Saturday, April 14, 2007

Birthday thoughts

Well, I turned 29 yesterday. I almost had a small crisis, I really am getting old and I don't know what to think about it. Then, this morning my grandpa called to wish me a happy birthday and made a comment that made me feel much better. I really have done a lot in my life to be proud of...I served a mission in the Philippines, I am a registered nurse, I'm a mom (which is the very best thing), I own a home, I really am happy with where I am in my life (though there is always room for improvement). I guess it's not such a crisis to be 29. We'll see how I feel next year. The only problem I have now is that I have to make my own birthday cake! I did tell Chris that it is MY birthday cake, and that means I don't HAVE to share with anyone else (I will, though).

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The beginning

This is the beginning of our family website. I was jealous of all of you that already have sites and blogs and all that, so here we are. I figured I could give it a try. I never knew how much fun, busy, crazy, wild, out of control life could be. I used to think I had tons to do, but not until Ryker joined our family did I really understand. I love spending my days playing, colouring, dancing, spinning, wrestling, and laughing. Even when he is driving me crazy pulling everything out of the cupboards, or eating the dog food, I can't help but give him a big hug and tons of kisses. I figure I should kiss him as much as I can now, because in a few years he won't let me. I can't believe how fast this past year has gone and how much he's grown. I don't get to be a full time stay at home mom, but I do enjoy going to work to have some adult interaction and to work my brain. I am reminded each time I do work how much I love being at home and being a MOM. I only work casually and only a few days a week. So many people always ask if I'm going to apply for a postition (whether full time or part time) and are surprised when I say that I'm happy with my casual position. I like being able to pick my own shifts and say no when I want to spend time with my family. Ryker has had no problem with daycare, especially since we've switched to the daycare just down the street. He acts as though he is right at home and loves playing with all the other kids. I am glad that he only has to go a few days a month. I do miss him terribly when I'm at work.