Monday, November 03, 2008

Just when you think it can't get any worse....

...the light at the end of the tunnel becomes VERY bright!

Last week was a whirlwind of emotions....again. However, the emotions were good ones! Monday morning I had a family appointment. That went way better (and easier) than I could have expected. Jackson and I had to have some blood work done. I was asked who I wanted to go first. So I said I would so that I could hold Jackson and not have to worry about trying toget my blood done. When it came time for Jackson's turn, he just looked at her while she did that with an expression that said, "well isn't that interesting." No face, no tears nothing. Boy was I impressed.

Tuesday morning at 10 I had an intereview at The Kidz Club. I thought it went really well. We talked for over an hour. I felt extremly confident at the end of it all. Then it was just the waiting part.

Wednesday morning at 9:25 I receieved a call offering me the ONLY teaching position at The Kidz Club. I of course accepted. Orientation is Nov 19-21. Nothing the next week which is Thanksgiving week and then our first day the center will be open is Dec. 1. It is currently under construction and we are told that it will be completed by the 17th. We shall see.

Thursday, Dan came home with a small bonus. The gross was smaller than last year's net, but hey, none the less a bonus that we weren't expecting to get at all.

Saturday was my "day off." I went and scrapbooked all day while dan took care of the kids. It was wonderful!!

All in all we had a great week! Things are finally falling into place.

Pictures of the apple orchard and Halloween to come in the near future.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Today is my wonderful husband's 30th birthday!

I think I'm having a much harder time with it than he is. 30 is very scary for me! I think I'll just stop at 29. Tell everyone no cards, no gifts, no cake nothing after 29.

Anyway....while it's not much I do have a few things planned. The kids and I each got him a little gift. (well, mommy helped Jackson and Kymberlin pick something out). I got the majority of chores done yesterday so I can focus on a few more things today to prepare for when he comes home. I'm not talking any major decorations or anything, but having dinner ready when he gets home (that's a REAL treat!) and an apple pie in the oven.

Yup, I'm going to make an apple pie today. We'll see how that goes.

In other news, I do have a little light at the end of the tunnel on the jobfront hopefully. I had a phone interview yesterday for a pt job and then afterwards got another call as to when would be a good time for the owner of a company to call me and set up an interview.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jobless in the world today just doesn't work.

Whew. Where to start.

So the whole checking back for changes...yeah that's kind of been put on hold.

Life around here has been interesting. I had a second interview with a job last week that I was for sure was mine. Friday afternoon....not so good. Got the call with the typical, "We really liked you. You interview great, but we're giving the job to someone else. I know you'll find something. Can I keep your information for if things change?"

I know you'll find something....No, you don't. I don't think this person realized how long I've been looking. I've been looking and keeping my eyes out since I started the job I hated at the hospital. I've been activly looking since the end of August/beginning of September.

Between the economy and me not having a job, there are many nights around here where I wish I could just sleep for a little bit to forget about it all, but I can't. (hence the reason I'm posting at 5 am).

We're at the point of looking in different states and comparing living costs vs. salaries to see if even moving would help at all.

It seems to be that if I were an accountant, engineer or a nurse I could have my pick of jobs in my pick of loactions. However, I'm not one of those things. What it comes down to is that I'm either over qualified because I graduated High School and no one wants to pay more than minimum wage, or I'm under qualified beacuse I don't have a masters.

Prayer, that's all I can do....when I'm able.

Depression has really started to kick in as even though my head knows it's not my fault, I can't help but feel like it is. I'm really trying not to take it out on the family, but I'm not perfect by any definition of the word. I just don't want to loose what we've worked so hard to gain.

...and it looks as if that's a possibility.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


For those that stop by often, I'm giving my little place a facelift. It's about time really!

