Monday, November 30, 2009

Been a while

I havent updated in a bit. Things have been so busy!

I love love love my new job! It is amazing! I just know im gonna love it. I get to dress up, and I have a reason to look nice when I go in. I havent heard any critism yet, so I must be doing ok with it. I am learning alot. We are still waiting for the new store to open, so i have been working at the westnedge store for now. Meaning less hours. I am a little concerned with the hours they want me to work though. I thought i was being hired to work more during the day, and the owner is now saying I will be working nights and weekends. Thats ok for now, but I have a family, and Nick is in school at night. I cant do nights and weekends forever. I am greatful for this job, its just gonna be hard not seeing the kids.

Thanksgiving was good. We were so busy the day before, and all holiday weekend. i baked some last Wednesday, and then we went to Nicks parents house for Thanksgiving dinner. it was a nice dinner. Afterwards I took the boys to denny so he could have some time with them too. we went shopping and got a huge chunk of our shopping done. we caught some sales, but most stuff that we wanted for the boys wasnt on sale. go worked Saturday, then Nick met me in Kalamazoo and we just hung out, and visited.

This week is not so busy, but still a bit more then I am use to. The boys have boyscouts tonight, and we are decorating the tree after nick gets home. Tomorrow night i have to work, so Nick will be picking them up on his way home from work, cuz i dont get out till 8pm. I work Saturday and Sunday also as far as I know. I should be in the new store, but not sure yet. Depends on if they get all their stuff in they need to open.

I am really nervous that things with the kids and my job wont work. this is a job i really like, and sometimes it seems very unreal. I feel like im waiting for it to end.

its cold here. I thought i was ready for it, but im not. The kids are hoping to see snow soon. I just cant seem to stay warm at this point. I am always cold!

Nick had a 4 day weekend off of work and school..It was nice to spend the extra time with him. Now with me having a job that has me working weekends thats even more time for us not to spend are definitely gonna have to make the time we do have together mean alot..

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Thats right folks...i got a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been looking for over 2 years for something that will work with the kids school schedule, and omg i found it...I start training this monday...i will be working about 25 hours a week...not too bad...i am really excited...this will make me feel like i am contributing to our lives...

I am so nervous...i havent had a job outside a home office in 7 years...i did the apartments, but thats it...this kids went with me to do that...

but anyway.. I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

They didnt call

I had an interview last Friday, and for some reason, i was pretty sure they would pick me for the job. They said they would make their decision by Monday. Well, Monday has come and gone, and I didnt get a phone call. I am kind of upset about it. Very actually. I really wanted this job, and was pretty certain about it. But, no call. Nick says to keep a positive attitude, cuz they may have just been busy. This is a job I really wanted. I am still hoping for that phone call telling me that i am the one they choose.

So anyway, Nick and I had a great weekend. Friday night he had class. Saturday we got up and he opened up a checking account. He had one, but it wasnt local. Then we came home and got ready for the day. We went to get our hair cuts, and then went to Barns and Nobles. One of our favorite hangouts. then we went to Outback for dinner. I hadnt been there for dinner in over 4 years. It was great. After dinner we went to play some pool, and of course he kicked my butt at it. I am not good at it. But its fun to try, lol.

dominic was sick last week. he missed 3 days of school. I took him to the doctor on thursday, and it turns out he had Bronchitis. and they said he has really bad winter allergies. Im am not excited about the allergy thing of course. So i have to vacuum ALOT, and wash his bedding once or twice a week, to help him be healthy. He is on Claritin for the next 4 months.

i still have to take down the rest of the Halloween stuff. I need Nick to take down one outside, i cant do it myself, our ladder sucks, and i need him to hold it for me so i dont fly off of it. Maybe it will be done before Christmas decorations get put up.

I am so tired today. I would love to just go back to bed for the rest of the day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

random stuff

Lots of things going on lately...

Saturday night I went to the Celtic woman concert with Nicks mom and dad...omg, it was so freaking AMAZING!!!!!! I have never seen a concert that was so good. So full of energy, and such beautiful voices! The woman that plays the violin was so energetic..she ran and jumped around the stage while playing the whole time...I was in Awe for sure! check them out!

nick took the boys bowling while i was at the concert. they had a great time. they are still talking about it today..I cant wait till i can go and watch them bowl. i miss them being on a league. i enjoyed watching them.

