Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!!! I won't be anywhere near my computer tomorrow so I thought I'd post this today...

I really love Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorites. I love the simplicityof it. It hasn't been commercialized. There is no fictional character that we count on to deliver anything to help the day be better. It's plain and simple. It's about family and reflecting on how good we really have it. I am Thankful to be spending the day with my family. Thankful for my incredible kids. Thankful to have my mom and dad over. Thankful for the 2 sisters of mine who are also over. I wish I could say I was Thankful to have all of my siblings over but that just doesn't happen anymore. We are too spread out. But, I'm still Thankful for them. And Thankful for the modern technology that makes it easy to stay in touch with them. I'm Thankful for my warm home, clothes to wear, and cars to drive. I'm Thankful for food in my fridge and storage. I am Thankful for my prosperity and for the blessing of being able to share it with people who are less fortunate. I am Thankful for a job and being able to find one so easily in an economy that is struggling. I'm Thankful to live in this place... a country where I can live the way that I choose and in a community that I love. I'm Thankful for Thayne and all that he does for me and our little family. I'm Thankful for my kids and how amazing they are. I'm Thankful that they have gone easy on me and made being a step parent easy and I'm so Thankful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of their lives. I'm Thankful for Kyle and his amazing personality. I'm Thankful for his friendship. I'm Thankful for the man that he is growing into. I'm Thankful for Tristyn and the special relationship that I have with her. I'm Thankful for her positive attitude and the way that she gracefully deals with the obstacles in her life. I'm Thankful for her trust in me and her willingness to share her thoughts and feelings with me. I'm Thankful for Kassidy and her fun personality. I'm Thankful that she loves to be creative with me and is my partner in crime for those things. I'm Thankful for how much she makes me laugh and the fun spirit that she brings into our home. I'm Thankful for Jakson. I'm Thankful for his energy. I'm Thankful for all of the entertainment he always gives us. I'm so Thankful for Max. I'm Thankful that he chose me to be his mom. I'm thankful for all that he teaches me about being a mom and being a good person. I'm Thankful the love that he gives me. I'm Thankful for his adorable little personality. I'm Thankful to be able to watch him grow up and to be a part of that process.

I have a lot to be Thankful for. My life is good and God has blessed me so much. I'm so Thankful for a day to be able to focus completely on all of the many blessings that I have. I'm so Thankful to know God and to know that he knows me and has given me everything that I need and that he always will.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I never win anything

I never win anything. It's a fact. I really have never won a drawing or anything like that. Some of the blogs I follow have giveaways and I always enter for them but as now I have yet to win anything. I figure that if I keep entering its only a matter of time right??? Well I hope that the time has come because I really really really want to win this one. It's for the Sillouhette Craft Cutter and I must have it... That means that if I don't win it I'll have to buy it but you all know how cheap I am and unfortunately this thing blows my "never pay more than $20 for anything" thing way out of the water. So please please please keep your fingers crossed for me to win this thing... Heaven knows I deserve to win something finally!

Check out the giveaway for yourself here...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Where does all the time go?

Just a quick update.... it's been a couple weeks and I keep thinking I need to post stuff on here. It's been a busy month or so and things just are not slowing down. I figured that I would take a couple minutes for a quick update today but I promise I will post photos and stuff from the craziness of the past month later. I've been doing some fun things and I don't want to forget them.

I started my job on the 10th and have been trying to adjust to all of that. Working 3 days a week seems like a lot more than I expected. In fact, I don't think I really got any house work done last week. We were all fighting the flu too though. But still, I have really been feeling like I'm never home anymore. I know that I'll adjust and get into a rythm, Thayne will just have to be patient about the house work until then. Max has been noticing how much I've been gone too. He's been clinging to me in some really subtle ways but he never used to cling to me at all before. It will be good for him to get more time with Thayne though and I really have enjoyed letting my brain work a little more. The job is great. All of the people are really nice and I think I'll really enjoy working there. It's been a huge boost to my ego too. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to remember anything about working in an office but once I got there it all came flooding back into my mind. I'm quite impressed with myself. :) And it has been fun to learn some new things too.

Look forward to some new updates and photos within the next few days...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rejoining the work force

My house needs a new roof, windows and kitchen. If I did everything just how I wanted it we would end up spending about 30k for all of those things. Right now our budget just does not allow any of that so unless we want to be up to our eyeballs in debt I needed to find a job. Luckily, none of these things are urgent so a few weeks ago I started to casually look for a job. And I was really picky about what I wanted to apply for. I think I applied for 3 jobs in the past 3 weeks. I went on an interview for the first one and it was the strangest interview I've ever had so I wasn't surprised when I didn't hear back from them. I went on an interview this morning and I nailed it. I had a good feeling about it from the moment I applied. At the end of the interview they told me they would let me know what they decided by the end of the week. Then, about 2 hours later they called me and told me I had the job! I start next Wednesday. It's a part time job working in the office of an accounting firm. Only 18 hours a week but I don't want to work more than that.

I'm excited but I'm also a little anxious. It's been over 2 years since I quit my last job. Even now I feel like there aren't enough hours in the day so I wonder how in the world I'll be able to manage everything with a job on top. I know it will work out and there are plenty of moms out there who manage to take care of everything while working full time so I should be able to manage.... right??? Let's hope so. Here's to being on my way to my new kitchen! :)