Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Two little monkeys

I was uploading some pictures to Flickr today and I found this one of my boys. I forget how little they once were.

Oh my word. The baldness. The cute glasses. The bruise under Kamden's left eye.

The memories! Yes, even the bruise brings back fond memories. Kamden is that kind of kid. Bruises were par for the course.

It is kind of unbelievable how quickly the time has gone. That was June 2006.

Ma Boys

Now it is January 2011. Four and half years later.

You may have noticed I haven't been around to visit your blog as much lately. Or not.

I started working 80% full time last week. It is fun and challenging and scary all at the same time.

It is also making me reflect on how crazy lucky I have been and continue to be. I am still working from home for the same organization I have been doing contract work with for the last 5 plus years, just doing different things.

I would not trade these last 5 years for all the successful careers in China. Not that I am not successful in my career, I just took a really different non-focused on my career sort of path, if that makes any sense.

I was home for that brief blip in time when my two little men were small. That is a gift that I have and will never regret for a nanosecond.

The fact that it has now led to further opportunities has me wondering how I got so lucky.

And also making me laugh because basically my New Year's resolution for 2011 was to work more.

What the?


Cheryl said...

cute cute...they have change alot!!!
Here's to more work for you!!!!

Elaine A. said...

I did notice only because I miss your awesome comments and just.... well... you. ;)

Both pictures are so precious. But I am a sucker for looking back.

Don't work too hard. xo

Debbie said...

Gah, they grow way too fast, don't they?

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

if you are happy with the extra work than I say go for it. I'm sure the extra $ is a big help too

Angella said...

SO excited for you! You and S would be a perfect pair to work together. :)

Anonymous said...

I have missed you, but as a full-time-working-from-home-mother-of-2-boys, I completely understand!! I LOVE that old photo of them, they were (and still are) so totally adorable! :-)

R Royal Family said...

OMG they were so freaking adorable. Of course they still are but for one, they would hate it if I called them "so freaking adorable" now and two, nothing beats baldness and cute little glasses.

Jen Wilson said...

I'm sorry it took me two days to comment! I've also been working more - ACK!

They DO grow up too fast - and I think you have the BEST job in the world! Anything that you enjoy doing that lets you be home with your kids when they need you is the best job EVER.


Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I have noticed but I have also been commenting everywhere less, too. It happens!

Congrats on the career stuff! If you're happy, I'm happy.