Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An update

I feel as though I have been a little disconnected, however, when I think about life it just is regular and unexciting.  We keep busy in our "regular" life by going to work, running kids here and there, basketball, church callings, working out, same stuff, different day. 

Over Thanksgiving we celebrated the day of with friends, that really are our family, shopping and time together just Mark, Chase and I.  We shopped Black Friday and got all our Christmas shopping done, which felt great.  We enjoyed getting some quiet time together and planning for our busy, full Christmas day.  Monday, once the girls came back to us from their time with their dad, we had our own little Thanksgiving Day feast.  Cassie was sick, so she ate some jello and jumped into bed early. 

We are now prepping for the upcoming Christmas season.  With all our shopping done, I am excited to just enjoy time as a family.  I have resolved to make this upcoming month all about time spent together.  I have come up with an activity for each day leading up to Christmas that will allow us to enjoy our time together.  This will be our new holiday advent calendar.  I am so excited to see how it goes. 

Another exciting aspect to our life is I just recently dropped down from working 5 days a week to only 4 days per week.  This will allow me every Monday off work to enjoy time in my home and with my children.  Yesterday was my first day off work and I was able to get stuff done (like boring mom/wife stuff such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, etc---but it felt great to be able to do it and not in a rushed manner).  i was also able to take my daughter to school, pick my other daughter up from school, take her to the orthodontist and then out to lunch, hang out with Chase, fix Thanksgiving dinner, visit a lady from church, and get a flat tire fixed (that was not planned).  It made me feel so refreshed to be able to just be at home where I enjoy being instead of at work and stress out about how to get everything done.  Now today I feel better being at work knowing of all the things I was able to do.  I also love the fact Chase will now only be in daycare Tuesday through Thursday (as he hangs out with Mark on Friday).  He loves it there and is such a smarty pants but I also love getting time with him. to come of events we did, such as Thanksgiving and putting up our tree, etc.     

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