Monday, July 27, 2009

Time flies . . .

What a busy and wonderful weekend we had. Mine started on Friday (of course) with a lovely family breakfast made by Aunt Linda. After that Abigail and I drove down to pick up a diaper trial that she is participating in. It is a lot of work but will get us free diapers for 2 weeks and a $50 gift card to our grocery store, so I can't complain.

After that, I headed off to have tea with my lovely friend, Lisa. Of course, the The Parlor was excellent and wonderful as always and we had a very nice time visiting together. If you live in the Cincinnati area, you should definitely visit. Here is our picture:

Later that afternoon, I had a cream tea with Andrew's family to celebrate his grandma's birthday. That was enjoyable as well. I have always loved the cream scones but I found the lavender lemon and chocolate chip ones particularly enjoyable as well! :) Hungry yet?

On Saturday, we decided to have a family game night at our house and I decided to make Super Nachos, which we hadn't had in some time. So yummy! We enjoyed playing games together.

Andrew and I worked in the nursery at church on Sunday. Besides Abigail saying "mine, mine, mine, mine" and taking toys from other little babies, she did great, even though both her parents were holding babies at one point. I hope this trend of not being concerned when we hold babies continues! We are working hard to helping her understand the concept of sharing! I can't believe she is starting so young.

Abigail and I went home for a nap while Andrew took his parents and aunt to the Creation Museum. They had a good time and Abigail had a 2+ hour nap, which was nice. I napped a little and read while she was asleep. I enjoyed my day of rest!

In other news: I officially told my boss last week that I will not be returning after this baby is born. I am definitely having a very wide range of emotions with this decision. I, obviously, feel very called to be a full-time mommy to my kids, even though I know it won't be easy. I am also leaving a job environment that I love and co-workers that I love as well. However, I don't imagine that I will regret this decision any! Anyway, that's all I will say for now but will probably write more later.

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

I don't think you will ever regret the decision to stay home...okay you'll regret it for a few moments many times, but in the big's a good decision. You will probably have to give up some material things, but the joys of being home will far outweigh them. I would recommend getting a good network of other stay at home moms so you have friends to do things with, play date partners and adults to talk to during the day. Carol

Jaime said...

I have heard that so many times. I do not have any delusions that it will be perfect or that it won't be trying but I certainly feel called to be a mommy, even if it only lasts a year or two before I have to return to work.

Good thing almost every other mommy I know is a stay-at-home mom. :)