I guess it is fitting that when hitting my 1000th post, it would be a post about my precious family, the reason I started this blog. Here I am with my kids on Mother's Day. The other night as I was crawling in bed, I thought to myself, "This is perhaps the best time of my life." I have enjoyed EVERY, EVERY stage of my growing up, my marriage, my children. But right now, I'm just about to cross over into having all my kids school-aged. That means I'll get to return full time to the job I love so much I'd pay them to let me do it! I have a preschooler, but also I still have five years with my wonderful oldest daughter, and then all the darlings in between. These five years will go fast. I want to treasure them.