We don't have tons of hard surfaces in our apartment, so we are left with the parking lot to use this little walker a friend lent us. She mostly does the two footed shuffle in this thing because she wants to get somewhere quick. She has taken a few steps all on her own (without the walker), but she doesn't really know what she's doing. Makes me laugh to see that she knows she is supposed to come to me when i call out to her, but she doesn't want to give up the fun. It almost feels like, "I'm too fast for you, Mom. Wait until I'm actually walking and then you'll get a run for your money!"
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I did not make the time I had dreamed of making. But I'll blame it on the blood gushing from my hands and knee! LOL
I run a relay here next month and I'm scared to death! Better not trip over anything! I go running with a good friend because she's doing the same race (thanks for putting up with me, Missy) and she expressed that most people say that this race is worse than a marathon and it's only half the distance (it will equal about a 1/2 marathon). AGH! She did it last year and her last leg of the race she spent crying and walking most of it and she had trained for six months prior to it. That truly scares the crap out of me!
ohmigoodness!!!thank you everyone for praying for us to have Nick find a job. Not only did he GET one (sucky economy...bah!), but it's a great one with lots of potential! It's been an ongoing thing with his department at his current job at USU (it's supposed to be 15 hours a week or less for a STUDENT...but they have loved him so much that they gave him full time hours---without benefits---until he could find another job. He's been doing this for almost 2 years now).
About a month ago, his boss's boss's boss (the VP of something rather) told him that he was "working on getting you a position here full time." We didn't hear anything else for about a month. We thought it was going to be something he couldn't follow through with and continued our searching. I bet we put in 100-115 applications. The economy is just so terrible right now...sigh...(good luck to all of you still searching for a job---you're in our thoughts and prayers).
Anyway, Nick received a call from
NuSkinto do an interview for a TL for the call center. We didn't imagine that he would get the job because there is no way he could know the amount of things that a person who has been working in the call center knows (policy and procedures, not to mention the million products). But we decided an interview is an interview. He went. He's had a few others, but this is the one that pulled the VP to Nick one day 2 weeks ago and told him, "kids raised in Utah County are weird...no way are you moving to Provo...etc..." (NO OFFENSE TO UTAH COUNTY RAISED INDIVIDUALS! I AM ONE PART OF YOU and a few parts Box Elder County with a pinch of Oregonian! DON'T BE IRRITABLE!) He said that he would get back to Nick a while later about it. He was still working on securing funds for the job.
Finally we heard back from him. Nick was called into his office and told about the position:
a part of the research team for the development department. In addition he would be the assistant to the VP.
He would travel instate with the VP to learn how to contact donors to help fund the school and would eventually move to a developer of the University. BIG, BIG time stuff. We are so grateful. Nick is such a hard worker and deserves this especially after all he does on a daily basis to be honest, patient and trustworthy. We are honored by this position. It also makes it super easy for him to get an MBA (half priced tuition, baby!). We are SO GRATEFUL! Thank you Father. thank you family and friends.
On another note: Pics of Cmonster
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Claire has the funniest mouth right now. She looks like she has a snaggletooth. She hates it when I look in her mouth, so I had to do a video of teasing-ness to get her to open it for all to see. She's a keeper!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The graduate.This is apparently, a tradition. Thanks Grampa Brad.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Best friends already.
I love Claire's ear in this shot!
I couldn't get very good shots of either of them, especially when I tried to get them to look at me. I still like this little smirk Gali has. She's such a keeper.
Other random photos include this one. No, it's not an advertisement for fisher price, it's just that Claire won't put her feet down for anything! She always has them resting on whatever she can. So, this is supposed to be a typical day with her eating her food with her feet resting one whatever is available.
These are 'butt in the air' shots. Lately, she's even started to walk in this position! She's so funny.
MOUTH FULLof teeth and I didn't even know it! How fast do these things usually take because those came with AMAZING speed. She's barley been grumpy, too. I'm so lucky.