5. This is probably my most favorite moment of the week! And possibly the year. Since Amelia was born I have prayed that some day I would be able to be a stay at home Mama. I grew up with an amazing stay at home mom and I think my sisters and I benefited from it immensely. I wanted to be that Mama for my daughter. After talking and talking... and talking... Mark and I came to the conclusion that this is a dream that we could make a reality. Tuesday afternoon I went in and gave my notice with the Oregon Department of Forestry. 7 fire seasons and 6 years as a permanent employee... ODF has been a great place to work. I have built wonderful relationships that I will keep for the rest of my life, but at this point in my life, leaving to be home with my family is what is most important. October 25th will be my first day as a stay at home Mama! and I couldn't be happier!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I have a date lined up for tomorrow with my bestest best friend in the entire world, Molly. Molly lives in the other Portland... Portland Maine! We've been friends since we were 3 and I would die without her!