About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New year, rough start.

I haven't posted anything in what is now more than a year. I had decided to limit my time on the computer, as I'm easily distracted by what else is out there on the internet, and wanted to spend more time with my kids. Whereas, last year was a slow start, this year's been more of a rough start. I worked at Six Flags last year till the end of June, then started with a temp agency at the same factory as Sean in the beginning of July. January 3rd of this year, and all the temps were laid off as work had slowed that much. So here I am, enjoying the time I get to spend with my kids, but unfortunately, we need for me to be working with all the bills we have to pay.
Jessa gave birth to her second son, Theo, at the end of September, so now Ayla's kind of out numbered by the boys among the grand-kids.
Ayla will be 7 years old next week. Tyler is now 15 months old, and is in to everything, enjoying the word "hot". Come the end of June, we'll be welcoming another child, and our last. We find out February 21 which gender the newest member of our household will be.
So everyday, I'm looking for and applying to jobs, even though it's only 5 and half months before I have to take a month and half, at least, off from whichever job I may be employed at at the time.
We're moving again this year. We're hoping to buy our first house, but not going to settle. If anything, when our lease is up, we'll find another place to rent, until we find the right house.
Day to day life is pretty much the same, but that's okay.
I may try to update a little more this year, but no promises. I'm going to enjoy cuddling on the couch with my kids for as long as I can.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Slow start to a new year

So I didn't update anything after my last post when I was on leave from work. Tyler finally made his debut October 9, 2015, which is his paternal Grandma's birthday too. He was a whole 9 pounds, 15 ounces and 22 inches long. He's now 3 months old, big sister Ayla isn't sure if she adores him, is jealous of him, or both. It's been a roller coaster with her lately. I left my job at the college, as I was going 20 hours a day between taking care of a new born and making sure Ayla and Sean got up in time for work/school, and I'm one of those people that need more sleep than that.

I've definitely enjoyed the time with my family that I wasn't getting to spend with them while working the shift I was on. I'm currently looking for a part time job so that I can help with finances, but still be with my family.
Ayla's been enjoying school, asking several times why school can't go all week long, and why they have to have two "home days".

Tyler's starting to explore and swing/grab at things near him, as well as chewing on things even more, as seen in the picture above. 
Ayla's turning 6 at the end of the month...It's hard to believe, events like make me feel my age....and I'm not that old. 
Spending more time with Jessa and Sanatra, and enjoying it, though with the way Sanatra and Ayla act, you'd think they were siblings, not cousins....
In the meantime, just enjoying the time with my family, and waiting for the right door to open.
I hope all of your new year is off to a great start and may the year be a good one.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fall 2015 update

So it's been almost a year since my last post. Things sure have changed in that year. I had planned on going back to Six Flags St. Louis for the 2015 season, then got a full time job offer from a local community college, so I've been there since February. We found out the first week of my new job that I was pregnant with our second child, a boy.
Baby Tyler's official due date is October 4, but we're hoping a little sooner. Ayla is excited that we're having a boy, because "Grandpa needs a grandson". Tyler will be the only one on Sean's side, and the second on my side. We moved into a bigger apartment back in May, to prepare for the coming baby. I'm currently on leave from work until at least six weeks after Tyler is born, another reason we want him to arrive a little sooner. The sooner he's here, the less unpaid leave I'll have to take, since I'm not eligible for FMLA yet.

Ayla's gone fishing with Sean a few times this year, and has caught a few fish.
This was her first catch back in June.
She's going fishing with Sean again today, and I get to go see a movie with Mom and Jessa later. 


Ayla started kindergarten this year, it's hard to believe she's going to be 6 in just a few more months. She likes school and her teacher, and is disappointed that school isn't everyday, and that they usually have two "home days" a week. Today's a holiday, so she had three home days this weekend, and she's already asking about going to school again. 
She's lost two of her bottom teeth, and the replacements are coming in already. She's not too thrilled about going to the dentist for a check-up, but that won't be anything after we have her allergies tested next week. A check-up at the dentist will be a walk in the park after that. 
She's been going to Taekwondo with Sean once a week, which she likes for the most part, when she's not tired, as she gets to see Uncle Jason and Master 'Nard....since she still can't say Barnard. 

Not a whole lot else going on, aside from preparing and waiting for Baby Tyler to arrive, and getting Ayla to and from school, since we don't have her riding the school bus currently. 
Hopefully Tyler will be here within the next 2-3 weeks. 
Can't wait to meet our newest bug.