My job outside of the home, as a teacher, is hard. So very hard. I could fill a book with the stories I have heard from students and the experiences I've had. But there are some amazing parts about being a teacher, too. I do think it was what I was completely meant to be. But, honestly, now that I am a mom - the most special thing is that I get to spend holidays with my family. Having a husband who works in the retail world, I can tell you, I do not take time off for the holidays for granted. At all.
The kids are enthralled with real fireplaces, since in California any new homes that are built have to have electric fireplaces (and since we built our house last year, we do not have a real one!)
Aunt Becca snapped this one of me and the kids. Obviously marshmallow sticks double as swords. Duh.
I am blessed.