Friday, March 12, 2010

just a little update...

The rain is pouring outside and I'm curled up by the fire with a glass of wine after a full week of work and I'm just feeling very happy to be right where I am. Life is good. Work is going well, though not without its challenges, we are so blessed to have family here to help with AJ and to love on her, Eric is loving what he is working on these days, and we are just generally enjoying "the simple life" up here in Ripon.

Eric is out of town for the week on business so Annika and I get a girls week. I am excited to have a few days off to hang out with my little girl...just me and her. I do miss getting to do that everyday, but I also cherish our time together now much more than I did before I started work.

As I said before I am really enjoying work, though a little discouraged at times about how many labor inductions occur and how many poor turnouts result from the inductions...but that is for another post. Seeing babies be born never gets old. I cry every time and feel like kind of a fool when the "seasoned" nurses look at me like I'm crazy.

I turned 29 on wednesday. Eric and I spent last Sunday in San Francisco celebrating. Eric's parents watched annika and we had a very fun and flavorful day in the city. We walked around all day and ate delicious food, soaked in the sun, and just enjoyed hanging out together. It was wonderful. Then I got a birthday surprise with icecream cake and balloons from my niece, nephew, sister and parents on Thursday...Ethan was so excited....very sweet. 29 was a great year and I am so thankful for all the blessings it brought.

Annika has 4 teeth breaking through on top and 2 1/2 on the bottom. She has also been sick, so you can guess what kind of sleep we're getting lately. She has been super cuddly though which is a nice treat...she normally doesn't sit still for longer than a couple seconds.

Oh, and one final little piece of news...if you haven't heard yet my sis is having TWINS! Check out here blog post (the Schenks) from a few weeks ago. We are so excited! I love being an auntie!

Sorry no pics this time. E has the computer with all our pictures on it. I promise to post some when he gets back. Have a wonderful, cozy and relaxing night!


Jen Stutzman said...

Happy Birthday friend!! It has been over ten years since I first sat by in you in choir. Time sure flies.

strawberrylove said...

oh my gosh twins. so fun! happy birthday too. come back to hawaii soon. :)