Thursday, June 11, 2009

Big Changes

There has been a lot going on around here! First of all, we have to congratulate James' sister Amanda and her new husband Rick on their marriage! They got married this past weekend in Santa Fe and it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony and reception. Amanda was a gorgeous bride and her and Rick couldn't be any happier. I forgot to pack my camera (I know, but you try packing for a 3 day trip away from your baby while packing up your classroom at the end of the year!!) but I will post pictures when we get them. It was such a beautiful wedding!

Also . . . I decided not to go back to work. It was just too hard for me to be away from my Auds every day. I truly truly love my job, especially my team (shout out 1st Grade Team!) and the kids. But it wasn't fair to my students and my team when I rushed out the door every day at 3:30 and it wasn't fair to Audrey, and it wasn't fair to me either. I felt pulled in too many directions. So, after a lot of talking, brainstorming, and praying, James and I worked out a way for me to stay home and for our family to be able to pay our bills. ;) I am lucky to be able to start babysitting Baby Caroline Levandowski and Baby (name still TBA!) Bloem starting in September. Also, I have started selling my worksheets that I have created over the past 7 years. Check it out:

I am also working on a book! Crazy, I know! I know I haven't talked about this with a lot of people, but I suffered from Postpartum Depression pretty bad after Audrey was born, and there aren't a lot of books out there to help with it. I read Brooke Shields' book but had a hard time relating since she had 2 nannies and a trainer to help her through her PPD. So, I am writing about my experiences and how I came through it. It's a hard, hard thing, but now I am able to look back and see that I was able to overcome it! (With the help of a little medication!) :) So be looking for my picture in your local bookstore . . .

I will also be teaching summer school starting on Monday for a month. But it's only in the morning and my mom will be watching Audrey.

Okay, enough about me. Here are some Audrey pics! She is rolling over!!!!

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