Sunday, January 24, 2010

Need your Prayers

Please be praying for our dear friends Lauren and Justin, as well as his whole family. They went to Jackson, MS late last night in order to be with Justin's family for an emergency situation.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

new job...again!

I'm starting over, again, with a new job. I've been recruited since early November to work for an LTAC, or Long Term Acute Care facility. It's a type of hospital. They finally wooed me long enough, so I'm excited/anxious to start my journey with them. It was quite a long process and everything that could go wrong in an interview process did. I'm pretty apprehensive about it, and my new territory will put us back in North Dallas. I'm going to see how things go with the job before we decide if we're going to move again or not. It's not that I didn't like my current job. I enjoy the work and the relationships that I've created. Let's just say that I'm going to prefer my new manager's leadership style and understanding of life/family/work balance. This week is my last week with my current job. I'll start my new one on Monday. I'll keep you updated.
I have to write about this story about my bug; I'd like it recorded so we don't forget. Ashley Norwood was in town at the beginning of Dec. We LOVED having her visit with us!!! We (Ashley, Henry, and I) were sitting at the table having lunch one day. Henry was finished, so he began taking his bowl and putting it on his head/face. Annoyed with his behavior, I took the bowl and said something to this effect, "No, Henry, this is not a good choice. The only way you can have this back is if you say 'bowl'." Then I took the bowl and set it on the table in front of him. Ashley and I were talking about something, so we continued our conversation. I, honestly didn't think anything about it because Henry wasn't saying much those days. Henry, meanwhile, was staring at the bowl and shouted, "BOWL!" I looked at Ashley and said, "Did that just happen?" She said, "Yes, it sure did." Needless to say, Henry got the bowl and continued to put it on his head, face, or where ever. I've adjusted my discipline appropriately ;) I love that little boy so much!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Resolution

Every year Jared and I create New Year's Resolutions, or measurable/attainable goals. Some are very attainable, some moderate, and some are dreams we are working on to attain at a much later date but chip away at. All of that to say, I've been lacking with my blogging and posting of pics. I've set a goal to blog at least once a week. I may need some accountability here! Even if I don't have pics or anything particular interesting going on, I'm going to post. Henry's learning so much and changing, and I'd like to have that documented.
Speaking of my doodle bug...he's almost 16 mos. He'll turn 16 months on our dear friends, Justin and Lauren's anniversary! We've all passed around the stomach flu this week. He was so pitiful! He's saying more things these days. His vocabulary includes: Da (or Dada), mama, dog, woof-woof, book, car, Ray-ray, Jesus, this (He must have picked that up from Jared and me saying, "Do you want this? Use your words". So he does, "This?"), and foofbish (toothbrush...still working on that one). He can roar like a lion, woof-woof like a dog, and make monkey noises! And he does this and he does obnoxious is this post getting! Sorry! His personality is coming out more each day. He is such a joy in our home!

Christmas 2009

We went to Wisconsin for Christmas this year. It was a white Christmas; although, had we stayed in Dallas, we would've enjoyed one there too! I was praying we'd get snowed in and have to stay there for a few days longer, but it didn't turn out that way. Good thing because Jared started class the following Monday. Jared and I gave each other a nice camera for Christmas. We got some great shots, but I don't know how to download the pics yet. I hope to take a class this semester in photography, so that I can learn how to use our camera optimally. I'll download pics as soon as I can.

Thanksgiving 2009

I know I'm a tad late, but I'd rather have it documented than not at all...

We went to Birmingham for Thanksgiving this year. We had a good time. Henry was so sick with an upper respiratory infection and bronchitis the day we left! What was supposed to be a relaxing morning before the flight (with just me and Henry, as Jared was at a conference) turned into a hectic morning. I had to rush him to the pediatrician, get some meds, and get to the airport in time. If it weren't for my good friend Daron we wouldn't have gotten all of our stuff there...THANKS DARON!!! Henry did really well on the flight. The plane started backing out, and he fell asleep. Yep, slept the whole flight. We had a relaxing week and ate some great food! Here are some pics...