We've known about this for two stinkin' years now, and I still can't get over the fact that Lorin is leaving for Chicago next week for 3 MONTHS without us!
Lorin will be doing the Clinical Portion of his schooling at Northwestern for Prosthetics starting January 11th. It's 11 weeks long, and I am SO SO SO sad that he is going. Like I said, we've known about this for a long time now, but it still seems so surreal. I'm sure some people reading this are thinking, "Shoot, 11 weeks is nothing!" And I'm sure others are like me and are thinking, "Wow.... that's a long time!"
We had the option of going with him, but we didn't think it would be such a good idea for a newborn and Lily to be stuck in a VERY SMALL apartment in Chicago during the winter. I think we would go insane, and I think we would be in the way of Lorin's studies. It would also be very expensive for us to be there with him. Fortunately, we will be able to fly him home a few times in between.
I just wanted everyone to know so that if I'm a bit of a grump, you'll know why. Lorin is my BEST-EST friend in the whole world, and it's going to be really hard for me to be away from him so long! :(
Enough of the sad news...
We had a wonderful Christmas and I'm so glad we could spend it with so many friends, and with all our family. It was so fun watching Lily get into the season a little more this year. She went around telling everyone that "Santa is coming to town!" And she was so excited to tell everyone she wanted a candy cane for Christmas... pretty low expectations (hopefully she's that way every year - ha!) It was also fun celebrating with Gavin - he's my little stud, and I love that he already loves me so much!!
We hope everyone else had a Merry Christmas, and one of these days when I actually have more time I will post more pics.