Monday, January 24, 2011

Workin' Girls

It's true! We now have two working girls in the family! (Erik says he is going to retire now. Funny boy.)

Nicole started her first job about a month ago, working as an assistant dance teacher for Pop Rox dance studio. She teaches 4 or 5 classes (i forget which) one night a week. She is in heaven! She gets to put two of her passions together- dance and children- AND she gets paid!

I started working a local hospital a few weeks ago as a CNA. I am still in training so I can't say that I love it yet. :) Most days I feel very overwhelmed and am on the verge of tears. There is just so much to learn! But each day gets better.

I have been surprised by how much I miss the days of being home with my children, baking cookies, cleaning the house, and doing laundry. Training has been intense (5 days a week, some days are 13 hour shifts!), so I sure have learned to cherish the time I get to spend with my family now. I adore being a mother- and once my training is completed, I will get to go back to a mostly normal 'mom schedule', working only a couple nights a week. I cannot wait for that time to come!

But we are thankful for our new jobs- for the experiences we are having and the opportunity to grow and do what we love. Oh, and the paychecks are nice too. :)


  1. You guys bring home the bacon!!

  2. You look so cute in your scrubs. :)

  3. Fun! Good luck to both of you with your jobs.

  4. I just ADORE having Nicole as my "assistant", she is AMAZING & the girls just love her! It was so fun to see both of you yesterday & the added bonus of seeing Becky TWICE! I was tickled pink! Love you both!!!