Friday, March 9, 2012

and we're back

I have decided it is time to start this thing up again.

For those of you who don't know (and who still read our blog after a little hiatus) Mike decided to take a job in Salt Lake City, therefore landing us here in Utah. We are happy to be here, and we are even more thrilled to be close to our family and friends.

Some other things that we are excited to be back for are: (and in no particular order)

Summer Bees games
a new nephew in June
4 seasons
our own home
a semi-short commute (Mike, not me)
which leads me to...
being a stay at home mom!

Staying at home with Ben is a dream come true. I have always wanted to be a SAHM, but it is harder than I thought. Don't get me wrong, I love every second of it, but there is a bit of a learning curve when you come from working outside the home full time to working inside the home full time. I can't tell you how much time I have spent picking up all of my silverware and dishcloths and aprons etc. from the kitchen floor, or Ben's toys from all over every other room of the house, or my silverware again. Then he goes to sleep. And I can take a shower (which is a good thing, since I started training for a half marathon. Yes, I know, that is 13.1 miles-a personal milestone for me, and I know it's no 26.2, but, to each their own, and I am owning this race...anyway...). And pretty much as soon as my hair is done and I am ready to relax, he is up again. And the cycle starts over.

He looks like this when he gets up! I love it!
How can I not be happy to have this creature running through and destroying my house?
Mike thinks that Ben has only one thing that goes through his mind..."tear things apart, tear things apart, tear things apart!" (said in a monotone robotic-like voice).

Hopefully soon we will have our house completely unpacked and ready for some pictures, sans silverware and toys on the floor. We love our home and are so excited to be where we are. My intentions are to keep you updated on our lives and hopefully keep up with this thing while Ben is asleep.

I hope you have enjoyed the first installment of the New Burgin Family Blog! (soon to be going private, so leave me your email if you would like an invite.


Angel Day said...

Sounds so exciting, everything thats going for you. And Ben is just so stinking cute, and the bed hair just adds to his cuteness :)

Brooke said...

awww. so cute. and so glad you are blogging! Who is Mike working for? Will you invite me to your blog?

Amy said...

Oh Paigey-pie, I'm glad to hear you are back. I would like an invite please!

Jason, Ginny and Oliver said...

I'm so happy for you Paige, I know how badly you wanted to stay home. That is great news. The good days totally make up for the bad ones. Please send me an invite so we can keep in touch.

Levi and Sandie said...

Great Blog. Ben BedHead is superior!


Glad you are back to blogging! That's great! I am glad that all is well and that you are now a SAHM. It is rough sometimes, I know. But awesome too. I would love to continue reading about your upcoming adventures.

Lynn and Jill said...

Hi Paige this is Amber so happy for you and your cute family. Ben is so cute!! Ben and Kambria have the same thoughts then, she tears my house up on a daily basis!! But like you I love it!! Oh the joy of 2 year olds!! We would love to be included on your blog list. My moms email attatched to our blog is

Chelseanator said...

So wonderful to see a new post and all of the awesome, happy, happy news!!!!! So I know I'm really out of the loop....but even more so......when the heck did Mike get home!?!?!?! That is sooo awesome! I was wondering if he might of come home early because one of my close friend's husband came home from Iraq early too in Nov.
And you guys have a house in SLC and you get to stay at home?!! That is so wonderful and exciting! And yes, I have empathy for you too about the joys and lows of staying at home-it really is a tough job! So hang in there and don't feel alone or discouraged. Keep enjoying it like you are and good luck getting stuff done why he's asleep.....that is my biggest battle :]
Please include us for your new blog. :] I'm not the greatest at always getting to check and stay updated but I do enjoy it and always hope to be better someday! Enjoy that cutie-pie so much-love that crazy hair-wow!
Love, Chelseaaaaaah~*

Chanty Cling said...

Hey Paiger-
I would love an invite too. One of these days I will be starting up our new blog. SO fun but sometimes just that one more thing.