*Warning: Lots and lots of photos in this post!* Most of them of my cute kids, so I think you'll survive. :)
We were finally getting settled into our tiny little apartment, eagerly awaiting my parent's first trip to Brazil to visit us and get a glimpse of our life and ministry here.
We took my parents up to a touristy hill town nearby, celebrated Lucas' 3rd birthday and of course just enjoyed having them around for the day to day events.
With my parents here, we had to take a trip to the beach. We also enjoyed lots of good meals together, in our home and out and about. It was the kids first trip to the beach!
We received a notice from our landlord saying he wanted the apartment. We had 60 days to find a new place and move. Turned out to be a really good thing for our family.
We managed to find a nice house only a few blocks from our apartment, and moved in the first week of June. It was the biggest and closest move we've made in our marriage (and we've moved a LOT). We can hardly remember what it was like to live in our tiny apartment. Lucas misses it because we had a playground on the compound.
We celebrated my birthday by spending 3 days at the beach! And it was nice to leave our messy house for a few days to relax.
This was a month I was really looking forward to, as both Lucas and Elena were starting school again!
second birthday with a party at our house. Poor Elena was so sick on the day of her party that she crashed on the sofa before the party even started. She perked up when all the guest arrived though!
September was also the month that Dual Voltage got a big makeover!
Bigger news! (November)
We spent a few weekends at my in-laws, helping to take care of David's grandma while David's parents were away.
15 weeks pregnant! We had a nice, relaxing family Christmas this year.
Looking forward to 2013, bound to be an exciting and challenging one with lots of changes in our family!