This past year I was lucky enough to be blessed for a third time – Sweet little Amber came into our lives on November 2nd and showed us that there is far more love in our hearts than we ever imagined. We were very pleasantly surprised to have another daughter join our family and we welcomed her with open arms:
Being a Canadian, having Amber also meant that I could spend a wonderful year at home with my daughters on Maternity Leave. (Trust me, I’m very aware of how fortunate I am for that opportunity, and I definitely made the most of it). The year off meant I could spend time getting to know my daughters better and enjoy some quality time with them.
We went tobogganing:
We built snowmen:
I went to Hawaii with Amber and met some great ladies at Stroller Strides Honolulu:
I did some crafts with the kiddos (ok, so I’m not exactly the most creative person there is):
And I took the girls to the park and running with me nearly every day once the weather was nice:
Tomorrow I’ll enter into a new mile of this marathon we call life. Yes – I’m heading back to work. I’ll get to wear heels, and makeup and talk to adults!
I’m looking at this from the positive – I just had an amazing year of fun with the kids – it was a fantastic mile in this marathon, and I’m taking that momentum with me into the next mile. We’ll all be really happy to see each other and ready for evenings and weekends full of fun activities.
Bye bye maternity leave, I’ll miss you!
PS – Please congratulate Jeni who ran her first marathon yesterday!