Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I am so proud of my husband!

Chris has been jobless since we moved back to Missouri. That was about 2 1/2 months ago. We were able to get by with my babysitting income and Chris doing photography work on the side. During that time, though, it was really hard for him. It was hard for all of us. We wanted to be making money to support the family. We wanted to have our own place. We felt as though we were up against a brick wall. "Where were we going to go? We can't move forward!" We were both confused as to why no one would even schedule an interview with him. He has an impressive resume, but it was still hard for him to sell himself on paper. Once someone gave him the opportunity to show himself in person, it wasn't hard at all! He interviews very well, let's put it that way. Oh, finally, this huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders. The brick wall is down; now it's time to move forward. Pretty soon, we should be able to move in to an apartment. I'm excited, and I hope Chris enjoys his new job!

I'm a working man

Hey Gang,

I am spreading the news. I got a job! I know your all saying, "ABOUT TIME YOU LAZY BUM." I couldn't agree more with you. I am now employed with the Springfield Gannett. Gannett owns about 85 newspapers and 20 something TV stations. So I have lots of room for growth in this company.

My official title is "Credit Specialist". I bet your asking yourself what does that mean. Well it means I am working with the collections department. I run credit checks on people who have outstanding debt with the company. We set up payment plans to help them get out of debt and also stay our customer. As Brother H always said, "It's easier to keep a customer than to get new ones." These people who are Advertising through the different media Gannett offers nation wide. So I get to work with my degree as well as learn a lot of new things.

Anyway, I am happy. It was up at 4:30 am today because I am so excited to start my new job. I think I am really going to like my new boss. She seems really cool. I will keep you all updated!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Micah Update

OK, so this morning, Micah had his doctor's appointment. He really wasn't due for one yet; we are just trying to get established with a doctor here in town. Here are his stats:

Height: 34 in.
Weight: 28 lb.
Comments: Once again, since I am babysitting all day today, Chris had to take Micah to his appointment. I missed him while he was gone. Anyways, the doctor said he is very advanced in vocabulary for his age. Awesome. I can't help but be proud of that. He is about average physically (50th percentile), and if he keeps growing at the rate he is, he will be 5' 8'' at the age of 18. So there you have it! If anyone is interested, I can give you Chris and I's stats when we go to the doctor. :) We don't even know when we are going; we just know we need to.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paige Update and Some Good News

Paige had a doctor's appointment last Monday. Since we had trouble with Medicaid here for awhile, her two-month appt. is actually a three-month check-up. Here are her stats:

Length: 24 in.
Weight: 13 lb. 1 oz.
Comments: Chris had to take Paige to her appointment since I was babysitting all day. That's the first time I didn't go to one of our kids' check-ups. Chris was getting kudos all around at the doctor's for being the dad and bringing her in. He said the doctor was pleased with Paige's health. She is growing right on track. It feels good to know she is doing well.

Chris is employed...sort of. He is registered with Penmac, a temp agency. Right now, they have three jobs he is highly qualified for. So, let's keep our fingers crossed...actually, let's fold our arms and bow our heads that he can find something soon. I'm excited and feeling extremely positive!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

This is what you do when you are unemployed

Welcome to Dragon Cave

This is a game that people play with blogs and forums. You can find and steal dragon eggs then raise them as your own. The trick is that you need people to click on your eggs inorder for them to hatch. So I have four right now. People please feel free to click on them. It doesn't take a lot of time and you feel like a real nerd when you do it!

Go team. Here are my eggs, click away! If you do this tell me and I will help you as well. You do not have to sign up to at least click on them for me.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Beautiful Children

Micah is growing and learning everyday. He is a sponge, soaking up just about anything and everything he sees or hears. He is a monster of a two-year-old; no surprises there. But, he is a good kid, sensitive and kind to others. He has an awesome sense of humor. Right now, he is speaking two or three-word sentences such as "Thank you, Papa" or "Water, please". Yes, he is very polite. He also says, "I farted." :) He's figured out how to climb over the really tall gate we put up in front of his room. Quite the monkey. He is obsessed with the movie "Cars"; he quotes it all the time. I have enjoyed watching him grow. I hope I can teach him well the things he needs to know.

Paige is a two-month-old chunk. She has grown to about 10 lbs. She knows how to eat very well and makes the best poopy diapers. I love her so much, and I can't wait until her hair grows so I can put it up in ponytails, etc.

Well, there you have it. An up-to-date description of my kids. Until next time...