November 2015: Daniel Becker and Ivy Ngai are 26, Chloe is 2 and Lara is 1.
Ivy: Lara has been waking up a lot at night and the only one who seems to be able to get her back to sleep is Daniel. He doesn’t complain about it, I think he likes the extra cuddles he gets and he doesn't seem all that tired in the morning.
With the two girls and all the toys we now have this house seems to be getting a little small for us. I’m just not sure where we want to live. I work downtown and Daniel works in Chantilly but I think he’s not as happy as he used to be before they combined the upper and lower schools.
I’ve started thinking about wedding stuff so one day after work I went into a bridal shop. I was very disappointed, the staff were less than helpful and I saw nothing that I liked.
Daniel's parents came over on the weekend to take care of the girls while we went out on a date. We had lunch with them before we went out.
We didn’t go anywhere special just a diner downtown that we used to go to a lot.
We finally had a chance to talk about the wedding and things going on with Daniel at work. We haven’t set a date for the wedding but we think this summer would be nice time of year.
Daniel mentioned a conversation he had with Claire, she had heard that the school in the downtown area was expanding ad they might want more teachers. It might be a bit more challenging as the type of kids going there don’t all have money and support at home. I think Daniel likes the idea of the challenge. If Daniel worked downtown maybe we might want to move there too.
I had Bailey over to sort out wedding plans, she has a friend who is a designer and had recently done the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses for a wedding.
I asked Bailey about living downtown, I’m not even sure if it’s what we want. Bailey told me all about the area where she an Juan have an apartment and that there are some nice houses down the street. It’s also close to the school and not as busy as the main downtown core.