Sunday, November 27, 2011

A new chapter

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for these these sweet boys.  All three cousins are together for the first time.  We probably took 234 photos and of course there isn't a single one where all three of them are looking at the camera.  It was fun though!  It was so great to see baby Colby and get me some baby snuggles.  It was also great to hand him back to his mama when he started to cry.
 Here are the matching jammies that Granny K got for the boys.  Obviously Colby wasn't too keen on them yet.
 I said kiss your brother.....
 ...not make out with your brother!! 
 There's my boys.  We have to get at least one photo where someone is picking their nose.  At least their picking their own noses and not each others.
 I have so much to be thankful for this year (and always) and these three little boys top my list!
We we so glad to get to hang out with Uncle Kort and Aunt Bri and of course baby Colby.  They endured thunderstorms, long car rides and a plane trip from Louisiana just to be with us for Thanksgiving.  Bri also did some of her famous baking.....which was awesome.....good thing I wore stretchy pants.

And now for something completely different....

Well, our lives are about to change a little bit.  It's been six years since I made the decision to stay home with  my babies and take a little break from the educational realm.  I can't explain to you how blessed I was to be able to see my children grow up, teach them and train them up. So many memories were made and so many things were learned.  There were good days and also some bad days, but I cherish every second I get to spend with them.  God shut the door on a few job opportunities this spring and summer, but His timing proved to be perfect.  I received a phone call last week asking me to consider a position at a local alternative school.  I won't be teaching art per say, but I'll get to help them creatively and I'll find ways to work some artwork into their lessons.  The hours are perfect and I have Friday's off to spend with Brody, so I decided to go for it.  I really felt like this is the place that I was supposed to be.  I am super excited to get back into teaching and working with students, but I am also very sad to leave Brody man in the mornings.  He will only be with a sitter (who by the way is pretty awesome...and calm.....which is another bonus) three hours in the morning and then he has preschool in the afternoon. I'll be able to pick him up a lunch, drop him off at school and then pick both kids up at the end of the day.  Major bonus.  It's good to get my feet wet again and my foot in the door with the local schools. Someday I hope to be working in one of the two local school districts full time in an art classroom!

As I step back and look at the years that I got to spend with my boys, I wouldn't have changed a thing.  I will still have plenty of time with them and the extra income will help us out greatly. I will still continue to do artwork (which is also doing really well, Praise God!)  I could use your prayers this week as I drop off my baby and head out the door. I'm a big wussie.

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with your families!

1 comment:

branded items said...

Such adorable little angels! They are definitely more than enough reasons to be thankful. I am also a mother of a sweet little darling and I consider her as the greatest blessing ever. Thanks for sharing these inspiring and cute photos.