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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Holy smokes I haven't posted in a while!

The last month has been so busy. June usually is, the weekends always seem to be booked. We had a wonderful time at our family reunion. The family is just as crazy and lovable as ever! We spent the night, and new baby did not handle hotel sleeping very well at all. He was so very tired, but refused to fall asleep. He cried and cried before finally passing out. He woke up crying several times. Old baby only woke up once, and he was very happy to have a whole queen sized bed all to himself.

We were back home from our trip maybe two hours when my husband received a phone call from someone affiliated with his office, and told him he was being let go. No reason given other than they are an "at will" employer. I say the person who called was "affiliated", because my husband didn't even know who the guy was. It was all very surreal. Luckily, my husband had two or three interviews within just a few weeks, which was very heartening. In the past, it has taken months before he could even get an interview. I think the industry standard right now is three months between jobs. He is working for a new corporation since June 25th, but he's not too sure yet if it's "the one". He got the job through the temp agency, and luckily it is just a short drive across the highway from our home. I'm certainly enjoying sharing the dropping the kids off at day care duties. Hubby drives old baby to his day care which is about 10 minutes from the house, and I drop new baby off at his place which is about 3 blocks away. This has saved me an hour and a half off my commute every day. Yes, I 'm definitely liking it!

We had a 4th of July BBQ at my sister in law's house, with a wonderful fireworks show just a few blocks away. Old baby did great with the fireworks. He said he didn't like them, but he watched the whole thing. He was griping about not being able to sit in my husband's chair ("I don't WANT to sit in your lap!!") to hopping right into my lap as the first firework went off. New baby was sitting with my dad until about the 5th explosion, then he came running too! He fell asleep about 5 minutes into the show, and didn't wake up again until I was settling him into his car seat. Lugging 30 pounds of sleeping 18 month old has left me a bit sore in the arms today!

We are driving to Aptos on Saturday, which is right between Santa Cruz and Monterey, for our friend Seth's wedding. I am so looking forward to it, and trying not to think too much about the 2 1/2 hour drive there and back. I wish we could stay the night, but the hotel they are getting married at is a 2 night minimum at $350 per night. Yeouch! Wren and Scott are in the wedding, so they have a room, and George is officiating, so he and Jen have a room too. They said we can use their space to get dressed. It will be nice not to drive 180 miles in panty hose! Jen might drive over with us, because she can't go until Saturday, and George is driving up Friday afternoon. It would be nice to get all caught up with her! I still haven't heard all the juicy details from her and George's wedding in April. They were married in Hawaii, so we couldn't make it.

My sisters, dad and I are planning a big 60th birthday bash for my mom. It has a Hawaiian Luau theme, which she knows about but what she doesn't know is that we hired hula dancers! It is going to be so much fun! I am in charge of making all the desserts. I am actually really going to enjoy that part. Desserts are really my thing. Except pies, can't make those to save my life!

Well, this post is way too long so I think I'll pack it in. Hopefully, I'll be able to write more often.

3 Comments:

  • Hey, glad to see your still around and kicking. Hope things smooth out for you this month. I can certainly sympathize with having a rough month. Things were difficult here too.

    Enjoy the wedding and your mom's upcoming birthday party!

    By Blogger Helen, at 4:35 PM  

  • Yay for desserts! They're the funnerest and easiest to make (mostly!)

    :)

    By Blogger Squishi, at 5:26 PM  

  • Hi,

    Sorry I haven't been commenting - am really busy at the moment and will be for the next month or so. Just wanted to let you know I'm still reading though :)

    By Blogger Mel & Seigo, at 6:43 PM  

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