Thursday, June 28, 2007

Entering Unfamiliar Territory

Well, tomorrow is my last day with my company! Yes, I resigned from my position as a Project Manager with 3M! Working from home and no travel was wonderful but the stress of my project load was wearing me down so it felt like the right thing to do! This means that I'm exploring two new unfamiliar territories. The first being the unfamiliar territory of the unemployed! Oh wait..actually I've been there and done that several years ago when one of the companies I worked for filed for bankruptcy and closed! But it was okay because it was during the telecom crash of Dallas and everyone was unemployed! So, the real new unfamiliar territory is that of being a stay-at-home mom (aka SAHM) Side note - it took me forever to realize what that acronym meant when I started reading posted comments on baby websites!! I may look at doing some part-time work or if another remote position becomes available I may take it because if you know me you know that I love to spend money which means I spend all of my own money and most of Josh's too! Wish me luck and I'll keep everyone posted on how it's going! I've been having this recurring nightmare that Jonah wakes up one morning and goes "What?!?! I have to play with you all day again?!?! Geez...When do I get to go back and play with my friends at school?!?!"

Visit from Mary and Gus

My good friends Mary and Gus from California were in town visiting so Jonah and I met up with them for lunch. I used to work with Mary at Perot Systems and she was our "road mother" when we traveled and always took care of us! I just love her to death and we always had the best time hanging out! She is orginally from Scotland and like me loves wine so what better place to live than near Napa Valley in California. She has since retired and her and Gus are traveling around visiting friends and enjoying retirement! I'm already looking forward to retirement. Is 30 too young to retire?? Anyway, this was the first time they had met Jonah and of course he loved them too! Within a few minutes he and Gus were hanging out checking out the bread selection at the restaurant! It was great to see them and I'm looking forward to their next trip back to Texas! Or who knows..we may just have to make a trip out to California!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Playing Catch Up!

Okay, I've slacked a little in the last few weeks on updating our blog and let me tell you have I heard about it from the Fam! So, here's a quick recap of what we've been up to:

1) Jonah attended his first birthday party for his friend Reese who just turned 1! He had so much fun playing that I had to post the picture of him after we got in the car and started heading back home! He was worn out.

2) It rained off and on all weekend during Memorial Day weekend so we didn't get a lot outdoor time but we finally managed to make it to the park for about an hour so Jonah could swing and play outside! He had so much fun! He loves being outside and throws a little temper tantrum when you bring him back in!

3) Uncle Jerod and Lauren came over to visit

4) Lounging Around in the Laundry Room

It's almost embarrassing to show this picture but I was sitting at the kitchen table on my laptop and noticed Jonah had gone into the Laudry Room and shut the door. After about 30 seconds I didn't hear anything coming from the laundry room so I decided to go check on Mr. J and when I opened the door this is how I found him! Glad to know that our very large pile of dirty clothes looked comfy enough to take a nap on!

6) Our very good friends Bryce and Shannon and their son Ryan finally left Las Vegas and moved back to Texas and guess where they moved to?? McKinney!!:) We are very excited that they are here! So this weekend Shannon brought Ryan over for a playdate with Jonah! They had fun playing cars and blowing bubbles and trying to escape out the window!

7) Wet Wipes Scandal

Hey Mom - I'm out of wipes. Could you get some more???

Well, that's it for now but we have a busy month of June ahead of us and I promise I will make more timely updates to the blog!

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