Friday, September 11, 2009

My New Adventure...

I'v mentioned I am about to embark on a new adventure...

Care to take any guesses?





Airplane pilot perhaps?


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Mini-golf course designer? Who needs Thunder Road Amusement Park when you have the imagination of the Westra Boys. Shovels, rakes, hockey sticks and a little creativity are all thats needed to build the perfect obstacle mini-golf course. I assure you it takes a real pro to putt the ball around the shovel and then up onto the rake and down to the electrical box underneath. I could have charged admission for all of the onlookers going by honking their car horns and waving in sheer delight when they figured out they were watching a hotly contested golf match...

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Or maybe just a job titled "boy wrangler?"


But no, I won't be doing any of those things. I need to stretch, to grow, to utilize a different skill set.

And so, almost to the day I decided to start searching for a job... the phone rang. My friend's sister wanted to know if I could help her. Her daycare provider was pregnant and needed to take 9 weeks of maternity leave at the end of September. Would I be interested in watching her kids?

And heres the beauty of this situation... they are ages 2 1/2, and the baby is about 8 months old now. Its been a few years since I've worked with this age group. And the biggest stretch for me? They are both little GIRLS!

I had hoped to start today... but with my voice sounding like I've swallowed a croaking frog, we decided to wait till next week. So you won't find me here in blogland much during the day... unless its either the very early hours or the very late... but I'll fit it in because its such a good outlet for me.

I also won't be sharing about the girls in a direct way, but may have some stories to tell in general about discovering all things little girl.

18 comments:

  1. What a creative mini-golf course you improvised for your boys!! And congratulations on your new job. Hope you won't be too tired to post - but you do what you can.

    Good luck!

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  2. So exciting Vicky! Nothing like babies in the house to keep you young!!!
    Prayers for your new adventure Sweet One...
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  3. Little girls can be so much fun:-D
    Hope you enjoy your time with them!

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  4. Little girls are very fun! They might even seem easy compared to 2 active boys! From my experience there is a noticeable difference! :o) Love the golf course. That is awesomeness.

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  5. Oh I think this sounds TERRIFIC, Vicky! My little girl was first and seemed SO EASY to me. Then I had The Wild Man and the name IS the history. I bet you're in for great adventure. But I wouldn't have missed my WILD MAN for all the world. NEVER a dull moment. :) And LOTS of laughs.

    Loved your comment on my post today. The kindness and compassion of strangers. Isn't it a marvelous thing? And so good to be SEEN when you are a young and struggling mother. I hope you can get through the cartoon because the ending will leave you in hysterics. It's so BOY!

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  6. I'll miss you at Blogland...but...may I say that those girls are the blessed ones...to have such a sweet caregiver as you.
    Your boys are sooo cute...and they are going to be the lady's man/men when they grow up. Save some of those rakes and shovels to beat the girls off.
    I'm soooo excited you'll have li'l girls at your house next week. Enjoy the sugar and spice....
    Love to you, Vicky.
    Jackie

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  7. How fun! Little girls are so fun and hilarious. Although I will say your little 2 1/2 year old niece can be quite a handful sometimes :)
    I LOVE the creativity of the boys with the mini golf. Great pics!

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  8. Bonnie, thank you, we'll see how it goes, I have very little in the way of preconceived notions :)

    Robin, spoken like the Gigi I know you to be :) Thank you for your encouragement!

    Libby, I am very much looking forward to finding out!

    Chelsea, so I am told, but I seem to be surrounded by boys and don't have much of an ability to experience it. So nows my chance!

    Robynn, exactly... wouldn't trade my boys for anything, but oh to be able to dress a few barbies again :) Okay... I'll come back for end of the video :)

    Jackie, I'll find a way to blog, just not in my usual fashion :) Couldn't stay away from all of you lovely peeps! Love ya Jackie!

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  9. Julie, I have no doubt I will have my hands full! I have not enough words to tell you how much I miss being able to really know and experience all 3 of my nieces, not to mention my soon to be new nephew :)

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  10. Oh your boys are clever, I am impressed with the mini golf course.

    Great news about your new job. Sweet little girls will difference, enjoy the fun.

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  11. I'll bet those little girls have the BEST aunt out there somewhere who has the BEST friend in the world....hmmmm....

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  12. That's so funny...reminds me of what Jeff Foxworthy would call a redneck golf course :) Such creative boys you have!

    Can't wait to hear about your girl experiences....they're so much fun!

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  13. Oh I hate sore throats too! Not only do they make you sound like someone else, they also make eating and drinking impossible!

    Drink warm stuff all the time and here's hoping you get better soon!

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  14. Liss, I thought they were clever too :) I plan to, we'll see what they have in store for me!

    Kristi, yes, they DO have the BEST aunt out there that is owed complete thanks for facilitating this little adventure :) And her BEST friend would be toast without her!

    Stephanie, I hadn't thought of that! Too funny, redneck golf course!

    Tranquility, I actually feel better, I just sound worse than I feel. I have to be getting better, but my voice is just not catching up to the rest of me yet! But thanks for your continued concern :)

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  15. Fabulous photos!!! You are so talented!!!! Your photography always leaves me in awe! Best wishes in your new endeavor!!! We'll catch you when you have time...we love you! Cheers! Janine XO

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  16. Hey Vic Just dropping in to see whats up with the Westra world.
    Been pretty busy myself with summer lol

    Hope it calms down now.
    See the boys are cute as ever and I always wanted a little girl so this might be a lot of fun.
    Babies always make you smile.

    Have fun girl! :)

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  17. Janine, its so, so great to have you here again :) I look forward to all you have to share! Welcome back!

    Hi Vic! Welcome back :) Glad you got to enjoy your summer and I look forward to hearing about some of the things you did this summer! How is soccer going?

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  18. hello Vicky

    I am sure the girls will love you and you will enjoy them too...


    good luck with the new challenge

    Happy days

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