A couple of years ago, Dave decided that his body wouldn’t allow him to handle the rough work of landscaping for the rest of his life. He knew he needed to come up with what his next career move should be, and decided to go back to school and get his MSW (Master’s of Social Work). After 2 years of hard work (and I mean hard work), he finished, graduated, and began a new job as a school social worker between two of the schools in our town.

Looking back on it now, it went really quickly. But it definitely didn’t feel that way at the time! When Dave started back to school, we had an idea that once he got back into a full-time, year-round paying job, I would finally be able to cut my hours back a bit and stay home with Simon before he goes off to kindergarten. Starting mid-January, we were able to do just that!

I stay home with Simon every Friday now. I love it! Even the days that I have a super grump on my hands (which is pretty rare). We get to do all kinds of fun things like meal planning, grocery shopping, cleaning the house… okay that stuff’s not quite as fun. We also hit up the children’s museum, the library, vet appointments for the lovable Gus, the playplace in town, and we usually have lunch and/or dessert with my grandpa every Friday. We both look forward to our Fridays all week long. And this summer, when Dave’s not working, we will have 3-day weekends all together – pumped!!

My goal is to take some of that time on my Fridays to get back into the blog thing. I miss having a journal of my life. Of the funny things the boys say and do. Pictures of these incredible people in my life. So here we go again!


Cutest wookie ever!


Napping with Pororo


Lunch at school with Eze!


Simon the drill guy






JJ lunch after Eze’s ortho appointment


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