Did you miss me? I can’t believe that I haven’t written a blog in a year! Crazy days!
What has been going on in the past year, party people?? Here? A lot of things! But the biggest thing (for me) is that I am no longer with the marina. It was long overdue but there has been a lot of mixed emotions for the both of us. But we are moving forward. Ryan is still there, right in the middle of the season, and trying to make it work. For me, I have landed this amazing job with a local builder here in Yorktown. I am so thankful and the timing of it all can only be the works of the big guy upstairs. I am a project manager for their remodel division. I have been there for about a month. It’s been a big change, going from boats to homes. But the basis of it all is still the same. The people! They have also asked me to take over their marketing for the division and I couldn’t be more excited. Still trying to get my feet wet before I really dive into anything.
Ryan and I are taking time to really get back to us. To understand who we are, as a couple, without the marina at the center. Not going to lie, it’s been hard. The marina was a part of our foundation. But we are figuring it out. We are taking a two-stepping line dance class. It has been a lot of fun for both of us. We have met some amazing people. One couple, if fact, are one of my upcoming clients for a bathroom remodel. Everyone has been so encouraging and inviting. And ladies, it’s such a workout. In an hour, I get more than 2k steps. That’s more than I get some days stuck at a deck.
School has really been kicking my butt lately. I am getting into my core classes for my degree. I have learned a lot but I really have to stay on top of it or I will get swept under. And can I just tell you that I am over the group projects. Group projects in an online setting are just beyond ridiculous. I just want to do my work and get my grade. I hate that my grade is relying on Jennifer and her slack ass. I can not express the complete frustration that this has caused in my life.
So one of the abundance of great things my new job has to offer is I actually get to enjoy Memorial Day and Labor Day. Being in the boat business, that is prime time. And with how Ryan and I worked our schedule with the kids, he would be with them while I worked. He doesn’t get that much time with his two so, of course, I would make that sacrifice for him. Well sacrifice no more!! We are going to have 3 whole days off at the end of this month and I can not wait. 4 years y’all! 4 long years since I have gotten to enjoy 3 whole, warm days off in a row. It’s been so weird for me to have both Saturday and Sunday off with the kids. Like, I don’t even know what to do with myself. Much less, what to do with all of them with 3 whole days. Lots of fun, in the sun!
So much more of this! The pictures are from our amazing trip to Ocracoke, NC last summer. It was our first trip as a family of 6. It was my first week vacation I had taken since before Liam was born. He’s 5 now. It was a sight to see. Our little Dodge Journey loaded down with kids, coloring books, juice boxes and beer. But we also were hauling our little 13′ Boston Whaler loaded down with all of our clothes, beach stuff and food. It was the only way to get it all down there short of renting a U-Haul.
Inside the crazy train! Crazy we have two out of carseats/boosters completely and two in boosters now. No more babies!
This picture means a lot to me. My kids playing in the same creek that my sister and I used to play in when we were kids. Where we used to take family, weekly vacations and came along with this creek in West Virginia. This is where we had to take a bath because they didn’t have showers there back then. But they have since installed hot showers. But I have been coming here since I was at least 2 (that I know of). My whole family, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents. I brought friends here with me. I have even brought my high school boyfriend here. This picture y’all was an amazing moment to share with my littles and I captured it on camera!!
This is what I am looking forward to most. Getting back to the basics of me. Cheers!