Thursday, July 26, 2012

1 month left of summer

Todd is almost done with his summer classes, it can't come fast enough! It feels like my kids haven't even gotten a summer! They've been cooped up in the house all day every day! It's not Todd's fault, he has to get his work done but it ends up being a lot of hours in the house (plus it's been too hot to go outside!) as soon as he is done with school though, it is ON! I mean seriously, the rest of our summer will be crazy! We have football from here on, the only week we have off is for fair! Next week is fair, the week after I'm taking the week off and we are going to Tennessee! Woot Woot! As soon as we get home from vacation, the girls have their 2nd birthday! The next weekend is Ryan's birthday but since Todd has drill that weekend, we will celebrate on the 25th! The week after that the boys go back to school! Todd has a lot of summer catch up to do!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Life Changes In Just One Month

What hasn't changed since this time last month. I started my new position at work! On June 28, 2006 I started as the investigator for the County Veterans Service Commission. On July 1, 2012 I started as the director for the County Veterans Service Commission. Back in December my boss retired and they replaced him with someone who just wasn't right for the job. He resigned in April. They brought Doug back in as the temp director until they were able to figure out a direction they were going to move in. Todd and I were out on a grown up date to the Japanese steak house when the president of my board called and asked if I was interested in the directors position. um YES! Since then they brought on a new guy as the investigator. I really like him! He has more potential than anyone I've seen in a long time! He's motivated, nice, funny and he WANTS to do well! That's HUGE! Our family size has...well you know, jumped from 5 to 7! Nothing is like it was! Not one thing in our life wasn't turned upside down by this! These little people are amamzing! Ryan is taking it all in stride and loves having the girls around. Although he does struggle with the idea of them going home. Lane and Ethan are being such good boys and are SO mature all of a sudden! It seems having the girls around has really helped them to mature. We also started football this week! The boys are so excited and are playing hard! The coach has already commented on their passion and drive and said he's excited to see what they can do this year. I'm so excited for them! Life is good. We're in a great place right now but we also know that at any moment everything could change.