I thought I would have to teach my daughter about the world; turns out I have to teach the world about her. They see a girl who doesn't speak,
I see a miracle who doesn't need words.

Friday, July 20, 2012

VA Beach

Wow, so I thought being home I'd have more time for things like blogging - NOT!  It's definitely been a major adjustment for everyone, but I'm loving being home with the kids.

A few weeks ago we went to Virginia Beach with our friends Scott and Leslie.

Alex loves the sound of water - doesn't matter what form -so just the sound of the ocean put her in pure bliss.

For the last few years this is how Zach 'surfs'...he's been VERY leery of venturing too far out in the ocean - which has been just fine by me...

But after an hour or so he was literally testing the waters.

By the end of the day he was going too far out for my comfort zone - I was a nervous wreck, but he loved every minute of it.

All of the fresh sea air and excitement of the ocean made for one sleepy girl.   She is getting so tall.

We had a kayak that the boys took turns going out on and that was a lot of fun for them - there were dolphins every where so they got to get a lot closer and watch them dive out of the water.

Zach all excited to get out on the water and acting silly.

And being silly with Jeff!

Alex had a BALL in the ocean. Of course we have to hold her up the whole time so it's a bit of a work out, but all worth it when you see the pure joy on her face!

It is REALLY rare that we ever get a picture of the four of us, let alone a fairly decent one - so I LOVE, LOVE this picture that Leslie took of us!

And I love this face! :)

There was a hammock at the house that she really enjoyed too - we have a swing on our porch for her, but we definitely need to get one like this - she LOVES to swing.

The weekend away made me really excited for our upcoming beach vacation!

Lots more to catch up on, but that's it for now!

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Me Post

On June 15th, the last day of the school for the kids, I also had my 'last' day.  I said good-bye to my job of almost 13 years.  It's definitely been an adjustment, but I'm loving being home with the kids for the summer.  Other than being in school, I've never not worked.  I've never not had my own paycheck, and we certainly have never had to be a single income family, so there's a lot of adjusting for Aaron as well.  I never thought I would leave my job, ever.  But things change, people change, and it was becoming increasingly obvious to me that it was time for that chapter of my life to end.  It was a really sad and scary decision to make.  The kids were on my medical benefits, and we had a great plan at my company.  I wish I could say the same for Aaron's plan, but I can't - his stinks in comparison!  I can only say that I know when God closes one door another opens, so I'm not sure what the future has in store, but I have faith that this was the right decision to make.

I've made so many great friends at the company and despite not being there every day, I know that will not change.  I went away to the beach last weekend with two of my friends, Rhonda and Nicole and I have plans in a few weeks for a girls night out with them and  more girls from the office, which I'm really looking forward to. 

So for now I'm just going to enjoy my babies and our summer together!