Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blogging Doldrums

It has been a while since I have added a new post on my blog. My sister was bugging me that she was tired of seeing the zoo on my blog, but I have been in the blogging doldrums as of late and I really don't know what to write about. I guess this month hasn't really been super exciting, but I will give you some updates and get this post out of the way.

I have spent most of this month, and the last couple of months looking for a part time job that would work around Trent's schedule. I think that is hard enough, so it was a fairly frustrating process. I interviewed for a personal training postion, but realized the hours wouldn't work. I thought about being a layers or modbe representative, but I wanted a more steady income. Finally, my sisters were applying for seasonal help at Target and I thought that would be perfect because I could work overnight. It wouldn't interfere with Trent's schedule at all. I sailed through the first two interviews and was very confident that it was in the bag. At my third interview they informed me that they couldn't hire me because I would be gone for Christmas. I was pretty bummed. Trent and I had already signed up to coach a club team together, but it wouldn't be enough money to help us out.

Last week the club director we will be working for emailed me and asked if we would be interested in coaching two teams. At first I thought, of course not. Then we thought about it and talked with the director and figured out that it will work and be a huge blessing. It will end up being the same amount of money I would have been making coaching club and working at Target combined. I am so relieved. We have been praying about this for a long time and I know that this was a blessing from Heavenly Father. We really needed this.

We went to the Texas State Fair with some of our friends. It was so fun. We saw a bmx bike show, huge livestock, went on a massive ferris wheel and ate more fried food than I have ever eaten in my life. It was so good. We had fried snickers, corn dogs, and funnel cake. I have to get pictures from my friend, so more are to come.

Aiden is changing everyday. He now waves hi and bye, claps his hands, crawls all over the place, and is climbing up on me and any furniture he sees. He makes me laugh everyday and has such a great personality. I am so blessed that I get to stay home with him. Being a mom is the greatest blessing in my life.

Trent is doing really well at his job. He is meeting he met his monthly goal yesterday and is really getting the hang of things. We go play in a YMCA volleyball league on Tuesday nights and usually try to play sand on weekends. The weather here is still pretty warm. Overall, I really can't complain. We are being blessed and I know the Lord is watching out for us. Maybe I needed to realize that to get out of my blogging doldrums.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Zoo

While Trent's parents were here we decided to go to the zoo. One of our(my) goals while we were there was to find animals that we look like and take pictures near them. We ended up using statues because they were easier to pose with than the real animals. I think we were pretty dead on with most of them. We were somewhat disappointed when we didn't get to see some of the animals. The elephant, giraffe, rhinocerous and gorilla were already in their cages by the time we got to them. It was a really fun day, we were glad that we could spend time with Trent's parents.

This is the biggest snake I have ever seen.