By way of an update:
We're having another baby boy at the end of September.
We celebrated six years of marriage.
My husband is changing jobs.
We bought our first house.
Henry turned two.
So, not too much is new.
I do say that with some amount of sarcasm, but really it still feels like we are the same Tyler and Jess, just plugging along doing gradually more grown-up things all the time. We have felt closer than ever through all of these changes and the changes that are looming ahead.
Every single night I go to bed so incredibly thankful for the person that I married. I'm thankful that we are so well matched when making decisions (hemming and hawing over tiny insignificant decisions, but just jumping off the deep end on the big stuff).
We are so excited to welcome Baby #2. He is a long hoped-for addition to our family. Just based on the 20 week anatomy scan, it seems like he is going to be rambunctious and look nothing like his big brother. Two boys seems like plenty kids for the next long while, so we're also excited to feel that (for now) our family is complete.
As for the new house, the short story is: WE LOVE IT. It's smaller and much newer (only 45 years old!) than our last house. The historic church parsonage that we have called home for the past 4.5 years holds so many sweet memories. What bittersweet feelings as we gather our last few belongings from it. But, the thrill of choosing our own paint colors and having a deck are outweighing the sadness.
That's what the Tanks are up to right now. A whole lot of sleeping on air mattresses, sorting through cardboard boxes, feeling a baby boy rolling around in my belly at all hours, and lots and lots of playing Batman with our two year old little guy.