Hi friends! I have enjoyed reading Katie's virtual coffee dates so much that I thought I'd try one myself.
If we were going to meet up for coffee, I would actually order a hot chocolate because I don't drink coffee. Crazy, right? But then I would remember that I gave up chocolate for Lent this year (and it's so hard!) and look for some sort of non-chocolate non-coffee treat. Seriously, I gave up pop a couple of years and thought that was hard, but no chocolate, and trying not to replace it with some other form of sugar (most days anyway) is REALLY hard.
After we got a treat, I'd tell you about life right now. 2015 feels like a year of big decisions for us. The first big decision I recently had to make was about work. I was able to take a one year leave from work after Baby C was born, and I have loved it. Early this year I had to tell work whether I was coming back or not and after much (MUCH) thought and a lot of talking with E and pretty much anyone else who would listen, I decided to resign my position. It was really hard. Actually much harder than I expected it to be. I remember wanting to be a teacher from the time I was really young, so deciding not to be a teacher anymore (at least for now) was hard for me. I may or may not have cried on the phone when I told my principal I wasn't coming back. As hard as it was to make the decision, I haven't regretted the decision at all since talking to my principal about my decision.
I'd also tell you about another big decision we're making this year, the one to move. This has been our plan for over a year and now that the time is here I'm finding it really hard! We haven't seen a house that we really love in the six or so months we've been looking, so while we're trying to get our house ready to sell most of our effort is going in to finding a new house. I'd probably ask you what you like and dislike about your house. I'd ask you for any suggestions about buying or selling a house. I think I looked at (as in went to) close to 100 houses (seriously) when looking for our current house, so I know this process takes a lot of time and work, but it's starting to get me down. Here's hoping we find something amazing this spring!
One push to move now is that Miss A will be starting kindergarten in the fall and we'd like to make the move before school starts. I can't believe she's starting school so soon! It feels like she was my tiny baby yesterday and later this month she'll be five. FIVE. Where did those five years go?! I know she's excited to start school, and I am excited for her to start, but a big part of me is also sad that she'll be away so much. I might laugh about how we'll be working on writing her name from now until the first day of schools. First and last names together are 18 letters. Sorry girls (they all have 18 letters)!
And, because no post is complete without a picture, here's my Baby C being extra adorable.
So, how are you? Any advice for house searching or having a kid start school?