next thing you know I'll be driving a minivan

It may not be Mother's Day anymore, but I just gave myself the best Mother's Day gift around.


I'm unemployed! Sort of. My new boss is a little more demanding, but at least she lets me work in my pajamas.

So there we have it. I'm officially a stay-at-home-mom. This is so weird and wonderful. It's what I dreamed of since I was little. It's something I knew was hopefully on the horizon, and here it is! There's a sleeping baby next to me, and I don't have to do anything but take care of her. It was hard to leave a job I mostly loved and all my coworkers and my salary, but I can't imagine anyone else taking care of my little girl. It's worth all the sacrifices in the world.

Now to find myself a minivan...

....kidding! Not in a million years.


  1. are you kidding about quitting your job? or was that just about the minivan :P couldn't tell :)

    I am glad you are doing exactly what you wanted :) I can't wait to be a stay at home mom either!!!!!! Seriously, when I think about having kids it's all I want to do too!

  2. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! :) I'm sure it was a tough choice but I'm so glad you'll get to stay home with that little cutie! Let me know when you wanna go minivan shopping... Jared is convinced we need to get one now for some reason lol!

    1. You will never regret it, Erin! I love my van!

  3. Congratulations!!! (is this something to congratulate you for? It feels like it) I'm so happy you're able to do what you've always dreamed of doing.

    Are you hiring? Do you need a daytime assistant while James is at work? I'm willing to relocate, now that Jeni's has reopened.

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! Congrats girlfriend!!!! This is inanely exciting and I'm so happy for you - I had almost wondered if we'd be hearing this news soon! I'm pumped for you. That little girl needs her momma and I bet you're going to love this role much better than your salary paid one ;)

  5. Wonderful! If you are up for it sometime, you should check out a moms' group like MOPS. I've met some great friends that way!

  6. Woo! Congratulations on the career change.

    I think you should take advantage of your only child and get a family sports car. Or a mini! Take that cool mom status to the max.

    I also think you and Gracie should have matching turbans.

  7. Yay! I love being a SAHM, even though some days it sucks lol. But I'm glad I can be there for our kids, every day.

    And hey... I hated on the minivan, and now I have one, and I will never go back. I LOVE IT.

  8. My mother stayed home with my brothers and I, and I can't imagine it being any other way.

    Enjoy it!! :)


  10. If you ever get a minivan I don't know if we can be friends. That's why God made SUVs, people.

  11. Congrats! Basically sounds like the best job ever, to me!

    We're going to buy a car when we move and my mom is all like "Are you sure you don't want a van?" because they have a boat of an 8-seater Toyota but no, I'm sure. We'll probably be getting an affordable little hatchback and just dealing with stuffing a carseat in it when that hopefully soon day comes.

  12. I'm so excited for you! Congrats! Also, those pictures are beautiful.

  13. Hurray!!! I did the same and it is the best!!

  14. Congratulations!!! Awesome news for your family! :)

  15. But! If you get a minivan I'll get a mom haircut. Never mind. That wouldn't even be worth it. But really: congratulations!!!


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