I'm sorry I've been so quiet. I started a new job at the beginning of the month working full-time for the National Park Service as an IT Specialist, coordinating customer support issues. I'm absolutely thrilled, but it's certainly been a life altering event. Working full-time, going to school, being a wife and mother, and trying to make at least one holiday card per day, makes for a very busy day. I'm really going to have start scheduling time to blog.
I spent a full week in Washington D.C. training for my new job and it was a really fun week, except that I missed my family terribly. I left on a Sunday night and on that following Tuesday night when I was talking to Keenan he said, "Good night! See you tomorrow." And it broke my heart! Staying true to form, Abby refused to talk to me on the phone at all. She really does not like talking on the phone. She will Skype though, so at least we can do that with her grandparents, uncles, aunts & cousins sometimes. It was really great coming home and seeing the excitement on my sweet children's faces when they first saw me. I got plenty of snuggles that night.
Oh! Speaking of Skype... Dani, maybe we should set up a Skype playdate for Abby & your Little Bird. What do you think?
Abby told her speech therapist that I was "... in Washington at Brock Omama's house." She said she didn't have any reason NOT to believe Abby, because she was the only one of her student's who had told her the President's name that day. Haha! I brought the kids a really cool book of all the President's. It's a fan that folds open and has a photo or painting of each President's face at the top and a brief description of their life & presidency. I'm kicking myself for not buying the First Ladies book, too.
My new hair! I had it done before my trip to D.C.