Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Direction

For a couple of weeks now the Hubs and I have been walking on egg shells while waiting to get the official word....a new job offer!  It all finally came through yesterday.  I couldn't be more thrilled for my family than I am right now.  Instead of treading water as we have been for years we will now, thanks to this new incredible opportunity, be able to improve our quality of life.  We will be able to make different choices.  

We may eventually be able to live in a place other than Washington, DC:))). If you know me at all I don't need to tell you where I would go! 

I feel like we can now start living our lives:). Change is good for the soul.  

For the first time in a long time I feel content.  All my anxiety is gone!  



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Current Update


Maybe you've been wondering what's been up with Puck and Muffin?!?  The photo above was taken on Mt. Trashmore at Virginia Beach where we spent July 4th. 

It's been months since my last post but that doesn't mean life's been quiet.  It's been a anything but!

Last December Puck broke his leg, badly.  Tibia and fibula both broke when he fell off his electric scooter a couple days after Christmas.  2 months in a cast (4 in a full leg cast) and things slowly started returning to normal.  

Just last month we discovered he had an Osteochondroma on the same leg.  That long scary word refers to a benign bone tumor.  It was removed after the school year ended and seems to be healing quickly.

Puck is so big. He is so helpful around the house and mows the lawn and a few of the neighbors lawns as well.  He's not happy about attending summer school to prevent summer slide but has been taking it all in stride.

Cade is on the jr. swim team this summer and tonight is his little swim meet!  I'm so excited and I'll be taking my brand new 70-200mm lens to capture him in the water:)

He is still patching for his Ambyopia and I've considered Vision Therapy as the next step.  If you notice from the photo above he also asked us to cut off all his golden locks and is sporting a cool summer crew cut which he seems to love!


Forward?

Do you aspire to be more?  
Do you want more for your family? 
Do you want more for yourself?

I recently had a discussion with a close friend and I gathered from that conversation that where she is in life now is all she wants.

It got me thinking because I don't feel exactly the same way.  I want to continue growing, improving and moving forward. I want to have the most secure financial future for our family.  I've never been one to stand still.  I always felt like each phase of life was a stepping stone to the next.

I'm not done achieving new skills and meeting new goals.  I want the best life I can possibly create for my family.  

Thoughts?  How do you live your life?  Have you arrived at the finish or are you on a journey?