I just watched my Mimi drive off in Mom's car for the first time...all by herself!!
Tonight we were talking about how this January is our 10th anniversary, and how we expect a huge shindig for our 25th (Lord's return, not withstanding) because we don't want to wait for our 50th (I'd be 90); we might not make it that long.
We try to come up with jobs that the kids could do outside of their normal chores, so they could make a little cash on the side. We're not in the Rockefeller's strata, so $4-5 is about all we can afford for each. We don't do allowance.
I still love my job, and it's has been over a year. That and I work an 8 hour day with all the holidays on top of it.
Our dog Daisy is growing and maturing (not always a lot of the latter, but a lot of the former).
Well, I have to go cut the boys' hair.
This normal life is definitely all that it's cracked up to be. I like it.