Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Big Changes Coming Soon!!!

Today I officially enter the third trimester! We are in the home stretch! We still don't know what the heck it is but it is almost done cookin' and it wont stay a secret for much longer. Though I am starting to feel like it might be a girl now. But that doesn't really mean anything because for the first 5 months I was positive it was a boy. Preston still hopes it's a boy and I think a girl would be fun cause they have all those super cute clothes for girls and I know it will have a ton of hair to put lots of bows and stuff in like I did! But either way it's still growing and defiantly still kicking... hard and higher everyday.

I am so baby hungry now it almost hurts. With our move we ended up in a new ward at church and for once there are a bunch of people our age and in our stage of life. AKA babies! Tons of them! Everywhere you turn there is a kid between 2 and newborn! Only I don't know the mommies well enough yet to ask if I can hold their babies. So I sit and whine quietly (kinda like Charlie is doing now as I sit here eating sausage and eggs for breakfast, mmmm ha ha!).

In other very important and very exciting news... Preston got a new job!!! He is working his final week at Americrapy... I mean Americopy! His triumph came when he applied for several jobs on craigslist and only 2 interviews came. One from Ampericopy's cousin, Paper Plus (yuck, same old same old) and the other from a company called Maldonado Medical. His favorite part so far? Not having to tell people who ask that he works for Americopy, yeah the one on Main street, yeah the one everyone goes to when procrastinating our Sunday school lessons on Saturday night 10 minutes before it closes.

At Maldonado Medical Preston will get a company car, cell phone, and GPS unit and drive all over the valley, delivering, picking up, and servicing 2 different machines for people who have recently had certain types of surgery. He's a little nervous but very excited about the whole thing. Nervous because he's never done this kind of thing before and excited because it's different than doing the same old thing everyday. Along with all that he will get health benefits (just for himself for now) for way cheap. And the company isn't run by a self gratifying psychopath which is WAY more than Americopy ever offered. We are so excited! Yay and congratulations to Preston! Good job sweetheart, I love you!!!

Once again in new and exciting news, only this time on my part. Depending on how money, loans and grants work out, I will be going back to school in January. Since my senior year in high school I have been drawn to the idea of working as a pharmaceutical technician. I was the crazy that enjoyed math and had way too much fun in chemistry and this would have a lot of both to offer. It's also in the health care field but doesn't require me to stick needles in myself or others. Good news for me! Needles! *shiver* I am constantly looking for jobs at hospitals but I'm not really qualified for much more than janitor (no thank you!) so this would be awesome for me!

It's a nine month course with Apollo College so I would finish quickly and they can place me almost anywhere I want when I'm done. I went over there yesterday to talk with someone about all that it would entail and came away excited and not nearly as nervous as I expected I would be. Just nervous because it's new. Usually there's one or two parts of whatever I'm about to start that scare me to death but there wasn't even that this time.

It's like something bigger than my own nerve (which is usually a wimp) is guiding me toward this. I know without a doubt that all of this coming about is a work of God. I knew he would provide a way for us to care for this baby sooner or later and for that knowledge I am eternally grateful! Without that comforting thought this whole time I would have been under so much unhealthy stress. It's not over yet but the path is becoming clear. All I can say is that we should never doubt what Heavenly Father can provide because He can and will if we have faith and sometimes even when we don't!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

12 Reasons why I love my Charlie dog!

12. He’s my baby when I don’t have a baby to baby.
11. His claws have a different pattern on each foot and I think it’s so cute and hilarious!

10. The incredible jingle-jangle itch, there’s always an itch to scratch and he jingles the whole time he does it!

9. He knows where he stands on getting his feet wet and will not budge…

8. He’s my small destructive force. I swear if he thought a building was a chew toy he could demolish it in a day or two.

7. He’s good at making friends and his favorite friend is Alex…

6. He loves to play and playtime is all the time!

5. Always to the rescue of some lost kibble. He’s my super dog!

4. He’s such a good sport when I act like a 5 year old and dress him up and put him in things, like my Christmas stocking.

3. Nothing gets by him… as long as he has a window to see out of. And if he doesn’t have that he just barks at everything!

2. He knows a comfy spot to curl up when he sees one and can easily hog a California king sized bed.

And the number 1 reason…
1. Somehow always knows what it will take to make me laugh!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Yep, it's still a baby...

Preston and I went in for yet another appointment yesterday. This one was my least favorite so far. Mostly cause they tortured me first. I wasn't allowed to eat for a good part of the day then I had to drink a nasty syrup glucose solution. So I felt sick when I got to the doctors office and then they stuck me with a needle! Jerks!

Oh and I didn't even get my prize at the end... Our beloved little one had it's stinking foot shoved up in the 'area of interest'. He said it still looked like a girl but the pivotal spot that would have confirmed or denied that was covered.

I felt better afterwards because I got something to eat and then we went to a Diamondbacks game. Diamondbacks won 3 to1 and after the game it started raining... Rain makes everything better...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Pretty Pictures...

I took these as that last big storm was rolling in. I keep coming across them on my computer and they are so pretty I just have to share. And yes it was really that brown cause of all the dust that was in the air and the sunlight from the sunset behind me.

This one is of that sunset...

It was a little disappointing when it completely missed us, until we found out how much damage it caused in town.

Chloe getting bigger by the month...