Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hi Ho, Hi Ho...

My reign as stay-at-home-mom ends in 2 days :( I can't believe how those 3 months of family leave have flown by. I just keep kissing and hugging the boys. It's like I'm never going to see them again. But, really, when you think about it I'll spend about 9 hours at work when I'm used to spending that time with the kiddos. There were so many things I had planned to do on my "time off". HA! I was going to make cookie dough ahead of time to freeze, clean the garage, get Jeffrey to the dentist for the 1st time, see my family more, cook, walk/exercise, ...blah, blah, blah.  Looking back I now realize I should've just set one goal: enjoy my boys. Luckily, I did do this. I just stressed about not getting other stuff done.
One huge positive about me going back to work is that I don't have to worry about the boys when I'm not home. Jamie starts his 3 months of family leave.  He is such a great dad and is super competent to be Mr. Mom. I know he's nervous because he'll be leaving his first graders for 3 months and having to spend some cold winter months with the boys at home. Please pray for us on Wednesday when we both start, in a sense, our new jobs.

One thing that will be done as of Monday is my last official clinic visit to Baltimore. Jeffrey has a post op appointment at 8:30 and PT at 1. Hopefully, we'll get some cool xrays and hear some good news about how well Jeff's bone is growing. If we're really lucky, we'll get a date for fixator removal. That should be interesting.
Well,...this is me signing off for this Sunday. I'm going to go stuff my face due to stress and attempt to start some lesson plans for my return to work on December 1st. Wish me luck!!!
These are some of the things I'll miss:
Belly time watching Pocoyo
Trips to DQ for playing and eating
Making forts
Brothers playing outside
Hanging with cousin Mandi
Cute and crazy Jack E.


Lunch together




  1. Good luck with the change... life is about making 'transitions' (among other things). We go from one transition to another as long as we live. Bloom where you're at.

  2. Thanks, Jackie :) Preach on, sista!