Nick went to a Metallica concert Monday night. He yelled and screamed so much that he lost his voice. tuesday it was just gone, a little scratchy, then yesterday it really hurt him..he was miserable. He missed class last night :( Today seemed a bit better, but he still mostly has to whisper. its a little funny, but i feel bad that it hurts him. He had a good time though. i would like to have gone, but i dont think the loud stuff would agree with me for too long. it never has . not even when i was younger.

This week has gone by pretty fast. the boys are loving boy scouts. Michael didnt join, but the others are really enjoying it. they get excited every Monday, and i think its so good for them to be in it. i remember being in girl scouts, i loved it so much. I am hoping they can do the camping this summer. we will see.

dominic has been sick all week long. It started monday night with a cough. it seemed like just a cold because there was no fever, so he stayed home tuesday and wednesday. then today i was gonna send him to school, and he started crying and saying his chest hurt. i called to doctor, and they got him in this morning. He has bronchitis, and really bad winter allergies. so right now he is on 3 different for allergies that he will be taking for the next 4 months. i have to keep the house free of fur and dust..which will be difficult with the animals, but its for the

this Saturday we are gonna have a date night. Dinner at outback (one of my favorite places). Not sure if we are doing anything else. they have the Holiday parade in kalamazoo, but i dont know what time that is set for. if its early im not sure if i want to get up for then sunday dinner with Nicks family. always love that!

On the 21st i have my first appointment for wedding dress alterations. i am pretty excited about it. it brings us one step closer to the wedding. the closer it gets, the more i cant wait for it! i get to marry my best friend. a man who loves me for who i already am, not who he thinks he can make me into.

the twins are learning how to read...and they are picking up on it so fast..i am so very proud of them. steven can sound things out really well, and dominic is doing small words. reading has been such a struggle for logan, and michael just gets bored with it. steven thinks its pretty cool that all those letters mean he reads signs, and all that stuff when we are out and about!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to all those past, and current military...I am so proud of all of you..Thank you for keeping us safe. Thank you for putting your lives on the line to protect us. And thank you Military families for being the ones left behind when they head off to serve..I am praying for you all today..

i am especially proud of my veteran :) he is my own personal hero. i love you Nick

Thursday, November 5, 2009

lunch date!

It is so good to be able to say "i have a lunch date with Nick"...I waited so long for life to be like that. to have him home, and not have to say the long goodbyes anymore. he has been home since spring, and already sometimes i forget to appreciate it. I am sorry for that. life sometimes gets in the way, and we get so busy. but i promise to remember every day that my man came home, safe. I have this chance to be with him. we are not thousands of miles away anymore. we can go on a date if we want, or sit and snuggle on the couch. we can lay with each other every night, no more hugging a pillow instead. Now that i have him home, i often forget what it took to get here. the internet dates, the long hours on the phone, the worrying and wondering. I will NEVER forget what it feels like to have him deployed. It sucked. but here we are, where we belong. as a family. i will be eternally greatful for this time, and i will make a point not to take it for granted.

It makes my heart so happy to know that i get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. I wish everyone could be so lucky!

So, im off to get ready for my lunch date with my man!!!! a first for us...i love life :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween and other things

Last weekend was great...Out party was a success...Lots of people showed up...I drank way too much...Something I havent done in a very long time...I recovered quickly thank goodness...I dont have any pictures of me in my costume, im kinda disappointed...this is the first time i had dressed up since i was a teenager...Our decorations turned out great too...people loved them...Nicks costume was the best

It is definitely fall now...all the leaves around here are off the trees...everything looks so bare...And its getting pretty chilly...I dont mind though...i hate being hot...i like the summer months for all the sunshine, but i just cant ever be outside for long periods of time without feeling sick...

I had an interview last week for a leasing agent, but i havent heard back yet...i am getting so frustrated, and pretty deflated...I need a job, i want a job...I like to work, and im tired of feeling like im not doing anything to contribute :( I dont like feeling this still plugging away at job hunting...I check every site i possibly can most days...and anything i might be slightly qualified for i send out a resume...someone has to hire me right?

Nick is in his 2nd week of his job...he seems to like it ok...not his dream job of course, but he can get that when he graduates most likely...School seems to be going ok for him too...he is getting pretty worn out, but he is doing well with it...

I have an appointment for Logan to see the neurologist...they set it for February...kinda rediculous for it to be so far away...he needs help now...he needs to be able to do well in school...most of the year will be over by the time they find out whats going on with him...i explained the situation, but it didnt seem to matter at all...