I am actually writing another blog entry again! Only a few weeks since last, wow!! But a lot has happened, so I figured I share it with you.
First off, yesterday I started my 5th journal!! OK, what does that mean? Well, four years ago, when we'd lived in Finland for about 4 months, I found myself looking back, wondering what in the world had just happened, and realized that I remembered very little of what had taken place in the months that had past.
SO, I decided to start writing a journal. I purchased a simple journal containing a page for each day of the year, and I more or less filled each page with that day's events and happenings, little things that the kids would say or do etc.
This has now become a habit!! (and I am NOT one of those who easily stick to anything that resembles a habit, so be impressed, please!) So, yeah, since the first day of writing in my first journal happened to be Nov 3rd, 2010, that has now become my informal "Family New Year".
So yesterday I started my 5th book! It's actually sort of exciting to think about when I in the future have these books to read. I will be able to look back and smile, cry, laugh etc at what our life was like "in the past". I don't think my life is any more interesting or unique than the next person's, but it is MY family's and MY life, so to ME it is interesting! And trust me, the things I write aren't earth shaking by any means, it's the ho-hum of our daily lives, but even the smallest events are fun to read about later on.
OK, enough about my secret diary.
Two weeks ago I spent 5 days on the US west coast, visiting my sister and brother and their families. It was kind of a sudden trip, my sister had enough points for me to get a really, really cheap ticket for me to fly out there, so YAY!! I went! I brought baby along, of course. It was a nice break away from the day to day chores and so nice to see my siblings again! I hadn't seen either of them for several years. It was also awesome to come back home. Being away from my family and my everyday life reminded me of why I love my life so much! I have it good.
As of Monday a week ago, my hubby is now his own boss! Very exciting and I can't say how happy I am for him. He signed a contract with some local guys and he'll be doing business modelling for them. He also works on an hourly basis doing aircraft financing/analyzing for buying and leasing airplanes for his old boss (that he worked for before we moved to Finland). These kind of challenges are the ones he loves to do. This is when his business degree comes in handy, and he truly enjoys what he does. So, yeah, exciting and fun!
It feels like our life is taking a turn for the better in many ways and knowing that our future is an untold story, I try to remember to embrace the good that we are experiencing at the moment and thank God for the way he is taking care of us.
We have a few trips planned by the way, so maybe I'll write about them "next time"! Until then, take care.