Suprised to see me?!
I took an unexpected blog vacation. I needed it for my sanity. Please forgive me, but this mama has been busy! There have been some major changes around here, so let's catch up...
My sweet "baby" is now walking. How did this happen?!
(not the best picture but I took this shot quick and then got back to running after him)
(and I'd just like to say for the record that the hat is my brothers, he thought that he would put it on the smallest size and let Jay try it on... and then Jay didn't want to take it off! Quite fashionable, I know...)
I feel like this happened way too quickly! Everyone told me before Jay was born that it goes by so quickly, but you really don't understand until it's happening. He is learning and growing so fast, I feel like he learns something new and changes a little more each day. Tonight when I was putting him down to bed I just stared in amazement at my precious boy and then the tears came. I am so thankful for my sweet little man, he is always so happy and so full of life and energy. Jay makes me want to be the best I can be, he helps me notice the little things in life and I couldn't be more in love with him. I could seriously stare at him forever.... bah! No more tears tonight!
I put in my notice at the cafe and will be done there at the end of the month. I don't want to go into too many details but basically, life is too short to be miserable and it's not healthy to let people treat you badly! (...and I've gotta say, there's something so powerful about taking control of your life and standing up for yourself.) All of that said, I'm really excited to be moving on to the next adventure... which starts in April. ha! I'm going to be working for the Fire Department's sister company, driving the ambulance and they are putting me through EMT class in the fall. I'm really excited! (Driving fast with lights and sirens, who wouldn't be excited, right?! Just kidding, but seriously... ;) When Josh was going through his EMT class in 2009 I loved quizzing him and going over what he was learning and am really thankful for this opportunity. I'm also so thankful that they are willing to be flexible with me and my schedule. I will be on call when Josh is home so that when I go on a transport he will be home with Jayden.
I also just got my hurr did. I didn't realize how long my hair had gotten until a few weeks ago, so yesterday I thought I'd switch it up and chop 7" off. Ok, so not ME exactly, I went to the salon and let the professionals (aka Lisa my hair doctor) do the dirty work.
Tada! What do you think? It's a lot shorter and a lot blonder than before. If you don't remember what before looked life then let me refresh your memory:
See! I told you it had gotten crazy long! I'm not totally in love with the new 'do yet, but it's always nice to switch it up and my hair feels so much healthier now.
...and that's what's new with me! I do have to admit I am a bit fearful that you may have forgotten me in my blogging absence. Hope all is well with you lovlies!