The biggest news is that I GOT THE JOB! Within an hour of submitting my application on a Friday, I got the phone call to set up an interview for the following Monday. When I left the interview, I was told I would hear from them the following day. However, just a few short hours later, I got the phone call offering me the position! So now, after 5.5 years as a stay at home mom, I am a full time working mom! It's been good, but also quite the adjustment. No more being able to get things done during the day, like cleaning the house, paying bills, making appointments, etc.
I completed the Hood to Coast! I ran all my legs of the relay and I didn't die. This was my 11th time running in this event, and I feel so accomplished every single time.
|At the starting line with my half of the team, in Van #1|
|Our whole team at the finish line, 199 miles later|
We took an end of summer weekend family trip to the coast to celebrate the kids starting school and me getting the job. It was much needed family time. We had an ocean view room, spent a lot of time at the beach, visited the Marine Science Center, swam in the indoor pool, watched sea lions at the bayfront, and took the kids for their first trip to a candy store.
|It was so cool seeing the octopus so active and moving around.|
|Touching the starfish and sea anenomies.|
|Jumping in the waves.|
|He spent almost the entire time at the beach exploring the tide pools.|
The kids started kindergarten! They are loving school, but are so, so, so exhausted. Thankfully, our school district did a "soft start" for the kinders, which means that they went only half day for the first two weeks, easing into the full school days. Even with that, they've been tired and super cranky when we get home from school. Thankfully, they save the meltdowns for when we get home and are good at school, but ugh. It's exhausting.
Tony and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary. We had very little fan fare this year. We exchanged small gifts and Tony brought ice cream home from work, so we could enjoy a little treat after the kids went to bed. That was it!
Rylee is back in ballet, and both kids are playing soccer. This is a big reason why they are so tired! Rylee has ballet on Mondays and they have soccer practice on Thursdays, with a game on Saturday mornings. We don't even get home on Mondays and Thursdays until bedtime (or slightly after), and then they need a snack, get pj's on, and teeth brushed. Hopefully we will settle into a good routine soon and they will adjust to their new school schedule.
|First soccer game of the year|