Ok, so I know it’s been WAY too long since I’ve written a blog here. There have been A LOT of changes and craziness in our lives, but it’s all been good change, so I can’t complain. Paige is almost 2 (8 more days to go, as of this writing). I can’t believe how fast she is growing up. Here are a couple of pictures, one a day or two after she was born, and the other is one I took just the other day… It’s AMAZING how fast these kids grow up. My parents always said that my brother and I grew up so fast, and I never believed it, until I had a child of my own..
On top of watching my baby daughter grow up, at what seems like the speed of light, I’m also in the process of changing career paths. I’m still working with the same company, just a different side of the company, in maintenance, instead of the rental department. It took a lot of talking and deep thought before I decided to apply for this position. It meant a significant increase in pay, but it also meant I lose a company car, and I had to go buy a new commuter vehicle. Once I found out that I had gotten the position, I started my hunt for a new commuter vehicle, and settled on a 2014 Hyundai Accent SE with a 6 speed manual transmission. I have not yet started my new position, as they are working on finding my replacement before I can move on, but at least I will be ready once I have to give up my company car:
I’ve only put about 900 miles on the car since I bought it, but I am loving every minute of it so far, and the great fuel mileage doesn’t hurt either! This new position also means I may end up working graveyard shifts, and may have a long commute depending on where I end up being placed, but the increase in pay was significant enough that it made it worth it to apply and interview for the position. I am excited to get started in my new position, which should happen sometime in the next couple of weeks.
On another note, my wonderful wife has jumped into the art of weaving hand woven wraps for baby wearing. She is AMAZING at what she does, and is working on getting everything completed to start up a business, making and selling hand woven wraps. Please check out her store at http://www.mountaingirlwovens.com and her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mountaingirlhw.
All in all, there have been a lot of good changes around the Bearded Dad household, but so far, they’ve all been good! I’ll do my best to keep up on this blog from now on!
Thanks for reading!