Wow. Just.... wow.
But about the next era... I feel like THAT is my vacation. We're moving into a project. Not THE projects, but A project. It'll be a construction zone for a while, or as Tom and I tease, 'a glorified tent'. And that's OK. I'm up for the challenge and excited for the adventure.
My shoulders lose a little more tension everyday. Soon, I might be able to sleep at night again! haha. I am SO grateful to have the opportunity to stay home with my little boy. I'm looking forward to trying to slip more vegetables into his meals, playing peek-a-boo and potty training. And I'm looking forward to taking care of my husband! HUSBAND!! (another wow). He fantasizes about me packing him lunch every day. I can do that, no prob. 'Cause that's what wives are for, right? Fulfilling fantasies?
Back to that husband thing... did I mention we got hitched? It was short and sweet and stress free. I wore a beautiful ivory and lace.... t-shirt. I highly recommend lo-key weddings. Don't get me wrong, I love to attend fancy weddings, but I don't like to PLAN or PAY for them.
Life and I are getting along well these days. Just about everything I've ever wanted has happened or is happening. I found a man who thinks I'm the best thing since sliced bread (just this evening Toni sent me an old email where I said that I wanted a man who wanted to be Involved, boy did I get one!) had a baby (when I was 13 I decided that I had bigger hips than my friends because I was made to have babies), sealed the deal with 'I do's' (it's nice to be a Mrs.), bought an old house (another Nina philosophy - houses newer than 1959 are CRAP) and now I will be a stay at home mom (I've always joked that I wanted to be a 1950's housewife). I don't think I could ask for much more.
So what will the future bring? We think Jack should have a brother or sister and will start making one this winter *wink wink*. We want to practice guitar together (how awesome is that? stay tuned for Nina-Tommy concerts). There may be some college for one or both of us in the next year or two. Definitely more cabin trips. Probably some exercising (that P90X won't have any excuse to keep collecting shelf dust once I'm not working). I want to figure out how to bake bread that actually tastes good. I want to take Jack to playdates and the library and the childrens museum. We're definitely going to have a garden. I want to spend time with my parents again instead of saying quick hellos and goodbyes as I drop off or pick up Jack (I miss those lazy Sundays where we would sit around drinking coffee and reading the paper - although I've learned life post-children does not include the phrase Lazy Sunday). We want to go camping and ride our bikes and paddle around in the canoe and maybe even fish a little. We want to cross country ski and pull Jack around in a sled. I have plans for my sewing machine, ebay and etsy. Will we get around to all of this right away? Of course not. But we've got the rest of our lives to work on it...
Goodnight Internets, it's time for sleep. I'll leave you with some recent pics...
(good luck getting a decent pic of Jack these days - he is always on the move!)