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First Hospital Visit, Possible Move, TV Obsessions, and More


First Hospital Visit

Well, we’ve had an eventful last week! I had to go to the ER – it was Ariana’s first time in a hospital. I was nervous having her around so many sick people, but she did fine and stayed healthy. I was better about the third day and it looks like things might finally be looking up for me, I’m so tired of being sick! I’m looking forward to being good and healthy from now on. πŸ™‚

Smiles and Coos

Ariana is really starting to show her little personality! She grins at me every morning after she’s eaten and her favorite game is making faces with me. We coo and giggle back and forth and she just thinks it’s the greatest thing in the world. What I don’t think she fully appreciates is that it is the greatest thing in the world. πŸ™‚ Here is a video of those little smiles and coos I love so much:


Are We Moving Again?!


We are caught in a bit of a dilemma right now! Justin and I both really want to move back to Dallas because we want Ariana to be around her grandparents, but Justin absolutely loves his job. We’ve decided that the best plan (if it’s at all possible) will be for Justin to do summer school here and then we’ll pack up and move! I have a feeling him finding a job is going to be fairly easy, Spanish teachers are a “critical needs” area in many places. Right now we’re really wanting to move to Carrollton, and when Justin spoke with them last week they apparently sounded desperate for Spanish teachers. We are going to hate moving from Kingwood and Justin’s great job and our great apartment and the great church we have here, but we’ve decided that it’s time to make our life a bit more permanent and stable. If we do move to Dallas, it’s going to be the first time we’ve ever moved anywhere with the intent of staying! We’ll probably rent a place for a couple of years before buying a house, but we’re looking at living in the northern Dallas area, Carrollton or Plano or even Richardson. Nothing is set in stone yet, we certainly don’t know if this is even going to be possible or even likely, but that’s the plan we’re hoping for.

A Bit Sad…
On a bit of a more personal note, I am really bummed right now, one of my best friends is moving to HAWAII in a couple of months and while that’s a cool deal for her I’m SO sad about it! I hope to enjoy the couple of months we’ve still got!

Lost in Obsession
Justin and I have returned to our obsession about Lost. Greatest. Show. Ever. We have a standing appointment with ABC every Thursday at 7. If you don’t watch it – you’re missing out, and don’t start! I told Justin it’s like a drug – you can’t wait to get your fix and after you do, the only thing you can think is, “What am I doing to myself?! I hate this thing!” Really, though, it probably is one of the greatest and most brilliant shows ever devised. Very clever and smart and entertaining and kind of obsessive. πŸ˜‰

Cloth Diapering
I love cloth diapering, especially now that I have enough cloth diapers! It’s a lot easier than I thought it would be and saves a ton of money and landfill space. I would recommend anyone with a baby (and a washer/dryer in house) to look into it, it’s not nearly as complicated as I think people think it is!

Well that’s all that’s new with us! I should go do the dishes while my sugar plum is still asleep. πŸ™‚

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1 Comment»

  Rachel wrote @

So….. I think Forney schools are in need of Spanish teachers. Forney really is a booming city. Lots and lots to do here! =)

And yeah, Lost is definitely a brilliant show.

AND, you have an ADORABLE little baby. AND if you lived in the Forney(ish) area her and Carissa could grow up together. Really, there’s nothing fun in Carrollton or any of those other cities. Forney, TX is the place to be!!!!!

But wherever you live, at least you will be closer than you are now!


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