Tuesday, September 08, 2009

{big steps and dirty feet}

Our family too a very big step this past week.

After over 7 years working the night shift, my husband quit his job and is now going to be a full time stay at home dad! This was a HUGE leap for us, as we are going to be living on a much tighter budget than we are used to, but our only other option was putting the boys in daycare soon which would have cost almost his entire paycheck. But I know that this is the right thing for us, and I know that God will help us make ends meet.

The hubs has only been gone from that horrible job for a few days and he is already an entirely different person.

Happy, optimistic, cheerful. And he is loving being at home with the boys.

And I'm loving having him there. No more being home alone at night with the boys, worried they are both going to need me at the same time. No more handling all of our household stuff on my own because he is sleeping during the day. He took the car for an oil change last week and that was like heaven for me. I've always had to take care of those things.

We took full advantage of the long holiday weekend. We took a fun shopping trip out of town that included Target, Panera, TJ Maxx and Old Navy. Found dress shirts for the boys for an upcoming wedding - can't wait to see them all dressed up!

The weekend was also full of time for the boys to run around in the grass and get some dirt between their toes which they looooved. They got equal yard time at their Grandma Joyce's and at my parents' house. It was a great photo op for their camera obsessed mother. They are looking so grown up!


One Pork Chop said...

Aww, I'm so happy for y'all! I know this is such a blessing for you.

The boys are precious. They look SO grown up. I can't believe it!

The Barron's said...

Awesome. I am so happy for you guys. That is wonderful that your husband is staying home with the boys.

Tamara said...

Congrats on this BIG step in your lives and I hope and pray that it's all you expect it to be AND MORE! That's so exciting, SAHD's ROCK!

hopeful #1 said...

Although this is a big step and it might put a strain on your budget, your are blessed to have this as an option! :)

Anonymous said...

YAY! I'll be praying for all needs to be met and more!!

Carla said...

I'm so happy for you guys, Mandy!! The boys are adorable as always and I can't believe how big they are getting!

Anonymous said...

Big congrats on taking such a big step! In some ways, we're in the same boat b/c my husband quit his job a couple months ago. It was like he became a different person, so I can definitely relate to how your husband seems like a new man!

Big blessings to you guys!


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