Thursday, November 20, 2008

Goodbye 2008......

I realize that it isnt the New Year quite yet but dont you always feel like once we hit the middle of November it's just downhill from there and suddenly it's January 1st. Well, thats how I feel. Im sitting here planning the budget for the next few weeks and realizing that it is basically 2009 already. Where does time go~ We are getting ready for Ian's baptism, which is on December 6th. He is very excited and anxious. He wasnt happy that he had to wait a whole month! Addison is busy growing up. She is talking all the time now although Im not always sure what she is saying. And Evan is growing his 2 front teeth back in and starting to look much older. Time marches on.

Christmas will be a little bit hard this year. Denver will most likely be gone, unless he waits to leave Christmas Day. He will be spending his 2 week break from work in Kentucky with his dad. I wish we could all go with him. I would really love for the kids especially to see their "Dadi" one more time.... He is so sick and it just kinda hangs on you like a dark cloud to think about what he must be going through. We feel very helpless out here but know that there wouldnt be much else we could do if we were there either. Anyway, Im happy that at least Denver will get to go and see his dad. Thanksgiving will be spent with Nathan and Alisa. Jeff and Nicola are going to Vegas to spend it with my parents. Alec is also flying in to spend turkey day with us....the kids are very excited about this. I have much to be thankful for this year as I do every year....but this year feels different for a number of reasons. I finally feel like I know who I am and what I want out of this life. I have set goals which I am accomplishing one by one. Im starting to really enjoy myself and even though I have spent more years than necessary figuring stuff out, it feel so good to be in the place that I am. Its not perfect.....but I know where Im headed and its awesome.

Ive decided to go back to school next Fall.....maybe even the summer if I can work it out in time. Im going to get an English degree along with licensure to be a secondary education teacher. I've decided that if Im going to have to work full time after the kids are all in school, then why not get a job with the same hours as theirs.....summers off, no daycare. I have big dreams to complete a minor along with it too, if I can handle it. Either in Spanish or Editing. But, that is down the road a little. Im just excited at the prospect of getting to finish school and have a career, albeit not a very good paying one :) ......... Funny, when I was younger I always said I could never teach. Then I had kids and realized that Yes, I probably can. Interesting what a little maturity and experience does to your opinions.

Ok, Im signing off now.....hope you all enjoy this blustery day (the wind is crazy here right now)


Mormon Soprano said...

Vanessa - I enjoyed your post. It is always interesting how we get a basket of challenges and then interspersed some really beautiful blessings and joys. Your family is no exception. In the end, all of your work will be so worth your efforts. Hang in there. Often we do not see the fruits of our labors at home for many years. You are doing a great job.

By the way, I love your music here. You have great taste.

Thank you for linking to my site. Hope you will visit often and keep in touch.

Life is such a gift. Enjoy each moment!

Be Blessed - MoSop

Turleyfam said...

Well, you know what they say....Better late than never.
You sound so focused, I love it!

pete/chris whipple said...

I was so glad to hear Alec was coming! Glad to hear about your decision with school, sounds like a wonderful career and choice! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all and say hi to Nathan for me! Wished you could all come and see us this Christmas with Todd coming and all! love ya!