January started out hard... For the first time in 26 years,
I wasn't a Mom...well I was..but not as I had always been.
There were no more children to get up and off to school.
No more lunches to pack and no more practices, pick-ups, teenagers in and out, or laundry....oh my gosh the laundry...
it was just us.
It was a lot harder to adjust to than I had ever thought it would be.
But as always, life goes on and you do adjust.
And sometimes you find out that different is just as good.
There was a sunset picnic one afternoon
A day trip to the mountains...
close to home but far enough to feel like a get-away...
A special birthday for our sweet girl...7!
and an Elf that wouldn't leave until he could give her present to her...
She was beyond thrilled!!
followed by warm afternoons spent outside...
"Celebrating Snow" at a local museum
All in all, another wonderful month of spending time with those
I love most and enjoying a new chapter of life.
And when he came home, he brought plenty of laundry to make me feel special!