I am back from my leave of absence! Well, back for the next few days, then on Holiday Break until the beginning of the new year. But, I just didn't want to wait that long to say hello and catch up with all of you! I have been a very busy (and tired) little bee around here.
Chloe has been a major challenge for me lately. Motherhood is lovely, and I LOVE having my little baby around, but it is challenging for me. I have had to work on my patience every day. Chloe just wants me ALL THE TIME. I can't cook, I can't eat, I can't clean, I can't get dressed or ready in the morning, I can't even sit and rest for a minute without her crying for me. It has been exhausting. James is a great help and we take turns doing everything so that Chloe can have someone to play with, but boy is it hard! Thank the lord my mother takes her on Wednesdays so we can focus on our bible study that we lead. I think that was the most challenging of nights when she used to be with us for that. One of us would always miss the group and have to stay in her nursery with her. I do love all the time we are having together though. I think she misses us so much when she is at the sitters and that is why she wants us all the time when we get home.
Work has been super busy! Since the day after thanksgiving, it is a mad rush around here to make sure orders are finished and shipped out in time for Christmas. This week should cool off a bit though, so I can blog! yay!
In my absence, I was sick for about 2 weeks straight! I had a terrible chest cold that I had to stay home for and then James and I both has a stomach virus. It got so bad that we were so sick we couldn't even take care of Chloe properly so my mom had to take her for a weekend. We literally didn't even get out of bed (except for the mad dash we had to make to get sick in the bathroom every 30 minutes). It was so bad! :( We are over that hump now, but it still takes a little while to fully recover.
We celebrated my mothers and my birthdays over the weekend, it was so much fun! We went to Roadhouse grill for meat and potatoes (which I have been craving!) and then went back to my parents house to do an early Christmas since we won't be here for it.
We have had a couple holiday parties we were actually able to attend. I love the holiday season, it is my favorite. It was nice to celebrate with family and friends and get into the holiday spirit.
We had to say goodbye to our small group. We decided to not lead it next year due to the baby coming and the fact that I will be out of town for most of January and February due to traveling for trade shows for work. We were sad to not have group anymore, but we still see them all from time to time and we see them every Sunday at church. This will be the first time that I can remember not being in a small group, but I know that once I get back from all that traveling and we get settled again, we can look into joining another one, but we are going to take a break from actually leading a group.
There is so much more to catch you all up on, but I will make them separate post as to not bore you too much! Hope you are all doing well and can't wait to read up on everyone's blogs!
oh and I am going to say I am sorry in advance for all my blog throw up that is about to happen!