goodness... life certainly has been moving at a lightening speed these days and in my attempts to keep up with it i have really been neglecting this space (i just noticed that my banner says spring.... spring?!?..... gees jenny.... it's halfway through august!)... i will try to do better. i really have a lot to share with you. there has been so much going on.... so many changes. poor maiko, his birthday was a bit chaotic. he spent most of it celebrating with a good friend of mine and her family while i took matt to lincoln city. we made the decision to permanently remain a family of six and matt's procedure got scheduled on maiko's birthday. we will be having a "bigger" party for maiko at the end of the month. he really wanted a special "kid's" party like layla had. well, i have an eight year old now. that feels a little crazy.