Monday, September 29, 2008

Jacob's awesome knit hat

Yay so I finally took the pics of Jacob wearing his cool hat Catherine knitted for him. Have I expressed my desire to learn how to knit? I don't think I have but it is somethings that I would really like to learn.
Anywho.... here are the pics! He looks adorable in it! Can't wait until it's snowing!

He'll get used to it!


We all have choices in our lives, everything is a choice. Sometimes you make the wrong ones.

I talked with my old District Manager today. I miss that job so much! I'm talking about the pottery painting store. I loved it so much. The only thing I didn't love was the teenagers who really didn't care about their quality of work, or serving the customer.

Anyway, talking with her just brought up in my mind the choice I made to leave. There were circumstances that now I look back on and think I could have handled differently.

My co manager had just left, along with most of the staff. We were heading into the bussiest part of the year, with a brand new staff who didn't know their head from their ass and really didn't care to learn. I was also supposed to train the new manager they hired to take my place ( I honestly think they were hoping to transfer me to the new store they opened) and training the assistant manager, along with 6 or so new employees.
Things weren't getting done correctly, making more work for me. I would go in to work at 8:30am, if not earlier, and stay until 6 or so, come home make and eat dinner, and more often than not end up going back in!
Anyway, the end of my working there. I sort of had a breakdown. I was under alot of stress, feeling very overworked and underappreciated, and had just found out I was preggo and was worried about having another miscarriage. So I talked with the owner and decided I needed to step out and not work anymore.

It's a double edged sword you know. What would have happened if I had stayed? We wouldn't be in the financial dilema we are in right now. But I think it's for the best. I was able to fully enjoy my pregnancy and not worry about the chemicals harming him.
Also I would have had to go back to work 6 weeks after having Jacob. I couldn't imagine doing that! I cherish everyday I get to spend with him. Sometimes it bugs me because I don't get any alone time, but for the whole it's the best thing ever. When he looks at me and smiles just seeing my face, it's the happiest part of my day!
Talking with her today she said that if I were staying in AZ I would be more than welcome to come back and work for them. Just got me thinking about things you know.
That was probably the happiest I have ever been at a job. I got to wear what I wanted to, I was an awesome manager, I enjoyed most of my employees and working with them, I loved seeing what people painted and I loved helping do handprints and such for kids.
Maybe we will end up opening our own store eventually. I'm sure it's different when you are the owner though. Who knows, time will tell.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I love getting packages, who doesn't!! Last week my friend Catherine sent me an email saying she was going to be sending me something. I went and got the mail last night and it was here!
She read on here about my trying to get this one outfit for Jacob but couldn't get it due to the store not being a cold weather store. Catherine lives in Boston and was able to get it!!! She bought the outfit and a 2pack of long sleeved onesies for Jacob!!!

She also knitted a really cute blue beanie for him. I'll take a pic tomorrow of him wearing it. Thank you so much Catherine for thinking of Jacob and I. It means alot to me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Every day I am amazed by my son.
Just looking at him, watching him do things and learn how to do things is amazing to me. How much I love him is amazing.
Lately he has started to play with his hands. He sits and turns his hand over from front to back, and I just sit and watch.
I love watching him roll over, or flail about on his tummy. I love watching him play with his toys. I love just sitting back and looking at this amazing little person.
I'm sure every mother says this, but he is the cutest baby ever! I love him more than I could ever put into words.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby things

Today Jacob and I had lunch with Sara! It was so nice to have lunch with an adult! LOL. While lunching I gave Jacob his sippy cup. These things are great! You can tip them upside down and they don't leak. That is unless your son chews on them. He had water all over the tray for the highchair!! I grabbed (nicely lol) the cup from him and looked at the spout, and noticed what was wrong. The spout has 3 slits in it making two pieces. The pieces are connected on both side. Well my son chewed one side off of each piece, opposite sides! And the sides that were left connected weren't too far from coming off either.
He hasn't had these cups for that long! They sell replacement spouts but like I said he hasn't had them long, one for only 1 month! I'm going to email the company and let them know what happened.
After lunch today I went over to Carter's to get some winter clothes for Jacob since we'll be living in the cold! There was one outfit that I had specifically seen at the Carter's in CA and also at Babies R Us here. I didn't see it anywhere in the store so I asked about it. The lady said she was pretty sure she knew what outfit I was talking about and pulled out their book. We found it, and she told me that it's only available at cold weather stores!! Of course living in Phoenix this isn't a cold weather store! I'm so bummed! It was a 3 piece outfit, a fleece vest and pants, and a long sleeved onesie. There were 3 different colors. I was so looking forward to buying him it. So I guess I'll just have to look when I get out to CA. They had it at BRU the other day, but they only had 1 and it was a 24 month not a 12 month.
Jacob is 7 1/2 months old now! I am amazed by him more and more every day. No crawling yet but he is getting more active. He can reach pretty far to get some toys and sit himself back up without falling over. When he does fall over he falls forward so then he ends up on his tummy. From that position he can move himself all around in circles, and usually ends up flipping himself over.
I've been keeping busy packing and decluttering. My mom has been coming over for a couple hours every day to play with Jacob that way I can get packing done. There is still so much to do! We are planning on having a garage sale next Friday and Saturday. Hope we sell lots!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

time flies

Ugh, things just get so hectic and I get wrapped up I completely forget I have a blog LOL!!
So let's see, Jacob and I had a wonderful trip to CA. We were there for 1 1/2 weeks. It was so nice!!
We got the money we need to move!!! So we are now working on getting things packed and organized as we set a moving date of October 10. I just hope we can stick to it. Yesterday I contacted a couple property management companies so they can manage renting our house out for us. It's gonna cost some money up front that we don't have right now but we are working on coming up with it.
Here are some pictures of Jacob. He's been teething alot lately, but no signs of teeth yet.