Wednesday, March 25, 2009

6 months!

Henry is 6 months old, strange! He's started solid foods and is funny to watch. These days you can find him saying a little more, like "dada-da-dada". No "mama", of course! He's also trying to crawl...sort of. I'm getting nervous. Henry and Rahab are best friends, now. She didn't really know what to do with him because he didn't move around or talk to her at first...Well that's definitely changed. She greets him every morning with her loud, wagging tail.

I'm still job searching. I did, however, get in touch with the principal I used to work with. We'll see what happens. Check out our little man...

Here's a video of Henry eating squash. He doesn't know what to think about...I hear I'm just supposed to keep trying.

Henry loves his bath! Last night Jared grabbed the camera during bath time
I'm so fresh and clean!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

lots of videos!

This post is quite obnoxious with videos (4)! Sorry! Henry's just doing funny stuff these days, and I want to be able to catch these moments while I can. He's so interested in the video camera whenever I turn it on for him. He's sees the red dot and crinkles his eyebrows like he's trying to figure out what it'll see.

The first is a good one of Henry laughing. You can tell when he catches Jared filming b/c he gets way more interested in the blinking light. I was tickling him while getting him ready to take his bath and Jared grabbed the camera.

Making noises with daddy. We are so funny!

My belly is full

Look at me sittin' up!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Living the American Dream

Since my last post we've made quite a purchase. We are now the proud owners of a minivan!!! I've been dreaming of owning a minivan since I was about 15 or so. I think I just wanted to have the availability to have tons of people in my car. I even fantasized about having a personalized tag...BRANSVN. Isn't that ridiculous?!?! I'm sure you're wondering why we decided this route...It all started when I lost my job, and we knew I'd have to give my company car back. Jared and I were talking about just having one vehicle. We can totally make it on one. Our friends Chad, Tiffany, and Greyson are supposed to come visit us. We wouldn't all be able to fit in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then those thoughts led to...what will we do when Jared's parents visit, my parents, other friends; what if we have another baby? Basically we wouldn't all be able to go somewhere together. Then 2 people that Jared works with got really good deals on vans.

Well, last week I had an interview and Jared had to come home and take care of Henry since having the flu (no one would take Henry in case he still carried the flu germs). Jared decided that he would take Henry to the car dealer while I was interviewing and just see how it drove. I got out of my interview and called Jared to tell him everything about it, and he had the audacity to say, "I'll have to call you back." Needless to say my feelings were really hurt. He called me back and explained that he was test driving a van. Oops! So I said, "DON'T SIGN ANYTHING!!!! I'll be there in a few minutes." I'll save you all the details, but I will tell you that we walked away with a FANTASTIC deal...$7,000 below the asking price! I wheeled and dealed with that salesman and finally got what we wanted. We bought a 2007 Silver Toyota Sienna. So, if you want to come visit us, and you're concerned about us having enough room...Don't be!!!! Check it out below...

In other news, my job interview went really well. I didn't get it however. I was very surprised that I didn't get it. There was a hiring manager and another manager in the interview. The other manager said several times how great I did when I was leaving. The next morning, my old manager text me and said he had heard great things and that I was the best interview all day. I really got my hopes up. The person that got the job had worked for the hiring manager, worked that specific territory, and already knew the drugs so he wouldn't have to learn them. Since the layoff, I would hope that my manager would be as loyal to me if a position opened on his team. I was pouty for a little while and obviously disappointed. I asked the hiring manager when she called what I could have done to get the job and she said NOTHING!!! It kept coming back to me and the guy who got it. Although frustrating, I understand, I guess. So, I'm still job searching and feeling confident about my interview skills. I just need some contacts to help me get an interview.
We went to Lauren and Justin's this weekend and spent the night on Friday. We love those guys so much! We finally got some pictures with them. On a funny note, we were all talking to Henry on Saturday, telling him what we'd teach him. Here's a little how the conversation went:
Lauren: Henry, I'll teach you to play soccer!
Jared: I'll teach you some Greek and Hebrew.
Justin: Henry, I'll teach you how to eat ice cream!!!
I'm pretty sure Uncle Justin wins!!! Check out some pics and video of our little guy!