Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My new blog!

I'm now blogging at Megan Thomas Inc. Please join me over there as The Novice Mom will no longer be updated. Thanks!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from The Thomas Family!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Best Restaurant Moment of 2009

Well, since I love food and I love to eat out this one is tough. One experience that stands out is going to Barrio in Bellevue. Everything we ate was AMAZING but the Crème Brûlée was seriously UNBELIEVABLE! Yes, I get very excited about good food.

Actually, just talking about it is making me crave it. Hmmmm...maybe when I get back home I can talk my sweetie into another date night? :)

Have you experienced any amazing restaurants in 2009?

Best Trip of 2009 (so far) : Ocean Shores!

We didn't take any BIG trips this year. Well, actually I'm on an airplane right now heading to Atlanta...but it's for work so it doesn't really count. And later this month Jason and I will be heading to Las Vegas to celebrate my 30th birthday which I am SO excited about. I have a feeling that trip might trump it for 2009 so that's why I've titled this 'best trip of far'

The Neighborhood III: Ocean Shores from Jason Thomas on Vimeo.

In April we took a trip to Ocean Shores - a magical place in my book. I love being near the ocean, love the laid-back vibe of the town, and always feel relaxed when I'm there. Ocean Shores has been a favorite place for me since childhood and going back brings back many fond memories. I love being able to share that now with my children and hope we visit the Ocean at least once a year!

One of the best moments from the trip was going bowling! Jason did a good job of capturing the moment in the video. I also loved watching the kids explore the beach, eating yummy Seafood, and just simply spending time with my family.

Someday I want to own a beach cottage in Ocean Shores so we can get away and enjoy this magical place more often! But until then, I'll continue to enjoy our little getaways.

What was your favorite trip in 2009?

Best of 2009 Blog Challenge

Today I'm inspired by my friend Jenn who writes the awesome blog SOHO Wife (she is also my partner for The Eastside Women's Social Club and an all-around fabulous gal!) Jenn is taking on Gwen Bell's Best of 2009 Blog Challenge and I thought I would join in the fun! I'm also a huge fan of Gwen Bell.

So anywho, I'm one day late into the game but figure I can get up to speed quickly here. This should be fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

tired but getting there

The past couple of months have been exhausting, but in a good way. As I mentioned, I'm back to work part-time now and loving it! I really enjoy what I'm doing and, to be honest, I needed to get out of the house before I went insane. The kids love their nanny and baby Avery (their nanny's daughter) and everyone seems to be much happier.

So since jumping back into the workforce, my personal endeavors have taken a backseat but I'm excited to announce I'm getting "back in the game!"

I just wrapped up the Peekaboo Picks newsletter which hits inboxes tomorrow. More on our recent changes soon!

I'm also concentrating on getting my PR consultancy firm up and running, exciting news on that front soon too!

Did I mention that fall is my favorite time of year? Even more than January for me, it feels like a fresh start. Here's to new beginnings!

Friday, July 31, 2009

she works hard for the money

I made it through my first week as a working mama! To bring you up to speed, I recently took a job for an internet marketing firm and I'm loving it! I've actually worked with the owner of the company before, so the job is not completely new, but it is a young company growing quickly, and everything is very exciting!

I was lucky enough to find a fabulous nanny, my friend Myriah who is a stay-at-home mom with an adorable 1 year old daughter named Avery. I feel very fortunate. The kids had a great week and we all seem to be doing well with the new schedule. Plus I'm just working part-time so I still have plenty of time to play with my two favorite munchkins.

Hoping to catch up on my websites and blogging more next week. Working on some exciting changes so stay tuned!