We are over halfway through the month of June and wow, has a lot been going on. Lots of changes have happened this month. Some big, some small. The biggest change for us would be that I am stepping down from my job at the church. Things got complicated at the beginning of the month with family schedules and Jeremy and I decided we would simplify our lives. I’m looking forward to being a full-time stay-at-home mom. I don’t worry that Owen and I will have plenty to do, place to go and people to see. While I feel this is a good move for our family, I will admit that it’s strange to hand over the reigns to someone else. I’ve been working as Jeremy’s administrative assistant for the last 5 years and I’ve been working at Bethel Church for almost 8 years now (It would have been 8 full years in August). Change of any sort tends to throw me for a loop, so wrapping my mind around all this has been crazy. At the same time as I am untethering from a life of set office hours, Jeremy’s day off changed from Fridays to Mondays. So many of my usual markers during the week have disappeared and now I’m often left wondering what day it is! I guess it’s time to rebuild my routine.
Another big exciting change is that my sister and brother-in-law moved into a new place this last weekend. We spent Saturday moving them and helping them start the unpacking process. I love organizing so anytime I can help anyone settle into a new space, I enjoy the challenge. Owen was a pretty good little kid for the move. He alternated between playing/sleeping in his Pack’n’Play and running errands with family members. In true Amy fashion, to help the moving process, I bought ice cream treats and Hostess Sno-Balls to keep spirits high. It seemed to have a very positive effect on April and I! It will be fun to see April and Andrew settle in and make the place their own. They happen to be very close to a favored local coffee shop, so I see lots of hanging out in this new location in the future!
As I mentioned in my last blog, it was my mom’s birthday last week, so we spent the evening with my family having yummy Chinese food and playing a quick card game. June is a month where I have to keep a present to-do list in my mind. We have two family birthdays and now three dads to get gifts for in one month! Jeremy opened his Father’s Day present on Friday night since the weekend was packed full. Owen gave Jeremy cash, candy and a photo cube with his face all over it. My favorite part was the Super Dad card from Owen and I. So far Father’s Day has had a “super” theme the last two years. I wonder if I can keep it going over the years. Sunday was spent celebrating with our dads. We had burgers with the Scotts and tacos with the Vitzthums. It was a very good day and a lot of fun to spend the day with both our families.
There is much of June still left to be lived. I’ll keep you posted as our family continues to head into new and exciting territory. I’m sure the life of a stay- at-home mom will afford me plenty of writing material!