I'll add some more pictures of the kiddos....change some other things around, and make it a little more "me". So check back as since I don't have a job and I'm getting bored during nap time, it should change quite a bit.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Stay Away from Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY...

and here's the letter I sent to them as to why:

"It is a shame that Central Baptist doesn't care about the well-being of its patients. Today I put a check in the mail of a small amount towards my bill. I happened to receive a call today as well from your company that is contracted to do billing. I informed them that I put a check in the mail this morning. When asked how much it was for, I was informed that it wasn't enough and that my account would still go to collections because I was "under the limit" of what could be accepted. It's not really my fault that due to FMLA I lost my job after I was in your hospital. I filled out financial assistance, but was told when I called that it couldn't be redone to figure in the fact that I now had no job and my bill was my bill. Any other hospital in the area at least lets a payment be a payment regardless of the size and keeps the bill out of collections. I know this as the job I lost was in the financial area of one of the aforementioned hospitals.

So now, here is a patient with a brand new baby, lost her job and is barely scraping by on the income her husband has and it doesn't matter. I can't pay what you want me to when you want me to so you'll send my bill to collections to further hurt my well-being (credit) in the future.

We don't qualify for government help because we make too much, but we can't pay our bills because we don't make enough.

I will be passing on the information of my treatment in these regards to any and everyone I know. Our family will no longer be using the facility which is a shame as there are several staff members who do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable as it can be while you are there. Unfortunately, they don't know the company that they really work for."

You need to know how they really feel about their patients....they don't feel anything.

Friday, September 19, 2008

New LO and a suprise!

I just finished this LO this morning! I'm pretty proud of it. Not very complicated, but one more done for our Disney Vacation 2007 album.

And for the surprise!

I went to open the door to let Jackson out of his room from his nap and he was standing there STARK naked! I was totally shocked. I asked him where his diaper was and he pointed over to his bed and then went and got it.....Time to start potty training maybe?!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Free Wii for Dan.

Ok guys....

Dan has been a saint with everything I put him through! I'm trying to get a Wii for him. You know, his 30th Birthday is just over a month away. If yall could please just fill out one offer on the following link I'd be thrilled.

By the way, once you do so, you'll be given a reference number yourself to work on getting one for free!

Thanks so much I appreciate it!!

Click here to help get Dan a Wii for his birthday.

Friday, September 12, 2008

An update of sorts...

Well, yes, she came home when we thought she would! My has it been a transition to have 2 small children 17 months apart. It's been great though.

Kymberlin is doing extremly well. Her dr. is VERY pleased with her growth. As of Monday she was up to 8 lbs and 10 oz. That is a growth of 15 oz. in 10 days!

I'll have more pictures to come later.

In other news:
I've been meaning to put this out there for a while. I have 3 sites that offer free things. The free offers are gift cards, savings bonds and pictures. The only thing you pay on any of them is dirt cheap shipping on the pictures. If you'd like me to send you the link for any or all of the three make a comment with your email address in it please! (If you don't want your email posted, please let me know in your comment as I moderate all comments)

Ok, so my real other news.....don't get sick if you work for a hospital! Reader's Digest version: I don't qualify for FMLA. Because I was on bedrest for 2 months before Kymberlin was born plus what would be the 6 weeks after, I no longer have a job.

Don't fret, we have found something that we are trying out to see if we can handle it as a family and I can stay home!

Ok, it's late and I really need to try and get some sleep!

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's ALMOST like having a 2nd child.

Jackson became a big brother Wednesday August 13th at 15:07. He had a little sister named Kymberlin Opal. She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz ( a small baby for me) and is 20 inches long.

We ALMOST have a 2nd child as she's been hanging out in the NICU since she was born. My darling daghter thought it might be fun to gulp amneotic fluid as she was being taken out by the doctors. That became a problem with her lungs which also brought on some reflux leading to a few small heart rate drops.

I had no clue of what was going on until my pediatrician called me while I was in recovery letting me know that he couldn't get there right away and that one of the neonatologists would be checking her. To be completly honest, I still really had no idea until the doctor came up to my room about 8pm that night as to what was happening to my daughter.

So it's ALMOST like having a 2nd child. I have the pain pills and second beginnings of a scar to prove I birthed a child. I have all of those things that they DON'T tell you that happens after childbirth, but I won't go into the yucky details. Somehow, I just don't have a child at home and I'm sleeping through the night.

Kymberlin is expected to come home Monday. I can't wait!! She'll be sleeping on a wedge for a little bit longer to help with the reflux/heart issue, but she'll be home. I'm excited to see how her big brother reacts as the only time he has seen her is when daddy carried her out of the OR.

