there are so many cliche little pleasantries i could use to kick off this comeback entry. let's just get right to the meat of it:
i had a baby.
matt got fired.
indiana was in and out of the hospital.
and in and out of the hospital.
we sold our house.
we bought a house.
and now i think fox has west nile virus. which means that in real life he probably has a cold. but if i tell myself it's west nile it won't be west nile, so humor me.
2013 has put hair on my chest, and the post-baby hormones are making it fall out just as quickly as it came. it's been a wild ride, and i feel like i'm jinxing myself by assuming this ride is over. i'm sure it's not. maybe we've just thrown this mini van permanently into seventh gear, in which case i'll have to get comfortable with living on the edge of crazy. but i honestly cannot believe the blessings that have come of all this heap of mess. each one of those little events up there has a three-day long story behind it with exhausting twists and turns, and they all piled together to make such a fat, intricate plan that i can't deny that it was all for the best. when god closed a door, he threw open half a dozen bay windows for us. i'm so humbled and grateful.
and juniper! this baby girl, you guys. the good lord knew i needed her in my life right now. pure, unadulterated sunshine. we're best friends.