Thursday, June 20, 2019

Life Update

One of my lessons this morning got cancelled so I thought I'd take this time and write a blog post since it's been since February. 

Life has changed in many ways since Augustin started to go to school. It's a private homeschool technically, but it's school none-the-less. Since he started to go to school I've been working 3-4 hours a day (part-time) to pay for it because it was something I wanted to take on. It was a way for me to contribute to the family as a whole. I've spent the last 10 years of our marriage not working but pursuing my photography and creative career, which was amazing, but right now we are just in a different season. It's a season of routine. Go to work and school, pick up Augustin from school, soccer, cooking food cleaning and so on. There are lots of moment of fun and freedom mixed into the routine, but for the most part, it's just the "same old, same old". 

Augustin has 1.5 weeks of school left before we head to our first official summer vacation ever! On our date, my husband asked me what I expected out of the trip and my answer was that I didn't know because I have no clue what to expect. Our last beach vacation anything was our honeymoon. We usually have travelled in the winter, for conferences or to Europe to visit family. We are also going because Lubos' sister invited us to their vacation in Croatia. We've been there on our own vacation, but it was still spring, super cold and rainy. I wouldn't call that a beach vacation at all. 

Lubos has been doing amazing with his work/career here in Slovakia. He's been invited to teach some of the things he has learned over the years with Amazon some months back. Since then the word has spread through companies and are hiring (in sorts) to teach their IT staff. The second he was asked I was super excited because it's something I knew he was so good at and needed to do. It's kinda weird that it's all finally happening because God can really do great things with this. This wasn't something we were seeking out, but something God has blessed us within this season and it's for a reason. 

I guess that's it for the news. Maybe if I blogged more regularly I can write out some of the things I've been processing and thinking through.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Annual Ski Trip

Every year we take a trip to the ski slopes with my husbands whole family. When I say whole I mean his parents and his sisters family. My husbands family isn't very big, but mighty in love and is quite close. I got really blessed to have them as my family as well. My sister-in-law has two girls of her own and they are close enough to Tin's age that they play well together. They are Tin's only living cousin's as his two boy cousins are in heaven, he never got to meet them.

So every year we pick a cottage that is close enough to the slopes where we can walk to go skiing. This is Tin's third year and of course his best year. When we started he had no clue what skiing was, but now he goes down the big slopes with his cousins, not as great, but pretty good for only going once a year. I, of course, am a very proud momma. Also, Tin gets to do things as a kid that I didn't have an opportunity to ever do as a child. I only learned to snowboard as a teenager when I myself could pay for it. The kids spent most of the trip on the slopes. They would leave the house around 9am or 10am and come back home around 12pm or 1pm, take a break for food and out again until 4pm. That was their routine the whole week. It was not mine though! Lubos also got in some good skiing this year. He was stuck with the kids but had his moments to go at his own pace.

Before we left I had a very full and intense week. There was so much to do every day, so much to get done. On Thursday my head started to hurt pretty intensely and it kept on going through Sunday and it kept on going through Tuesday and only stopped this past Friday. I had a headache for over a week! That caused its own stress. I still went snowboarding for two days which didn't help the headache, but eh, what are you going to do? The last two days I did my best to rest. I'm not 100% yet, but so much better than where I was last week. My muscles around my neck as still super tight and tense, which is where all my issues are coming from. I also got a bit more confident in my own snowboarding skills. I have a long way to go, but I learned some new things this time around and it was actually fun! 

There is a ton more to say about the trip, but I am going to leave it here for now. I'll also add the video I did from this trip. Memories are so important to me! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Annual Kosice Trip

Every year we try to head to the other side of the country after Christmas to visit my father-in-law's side of the family. We go there rarely as weekends seem to fill up quickly or you just want a rest versus making a trip somewhere. 

This time around Tin seemed to get sick on the train ride over. In the morning he was just fine, but by the time we were an hour into the trip he had a pretty high temperature. I knew something was up when he showed no interest in video games on my phone. 

During the train ride, I had my friend Petronela with me as she too was heading to the same city where she is originally from. She didn't feel very well herself, but we managed to have a great time in the dining car. Her dad was kind enough to drop us off at Lubos' grandmas hours. Tin did fall asleep the second we arrived. 

I'm keeping this memory short... Saturday Petronela and I spent our morning together and did a little window shopping after brunch. By Sunday Tin was back to his normal self and was able to ride back home without a problem. When we arrived home Bratislava was under the wettest snowfall to mankind. We were pretty soaked just walking home from the tram ride! That's all folks.

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