Sunday, July 06, 2008

Greetings From Nowhere Land.

I've been trying hard to think of something to write. So much time has passed since I updated regularly, that I don't know where to start.

So, I'm going to just start from scratch. Do an "about me" sort of post. A re-introduction of sorts.

My online name is CeCe. I'm in my late twenties (yikes, how did that happen?) and I'm married with two wonderful daughters.

I'm currently living in a small community in Northern British Columbia, Canada.

We just moved here from Southern British Columbia, and bought a house in a great neighbourhood.

My husband's online name is Armondo. We have been married for 4 years now; together for almost 6. He spent the first few years of our relationship as a cook in restuarants, for which he has extensive training and experience. He spent the last couple of years working as a cook and a deckhand on commercial fishing boats. This took him away from the family for weeks to months at a time. Since we've moved, he's been working part-time as a cook in a restaurant, and will be attending school in Sept to re-train to become an electrician.

I am currently working as a server at the same restaurant as Armondo. We work alternating shifts, and both do the stay at home thing on our days off. Combined, we work around 40 hours a week. In September, I plan on doing daycare out of my home.

My oldest daughter, who goes by "Cherry" in this blog, is about to turn 3 years old, and she's quite the wonderful handful. She's smart as a whip, and very witty. She "tests" her father and I every chance she gets, and knows all too well that although Daddy will give in to his little girl, Mom is a bit of a meanie. She's all about princesses and ballerinas. She thinks she's the most beautiful girl in the world. She's not far off. She's very independent, and tough as nails, but when she's ready to share some cuddles, she's all sugar and spice.

My younger daughter is about to hit the 18th month mark. "Peach" as she's called on this blog, is a bit of a rascal, and is able to get away with a lot more than her big sister. Armondo and I try not to give in to her, but with her big, beautiful eyes, mile long lashes, and mischievous smile, it's hard not to get suckered in to her every whim. Peach is very musical, and will start to groove to any sound that's even remotely close to a "beat". Not being very co-ordinated at this point (she stumbles around like a drunken sailor), it seems more likely that she'll be the one to create the music that others dance to. Extremely cuddly, this little munchkin is all about baby dolls and stuffies.

We live in an old home that was built during WWII. It's more than twice the size of the tiny box we had "down south", but we were able to sell our little house, pay off all of our outstanding debts, and still have a bit of money left over for other incidentals, such as a new roof. Right now, getting the house set up, working, planning birthday parties, and planning our summer vacation down to our old hometown has been taking up all of my time.

But more about that later...

Tomorrow I'm going to give you a virtual tour of our new house.


mmichele said...

Welcome back! I was hoping you were doing okay and it's nice to hear that you are!

Kirsten said...

Hey you! I was wondering where you had gotten off to. I always love reading you because our girls are of similar age (my oldest will be 3 this month and my other is 16 months.)

Glad you are well

Sarah said...

It's good to hear from you! I hope we can meet up when you're back in the area...

shandelle said...

Its so great to have you back~!

unique_stephen said...

Perfect post for me to randomly google you to cantch up on the last few months

CeCe said...

Hey everyone. Thanks for keeping tabs on us. I just checked, and I've posted about a half dozen posts since the beginning of the year. That is so nuts! I'm going to post more! I miss my blog friends.