Chris started his new job last week and we are loving the schedule. After 2 years of owning his own business, leaving for work while the rest of us slept, working split shifts so that he was gone every evening 8-4:30 is feeling dang good! Being home together as a family every evening is such a blessing and we are really enjoying it. He is also feeling much more present when he is here because he's not constantly thinking about his business. When you own your own business, you basically always take work home. It can become very consuming. You're always thinking about making ends meet, advertising, social media, connecting with clients, expanding, all that good stuff. He is so relieved to just show up in the morning, go home in the evening, and not have to think about it.
J-Man is really into making things lately. This is a birdhouse he concocted all on his own. He hung pictures on the walls for them, painted it a little, and put flowers on top to attract them. (I think E actually brought him the flowers and I'm not sure who thought of putting them on top). Yesterday he was asking me for wires so he could make an invention. Chris gave him some this morning and little wiry inventions are popping up all over his room, hanging from light switches and doorknobs. It's pretty cool to see this new interest and creativity forming in him!
I'm thinking about planning a little romantic getaway with Chris sometime in the near future. We've been talking about it for a while. We haven't gotten away just the two of us for more than one night since we became parents 4 years ago. Our last romantic getaway was for our 5th anniversary two years ago and it was only one night. I know this isn't terrible or anything, but 2 nights away together sounds amazing! So I'm scouring Travelzoo hoping to find a great deal somewhere.
That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by!