Last weekend, M and S flew and I drove to SLC for Mark and Katie's wedding. Beautiful scenery, delicious food, wonderful friends and family, aahh. It was a blast. I was so busy taking care of S that I did not get a single picture of Mark and Katie. Argh! Mom and Dad met us there and took S Friday afternoon and evening while I worked and drove up. In my dad's words, "S has a lot of endurance" (she cried for three hours straight for them). She is still getting used to the babysitting thing after being with mom and dad all day every day for the past 5 months. The girl has lungs, too.
I started back to work for real this week and most of the students arrived today. I'm glad to have them back, but it was nice and quiet around campus with only faculty around. I think I've decided that motherhood is both better and worse, or easier and more difficult, than I thought it would be. The difficult part has come out this week while I've been working. It is really hard to leave S with a sitter, even if it's a good friend and I miss her while I'm at work. At the same time, I love my work, am glad I'm using my education, and this job provides an amazing opportunity for our family, namely for M to stay home part time. At the end of the day, I can't wait to see my girl and it is nice to feel that way, but sometimes I wish I could just be a stay at home mom. It's hard to know that that really will never be a possibility.
This weekend M had a class in Golden, so S and I saddled up and joined him and we all stayed with Hannah and Jarred. Their son Noah is nearly one year old, so the two babes played and we moms understood eachother. We hung out, walked, chatted, drank lattes, etc. H and I actually took the kids out for breakfast Sunday morning! Without the dads! We were so proud of ourselves and the eggs and hollandaise tasted fantastic after maybe a bit too much wine Saturday night. We can't wait to host them now!