Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pieces & Changes.

Life is full of changes lately. I mentioned this a couple posts ago. I had planned on going back to work after I had Maxwell but as of lately, I have decided to stay home. Amongst other things, paying for 2 children in daycare is not even feasible with the job I had. The amount of money I would make after paying daycare isn't worth someone else raising my children. There are some other factors in my decision that I'm not even at liberty to talk about because we aren't even sure of where we will be. I will say they are work-related. I don't want to jump to conclusions just yet so I will leave it at that for now.

In a way, I am a bit relieved. In other ways, sad. I did love working. I am a working girl. But as I have said in previous posts, I also love change. And I do believe that even though I didn't anticipate it would be now, it really is the perfect time for change. I have been thinking about this quite a bit over the last month. Running scenarios and options through my mind. Calculating what is worth it and what's not...what my next step is going to be. I came to the conclusion that it is time to stay home for a bit. Time to watch Maxwell grow and enjoy his little-ness. He laughed for the first time yesterday. How blessed I feel to be able to stay home and witness these sweet moments. Time to soak up Scarlett before she starts Kindergarten next year. (Did I just say that?! Wow...) I talk a lot about chapters. That life is like a book and we move through chapters. Sometimes the plot thickens and sometimes things calm down. Right now, I'm content with this chapter of simply being Mama. You may recall THIS Post. I felt it in my heart that it was time to move to the next chapter. The same stands true now. I feel that it's time to slow down. Certain factors have helped me realize that my heart is tugging at me to soak up these moments. Of course, I won't be completely idle. I've decided to go after something that I've been thinking about doing for quite some time. But I'll talk more about that later. What else has changed since I last posted?

We started Blue Apron meals a couple weeks ago. I. LOVE. IT. Plain and simple. I hate meal planning and grocery shopping so this is my dream come true. It's the next best thing to having a chef. I'm totally all about this service. I researched the top 3 meal service companies that I have heard about: Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh. Blue Apron seemed to suit us best. We get 4 meals a week that feed 4 people. Since there are technically only 3 of us that eat food in our household, Ty takes the leftovers to work. Most times we have quite a bit left over. They never repeat meals once in an entire year and if you are going to be home for a specific time, you can skip meals. I am hooked and no, this is not a sponsored post.

We took Scarlett to the horse races last week and she loved watching them. It was the first time that she's actually understood and enjoyed it. Last year she was a bit too small.

We spent a lot of time by the pool since Fall is well on it's way. I can feel it in the air. The humidity is dying down. We wanted to take advantage of what is left of summer.

We are all packed up today and ready to head to the city. And when I say the city, I mean back to our roots of Massachusetts. To Boston to be exact. We didn't have a real vacation this year with the baby being born and all. I thought it would be nice to take a couple of long weekends and do small family trips. I'm looking forward to getting away and just focusing on family time for a weekend.
Happy Weekend to you all and remember to embrace unexpected changes. They may be blessings in disguise.
Blue Apron Delivery
Two handsome fellas.
Sangria = Happy Place
Watching the horses.
Here she is taking pictures of every single horse she sees.
Pool days & Baby Toes.
This was his 3rd change of clothes this day.
A very close friend visited last weekend from MA.
Trying to give Daddy the hint.....

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