Thursday, May 13, 2010

Five Things I Miss About Having a Real Job

5) Having a reason to actually get completely ready every morning. Instead, I'm doing pretty well if I have a shower and get my teeth brushed.

4) The quiet drive to and from work, during which I got to listen to music of my own choosing and didn't have to listen to a single child scream.

3) Being surrounded by people capable of carrying on a real conversations more than 4 sentences long and not focused solely on themselves (and their potty-abilities).

2) When you take a day (or more) off of a real job, someone else steps in to do a good part of your work for you. If I take a day off now, I'm just delaying the inevitable.

1) Breaks. Lunch breaks, bathroom breaks, 5, 10 or 15 minutes breaks... I miss them all. There are no breaks for domestic COOs (that would be Cheif Operating Officer).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Six Years

Six Years of Marriage

Five Months in New York

Four Semesters of Master's Work

Three States (and 8 abodes) We've Called Home

Two Crazy, Adorable Kids

One Home All Our Very Own

Eternity still to come.

Love you, Brian!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Things of note:

These were probably worth mentioning... but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

*Allison is fully potty-trained, and 98% accident-free. She's also very independant about it... I generally don't have to remind her to go. She'll tell me she has to, then run upstairs and do it all herself. Its wonderful (and it cut my diaper budget in half!). And it was easy... on our third try.

*Carter is walking. He's very cute when he walks, because he's so darned chubby. He sticks his belly out. Its adorable. Sometimes I look around and wonder who dropped their toddler off for me, becuase that can't possibly be my baby.

*We FINALLY managed to get family pictures taken. Sadly, we could not get the kids to sit nicely for a photo together, but we got a few good ones of all 4 of us. I'd call that an accomplishment. I think this one is my favorite.

Next year, I aspire to use a real photographer. But these are good for now.