Well I can hardly post less this month than I did in January, sorry about that!
Let's start over. We celebrated a very quiet New Year's eve with a bottle of champagne. It is already gearing up to be a huge and exiting year. We've had several visitors in the last month alone, including dear Aunty Ruth, the Wurfs and our dear friend Brandon from Chicago (our friend Chris' brother). We have another lot of visitors queued up including Jo's cousins from Leeds and Marty's Godparents Hamish and Clare. Crazy times!
Uncle Brandon! (Marty is a big fan)
In between visits we're trying to arrange for Marty's Australian citizenship by descent (which requires getting Jo's birth certificate from Oz) and then his Australian passport (which requires us to go to the embassy in Washington DC in person) not to mention all the other fun logistics like quotes from shipping companies, working out what to do with our stuff (what needs to come to Oz immediately and what can wait 6 months etc), selling the car... well you get the idea! Our rough time-frame is to be back in Oz around the first week of April but we're still keeping it flexible until we get more of this worked out.
There has been a little time to breathe though. For example we went for a lovely drive through one of the gated neighbourhoods here in San Antonio after visiting a friend. It was just hitting dusk, the cakes was asleep in his seat (for a change) so we figured we'd just cruise around for a while. We were having a lovely time watching a huge number of deer frolicking around all over the place, and then we came upon these two lovebirds playing hide and seek around a bush...
(click to make it bigger remember)
And so I shall end a random post with a random picture!