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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

It has been a crazy long time since I've updated buuuuuut in the mean time - this sweet thing is 4 months old. She might be tiny but she is great at flashing her  big smiles. She rolls over, giggles sometimes, loves to cuddle.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Progress: Notes

I have been horrible at carving out time to get my thoughts and memories down in writing lately. And it bugs me, because there is a lot going on that I don’t really want to forget. I’m going to try and put together a “progress” series of posts – because let’s face it, everything going on right now is “in progress” anyway we look at it!

A few notes on life right now:

  • My new job is going well, it feels like a breath of fresh air and a great professional (and personal) fit right now.
  • Traveling while breastfeeding/pumping experience #1 went as well as I could have imagined.
  • I super love the age of 2.
  • I am almost done with the Piyo workout series. I really like it and I can tell a big difference in my flexibility and the way I look.
  • We are getting ready to list our house, which scares the crap out of me.
  • The age of 5 is quickly coming to an end for Miss G and I am looking forward to 6.
  • Mike and I celebrated our 8th anniversary recently. 8 years ago I never would have imagined this life, it is so much MORE than I imagined.
  • My best friend had her second set of twins last month. She has twin boys and twin girls that are 2 years and 10 days apart. She is a rock star (her husband, too!).
  • I signed up for a race series this summer – a 10k and 2 1/2 marathons. I am excited but mildly concerned about fitting in proper training.
  • The age of 3 months is excellent as well. Vivi prefers to be what I have deemed a “Koala baby” many days, but you know what, we make it work. She’s a great snuggler.
  • I would really love for spring to just arrive already. Or better yet, just skip right to summer please.
  • My 30th birthday is in less than 2 months. That just sounds so crazy to me, but I’m excited.

I have almost 2 months of adorable pictures still on my camera, including Aleesia’s birthday party, waiting to be unloaded and gone through. Still working on figuring a new normal schedule, which has been more difficult than expected, but I know it will happen some day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WAHM

I was so lucky to have been presented with the opportunity and ability to take a new position recently. This is a great opportunity professionally and I truly can't wait to begin working next week.

This also allows me to be working remotely nearly full time. So I can be home with the girls and have more flexibility during the week. I will be doing some light travel as well. Our nanny will be here 4 days a week which is awesome.

Here is where I need some ass-vice from anyone who wants to dish it out.

The home office.

We live in a little house with 3 bedrooms all of which are used as a bedroom! Before Vivian was born we reconfigured a bit so we could make better use of our basement as a family/play room. And now, office. Basically, I will be working alongside my adorable kids. Which sounds great and loud and is obviously not the best. But it is what it is and there is literally no where else to go! I am organized and not too worried about productivity. But from those who do work from home, what tips do you have? What are things I wouldn't anticipate that could be a problem? A dedicated office is high on the list for a new house, but we don't have a new house right now so we need to make this work!

Travel

I will be traveling on occasion. The first occasion being soon for on boarding purposes.  I have everything in order for the girls' care and now I need assurance that pumping on the go will be just fine. I will only be gone 2 days/1 night but I am nervous. Nervous I won't be able to pump enough, nervous TSA is going to be ridiculous, nervous V won't like me when I get home! Rationally, I know it will be totally fine. But if you've been through this, hit me with your best advice!

It is going to be a new adventure but I love  good adventure!

Wordless Wednesday

In honor of her 2 month unbirthday last week – a few of my favorite newborn pictures

(all courtesy of Bella Rose Photography)

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Frozen

Not the movie.

We, like a lot of the country, are frozen! So much bone-chilling cold, so much snow (but not as much as New England!), so many hours spent inside our tiny house with my favorite tiny humans.

I love those girls to death, but MAN do I appreciate them more when we can all get out of the house on a regular basis. Gianna has not been to school for a full week since before Christmas break. We have not spent this much time at home since, I don’t even remember when!

So we have dance partied, had sing offs, crafted, colored, movied, puzzled, played with all the toys! Gianna has “worked out” with me a few times to get some of her energy out. But we are all losing our minds and getting on each others nerves!

Who else is surviving the winter? We need some fresh ideas on things to do that don’t involve playing in the cold.

The cold totally bothers me and I fully appreciate that I live in the wrong state since the cold keeps coming back every year!