Monday, February 9, 2009

The Difference

It has been a week since Ivan started his job. He is still going through the training process and will be for a few more weeks. Our schedules are all screwed up because we allowed ourselves to get into a routine of staying up late and sleeping in while Ivan was home. Now, he wants to go to bed at like 9:30 which seems SO early to me. I find myself playing computer games or updating our blog which I never had time to do before. Mason and Jeremiah clearly miss their Daddy. It's been a rough week. They will get used to it though and will eventually stop crying at my legs all day.
If you haven't noticed, I have not been posting as many pictures. It's because our digital camera is breaking and hardly stays on long enough to take one picture. Lord willing, we will be getting a new one in the near future. Until then, I will try to write more instead.
My mom and step-dad are coming for a visit next week. I am really excited. On Monday they are taking us out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. We are going to one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder, Brasserie Ten Ten. We will have the rest of the week (for the most part) to just be together. I love it when my mom visits. We always have so much fun.
I have been really missing Cali lately. I think about my friends there and wish we all did a better job of keeping in touch. Blogs are great, but it's just not the same as Shelly and Julia's random visits when they would let themselves in and steal the twins for like an hour just so that I could have a moment alone. I guess that's not really spending time with them, but it was one of the many benefits of living close. And you just can't beat the Spirit-filled conversations to and from church gatherings and Bible studies. I have never had so much fun riding in a car (unless you consider 30 hours with Shelly and Taylor, which was... unforgettable!)I also think of how different it must be there to them with everyone spreading out all over the place. Ivan seems to get a 'way about him' every time he sees a view of the ocean on tv or when watching a movie. I really think he considers Santa Barbara to be 'back home'. It's where he gave his life to the Lord and where we started our married life and family together. Rest assured all you SB residents, Mason and Jeremiah are natives! I can't wait to visit.
Well, enough of my rambling. My heart is full of joy and happiness! Good night.