I love to look back at times gone by. One way that I do this is by looking back at the same point in time over the years.
Here are Augusts 2007-2011
August 2007: We were living in Denver. We had just finished up coursework at grad school. I had just gotten work as a secretary (not befitting my years of education) after a frightening summer when we weren't quite sure how we were going to move forward. Eric was working part time. Regardless of our rather precarious situation we managed to have fun, as we always do.
Goofing off at a Denver diner
Eric...just being Eric
Not sure what is going on in this photo......
August 2008: August 2008 found us in Washington for a friend's wedding. I was working at a non-profit (a job that I really enjoyed) and Eric was doing some free-lance work as he looked for an art history job in Denver. We were feeling a bit more stable (at least financially) than we ever had and we had just decided that maybe it was time to start thinking about starting a family.
Eric in Washington
Eric and I
Me (remind me that I need to get a haircut soon)
August 2009: We had a big year in 2009. Moving to Wyoming, new work, new life. August found me 8 months pregnant. We were on the brink of change.
Eric putting together the crib
August 2010: We were parents. We moved into a new apartment and settled into parenthood. August 2010 was about family and hanging out around town.
Eric and Cordelia
Cordelia and me
August 2011: This August we find ourselves as homeowners. Parents to an almost 2 year old girl. We are about to graduate with our MAs (I know---it took forever). We are settling into a new rhythm of life.