Monday, September 8, 2008

Wow, I'm really not good at this!

I'm like everyone else, I love to read other people's blogs to find out what's new, but I never keep up with my own. I started my blog because I really thought I'd have lots to say with all the changes going on in our lives, but really, I guess nothing's been as exciting or different as I thought it was in my own mind. I'm still the same procrastinating person that I always have been so our nursery isn't finished (or really even started), we haven't finished our registry, and we're still trying to make the girls names "final". However, I do have an update on the job front. for a few months I was interviewing with a medical device company that continued down the career path I was pursuing and also throwing around an idea with a smaller local job. At the end of the day, with a huge opportunity in front on me which would promise a great salary and growth opportunities, I made the decision that at this point in my life, it's not just about me anymore...or me and Kyle for that matter. We have two girls on the way and would I want to spend my days prior to their arrival traveling from Weatherford to Sherman to Greenville? And after their born, heading to Austin and California on a regular basis while leaving them behind at home? Not at all. So I passed on that job....which I admit wasn't that easy. I've worked hard to get to the point I was at in my career and was actually proud of myself. But I really do think God's telling me that it's time to not focus so much on myself and focus on my new role as mom.

So, I've taken a position as an office manager/sales marketing rep, etc. at an oral surgery practice close to home that allows me to be in a low stress environment, I get to work with my sister-in-law and the income isn't too bad. All in all, it was the best decision for me right now with all that is changing in my life. So thank you for keeping up with me and asking me how things were going, I know from my earlier posts that it was obvious that I was having a hard time with the job situation, but God answers prayers on His time and I truly think this was one.

We've got another Dr.'s appointment today to see our little angels so that's exciting. We're actually seeing our OB every two weeks and alternating with a high-risk doc so pretty soon we'll be saying hello every week! Crazy to schedule but lots of fun to look at them all the time!

Until later!

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Little "Hello"


I hope you noticed the greeting at the top of this post...one of our GIRLS wanted to welcome everyone to our blog!

That's as subtle as it gets...in case you didn't catch it, we've got two little trouble-makers on the way! We went to our appointment on Wednesday and found out what they were and got a full work-over of their organs....we saw hearts, brains, kidneys, stomaches, blow flow to all their organs and even caught a glimpse of my bladder which is currently being used as a bounce house for one of the girls. The doctor was very pleased with everything he saw and so far, everything's looking great! We are both very excited and feel completely blessed that their health is in such great shape. I do have to admit however, my heart was a little broken when he didn't say there was a boy on board. I should be honest, it was very broken. I was just sure that there was at least one, if not two boys inside me (so much for my intuition right) and I wanted so badly for Kyle to have a "buddy" that he could pass all of his interests on to and to be able to show him how to grow up to be a wonderful man like his daddy. He's been such an amazing influence to our nephews and I know that he will be to our girls and hopefully to a future son. But you know, one thing about these girls is already certain, they will have their daddy wrapped around all their cute little fingers from the moment they arrive! He's already started buying cute outfits when he sees them! It's so fun!

So for now, we're trying to figure out names, wall colors...you know, all the fun stuff that completely wears me out because I have no decorating or creative abilities what so ever!

I'm also continuing to interview for a jobs and hopefully one will pan out soon. I have a second interview this Wednesday for a good company that will be in the DFW area so please keep your fingers crossed and say an extra prayer for us on Wednesday!

Monday, July 7, 2008

So Many Questions

I really can't remember a time in my life when I've had so much to be happy about, but can't seem to get out of a personal slump enough to realize it. Fifteen weeks ago I found out I was pregnant, had the job of my dreams and couldn't be happier with my home life. Then out of nowhere (well, with about two weeks notice that this could happen) I was for the first time in my life, laid off. I've never been without a job and never ever has an outcome like this happened with no regard to my work ethic or job performance but merely because I was the new kid on the block. Well, six weeks later and about a hundred resumes later, I'm still at home praying something will come through quickly because this cute belly that I should be so excited about, is really starting to give away my condition and I know that no matter what is said, that is a huge barrier to getting a new job. Over the past month or so, I've heard lots of lessons from our preacher and in church class about why these types of things happen to good people and why it always seems that those that don't deserve the best, receive it. Now, I don't have a deep answer for this, but I've always thought in my own mind that maybe it's because God knows we can handle these situations because we have Him to lean on and because we "can do all things through Him who gives us strength." And I still believe that. But I'm struggling with this one. In what should be the happiest time in our lives, Kyle and I are trying to figure out our next moves should be and how we can prepare for not one, but two new lives being added to our world. I hate that this is such a downer to read, this was just for me. To maybe, once and for all, get this out for the last time and move on. Thank you for obliging the rant and there won't be another...I hope! On a much better note, in about two weeks we'll know what color to paint the nursery! We can't wait and there will definitely be a post to share the good news!

Monday, June 23, 2008

First Attempt

For months now I've read everyone else's blogs, probably without their knowing it, and decided that it seems for most people, it's takes an important life event to start blogging. For some it's a wedding, others the announcement of a child or maybe even a new job. So what's my reason? Well there are a few reasons I suppose. First of all I finally have the time to devote setting up a site and thinking about what I might have to say. Another is that I've missed having connections with old friends and hope that this will help to restore and/or locate some of those that I lost over the past few years. And of course, because in about 6 months, I will have lots of pictures to share with the world of our new babies! Obviously I need to really figure out how to work this thing properly to get the pictures in and eventually change this whole layout so it looks as awesome as everyone else's, but I'll get there in time. Until then...