back to school…

Ahh, the first day of school has arrived and gone. I have a first grader in my hands now. New building, new room, new teacher, new and old friends. He has been signed up for the after school program, chess and hip hop.

back at school

We also had a sad little girl who wishes she was going to school as well. We thought she was going to have a hard time letting him go, but she was a trooper. No tears. One more year and she will be off to pre-school. I’m excited for her.


I’m hoping a smooth year. Only 169 days left. 😛

one year later…

I can’t believe it has been one year since Eric was let go from his “dream” company.  Funny how something like that just throws our perfect little world into turmoil. But we pushed thru as and we are in a good (and better) place now.

Thankfully, I have a job with insurance.  Eric got unemployment up until he started freelancing.  We used that money wisely.  We didn’t overspend so we were able to keep up with all the bills.  We bought the essentials we needed.  The only splurge we made was for the kids during Christmas which was not too bad.  We had to forgo giving anyone gifts (including ourselves) but I am sure they understood what we were going thru. 

We are grateful for getting unemployment but let me tell you, I couldn’t wait for Eric to get a job to get off of it.  I really not sure how some people can take advantage of that.

In the meantime, Eric worked hard to find a job.  I had forgotten that looking for a job is a job in itself.  He spent hours and hours looking at online job sites, networking, networking and more networking.  Lots of people disappointed me knowing that Eric was out of a job and didn’t even step up.  But on the other hand, there were lots of people who did reach out to him.  I heart all those people.

Well, it’s a year later and Eric has a job since June 13.  He is enjoying it and learning a new side aspect of his job industry.  And I am so proud of him.

I do not wish anyone being unemployed.  It sucks and it is very depressing.  But with the right support system and the ganas, it is something that can be broken and it will be all okay.

Cuz every little thing will be all right!

happy easter…

My yearly post for Easter. This year we had help dying the eggs so they weren’t as bright as normal. (Having an almost six year old, a six year old and a 2 year old helping out just throws out the control freak out the window. They win.) But this year, I did include their names too.

Happy Easter

So from us to you: Happy Easter!!!

Easter Buddies

And we miss you papa!!