Friday, July 15, 2011

New Updates for the Past Year...

Since I haven't blogged in quite some time, I will update everyone on where our family is right now.

In the past year Tim has finished Paramedic school and is now a full fledged Paramedic/Firefighter/Engineer. He loves what he does and I love his work schedule since he is home quite a bit. He is planning on going back to school soon (hopefully not at the same time as me) to get his Bachelors. I hope he stops there, but he has mentioned that his goal is to eventually get his Masters. YIKES!!!

He has been the best dad our kids could ever ask for and he surprises me everyday with how much energy he has to play with Connor. He can't wait until the boys are a bit older so he can take them hunting, fishing, camping, and play different sports with them. He recently told me that once they are old enough, I am never going to see them anymore because they will be out and about with their dad. I hope that is the case because I would LOVE some me time. Yay I have spa days in the future to look forward to! ;)

In the past year I have had three different jobs (with the same company) and the most recent one I will start when I go back from maternity leave. I feel like I have hopped from job to job but I am quite certain I will be in this department for quite some time because I can't go any higher without a Bachelors degree.

I start back in school in August this year and I am going back for my BS in Informatics IT. I figured a computer degree is a good degree to get these days. I can't wait until it's all over since I am not one who enjoys school.

One thing I am really happy about is that I recently underwent a little surgery to fix my ears. I have been so self-conscious about them my whole life and now I don't have to worry about it anymore! They turned out looking better than I ever imagined. :)

In the past year Connor has started going to preschool and will start Pre-K at our local elementary school in August this year. I can't believe how old he is. Time flew by too fast.

Since I have been off work on maternity leave, I have really tried to increase his knowledge about different things. He has now mastered the recognition of letters and the sounds that they make. He is working on putting words together such as "man" "mom" and "bug". We have also taught him a few Spanish words; mainly colors and numbers 1-20. That's pretty much the only Spanish I know, so we are most likely stopping there. Haha.

Connor now attends swim school every Saturday morning and recently started floating on his back all by himself. After swim class last Saturday my sister and I went to our Grandma's house to swim with Connor. I felt so old when he told me "I don't need your help anymore, I can do it all by myself." I was so tempted to quit taking him to swim just so he would still need my help. I'm not old enough for my kids to not need me anymore. :( But I guess that's life and I should be proud that my son is learning to do things on his own.

As for our family, we moved into my parents old home since they downsized to a one-story. It has been such a blessing to us. I don't know how we would have had two kids in the home we used to be in. We would have gone CRAZY!!! I just hope we don't have to down size when we go to buy another house because I have gotten very used to this square footage. :)

Nothing else is new other than that. Better stop blogging so I can eat some lunch before Tyler has to eat.

Welcome Tyler Jett!!

Ok, ok, I know. I haven't updated this blog in a year! A lot has happened in the past year for our family....but the most important thing that has happened is the birth of our second child Tyler Jett. He was born on June 18, 2011 at 1:51pm. He weighed in at a whopping 8 pounds and he was 20 inches long. Labor was extremely easy and lasted just under 4 hours. Here are a few pictures that I have taken over the past 3 weeks.

*Hospital Pictures*

*Tyler at 2 Days Old*

*Connor and Tyler (Connor ADORES his little brother!)*

*Tyler at 3 weeks*

Tyler's Room....which actually used to be my room growing up. :)

Life has been really fun the past few weeks while I have been off work. I have been able to spend time with Tim, Connor, and now Tyler. Tyler sleeps ALL the time and he is such a good baby. He only cries when he is hungry....and I don't even know if I can really call it a cry since it's more like a whimper. I have been so blessed with really easy kids. Which is a good reason to stop while I'm ahead ;)

We are planning on taking a quick family vacation to Cali before I have to go back to work. I can't wait!

I will definitely try to update our blog at least once every other month, but I can't make any guarantees. :)