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Life Lately: An Update

If anyone ever tells you that you’ll be able to add a baby to your family and still blog regularly, tell them to shut up. Just kidding — there are a LOT of bloggers who do so successfully but I am just not one of them. Perhaps it is my lack of dedication or maybe it’s because after Holland goes to bed the temptation to indulge in a glass (or two) of wine is strong. Come to think of it, it’s probably a combo of those two. Either way, I haven’t blogged regularly so I feel like this space is entitled to a bit of an update. I think the easiest way to accomplish this is just to dump some information and see how it lands. Here goes:
1. I got a NEW JOB! 
If you follow us on Instagram (and you should) you will know that I started a new job. I no longer have Fridays off (which stinks) but I’m making more money, working MUCH closer to home, and will no longer be required to work late or travel at night. I went from private practice to working in-house. It has been a big adjustment but so far, so good. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I thrive in this new role and that I start making some new work friends. For right now, it just feels “right” so I am hopeful that this was the right move for me. Only time will tell. 

2. Adam got a NEW JOB!
Yup. You read that right! Adam got a new job too. He is back in the lab and is much happier these days. Both of us starting new jobs within a month of each other is a little crazy but amazing. At the beginning of the year, we were both struggling at work. I said many prayers and one night just asked the universe to put us both in new positions by December… Well, the universe responded and we were both in new positions by May. Even better — neither of us went looking for these jobs. We were both recruited for these jobs so that makes us both feel so special and makes both positions seem very serendipitous. 

3. Holland turned 6 months, then 7
One day I blinked and my daughter was 6 month olds. Then 7. When she was 6 months, we did a beautiful photoshoot to capture the moment and I’m so glad we did. I’ve shared a few pictures on Instagram (again, why aren’t you following us?) and the picture for this post is from that shoot too. I also made sure to take a few (more personal) breastfeeding photos that have quickly become my absolute favorite. I don’t really think I can share them online but let me just tell you — breastfeeding Holland has, hands down, been one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in my entire life so I am so happy I was able to capture some of those moments on film (er, digital film?). 
4. Master Bedroom Redo
Adam and I finally decided to redo our master bedroom. Trust me — it was LONG overdue. As a part of the process, we upgraded to a king sized bed with a memory foam mattress. Let me just state for the record — if heaven doesn’t let me sleep in a king size bed I want no part of it! In all seriousness though, I love not having to touch Adam at night. Being married is nice and all, but sometimes I long for those single gal days when I could sleep spread-eagle and not give a crap about tossing and turning. Turns out, you can replicate those conditions as an old married woman if you upgrade to a king and invest in memory foam. Now that the bed itself has been upgraded, we plan to paint the room and decorate later in June (I might even showcase some of those nursing pictures yo!). I cannot wait to see how it turns out. Chances are, I will share some pictures on Instagram. Yet another reason you should be following us there. Just saying. 
5. Our Roof Broke
A few weeks ago, Adam and I woke up to find water on the floor in our living room. Turns out, our roof failed and our attic had been leaking for sometime. As a result, we had to get a whole new roof. The roof looks great. We still have to work on getting the ceiling inside the house fixed and getting the damage done to the attic repaired. For better or for worse, the roof replacement has inspired me to get started working again on #FlorkenFirstHome. We honestly got a little burned out on home projects and boycotted them for quite awhile. But now, I have the bug again so Holland will probably learn to love Home Depot pretty soon. 
That’s all the updating I can think of right now. There are a lot of things I’ve love to discuss here from a wide array of topics if I can manage to find the time. I mean, I could talk about anything from Trump to cloth diapers! Things could get crazy in these necks of the woods. Stay tuned!

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  • Reply LMW

    Congrats on the new jobs and I can't wait to hear how in=house treats you. I wish I could find an in-house position as I hate the life of the billable hour. It's amazing what a little prayer can do. Glad you're back.

    May 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Amberly

    Joe is convinced that upgrading to a king size bed is the best thing we've ever done in our marriage hahaha 😉 But now he says that hotels don't seem like as much of a luxury when we escape because we got a really good bed, and we used to pick our hotels based on their beds…. sometimes… ish…
    Congrats on your new jobs! I've been tempted to look for a new one, but I know they wouldn't be as flexible and let me work four 10's like I'm doing now so that I can have Fridays off. I'm kind of thinking I'll stick it out until baby arrives and see how things go after maternity leave. We're hoping I can start working part time within the next year, especially now that we don't have tuition to pay!

    May 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Christine Everyday

    Wow, you guys have had a lot going on! I'm so glad that you are both in new jobs where you feel good and happy!

    May 23, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Perks of Ponder

    I loved this update. I think about y'all from time to time and how everything is going. I am so happy that you are loving motherhood. It's a crazy ride, isn't it? Congrats to you and Adam on the new jobs. I hope the three of you are adjusting to Holland being in daycare. I'm looking forward to more updates down the road.

    May 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    She is getting so big and congrats to both of you on your new jobs!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    May 24, 2016 at 12:12 am
  • Reply Kay R.

    I dont even have a kid and I suck at blogging. Loved the update and seeing you cute baby. Congrats on the new job both of you and on the new bed!

    May 24, 2016 at 1:02 am
  • Reply Jenny Evans

    You just experienced pretty much every major life change possible (I guess you didn't move), but no big deal, right?

    May 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm
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