Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Today is the day

My mother in law is flying in tonight to spend the next week with us and celebrate my baby boy's first birthday! This will be the first time we've seen any of our family since our visit to California in April. I am so looking forward to making memories and celebrating with her, I only wish all of our family could be here to celebrate with us. 

I'm hoping we can take a visit down to St. Augustine once the weather warms up a bit, (this arctic blast is no joke!) and do some sightseeing. We've also gotta get everything ready for Jeremiah's 1st birthday celebration which I have not planned a single thing for yet. 


 I know I said I was gonna work on my procrastinating, but in my defense these last two weeks have been crazy busy between the holidays, multiple interviews, searching for a daycare, applying for fee assistance and doing my drug screening for my new job. There has been so much going on that my head is still spinning!

 I can't wait to spend some quality time together while my mil is here. I want to soak up every moment with my family and especially my sweet boy before I go back to work soon. It's going to be here before I know it. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! ♥

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Our Guest Room...Finally!

Procrastination is a bad habit and one that I am trying to break. How successful that will be, I have no idea but at least I'm trying. ;) We moved to Florida in the beginning of October and just now finished putting our guest room together. 

Don't judge me, I have an almost one year old who gets into EVERYTHING and it's extremely hard to do something like overhaul a junk room by myself. 

Before today that room was a scary place. It was filled with junk, halloween decorations I had taken down and not properly put away and a ton of baby clothes and gear Jeremiah has outgrown. Until now I had been avoiding it like the plague. 

I spent nearly all day organizing and storing items in the closet and getting all the junk out of there. I threw out so much useless crap we'd accumulated over the years and it felt really good.
 We're on a budget so we decided to check out wal mart for some inexpensive furniture and decor. We ended up getting some great stuff for very little and I am loving how our guest room turned out. I already had the bedspread and curtains so we really only needed a few things. 

My husband was a champ and spent the afternoon putting the tables and shelves together while I organized. When we were finished I told him I think I will be moving in there since its prettier than our room. Haha! 

Jeremiah thought it was pretty cool too and decided to test out the bed. He made himself right at home and snuggled up on a pillow. ♥ 
I really love these little end tables we picked up and I'm just swooning over this lamp. 
I still need to add some more nick nacks and picture frames to our little shelves but for now we have a scentsy in there and a picture from our honeymoon. :) I'm going to add some family photos and a few of jeremiah to make the room complete.
 We finally hung the curtains and got it all finished and it just feels so homey now. I'm also in love with this rug! I wish they had it in other colors so I could get one to match my bedroom. 
I wish I could say all the rest of my house looked as pretty but sadly we are still far from having it finished and really feeling like a home. We still have plenty of curtains and pictures to hang before that mission is accomplished. Maybe its the military spouse in me, but I just hate having to redo everything each time we move, which for us is a lot more than most people. 

I'm hoping we can keep up some of this hard work and get the rest of our house looking better before my sweet mother in law comes to visit this week. I can't wait for her to see this room and enjoy it! I am also looking forward to a visit from my mama in the next few months as well and know this room will get lots of good use for our guests. ♥ 

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Monday, January 6, 2014

New Beginnings

I can't believe it's already January! The new year always means a chance to start fresh and lots of changes and this year is no exception. In just a few short days My baby boy will be one year old and I simply can't wrap my head around it. 

We had a wonderful holiday season and I have been soaking up every moment with my sweet little boy because my days as a stay at home mama are numbered. 

By the grace of God I have found a full time banking job and will be going back to work in the next few weeks. I am experiencing so many emotions when it comes to this and although I was thrilled to be offered the position I wanted, my heart is also breaking at the thought of placing my baby in daycare. 

I may have cried the other night when I actually sat down and realized I will only see him for about 2 hours each day during the week. I don't know how I'm going to handle it but please pray I find the strength. ♥

Right now I'm in the process of trying to find great and affordable child care and its proving to be more difficult than I initially thought. Some places want over $900 per month. Its literally insane. 

I'm just trying to navigate through these feelings and situation because its all new to me. I remember so many times over the last year seeing friends who had babies have to leave them and go back to work, and how incredibly lucky I felt to be able to stay home with my son. The last year has truly been a gift and one that I will cherish all the rest of my days. 

However, each chapter in our lives must come to an end and sadly this one is ending. Although I'd love to stay home with my son longer, its for the best for me to work. So now I will be starting a new adventure and I hope its a good one! :)
{Ringing in the New Year with my little family}

I can't wait to see what this year brings for my family and I  am choosing to see the blessings even when its hard. I hope you're all having a wonderful 2014 so far. ♥

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