When I started this blog my intentions we're to tell the everyday stories of our lives and quite honestly to introduce myself to a new hobby that was different that anything I've ever been interested in. I have great respect for those who keep up with their blogs and always seem to have such a great way of sharing their everyday lives with family, friends and probably many others who they have never even met.
I like to think that others who are not that smooth in the writing department see bloggers on tv, much like Carrie Bradshaw and think all they do is sit there and chronicle their thoughts, how hard could it be? Well for me, it's not as easy as you see on tv.
Regardless of how committed I have been in the past, I have decided that it is time to give it another shot. So here is to my second shot. Who knows if a stranger will ever read this or if it will continue to be followed by just my parents (which is ok too!), either way I am back! And I'm ready to start re-telling the story of our lives starting now!
Moving forward, let's recap on the past few months where I have been on an extended blogger vacation!
Towards the end of April, Nathan made a huge decision for himself as well as all of our families. After ten years working as an event coordinator he decided it was time for a change. Goodbye basketball coaches, schedules and concert load-in's and hello oil field!
Before he officially started his new job we were able to take a quick vacation to Las Vegas! It was really nice to get away for a bit. We had a great time relaxing, doing a little gambling, zip lining down Fremont Street and best of all seeing Viva. (If you are going to Vegas anytime soon, I really recommend seeing Viva! It's a cirque show and is in it's last season, so go see it before it's too late!)
Since our vacation we have grown accustomed to his new schedule and all the new oil field lingo we've had to learn. (I say 'we'....well, ok sometimes I just have to smile and nod. There is a reason he was hired and not me!) Some of our closest friends had their first baby! That has been really fun to see how their family is growing. My baby sister graduated from college and it will be exciting to see what the future has for her. Nathan's sister and her husband are expecting their first child in late August.
As far as me, I've been extremely busy with work as I have been taking over for my boss as she's on maternity leave. It has certainly been a process of learning and growing for me. On top of everything that is going on in our lives we are now preparing for a much bigger change. A change that neither one of us has experienced before. Something that is so much bigger than buying a house, starting a new job or loving a puppy that has grown up to become what he thinks, a real person!
Our big change will be full of joy and surprises, lessons and laughter and most importantly love.
As of January 2013, our family of 2 (ok, well I am one of those people who do consider their dog a member of their family, so to me we have a family of 3 as it is!) will add one more.
We are more than happy to welcome our sweet baby to our family and can't wait to begin our new journey together!
Thank you to everyone who has given us kind words and congratulations during our happy time!