Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Beginnings!

Well, I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo! I have "qualified" and have been put into the pool so that when work comes available I will be called in. They have told me it could be the end of May or possibly not until the beginnign of Spet. I really am hoping for Sept, because it means alot less childcare issues for us. Both Kanina nd Trinity will be in full days at school so it will only be before and after school care on the days that Ross isn't home.

This week brought Kanin's 7th birthday and Ross's 34th birthday. The benefits of having the boys birthdays on the same day mean that because I gave hima son for his birthday I don't have to stress to much on gifts for him! lol Kanin got a good haul. I'll be back to post pictures from his party last weekend and his family birthday from wednesday.

Gramma is still in the hospital, but physically doing much better. If only the dementia would slow down now! :( We are just waiting on getting her into a care home, but it could take a long time!

This week will brings lots of appointments, lots of sewing and my parents 37th wedding anniversary.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This week brings the need for prayers. My Gramma is still not doing well and we believe it's just a matter of time before she joins my Granpa in heaven. It's been a tough couple of weeks. I've been trying to see her as often as I can, but it's not often enough for my liking. :(
So if you're the praying type, please say a few for her to go in peace.

The kids must have spring fever or something because the fighting is INSANE!!!!!! I'm about to lose my mind with them. Of course the weather isn't cooperating as I wish it would. I'm so sick of the snow.

The puppy, our sweet little Eva has been nothing but trouble the last week. Accidents galore and alot of biting. I'm hoping once she's fixed this will all get under control.

The interview on wednesday went well, but it's nothing that will be happening anytime soon. If I "qualify" from this interview then I will be put into a pool and when the work spaces open up, I will be offered a position. They are not anticipating any of this until end of May or possibly not until Sept. It actually wouldn' t be such a bad thing if it was Sept. brcause then the kids could go into the before and after school program and I wouldn't have to search for a day home for them. So cross your fingers again that it happens.....but not till Sept. We can manage till then, we always do! :)

I'll be back later to post some pictures of Trinity's Dance recital from last nite. Of course my camera battery died part way thru so I'm hoping I got at least a few decent pics.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Well I'm not sure what happened to February. I had good intentions of keeping this updated on a regualr basis, but life has this way of "getting in the way".

February saw our 9th wedding anniversary. I can't believe that it's been 9 years already.

March hasen't brought us much good news so far. My Gramma has been readmitted to the hospital. She fell out of bed and cracked her head open on the nite stand. She's been doing poorly for some time now, but this was it. She is staying in the hospital now until they can find a bed for her in a facility with a higher level of care.

Miss Trinity also had to have her 2 front teeth pulled on thursday. They put her under general anestetic and she did very well considering. The roots on these teeth are insane! You can definatley tell they were no wehre near ready to come out. I'm guessing my beauty will be without her front teeth for more than a year! :(

This month is the start of a new life for us though. I have continued my job search to work outside the home and next week I have an interview for a position that would drastically change our lives. So cross your fingers for me and I'll definatley keep you posted! It's going to be rough leaving the kids but I think that this will be well worth it in the long run. Daycare has become a bit more of a problem though. I can't believe that there is so few daycares in our area and the ones that are open and accepting new children the prices are INSANE!!!!! It's frightening!

I've got some orders to finish up so I best getting moving on them today.

Lots of sales in my Etsy store this week:

And in my store as well:

Saturday, January 31, 2009

January is almost gone! Thank goodness! I can't take much more of this crappy weather. We're sure this is the most snow we've had in years.....not to mention the temps. OMG!!!! FREEZING is an understatement!

It was a busy week for us. My parents returned from their warm holiday only to find out that my Gramma was in the hospital. It seems everytime they leave, something happens to her. Her dementia is getting worse. My parents have to move her to a nursing home with a higher level of care.
Prayers for her would be greatly appreciated!

The dentist called with an OR date for Trinity to have her teeth extracted. So March 5th is the big day. I'm sooooooooooo not looking forward to this.

I have been busy plugging away at the sewing. The Indiana Jones tee was a huge hit. So I've been up to my ears in Indy. The Minnie Me dress has been hugly popluar as well, so I've been making a number of those as well. I have a few new things and some resells up on Etsy again, so check them out!

Well it's off to sew again......till next time.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Well what a hectic week/end!

Thursday Kanin lost his very first tooth! How exciting! We were totally unprepared though! I had to make him a pillow case with a pocket for his tooth and the tooth fairy needed to get writing a letter! ;)

Friday started with what should have been a routine appointment. Trinity was to go to the dentist to have a filling. BUT when we got there we found out that she needed extractions, because the cavaties had gotten so bad.

This did not thrill me as the last dentist let us wait so long for an apt with a specialist when she should have treated it as an emergency back then! So alas, here we are, needing to have my beautiful Miss Trinity's 2 front teeth pulled well before she's due to be missing them! We got to the specialist who will do the extraction later on friday and she said that the best way is to put the kids under. I'm so not looking forward to another hospital trip and ANOTHER baby under anesetic! But the dentist seems fabulous.

Friday evening and Saturday I worked on orders. I had 4 new ones come in this week, so I have to get busy! I'll be working hard all week. Then it was visiting with friends on saturday evening and off to the doctor sunday morning to have paper work filled out for Miss Trinity's extraction. They need a form filled out by your family doctor. So 2 hrs in the waiting room for that, then rush home have lunch and take the kids to the afternoon movie (Madagascar 2) that we promised for them both being so good about their teeth this week!
Then we had to go visit Great Gramma in her nursing home for her 82nd birthday! We had a nice visit. She loves to see the kids.

Tonite it's baths, stories betime for the kids and more work for mommy! I need a vacation! ;)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Well I thought it was about time I joined the ranks!

2009 is going to be a good year for us and I thought what better way to share it then to start a blog!
The year has started off well for us so far. Kanin is being followed by the center for Tramatic brain injury (following his fall this past summer). Kanin is in Beavers till the end of spring and Trinity is in Sparks and Dance. I just can't get over how they have grown! How can my "babies" be almost 6 and almost 7 in a few short months?!?!?

The kids are both doing well in school and enjoying the newest member of our family! Eva the Shorkie puppy! She's been quite a handful. I think the kids both slept better than this little pup does.

Ross is going into the New Year by applying for some new positions within the police force and we're hoping that he finds something that he's happy doing.

I am still trying to keep afloat with and the toy parties. The economy in the US is not being kind though to the clothing business. People just don't have that disposable income they once did. But I will hang in there thru the tough times. Once sept comes and they are both in school full time, I can consider working outside the home.

I have listed some new things on Etsy, you can check them out here:

And this is my newest creation! Finally something for the boys!

There will be lots more for the girls over the coming weeks.