Sometimes I wonder how the days just slip away from me. I have several moments throughout the week where I make a mental note to make a blog post about something fun, exciting, or funny and the next thing I know, a week has passed and I forget all about the blog post I was going to make. I try to get the important things down but sometimes I even forget about those things. With as much as I have going on these days, it is no wonder I have little time to blog.
The gymnastics coaching is going really well. I have fun teaching the kids and I like the little get away time that comes with coaching. However, I still feel as though the coaching can be an obligation and some weeks, it is a little too much. Right now, I coach 2 classes on Tuesdays, 1 class on Thursdays, 1 class on Fridays, and 2 classes on Saturdays. The little extra income is nice but the time away from the girls is hard. I would be happy if I could get rid of the Friday class but there is no room in the schedule to move that class around or find someone else to do the class. So for now, I am keeping up.
As for starting school, I just don't know if I can start another masters degree right now. If I wasn't doing the gymnastics coaching, I think I could keep up, but now with two jobs and us moving soon, I just don't see how I will keep up. Maybe I should wait until after the holidays to try to tackle that next degree program. The 2nd masters is not a needed degree but it will help me with the curriculum to teach adults and I really want to get into instructing courses at UoP or another online University for supplemental income.
As far as my 1st job goes, I just got a substantial raise at work which was a long time coming. This new raise will help out quite a bit. This raise brought me up to a goal that I have had a for a few years to hit this pay bracket. The only sad thing was that we were so busy this weekend that Jesse and I couldn't find any time to go out a celebrate my new raise.
On Saturday I taught my gymnastics classes that went really well. Then I went home and picked up the girls to take them to Braedon and Cohen's birthday party. Brea's son's birthdays are 5 days apart so the last two years, they have had a combo birthday party. The party was a blast despite the fact it was an outside party and it was over 100 degrees. The girls played with water balloons, spray bottles to keep cool. They enjoyed all the fresh fruit and made quite a mess of their outfits. I kept them hydrated well enough and they were worn out by the end of the party. Riley is still getting used to not getting a bottle during the day. She uses her bottle as comfort when she is tired and she screamed the whole way home because she didn't have a bottle. That poor girl needs to learn that she is a big girl and doesn't need her bottle.
The rest of the weekend was spent getting ready for the Garage Sale we are having this weekend. We are doing the sale on Friday and Saturday to get rid of all the things we don't use anymore and make it easier for us to move. We are still waiting to see if the offer will go through on our house. We did look at a few other houses this weekend and found one to fit our needs. It is a 4 bedroom 2 bath house with 2500 square feet and a 3 car garage. The girls could have their own rooms which is something I go back and forth about but it would be nice to have the option. The girls had fun running all over the empty house. The house is next to a grassy area that the girls could play in. And there is a park across the street. I don't know if things will work out for us to get into that house but we are praying it does. Jesse hasn't seen the house yet because he got strep throat this weekend and couldn't come out to see it. My mom went with the girls and I and she agrees that the house is perfect for our needs. We are hoping everything works out.
The girls seem to be getting better each day. Addison's poor nose has cleared up and the antibiotics seem to be doing the job. They are sleeping better and seem to be happier babies.
I think that is all our updates for now.
Happy 7th Birthday!!!
10 months ago