I'm yet again behind on blogging. Only this time, it's not because I don't have things to blog about, and I also can't blame not having time. This time, I haven't blogged because my computer has been in the "doctor's office" haha. Some weird things have been happening with my email/phone and Steve decided to take a look at my computer. Apparently there's some questionable items that have been flagged and he's been working on cleaning it up (even though I haven't noticed any difference in how it's been running).
So now to catch you up yet again on what's been going on around here. A couple weekends ago, my brother, his wife, and their 2.5 year old daughter came to visit! This marked their first visit to our house and we had a great time with them! While they were here, we tried out a local cafe (with gluten free options for my brother), went to my friend's cupcake counter grand opening, tried out a Thai restaurant (which was quite the experience when it's very lacking in the service department), and ate a gourmet breakfast of pumpkin pancakes thanks to my sister-in-law's amazing cooking skills!
Sadly, I have no pictures of their visit. You will just have to take my word on all the fun we had with our cute niece and watching her shenanigans. That child never stops! She got to test run out Bean's room, and I think it passed her approval ;-). She constantly wanted to go to "Baby's room" and even played with some of Bean's stuffed animals and baby items. She just had to put her cousin love on Bean's stuff, too!
Another great perk of their visit -- my brother solved my phone problem! Just prior to coming to visit, they switched to a new phone plan and got new phones. I then bought his old smartphone (a galaxy nexus) off of him for a great deal. The battery is pretty weak on it and I have to charge it a couple times a day, but other than that it works like a charm! It feels so strange being linked back into technology constantly. Don't tell Steve, but this phone may just convince me that a slide out keyboard isn't necessary. I miss feeling the keys, and struggle with lots of typos, but I'm learning and accepting it!