I've been feeling a little 'blah' lately. Not sure if it's the lack of sun and warmer weather, but this topic and me finding Eat Run Pray DC has come along at the perfect time. Today, I'm coming up with a list of five good things that are happening.
1. My Boys
They are definitely, absolutely, positively amazing. I'm so proud of them and everything they can do. My 4 year old is reading and is so smart! It's so much fun to see how much he is learning at daycare. My younger ones has had such an explosion in language and vocabulary since he got his tubes in January. He went from a kid that looked like he was just taking everything in to blabbing away every minute he's awake. I guess I can include The Husband in this as one my boys. I'm so grateful for everything he does. He amazing with our sons and works really hard to keep us happy, even being stuck with them while I go running.
2. My Job
For as long as back as I can remember, I've wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher. For the past two years, I've been living my dream and I'm a full time Kindergarten teacher. I love my job. I love interacting with the little people and watching their growth over the couple of years that they are in my room.
I'm not good at it, but I enjoy running. I love the sweat that comes with it and the accomplishment of finishing a race or a long run. Like I said, I'm not good at it. I'm never going to win a race and definitely not going to set new PRs each time, but I'm proud of what I've accomplished in the two years I've been running. The weight loss was a big part of why I started, but now I've fallen in love with it.
I love being creative. Right now, my big thing is making 'felt name books' for the little ones of good friends and family. One of my friends even told me that reading their little ones' name book has become part of their bedtime routine. My other favourite part of crafts is all the handmade things for Mother's Day and Father's Day for the grandparents. The grandparents absolutely love it and I love working with the boys to create them.
5. My Extended Family
I'm so happy that I come from a big family and that all of us are nearby. We have lots of family gatherings and head to my parents house for a Sunday dinner quite often, especially in the summer. My boys get to play with my nephew and they're all starting to get along better since my boys aren't quite babies anymore. I'm also really happy that my in-laws live relatively close to us. It's not really a day-trip type event so when we go to visit, we usually stay for a night or two (a few more days at Christmas and in the summer too). The boys are spoiled (and so am I since I get a chance to relax because all they want is Grandma and Papa). We usually spend a lot of time with my niece and nephew while we're there which is nice as well. They don't feel like distant relatives.