Monday, January 28, 2008

Congratulations and some changes ahead...

Well, I want to start by wishing my sister, Tracy, brother-in-law, Brian, and niece, Sophia, CONGRATULATIONS because the stork is going to be visiting them again! Tracy is a little more than 3 months pregnant now and we're all very excited for all of you! It's exciting that Sophia's going to be a big sister and I get to be an auntie again.

Now, I mentioned in an earlier post this month that my word for the year is "OPEN" and this news is one of the reasons. I'm not sure exactly what this is going to mean for the boys and I in terms of me being at home. Tracy and I are still discussing some of this, but I need to be open to possible changes that'll happen as a result of Tracy being on maternity leave and me not having Sophia here - or at least not as much! I'm not sure if this means finding someone else that might need some child care, a bit of tutoring, or going back to teaching... It'd be hard for me to work more at the store unless we put another vehicle back on the road, but all of these things are open for discussion at this point and I need to let go of the need to control and plan everything. Things seem to have a way of happening when you least expect it, so I'm going to go with that and be open to the possibilities. It's a bit of a period of flux and change happening and who knows where it'll lead. I'd like to be home with the boys a little longer if that's possible, but we'll see...
Well, I got my Scrapperie kit in the mail today, so I'm off to see if I can go create something while Nathan is sleeping and since I managed to get Kyle to school in the snow thanks in large part to another one of the mums at preschool. We were going to take the bus as she and her son do, so she told me just to get Kyle to the bus stop and she'd take him to school since she was going anyway! What a sweetie! Though Nathan wasn't too happy when we didn't get on the bus!
Oh well, he's in dreamland now...
Cheers,
Colleen

11 comments:

Katy said...

Colleen,

I'm taking on your challenge! I'll keep you in my prayers for wisdom with your new challenges.

Monica M said...

Congratulations, Aunty! I got my Scrapperie kit last week - it's pretty fun. Like I said to Sandi, now if only I had time to play!

toners said...

Congratulations to your sister! Good luck with everything ahead :)

Lida said...

Congratulations to your sister and her family and to you too!

Aimeslee said...

Congrats for your sis!

Sarah C. said...

Colleen, congrats on the soon to be new niece or nephew! What a great attitude about the changes in your life. I, too, like to have control and can't always let go to allow things to happen. My best to you!! :)

Joƫlle said...

Hi Colleen,

Just wanted to say congratulations to Tracy, Brian, Sophia, and your whole family. Another baby to love and share in raising!!

I understand the feeling of letting go of control (it's a tough one!) and the desire to stay home with your boys. All I can say is Trust that everything will work out the way it's meant to.

Thinking of you!

Katy said...

Colleen: Here's the link to the layout where I put down my 10 blessings.

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1292874

I loved doing this!

Kristin said...

That's wonderful news Colleen! I cant wait to see what you create with your Scrapperie kit too :) You always have such a wonderful sense of creativity!! :)

Darlene said...

congrats to your sis!

here's to being open to new things.

Darlene said...

congrats to your sis!

here's to being open to new things.