Victory for S & S
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Going up for a jumpshot (and he made it :) )
Basketball is now over and I feel remorse that I couldn't post any of these sooner....
Monday, December 7, 2009
Quinn is a tank. He is long, long, long and getting some chunk-a-licious legs. While you may not appreciate my pics...I couldn't resist. You just gotta love baby bottoms. He is now pulling himself up, over and around everything. I blame his cousin Chloe for teaching him this trick on one of the visits to our house. He became adept rather quickly at it and now there is no stopping him. He puts everything he can find into his mouth and snots and drools on everything (not the most pleasant picture I know...it's not much more pleasant in person...) Quinn continues to be a talker and noise maker and can laugh like no other. He is sleeping better and for the most part sleeps through the night. But again, you never really know.
It feels like he eats non-stop and is starting to do well with finger (okay, more like "hand" or "fist") foods. Quinn loves his bath time...we have now moved him to the tub and he leans so far out of his little bath chair that he sticks his face in the water. He attempts to crawl out and when we have let him out he does everything he can to try and go on his own. This is going to be the kid I can't leave alone to do anything. Sigh. He continues to adore Isaiah and I still believe his favorite person in the world is Eric. He does prefer me when he wants to cuddle or be coddled (or eat the good stuff) but Eric really just makes the whole world better. :)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Isaiah loves taking pictures. He had a camera which, for the life of any of us, cannot be found. Anyway, randomly cleaning the office a month ago I found our old camera that we thought no longer worked (in our defense it didn't work at one point) but somehow now works?!??!!? So I gave it to Isaiah. He now continually takes pictures. And I do mean continually. He takes them of the most random things and events. He takes a million of the same thing. His newest thing is he acts as though he is a spy and takes pictures from every angle from where he is hiding and thinks we don't know he is there. He does this mainly with Quinn who I'm pretty sure has no idea what is going on other than his brother is running around (thinking he is quiet but isn't) taking pictures and giggling to himself.
When the memory card is full I load the pics on the computer and he deletes them off the camera and it starts over again. As I was looking through them this time I realized he really does take some good pictures. He also takes some very unflattering ones (which I didn't include :) ) and he takes really random ones....much more random than I even thought. For example, he had a picture of every angle and every item in his room. He has more self-portraits of himself with everyone and everything than you can imagine. This he got from his father...word of advice, never let your camera sit un-tended with Eric around).
So I decided to put a little slide show together of some of his most recent photography. He really is very creative and I hope this encourages him to continue being unique and random and inspired and observant. I love you Isaiah!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Eric didn't work, the day was beautiful and we were together as a family. We went to Isaiah's bball game, out to eat, came home and took a nap. Blessed nap. We then got up, Quinn and I watched Isaiah and E play some bball, ate pizza and watched a movie. What an awesome do-nothing day! (and I didn't even feel guilty).
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So more on this past weekend...dad, mom, Megan and my niece Leegan came up early on Saturday, caught Isaiah's bball game and then spent the day helping us "fix" things. I know I have paid tribute to my wonderfully handy father in the past and again, THANK YOU DAD! Several projects were completed, mom raked some leaves and Megan kept both Isaiah and Leegan quite occupied in leaf piles. We could not have asked for better weather...it was absolutely beautiful!
Brent and Bridget came up later that evening and spent the night. Seth, Joy, Chloe, Paula and Scott all met us at church the next morning to be a part of Quinn's dedication. After church we all went out to lunch...while quite yummy, it took about 1 hour to get ORDER our food, another hour to actually get it and pay for it. Not the best experience but we were together as a family so...
Some stuck around for the afternoon and evening just talking and spending time together. I know I said it in my previous blog but I'm so truly grateful to have the amazing family that I do. Sometimes it is hard to find words to express it and I'm sure I don't say it enough to the people who need to hear it. I guess that's probably true for many of us. I do love all of you and am soooo thankful that you all chose to spend your time with us this weekend! To top it all off...when everyone left and I went upstairs, I realized that mom had cleaned up everyone's bedding, put things back in order and did the dishes! I have no idea when she found time to do this but I loved it! YOU ROCK! :)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
So...I will try to be concise:
last Friday: randomly receive phone call asking for interview
Monday: interview for 1st position
Monday afternoon: receive offer for this position, request time to talk it over with E
Tuesday: receive 2nd random phone call requesting interview in same company, different dept.
Wednesday: have interview with 2nd dept.
Thursday: lots of waiting
Friday morning: receive offer for 2nd position and ACCEPT!
Later Friday morning: off to my fabulous Old Navy sale feeling very good :)
So more on the story is that I would have enjoyed the 1st position offered but it was a supervisory position (I do love being in charge :) :) :) ) so there would have been more stress involved with scheduling and covering shifts. I was freaking out a little because I don't want to go back to work. Then I received the 2nd offer. This position will be a little more flexible, more money, it's pretty autonomous and it feels like it will work better for our family.
