Sunday, August 22, 2010

The wind is a-changin'...

Fall always seems to bring about change, and with fall approaching (come on, hurry up now, get rid of these nasty hot temperatures, please) there are many big changes comin' round in our little household.

One of those changes I just found out about on Friday. I'm still a little bit in shock, but super excited.

I am officially an Anthro girl.

I rarely talk about fashion on here, but it's something I really enjoy. Don't get me wrong, some days I don't try at all and look like poo on a stick, haha, but most of the time I love mixing and matching it up and trying out fun new outfits. Anthropologie has been a big part of that for me. I have shopped there since 2003 (I think), and thanks to some serious sale-shopping at other Anthropologie stores around the country, I've been able to slowly build up my closet full of fun finds. And now I will be an official part of the team for the new store in our little city. But like I said, I am still in shock about landing a job there. I'm sure there were loads of applications. At the last-minute, I zigzag stitched up the side and bottom of my resume in bright pink thread in the hopes that it might make it stand out a bit from the rest. And I wore my cactus cowboy boots with an Anthro ensemble in the hopes that it might show my quirky and proud Oklahoma roots. And then I kept it all a secret because I had no clue if it would all pan out.

But yay for it panning out! I'm very excited.

Of course, this recent development should help in distracting me from the fact that I am now the mama of a KINDERGARTENER.


When did this happen?!

I know it sounds crazy, but I am seriously having a hard time wrapping my mind about this idea. It just cannot be true! And for this usually-not-your-typical-emotional-girl, the last few weeks I've felt a bit more emotional than normal. My baby is growing up. Dang.

It really does seem like yesterday that we arrived at the airport to our own little "welcome home" party with that chubby, cutest-thing-you've-ever-seen little 11-month-old guy. And if it's already gone this fast, it'll practically be tomorrow when I'm handing over the car keys and ordering his cap and gown.


Can't someone just hit the "PAUSE" button for me, pretty please?


Angie said...

Congrats on the new job! And what a smart girl making your resume stand out!

And it really isn't Kindergarten that's the sad part, is it? It is absolutely that YESTERDAY they were tiny babies, and TOMORROW they will be starting college!

Country Dreaming said...

Congratulations on the new job!
Hope the big guy enjoys Kenidergarten.


Thyen Party of Four said...

Sounds like FUN !! And please ... if you ever find the pause button, please let me know where it is!!!

Hooray Mr H!!! What a milestone! I still get teary eyed almost daily when I see the buss make the corner to our stop. It just doesn't seem fair does it!?

~Michelle~ said...

ooh, great news on the job... I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun there (and the discount is prolly pretty nice)

and the little fella is going to have a blast in kindergarten :)

@nnie said...

unfortunately, from here on out, you will be on fast forward. enjoy the trip! and all your exciting changes.

Amy said...

It's nice to have a part-time job...not that you need anything else to keep you busy; but it's nice to be useful in an adult setting. :)

Rhonda said...

I'm excited for the little guy to begin his wonderful school career. If you keep chronicling (sp?) his childhood, you will always have wonderful memories, no matter how fast it goes by!

And, working at Anthropologie? I literally squealed when I read that! I'm so happy for you! Say it with me now: DISCOUNT!

Change is good. Real good.

Phyllis said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's awesome and such a perfect fit. You're little man is just growing up too fast...believe me, I know how you feel :)

Mrs. O said...

I will come by and visit you! You are terrific, Valerie. Kudos!

The Busters said...

WOW, congrats on the job!! I was so impressed with what you did to your resume that I had to read it aloud to Damon! :) And yes please keep that sweet boy from growing up. Kindergarten! I hope it all goes well!

Heather said...

woo hoo! you're gonna be a fantastic anthro girl! It will be fun to know so many on the inside, hehe. And when I stand and stare for hours you can assure your co-workers that I am not having a stroke, just admiring ;)

And aww....kindergarten! Mine starts pre-k next year. Somedays I Reeeeally look forward to it, lol. So strange to be the mama of a school aged child. Its fun to watch them though, growing and exploring and learning.

{courtney} said...

Woohoo! Knew you'd land the gig!!!

Happily Ever After said...

Congrats on the new job! It will be the perfect thing to keep you busy while H is at school. Plus you'll see all the newest things as soon as they're released, and you'll have your employee discount and that extra cash to get them! Enjoy!
I'm sure H is loving kindergarten. Can't wait to hear of his latest antics from the school yard. He totally cracks me up!
Looking forward to seeing you and H next week!

dobco said...

Congratulations on the new job! Bet I know where you will be spending your paycheck! Oh yes, cherish the moments with you little one...they do grow up fast. But the reward to that is grandkids!

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh, just now catching up on my reading and SO excited you will be working there! I thought about applying myself because my job right now is totally NOT secure! But in the meantime I hope maybe I can borrow your discount :) So excited for you, it will be so perfect!

mo said...

Congrats on the job! I cried like a baby when my oldest hit kindergarten. Like a big sappy baby. He is going into fifth grade this year and who knows what that will do to me! It is much easier with subsequent children. Thankfully.