), met new and old friends, had a ton of dinners out (gained some weight, typical for a trip to the US no matter what the time period is), and surprised the shit out of my sister at her surprise baby shower (she jumped two feet backwards and yelled, "holy shit!" baby is okay).
Brian watched the girls while I spent the weekend in the US. It rained the whole time. He now appreciates what I deal with every day AND mentioned he no longer thinks that the money we pay for Marion to go to Spielgruppe is a waste of money. Every Dad should have to go through kiddie bootcamp like that. Brian kicked ass during his. The kids were alive and the house was (for the most part) clean! He rocks.
So blog, I apologize that I have neglected you. Be back soon, I promise. Ciao!