Sunday, February 27, 2011

Home Again

This time of year has come again...I am an official "Stay at home mom". It is funny how much this affects me. I look forward to being with my family, and yet I look forward to working. Did I mention the paycheck that I lack the rest of the year? That part is just dreadful:(. Every year (or at least the past 3) I have gone through such a trasition when my work is over for the year. The 1st year I was in shock, last year I was so happy to be home again and this year, well this year I just don't know how I feel. I know I am ready to take the girls to and from school again, go to coffee with wonderful girlfriends, take off at a whim and go to the zoo or the gardening shop, or like today, look at a new house (really an old house that would require more work then even Jason and I are capable of). Not to mention CLEAN MY HOUSE. My husband does a great job at keeping up, but I can honestly say that a man's touch just lacks something when it comes to cleaning! But he tries, and the girls try and I get up every morning and kiss them good bye. Then I get to do a job that I am good at, enjoy and love the people I work with. But I miss out on so much stuff. I am just plain torn. That dreadful place between not wanting to leave my family every day and wanting to leave my family every day:)
I tell ya, "What to do?" Maybe I will start with a little sewing!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wow, 2011 really? New year's in my house is truly mundane. Like... Jason worked, the girls were asleep by 8 and I fell asleep in my bed to HGTV by 10:15. However, the last 2 months have been a whirl wind of life, work, school, 2 beautiful little girls and truly treading water.
I accepted my annual seasonal position here. It feels like I go into hiding for about 4 months. If you are anyone I get together with on a regular basis, you know what I am talking about. Sometimes I return your calls, sometimes we actually get to the making of plans, and if I am truly lucky, I get to see you:) This full time working Mom stuff is for the birds!
However, since I am working, Jason and I decided to make the most of it and go all out for the girls for Christmas. Santa brough them Skiis, boots and bindings! Even though we both snowboard (and have for years), we thought we would teach the girls to ski first.
I bought Jason a season pass to Snoqualmie in September, and now Reese and I have been lucky enough to join him in that! (Thanks Dad and Mom:)) We went up yesterday with most of my family, and as I looked around at Payton coming down the mountain on skiis and telling me, "Go away Mommy, I do it myself" and Reese successfully making pizza turns and fench friis all the way down with no assistance, it hit me...I am so content in my family. My parents were watching along with my wonderful brother, his girlfriend and daughter. Taking photos, videos and all full of smiles. Because I had 2 amazing little girls that were making there way, and a husband helping me each step. I am lucky, I am blessed!
Enjoy a few of my little ski bunnies...And Happy, Safe and Loving new year to you all!

(P.S. Eat some snow! It does a body good:))