I am always afraid I am going to try and get on this board and it will be gone. I think I am friends on FB with most of you, but if I am not we should be, but it will probably hapen soon.
A little update on us. Sienna is great. Just had her final conference at school yesterday and her teacher says she is doing great, very ready for 1st grade next year. I am so proud. She has made friends with a neighbor of ours that is 7 and they play together almost every day riding bikes and just playing outside. I don't know what they are going to do because in a few weeks it will be too hot to play outside. I am so not looking forward to that.
Michael is doing good too. He turned 2 in January, and is pretty much the comlete opposite of Sienna. He is my little dare devil, I have mini heart attacks all day long. He is potty trained now, we sold all his cloth diapers a couple weeks ago. He is no longer a baby. The time is just going by so fast, I feel like I haven't had a chance to enjoy it at all.
As for me, things have been tough. we filed for bankruptcy in November, and our business has been an issue, well, they just figured our how much we have to pay them for it so we can keep it ($3000) and we are already living day to day (since we don't really get paychecks) We are towards the end of our slow season, but it all just depends on how well we do in the next 2 weeks. I think we could borrow some $ from the inlaws but I really don't want to have to do it.
I am also having mixed feeling about the business in general. It is making a profit, which is great, but it is not quite enough to have us where we want to be. We (well, one of is)are working 7 days a week, with rare days off. We can't really afford to hire anyone. I have thought about one of us getting a part time job, but the hours just wouldn't work with having to pick Sienna up from school or business hours, or not having a sitter. I have been trying to think if maybe we should sell the biz and just get regular jobs, but are we really going to be able to find any kind of decent job right now, and DH doesn't want to go back to "corporate america". So in the meantime,I am spending countless hours trying to figure out how to bring more in and spend less at home and work.
I go back and forth about having another baby. I would really love one but DH does not, and right now the time is not right anyway, but I would rather have 1 more fairly soon and "close up shop" then have a "surprise" like 5 years down the road. Most likely we won't have another, but I do think about it almost every day, and get a little sad when AF shows up every month.
Anyway, sorry for the long post/vent. Feel free to post an update. I don't have any recent pictures, they are all on my phone. I never use my camera anymore. But I would love to see pics of everyone else if you have them.