An answer to prayer...

I started working as an intern at Deloitte in the fall of 2003. Later that year I was offered a full-time position as an actuary. I was ecstatic! I took the job and continued to work there full-time until after my 15 week maternity leave with Madisyn, upon which I started working part-time (60%, three days per week). I continued working part-time until I was given the opportunity to take a new position (I felt I was much better suited for), which was offered full-time starting November 2007.

With mixed emotions, I took the position. I was thrilled, but a little concerned about going back to full-time. Until last fall, I think I was handling it fairly well... trying my hardest to balance work and family. Then it seemed like something hit me and made me realize how quickly our kids are growing up. Madisyn is going to be entering kindergarten next year (fall 2010) and I have hardly had any time home with Landon since I started working full-time when he was seven months old.

To make a very long story short, I have been given approval of going back to part-time (60% again) starting March 9th. I really am so grateful that things have worked out as well as they have and I feel like I can finally have a better work/life balance that I've been longing for!


Rachelle Friday, February 27, 2009 12:16:00 PM  

! Obviously I was really excited to hear this! Oh, and hopefully this works, cause then I can write on all your posts!

Katie Friday, February 27, 2009 1:09:00 PM  

That sounds great! We'll have to get the kids together to play again once you get settled into your new routine :)

Kris & Leanne Friday, February 27, 2009 3:43:00 PM  

So happy for you!!!
God is good!

Josh and Kate plus 2 Sunday, March 01, 2009 12:51:00 PM  

YAY! That is wonderful! I'm glad it's all working out as you'd hoped. =)

Elizabeth Tuesday, March 03, 2009 9:02:00 PM  

What a great company you work for. I am really glad that you are happy.


(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)