Sunday, September 12, 2010

The leaves are changing

It happens every year and it's happening again. I feel like it was just yesterday! I love seeing the leaves change. Fall is my favorite time of year for sure. It's always so beautiful on these fall sunny days.

So let's see.. what has changed at our house lately? Well.. what hasn't?

I always say I am going to be better about keeping the blog, and things should calm down, but I really mean it this time. Or rather.. hoping things calm down after the boys second birthday anyway!

August was totally eaten up by a couple things. First, my mom moved to be near us. This was a huge deal and practically as much work for me as it was for her. I had to help her search for a place to live, deal with the negotiations, $$, the hook ups, the movers, and last but not least, I had to sit on a Greyhound bus for 14 hours to get up to my home town to help her pack the uhaul and move. I then had to drive that freakin semi bus over the Mackinac Bridge and into Detroit. that was fun. NOT. That was how I spend a lovely 4 day weekend from work. In the 95 degree heat.

Once that was over, I had an even bigger situation to deal with. My job. I started my job last summer. I've never really been happy since for a variety of reasons. First, the work. It was not what I signed up for. Then the commute. If you are going to commute like that, it better be to something you love. Yeah.. see the first comment I made. On top of that, my husband has been traveling non stop and I've been single parenting alot. Alot. It was too much. At first we thought i might just quit and be a stay at home mom. I would LOVE that. And while we could get by on one income, we would be doing just that... getting by. And we are SO not used to that. So we made the decision I would look for something closer to home. And I did. And I found it. To say that I was kissed by an angel in this situation is an understatement. I got so lucky with this opportunity, I couldn't even question it and I jumped on it. I started my new job this past Monday!

So.. on we go to the fall and we march towards the boys 2nd birthday. They are a true joy and the joy grows everyday. We are in the stage now where we are learning a new word every hour. That everything has a name. It's so exciting to see them learn and discover daily. And I am so happy my mom is here to enjoy it.

I am in the thick of planning the boys birthday party. This year we will have a Yo Gabba Gabba theme and are having it at a children's play gym. Should be so fun for all the kids. We can't wait!

I stop and think daily how lucky I am. I'm healthy (fat but otherwise healthy!), my husband, children and mom are healthy. We have a great house with a beautiful new kitchen being installed, and great, amazing jobs. I have to pinch myself!