Friday, October 26, 2012

The New Apartment

Our old apartment while packing

Bedroom closet

Our room

Our big windows in our room

Hallway closet


The kitchen

Otherside of Kitchen

Hallway closet and our door

Porch View

The porch

One side of the living room

The corner of the living room

The dining room

Our laundry room
We have been in our new place a little more than a month.  We are finally all settled in.  Been trying to find curtains that we like but we are having no luck.  Our new ward is very friendly and we are enjoying the new place.  I figured I would post some pictures of our new place. 

My 27th Birthday

I turned 27 today, where does the time go?  I swear it was just yesterday that I was just learning to drive and all of a sudden I am 27.  Every birthday that I have is a blessing.  I was born premature and almost did not make it so I am blessed each year.  My heart always goes out to my birth mom who gave me live and I always wonder what she is doing on my birthday.  I have also been blessed with my mother now and am so grateful for all that she does for me. 

 I was complaining earlier that I was going to have to go to work on birthday.  I didn't have to go to work because I hurt my back and have been on leave from work for a week now.  So, for some reason on October 19th I woke up at 6:30am for no reason.  Jason had to leave early for work so he was gone already.  My mom had sent me my birthday package a few weeks early and so I was dying to open it.  I was good for a few hours and opened it about ten o'clock.  Inside the box was a sweet card from my mom and family friend Rafa.  I also got a gift card to Cafe Rio from my sister.  Jason and I love chocolate covered cinnamon bears so there was 2lbs of them in my box.  Also got a gift card to Kohl's and Victoria Secret.  Jason suprised me with tickets to a Utah Jazz game vs. Washington Wizards.  It was so sweet. He knows I love the Jazz and they were going to be in town close to where we live.  So, I am excited.

When he came home from work he came in with a dozen red roses and my other gift which was the 5th season to the Big Bang Theory.  I love that show, it makes me laugh.  We went to eat at Red Robin because they give out free birthday burgers if your a part of the Red royalty card. It was a good time.  We went to the store and spent some of my gift cards and I got stocked up on body sprays from Victoria Secret.  

My roses from Jason
It was a great birthday weekend.  I love cinnabons and we went and got some in stead of a birthday cake.  It was delicious.  I am so blessed to have a great family who loves me.  I had so many sweet messages and phone calls from people.  I am extremely grateful for all my friends and family. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My New Job and Happenings

I started a new job on October 8th at a Children's Center called Winwood. It has been a week since I started and I love it.  I take care of toddlers ages 16 mo to 24 mos.  There adorable and so cute.  Diaper changing has been an experience.  On Thursday I hurt my back at work lifting up a toddler. I was walking very awkwardly and in a lot of pain.  But this past weekend we went to Richmond to visit Jason's parents.  Jason's dad was having surgery on his bladder to take out some cancer and get chemotherapy.  It was a tender moment but he is doing well.  God was watching out over him during the surgery. 

 So Monday  I went into the doctors to get it checked out.  As of right now I am on workers comp and am at home resting my back.  They gave me muscle relaxers, pain medicine and gave me physical therapy. Unfortunately physical therapy is not possible till Monday.  So, I have been at home resting my back.  I am going back to the doctors on Monday to see what the next step is going to be. 

I am not the most patient person when it comes to sitting around doing nothing but I have had time to sit back and strengthen my faith.  I am so grateful for a working body and the saying is true, "You never know what you miss till it is gone."  I miss a good working back. But, I am grateful for my health and for wonderful doctors who are working with me to get better.