I decided to go back to my old job that I had since before we had kids and my husband is working on the weekends for his brother at his mechanic shop in town as well. I will have one day a week off besides the weekends to spend with the kids and have a set time to work on editing. I still plan on doing photography, but mainly only on weekends now. I plan on doing more themed mini sessions, and have a permanent place for my studio in the planning stage right now... I am super excited about that!
We are eating in more often, which I think is even better than eating out most of the time!
It is not always the most relaxing thing to take four kids out to eat, even to a fast food place, let alone a sit down, nicer restaurant. My husband has graciously taken over some of the cooking duties since I get up super early and come home tired most days, which I love because he has turned into an awesome cook since we have gotten our new kitchen! He has made Vietnamese noodles, fried rice, pad thai, salmon, breakfast for dinner, steak tacos and salads, just to name a few! This week he is even making our favorite Vietnamese dish, Pho! Our family enjoys sitting at the table and talking together, although it can get pretty loud at times because everyone is trying to out talk the other with the volume of their voice! Our middle boy often says when we sit down to a meal together, "Let's talk about our day!" I love it and hope that it stays a family tradition!
They love it when they get this one and sometimes I need a hug when we are doing chores because it can still be stressful, and sometimes more work to guide them through the chores than just doing it myself, but then they would never learn how to do it themselves...