Monday, February 16, 2009

Mommy Moments

Since moving down south, I have started working full time for a local hospital. Before, I had the chance of spending almost all of my time with Grant. I love being his mom, and watching him grow. Now my time is limited. My job is really stressful, and a lot to learn. Being a mom is also stressful and extremely difficult at times. I would give up my full time job in a heartbeat, to be a full time mommy if I could.

Since my time being a mom and a wife is limited now. It has given me a new insight about things. I desperately want to be the best wife and mother. I don't want to waste the precious time doing nothing, or being upset at Grant or telling him no. Along with my plan to clean this past weekend, I wanted to have "family" time. It is important to me that Mark bond with Grant, and that we bond together at as a whole. Yes, Saturday was full of cleaning and running around, but it was also full of laughter and talking. I love Mark so much, and he is so good to me. How did I ever get so lucky? Here is the DL about our weekend. Sunday morning Mark watched Grant so I could get a little more sleep, and then we were off to church! It was Grant's first time in nursery without mommy. He did VERY good, but I was lonely!

When we got home we all laid down for a quick nap. After Grant woke up, we all headed outside. The day was over-cast, and so Mark built us fire. Our home sits on 4 1/2 acres, and there are a lot of things to do on it.... We just need to work on getting it all up to speed! Just so everyone has an idea... We want to buy two calves and raise them. We also are going to do chickens! The property has a barn on it. Right now the dogs occupy one part of it. Only 1 acre is fenced in. We also want to put in a garden, and a lot of different fruit trees! We are hoping that someday we will be able to buy the home. If that happens we have talked about adding on.

Anywho, we ate dinner outside on our porch swing. Then we went out to the fire pit and made smoores. Grant still hasn't grasped the whole waiting for the marshmallow to roast, and just ate the marshmallows uncooked. We had camp chairs outside. We then came inside and played around.
Everynight Mark and I give Grant his bath. This picture was taken a few weeks ago, but Grant loves bath time!! We read and pray together as a family. I am really blessed to have such a wonderful family. I pray that I will be able to continue to spend quality time with them. That both Grant and Mark know how much I love and am grateful for them!

1 comment:

Salazar Family said...

Hey Rachel, I finally checked my email and noticed you have a blog! Yay!!! I am so excited to keep reading it and stay updated on you and your little family! Grant is so so cute, I wished you lived closer so I could know him. He'd love playing with my boys. Anyway, Im glad you have a blog! You should check out my blog too if you want.