Wow - to think how things have changed since my last blog post. Rupert was only 5 weeks old, it was the middle of Summer in Vancouver and I was preparing to head back to work from parental leave.
Fast forward almost a year later - as we approach summer in the lower mainland (after one of the worst winters that I can recall), life is quite different than what it was a year ago. What they say is true: time moves so quickly once you are a parent, it's hard to keep track!
This kid is quite the character. After countless months of rolling and butt-dragging, this crawler is all over the house. And not much longer until he will be walking. It feels like he's developing exponentially as he gets older which is making keeping-up challenging!
Our days are extremely enjoyable watching our little guy turn into a toddler. Can't get enough of his giggling, funny faces and dancing that brightens up my day.
As he's gotten older, many of the tips that I provided in my initial post still apply. We are still huge fans of Amazon Prime (although we lost our same day shipping, see below as to why). Scary to think that he'll soon be off to daycare - stop growing so quickly please!
A New Home
Like many young families, we packed our gear and headed East. Not too far east- just enough to escape the crazy housing market of downtown Vancouver.
Our fist home is located in Port Moody and we absolutely love it. Port Moody is the perfect little city that's on the verge of tremendous growth. With the many parks, shops, restaurants and breweries within walking distance, the neighbourhood is one that I can see ourselves living in for a long time. Proximity to the Skytrain and West Coast Express means that we are not far from our old home. And the plethora of families in our area means we aren't alone in our decision to raise our family here.
A New Career
With all the changes above, no need to make a significant career move, right? Think again!
After 4 years at Salesforce.com it was time for a change. Thankfully I didn't have to go to far - I've been lucky to join Salesforce.org and help build products on the Salesforce platform for nonprofits and higher education institutions around the world. It's a fantastic mission-driven organization that is using the power of Salesforce to help those out there who are looking to change the world. I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity.
Curious? Check out the video for more info about what we do. On - and we're hiring! Check out our job listings.
Let's see if I can post again before another year passes...