Monday will be just as special as last Wednesday was for me. It will be an emoitional day I'm sure.

Friday, August 08, 2008

5 Days!!!'s almost here! In less than a week I will have 2 children! I can hardly beleive it.

It's much different this time. While we are totally excited to be parents again, there's not the anxiouness that there was with Jackson. I'm sure part of it is because there is a scheduled section too. That helps.

I really think Jackson is going to do pretty well with the transition to being a big brother. I'm excited to see his reaction when he comes to the hospital with Grammie and Papa.

In other nrews, I need to get a card done (TODAY) to submit for the Cricut Demonstrator. I'm not a big card maker, so I've been stressing about it. I really just need to get it done and over with.

Once it's done and submitted I will post it here for everyone to see!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hurry up!!! Post!!

Heh...well, I'm totally slacking in the posting arena. Good thing that since I said twice a week I still have more than 2 days left in this week.

Not a whole lot on the bedrest front. Go back to the dr. today to make sure everything is still fine and see how big this kiddo is getting. I may have to take a detour to M's and/or HL. I'm also tossing around the idea of running into FFT and stopping at Memories Ala Mode. That'll really depend on timing and how I feel though.

Besides, I need to get home and pick up a little bit as the in-laws are coming into town with my boy!!! I can't wait to see him! It seems as if he grows a foot each week that he's gone....and this time it's been 2 weeks.

We're down to 19 days!! It's going to be no time whatsoever. So far, yet so close. I can't wait though! Not to mention, I know Jackson is going to be a GREAT big brother.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Most Recent LO

I had a heck of a time trying to get this loaded. My old scanner had a stitch program with it...apparently this one does not. So I had to try and find one that was free and didn't put a watermark across the finished product. FINALLY I found one. It's called Auto stitch. So far, so good...pretty easy to use.

So without any further adieu, here is the newest LO I created for Lasting Legacy.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Keep up!

You'd think being on bedrest would make it extremly easy to stay on top of my blog. HA! fooled you...okay, well I probably didn't fool you, but I REALLY want to be better about keeping up. Posting once a month, if that, isn't really worth it. So my goal is to post twice a week. We'll see how long that lasts.
I want to be able to share my life with friends and family. I want to share my scrapping as well. With our new computer, I shold be able to do a better job about being able to share current pictures, creative endevours and life in gerneral as it goes here.
My baby turned 16 mos. almost a week ago. I can't beleive it. His Aunt Neen works for Portrait Innovations in Crestview Hills. Since Grandma had him this past week, she took him down to visit Aunt Neen. His pictures are AMAZING!!! I was so shocked to see them.

Here are the ones they got printed:

To view the rest, click HERE.
So that's what's going on for now. The doctors are VERY happy with how Jumping Bean is growing. I'll head back towards the end of the month to make sure everything is still good.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


So I've really had intentions on keeping up better with my blog. Maybe I can now since I've been put on bedrest.

I'm going to go on full maternity leave as well. The dr. keeps saying we'll see in 2 weeks if I can go back to work. Well, there are only so many 2 weeks left before the baby is going to be here.

I have a section scheduled for Aug. 13th. We are so excited!!! It's just in time for all the weddings of our friends and family as well!!

I'm going to try and be better about updating.... and finding a focus for the blog. I need to make myself a schedule for writing.

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's been a while...

Okay. So it's been more than a while. A lot has changed since I've been here last. Not really on the outside, but looking inward. Looking at myself as a woman, a wife, and a mom. Doing those things on my own, with friends I can trust, with my husband, but most importantly with God in the center of it all.

I've wanted to write for sometime now, but nothing has seemed right to put out there. I've been drawing bounderies..lots of them. Some new, some just needed to be reconstructed. Life has seemed to be better now that it has been started.

Family life is wonderful. For those few that don't know, we are adding to our family at the end of August. Once again we are waiting on the sex...and not really sharing names.

There really has been a lot going on in the past 5-6 mos. However, like I mentioned before, most of it really hasn't had the necessity to be shared as we were working through some things as individuals and a couple.

I hope to keep up least once a week anyway. No promises though.