I haven't been on my post (or others) in months (Feb)! I kind of boycotted my blog for awhile.... I just got burnt out keeping our post updated. But I think I am ready to come back to sharing our lives to the web. I try to be better at updating this blog.
Lets start with the updates...
We have been living in the house my mom owns since Feb. For about the first 4 months we lived in the upstairs but then agreed to move down to the basement apartment so they could rent the 5 bedroom upstairs out. We have gone to the 1 bedroom apartment (Gavin is in the hall way that has two doors on each side...so it is a really small bedroom:) ... the apartment is a lot smaller than we have been use to in a really long time... but we feel very blessed to have a place to live in and food on the table (well if we had enough room to fit a table in our apartment). It has been a very humbling experience....it has reminded me that not the most important thing in life is the huge house we own, or nice cars, or expensive clothing, but that it is our friends and family!!!
Our townhouse is rented out... the first guy we rented out to in Fed. was crazy! We were able to rent it out to a young cute couple. I feel grateful to be able to find good renters!
Corey has been working at FedEx Home Delivery since about June... The guy he worked for over Christmas season last year called and asked if he would come work for him. It is an o.k. job. Now don't be confused.... he doesn't work for FedEx... FedEx Home Delivery is own by a contractor and so that means it is a third party. Corey doesn't get benefits, and no time off. He works Tuesday-Saturday. Corey has expressing that he wants to going to school...which is GREAT but hard to pull off with his current job since he doesn't have a set schedule...he pretty has to work until the packages are gone...making him coming home different every night. He is still looking for another job that he can go to school and offer him things such as benefits. But I must add we do feel blessed that he has a job since he didn't have a job for almost a full year. He enjoys watching the Jazz games and spending time with his son Gavin.
Mindy has been working for Anderson Merchandisers since March. I am working at the Taylorsville Wal*Mart putting out the Cd's and Books. I put out the new music & books, I also organize the areas and restock the shelf's with the current items. I get to listen to my ipod as I work and occasionally help customers. I am able to have adult conversations and truly LOVE my job. I feel so blessed since this has been a wonderful job for me. I pretty much work whenever I want. Since I have been working their since March I have gone in at different times but since Corey has be to work so early I go in about 10:00 p.m. (or whenever I get Gavin down for the night). Gavin doesn't know that I am gone working and I love that since I have wanted to be a stay home mom but at the same time I am helping out with the financial area. This has been a great blessing in our family. Since Corey doesn't have insurance through his job we have some coverage with my job....even though it isn't the GREATEST we still have more than nothing at all. I have enjoyed living in Herriman because I have been able to get with some of my family and friends more often. When not working I am taking care of Gavin and really enjoy my little boy. He has been the best thing in my life... he has the cutest personality and keeps me on my toes.
Gavin is having a birthday here in a week and 2 days. I can't believe that he is going to be 2! Where did the time go? He has changed so much! The last couple of months he has been talking more and more. His first word was momma... that of course made me proud! He then started saying: Apple, Ball, No, Mine, Books, Cars, Water, Scary, Popcorn,Thank you (One time changing his dirty diaper at church he told me Thank you... it made it so much more worth it when he said that), Mindy (it is the cutest when he says my name:), Barney, poopy, Daddy, sit (he wants us to sit with him on the couch or the ground), Daddy go? (I will then tell him he is at work... he then will repeat the word work), and the list goes on and on. We bought him a big boy bed for his birthday but haven't put it up yet. About two weeks ago he started to climb out of his crib... now putting him down for naps and bed is a little bit more challenging but we are over coming it.... but I guess we must put his big boy bed up now :). He is a head strong toddler! He loves being with his mom and dad. I really don't know how I was so blessed with such a wonderful, smart, talented, loving little boy. He often reminds us to pray over the food by just folding his arms... it really is the cutest thing ever! People always think he is older than he really is because he is so tall... I love having a boy that I can wrestle with!.
So, I go could go on and on about Gavin... must end now since he is awake.. I need to go do the motherly things.
Till we meet again.. hopefully it won't take me another 7 months for me to write :)