God does work in mysterious ways. There was a reason I was freaking out and feeling unsure. God opened another door. While I still don't want to go to work, unfortunately this isn't an option. Unemployment is going to eventually run out, jobs are few and far between and E needs to finish school. I do not want to leave my boys and am struggling immensely with this. I have enjoyed this time more than I can even begin to tell you. I LOVE BEING AT HOME! BUT. I do believe God is making a way...He had the timing worked out. He had a plan. He allowed us to make it this long when I never thought we would be able to. I will have had eight months with Quinn and 11 months with Isaiah. Nothing is going to make leaving my boys any easier. That said, I feel a peace about the job decision and at this point I think that is the most I can hope for.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The morning started well...Quinn and I were on a schedule and it was working. At 9:10am (of course) I received a phone call. I was OFFERED A JOB! (1st great thing to happen) Actually that is another story so will come later. Anyway, couldn't rush the HR man off the phone so ended up leaving later than planned. Pulled up to ON with 5 minutes to spare and a view of a million people standing in line outside the doors. By this time a light sprinkle had started and I decided that since I wasn't going to be the first 50 I would wait in the car with Quinn. Then I rethought and figured by the time I got the babe out of the car and walked up there it would be almost time to go in. So, got everything out (including Q) and lugged our happy selves to the line. The lady was walking down the line handing out cloth bags...I was the LAST ONE to receive a bag. I WAS THE 50th CUSTOMER! (2nd great thing to happen) Yee-haw for me! Woo-hoo and all that! Could the day get any better?! I was a sale hunter!
Anyway, a couple of hours later and I was a happy lady. Q was not so happy but it was time he took one for the team. I went for two main items, a winter coat for Isaiah and a sweater I had been eye-balling for longer than I would like to tell you. I got both (and some Christmas shopping).(3rd great thing to happen) AND, not only did I get the 50% off but everything was marked on sale! It was quite the stupendous morning.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
CONGRATS Matt & Erin!
May your life together be blessed. Thank you for sharing your amazing day with all of us!
Our friends, Matt & Erin were married last week on Saturday, October 3rd. (Yes, I figure while this is late, it is better than never.) Eric was a groomsman. It was an amazing wedding for several reasons. First, it brought many friends together and several from far away (we love you Joe & christine). Secondly, the reception was loads of fun and we (Eric and I) believe had some of the best food since our wedding! (This is only our opinion.)
The wedding was short and sweet...and I do mean short and sweet. Probably 20 minutes tops! How cool are Matt & Erin?!??!! The reception was at Nelson's BBQ and while we waited FOREVER for the bridal party (who were off having their own little fiesta :) No hatin' here), it was well worth it. The food was scrum-diddili-umptious and we ate until our bellies were full. Eric actually said he though the food even topped ours. Sacrilege I say. Sacrilege.
The dance floor was quite the hopping place and the kids had a GREAT time. Isaiah was a dancing fool. Who knew he had it in him? And the rhythym is finally coming out which is a relief. :) He did the moonwalk, numerous handstands, danced with the bride, danced with his favorite person, Christine, danced with his mama :) and with his friends, Claire and Isabelle.
The adults also had quite a rockin' time. It was great to see all of the "boys" together again and was wonderful to visit with friends. Some of our friends (unrelated to this group) offered to watch Quinn during the reception. What a blessing! We were able to enjoy the evening with no worries, talk with no interruptions and just have an awesome time.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thanks Christine for the help... :)
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
While it is easy to say "it wasn't meant to be," the people saying that aren't the ones that will have to figure out how to pay the bills. This said...I do realize that God has a plan and unfortunately it isn't always the same as mine. I am sure that His plan is better (okay, I know it will be better) but for those of us with control issues this is a hard thing to surrender. With this surrender comes the realization that when I initially found out I was going to lose my job, I figured we had until the end of June before our savings ran out. June has come and gone and we are still okay.
So. Knowing this, saying it out loud, reading it...why do I still have problems trusting his plan fearlessly and without question?
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
The second one was caught after Quinn gave the dog's hairy back a big, open-mouthed kiss. He didn't seem to like it (Quinn that is) but kept trying even after this pic. He really gets quite a kick out of Jeb. He often smiles and talks to him even though Jeb pays him very little mind at this point (unless there is still tastiness around Quinn's mouth...then there is licking attempted when he thinks I'm not looking. Yuck.)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
West Palm Beach to be exact. The weekend before E started school, I left for a long weekend to go to WPB to visit one of my dear friends, Chris. WITHOUT KIDS! It was a wonderful time. We were able to spend girl time together, just talking, hanging on the beach, eating (okay sometimes she forgot to feed me but I quickly learned to make myself at home) and enjoying her son, Anthony (21 months) and her husband, Dan. Her mom made some killer food for us and I met their friend, AJ. For three nights I slept with NO disturbances! (okay...there was the slight disturbance of a 16 month old around 7-8am-ish in the morning...but that's better than 3 and unforunately I was already up!!!) It was awesome.
It was wonderful to reconnect and just relax. It is amazing to have a friend in life that together we can fill in any amount of time with talking and not run out of subjects. To know that no matter how much time passes, we can always pick up where we left off. To know that we can go years without seeing each other but she is only a call away and there aren't many secrets. To know that we have both grown from single, goin' out ladies to being wives and mothers and we are STILL friends. To know that there have been bumps along the road in our friendship but ultimately the bond hasn't changed. Freakin' fabulous. Love you Chris!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
He rolls all over the place but hasn't attempted to crawl yet. Seems to be a little annoyed with the whole process of laying on his belly to get somewhere. I think he would rather just move to walking or jumping. He is definitely a mover and a shaker. That said, he LOVES his jumper. I sometimes watch him and wonder how he doesn't get whiplash. I think I would just throw up.
This is a favorite game with daddy: Daddy blows in my belly and I suck on his head. Hilarious to see but slightly gross afterwards.