Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thankful in February

February ... Todd's new job has been going very well. We are so happy for him! He is a different man. And we love having him home every night. We are so thankful.

Alec had a nice birthday on the last day of January. Carmen's birthday was last Sunday and her day was nice, too. Valentine's Day always gets tucked in behind her birthday but we somehow manage to show a little more love to each other around here on the 14th.

So, all the birthdays are done (for now) and we are all adjusting to Todd's new schedule ... well, sometimes I'm still surprised to see him come home for lunch which he can now do one or two days a week. Next on my agenda is taxes (yikes!) and Alec will be getting braces put on near the end of the month.

I'm kind of weird in that I actually enjoy doing my taxes although I hate them at the same time. I love research and that is essentially how I view completing my tax forms. I have a good tax program to use which has made things much easier than it used to be. Back when we had our own business and had renters in a second home, it was a lot of work. Now it almost seems like I haven't done enough when everything is complete.

Enough about taxes. My baby is 10 - that is so amazing to me. And for Alec to be 13 is hard to believe. When I see my boys together, they look so tall - giants! When I look around at the dinner table, I am so thankful for my family. It's one of those "How did I get here?" moments.


Cate said...

Great to see an update on your family - have missed you!

So wonderful to hear that Todd's job is working so well and yep, kids have such a knack for growing quickly!

Katie said...

I'm thrilled to hear that Todd's job is working out well. What a treat for you to have him home for lunch now and then!

Mama Self said...

Loved your moments of reflection and thanks! I think it's a good practice to periodically take stock of where our family is and just be glad for what we have: I think it helps us remain content as trials pop up here and there. =)

Have a great rest-of-the week!

jugglingpaynes said...

Sounds like things are going well. I'm so happy for you! Your family deserves it!

How did you get here? Well...letting the days go by, let the water hold me down/ letting the days go by, water flowing underground...It's once in a lifetime, isn't it? :o)

Peace and Laughter,

appleleaf said...

Doing your taxes must be something like typesetting in the orderly and systematic way of thinking you employ - but I have to admit I don't share your tolerance (shudder).
I'm glad Todd's job is going well and sure you're all enjoying his company in those sociable hours.