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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Left a good job in the City...

Working for the man every night and day
But I never lost a minute of sleep
Wondering 'bout the way things might have been...

Yes, it's true, after much deliberation, I have decided to leave my job of nine years and venture into full-time motherhood and wifehood. I have never really been happy since I went back to work in October; I always felt like I was missing out on too much. I kept working because it just seemed like too much of a commitment to quit. Leaving the security and the benefits of the City for the unknown was like jumping off a cliff.

But something kept tearing at me. The longer I stayed at work, the more often I thought about quitting. It got to where it was non-stop. Then I went to visit my family in Cincinnati with Eli over the past weekend. Over a long drive to Raleigh and then lots of conversations with my mom's and my wonderful friends, I decided it was time.

Since my mom passed, I have become keenly aware of how short life is and that I want to make the most of mine. I keep telling myself and everyone else who will listen that I can work any time, but I can never get these years back. I am so excited to start to live again, and to get to be Eli's one and only all day every day.

I know there will be times when I will get bored or tired of the stay-at-home-mom thing, but I expect there to be many more days and moments of love and fun. I might try to work part-time, but first I am going to just enjoy the summer; get Eli in swim lessons, travel more, go to the beach, and go for walks. My last day is June 17. Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cousins

Last weekend, Eli met his cousin Holt (who is the son of Chris' cousin Derik and his wife Bree). Holt is one year old, and he and Eli enjoyed playing together. I wish we lived closer to some of our cousins so we could do this more often! It was fun!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Life's a Beach

Eli took his grandpa to the beach today. He showed grandpa how to play in the surf and sand and stroll along the strand.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pushin Stuff!

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Here's Eli pushing a laundry basket around, which is actually the best toy on the market currently.