This and That

Easter was last weekend and it was beyond wonderful! If you have any questions about what Easter really is about and what I beilive then click here to get the best explanation I can give you:

http://vimeo.com/40278323

Last week was my first week back to work and it was…ummm…good. It really was good but also very strange and gave me mixed butterfly feelings. I loved catching up with old friends, meeting new people that I am sure will be friends, and getting comfortable in my new digs.

See the rest of my blog at OCFamily.com: http://blogs.ocfamily.com/2012/03/06/my-first-week-back/

Do you love the age you are?

Or was there an age range you wish you could live again?

I am surprised how much I love my age.

I was SO upset when I turned thirty. Moving out of my twenties was depressing and using a three instead of a two just seemed wrong. I have been in my thirties for two years now and I must say…I LOVE it. I never realized reaching this age milestone would make such a change in my attitude and my outlook. (I do realize I am still young and haven’t hit all the age milestones, but go with my on this!)

I am comfortable in my own skin now.

I accept the things I am and the things I am not.

I compare myself less to others around me.

I am confident in my decisions and what I want out of this life.

My twenties were so full of changes, self doubt, questions, and insecurity. My thirties have been marked with much more security, a sense of accomplishment, and realization of dreams.

I am SO glad I am out of my twenties and know the rest of my thirties will only bring more great things!

Saturday mornings are the best! Sleeping in ( well at least not having to jump out of bed to start the day), big breakfast, relaxing and playing with my family.
Finishing my first work week yesterday had already made this morning, and I suspect the rest of the weekend, a truly special time for me.
The time spent with my family is much more valuable and sacred now. Oh time please slow down!

Outside in our backyard one warm February morning, the boys entered into an adventures.

They found a ladybug on the ground and sat staring at it and playing with it for ten to fifteen minutes (poor ladybug). Those of you with small kids know that fifteen minutes is like an eternity to a child.

They were fascinated with how small it was, how it crawled, and how it looked.

What I loved most was seeing them playing and discovering together. No fighting, arguing, or pushing. Just enjoying each other’s company. I felt like I was seeing the future; them being buddies and companions. Brothers that would always have each other’s back. Brothers who would have a friendship and relationship that was independent from their parents.

It was so exciting to see them this morning not as my boys, but as just brothers!

My son brought home the cutest and most inspirational craft from bible study the other day.

It now sits in the center of our table.

 But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

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Well it’s that time. I go back to work Monday and I am having bitter sweet feelings about it.

I am so blessed to be going back to my old job, where I worked for almost 5 years,. I LOVE this job, the company, and the people. I am super excited to be using my mind on other things than my boys and having more adult interaction. It will be nice to get out of the house and when I am home have quality time with the boys instead of just the quantity of time.

But, I am sad and anxiousness about missing them and not getting to see their cute faces all day long. I am nervous about the big transition this will be for our whole family as we adjust into a new routine. Being a working mom and all the duties and responsiblites that it entails makes my heart start racing and my hands shake.

But I am excited.

But I am also sad.

I have a thousands different emotions in a matter of seconds.

I am so fortunate that I have supportive family and friends that will be loving and watching the boys while I am at work. These people not only love my boys but they love me and hubby just as much. They are so happy to help my family through this time. Hubby and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives!

So we are in for a big change and the transition will most likely be hard and last at least a few months. Yet this is good, so good. God has paved this path for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled. My family is in God’s hands and His hands will take care of us.

Wish us luck next week and we could definitely use the prayers!