This is the perfect linky for me right now! I hate to brag, but I feel so lucky to be living the life I have always dreamed of. This is especially sweet because it took a lot of work and scary choices to get here.
Everything really came together two summers ago when I was hired to teach at an elementary school. We had relocated to Vancouver two years before so my husband could have a more reliable job, and I hadn't been able to find a full-time position in all that time.
I would have taken a job at any elementary school, but I was lucky enough to get hired by the best school in the district. Plus, it was three minutes away from my husband's office.
We spent most of last year commuting with three kids in the car. Half an hour is a lot longer with three little people arguing in the back of a car!
Luckily, last spring we found a house literally a block away from my school. Now, I walk to work!
Finally, we were rocked last fall when we found out I was pregnant with a fourth child. Needless to say this was a huge surprise - precautions had been taken! I spent a lot of my pregnancy being really upset about this development. We were done with diapers, could sleep in a little on the weekends, and I was going to be finally able to focus on my career.
Well, I don't know why I spent one second being sad because Marlow has been the biggest blessing to our lives. She is an amazing baby, and having one last ride has been such a gift. My other kids are fairly close together, so I don't remember a lot about any one baby - I was too tired! I am now soaking up every second with my bonus baby :).
Needless to say, I am loving life right now! I feel like the "richest man in town", and that is a good feeling.