Sunday, May 10, 2009

Back from the dead....

I can't believe that it has been this long since I blogged something. I have had so many of you e-mailing and even e-mailing, texting or calling Rob to tell him to get me back on here and let me fill you in on how we are doing and what we are up to. So here I am.....

The truth is that we have been having issues with the computer uploading any pictures, so I can't publish any pics with my posts, so it has deterred me from posting. Rob is being nagged constantly about it so, hopefully, he will fix the issue so that I can show you in words and pictures what we have been up to.

So, we have been very busy. My time at the college was very busy. It seemed like every waking moment I was working. Kudos to all of you who are teachers or are married to teachers. That is a job that is all consuming! I was either at the college or hospital actively working with students, or reading books and articles for prep for teaching, or marking assignments, or talking with students on the phone or responding to e-mails from students or meeting students in the office at the college. I really did enjoy the job, but I do have to admit that I am glad that it is over and done with for the time being. I am enjoying working my shift at the hospital and then coming home and just doing nothing with Rob and the kids. I am working casual on the Cardiology unit at the hospital. That is the unit that I had my students on. I really like the floor, like the nurses and I felt that it was a much better fit for me than the ER.

The kids are great. Jonah turned 10 on April 24th. Where has a whole decade of being a mother gone??? I am shocked by how quickly that time has passed, because I know the next 10 will go by even faster and he will be gone off to start his own life. Don't get me wrong, I do want him to be independent and self-sufficient, I just can so clearly see how quickly we are going there and I still feel like he is that little baby that I held in my arms for the first time feeling blown away by the miracle of conception, birth and motherhood.
Seth is having a few issues at school. Nothing new for Seth, but I think some new situations for his teaching team to deal with. So, please pray about that.
Lauren is fine. Still the diva. Spencer is quickly following in her sisters' footsteps. Here's an example...

Today we went for a walk by the Red Deer River for Mother's Day. Spencer was adamant that she was walking the whole way independently without being carried or even holding our hands. Rob and I laughed so hard about this as it took us back in time to a family hike we took for Thanksgiving in 2003. Lauren was a little over a year and she too, was adamant that she was doing this hike on the Bruce Trail completely independently. It is amazing how strong those Tannahill genes are! Anyways, while everyone else is watching the geese, ducks, and muskrats swimming in ponds just off the river, Spencer is constantly saying hi to people, dogs, trees you name it. :-) She defintely is a social butterfly! It is 17 degrees C here today, the sun is shining and we have just had a wonderful day as a family.

We had Ezra Swanson visit in March. I can't believe it was that long ago! He and Rob went to Banff skiing. It was great to spend time with him and hear how he is doing at West Point. It was also nice to hear how all of the Swansons are doing.

So, Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mothers. As I said above, I have had a wonderful Mother's Day. I also will try to be more faithful in my posts. Now that I have more free time, that shouldn't be a problem!