Friday, April 19, 2013

My new job

Friends, after a few months of being back to work since having Tara in October, I have made the decision to be a stay-at-home-mommy.  I am excited for this new transition to be at home with little T and to be a ‘home-maker’, but I am also terrified.  I’m 37 years old, and all I have ever known is work.  I don’t know HOW to be a home-maker! I’m looking forward to perfectly ordinary days with Tara – feeding her, getting her to sleep, reading and singing to her, and just watching this beautiful child grow up.  But as excited as I am for this new stage in my life, I am also full of worry.  All I have ever known is a schedule.  I have lived by a work schedule since I was 14.  When I am not on a schedule, I fall into days of not getting ready until 5 pm and feeling not so good, eating a LOT, feeling like a lazy bum, etc. etc.  In saying this, I also have moments where I can’t wait to exercise and lose the baby weight, read a book when baby is sleeping, organize my house, eat better, spend occasional lunches with Dave at Chick-fil-A (note: he eats there EVERY DAY with baby in tow), read the scriptures, experiment more with cooking and baking, serving friends and family, get myself ready to get pregnant again, etc, etc.  I just want to make sure I keep that momentum!

In leaving my work years behind, I will mourn the many adventures I have had traveling the world on the company’s dime, the amazing friendships made within the office and out, and the feeling of goals made and met.  I will miss it, but I do so look forward to this new chapter in my life.

I gave my ‘notice’ last month, and will have my last day as soon as someone else replaces me.  Soon enough, soon enough J

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I can hardly believe it has been almost 10 weeks since our little Tara has come into our lives.  What an incredible addition she has been!
She started out at 8 lbs. 2 oz. and 20.5 inches, and she is now a whopping 11 lbs. 3 oz. and 23.5 inches long.  She is growing like a weed!
The time has gone by so quickly since she was delivered.  It feels like she has always been apart of our lives.  Funny how that is, eh? This little person only came into our lives a short time ago.  And boy, do we love her! I'll post some pics here, but the wee thing is waking from her nap, so I'd better go.

Life is beautiful - even more so with this perfect little being in our home.