Time is a weird thing. Days can drag on and on and on, but suddenly, the week, month, or even year is over.
Brandon hit his year mark at work about a month ago. This is the longest he has been at a job since Campsaver, and I think it's safe to say that he'll be with this company for a while! He loves his job, and I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see him feel so accomplished at the end of each day. My year mark (with a small interruption) with the school district I work for was on February 1st, and I'm glad I was able to find a job with this district again. They are good people.
A year ago from Sunday we moved into our house! A year ago from Monday, we had the help of some friends of an uncle moving our fridge, dresser, and washer and dryer all the way upstairs, and I was trying to figure out how to organize our kitchen (why is it always the hardest thing??) I remember just trying to hurry and get things done so we could hang out before Brandon went to California for two weeks, and him hurrying to get all the blinds put up before he left. We took way too many trips to Lowe's in that short time.
People had told us that year-marks would be hard after losing Carter, and there are a lot of year marks coming up with him that I'm not looking forward, but kind of am at the same time. The date of his conception (TMI but it's sentimental to me), my birthday weekend when I was pregnant but didn't know it, the day we found out I was pregnant, and the days we told our families.
Honestly if I can just get through March, things will be a little easier, but it's still just so weird how quickly the past year has gone. Like I said, this is the longest Brandon has been at a job in three years, and we have been in this house four months longer than we were in our last house. We lived in our second apartment the longest, 19 months, so I'm not sure how we'll feel once we surpass that time frame! We've never been ones to feel settled, or like we're in the right place, but South Jordan is treating us well. It's surprising to say, but it feels like home.