2 YEARS & 6 MONTHS - 21 Jan. 2013

Time just flies, and there seems to be no extra time for anything...
Well, we had a lovely few days in Barcelona, the flight back and forth went really well, even with girls who wouldn't sleep. They are now so big that books, stickers and - of course, as always - snacks keep them happy and entertained. Liva and Laia loved staying at Iaia's house, I loved seeing Susan and Luca and Emily, Albert and I loved time to ourselves, both completely alone and just the two of us. Seeing Barcelona again was nice, it made me realize how much I miss the city, but also made me realize that I would not live there at the moment; life is just too difficult there, I'm still sure we made the right decision back in April when we decided to leave.
We also went to the doctor once, Liva fell about 2 meters down, head first. She was kind of out of it for a while, so eventually we called our doctor in Barcelona. Liva was checked from head to toe and we were assured that she was just fine.
Though 5 days was way too short to see everyone, especially with 3 Kings and spending time seeing (far out) family as well, we were all ready to go home after 5 days. Liva and Laia were having a really hard time adjusting, I think seeing all the old, familiar places really confused them. We also didn't sleep well, the girls often didn't nap, sometimes because they didn't want to, sometimes because it didn't fit into our plans. So all in all, it was great being back in Barcelona, it was lovely seeing everyone there again, it was wonderful to spend time walking around the city, but it was also nice to be going home again.

And now we're home! Albert and I are busy with our new jobs and both enjoy it. Besides it being below zero degrees 24 hours a day and all of us struggling with the cold (and poor Albert having to walk more than 3 km to the station every morning!), we're all doing good. We're having fun playing in the snow (when we're dressed warm enough), Liva and Laia love being at daycare, and they were thrilled to see Camila when she picked them up on Tuesday. Our routine is working out well, the days are getting longer, and everyone's healthy and happy. I just wish it would start getting warmer soon!

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