Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It really has been a while

I think that posting goes in shifts and maybe the past few years I feel maybe I was in a holding pattern, I guess I am starting the next big shift in my life...not exactly sure but lately I have felt the pull to blog and actually missed it :)

The girls and Chris are doing great....Chris and I had not the best winter but are working through it, we know what is important and what counts just need help to keep focus. I would imagine this happens to the best of us, but the majority of us are not able to admit it. Past is past and moving forward is most important, I would think 10 yrs + may do that to anyone.

Emma is finishing up 2nd grade and for the most part loving it, she has issues staying focused and in her seat at school but what 2nd grader doesn't. We are working with her on her reading, she doesn't like it so much so we know she could be doing better,aside from that she is one of the reasons I want to get up in the morning. :) Finally she is actually starting to pick up, help around the house I never though I would see the day :) most importantly she is an incredible big sister, Tatum could not ask for a better one.

Tatum is now 5 she has been in Pre-K since she turned 3 and in September she is starting Kindergarten...I know I can not believe it either...who let my baby grow up!! Tatum has a full time aid to start Kindergarten with so I am more at ease with the school change then I was a few weeks ago...Initially I wanted Tatum to stay at her current school, I was denied her "out of district" transfer request...the schools in my area are all over crowded so being granted a school change is harder then getting her aids therapy pretty much you name it...I came to the realization that I wanted her to stay at the same school more for me then her...Both are great schools and her home school is most likely what is best for our family....both girls will be there, it is three blocks from our home (current school is only 2m) and she is going to love and thrive with the change...Emma too is pretty excited to have her at her school... Last night she told me "I am glad Tatum passed" lol.. I said, "yeah sorta", lol :)

Tatum is going to be a challenge for Aid and Teachers all I can say is they have there work cut out for them...Maybe I should give her more credit, she totally works us... I just wish I could get her interested in the potty...I am not kidding I think it may be the one thing she is allergic too...:) We were at Hopkins yesterday and everything concerning her heart is still the same...I guess i am dreaming waiting for the day I go and they tell me that her aorta grew and is almost the size it should be...but hey so far so good I am not complaining.:)

As for me I still have the same job, thank God, there are not to many people in the mortgage business that can say they have been at the same company for the last 8 1/2 years...at least operations staff like I am. Anyway we were purchased a little over a year ago by AFS/Embrace Home Loans....It was an adjustment like change always is but as far as jobs go I am grateful. Last June I took over the position of Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair Person for the WSA...It has been pretty fun I just wish I had more time to dedicate towards it.

We had our third Walk this year for WS Awareness the following two link are local articles from the past two years:

And from this year: (if you saw the actual paper there was a super cute picture of Tate playing on a swing.)

That seems like a lot I just wrote at least for me, LOL and it bearly touched on the past few years :) I got a new computer for my Bday last weekend I am hoping that it helps to bring me back to the blog on a more regular basis....Wellll Seeee :P)