God is good!

This week has been the craziest most eventful week of my life. I have become 3 new things all in a matter of 2 days. I have begun my full-time nanny position with the most awesome kids and parents :) I have become a graduate student in Boise State’s Counselor Education program. And by far most importantly I have become an Aunt to themost beautiful, perfect, sweetest little boy named Timothy David :)

Usually these big life events are spread out in time and staggered among family members… but this time our entire family had huge events happening. Lindsey started undergrad college at Boise State and moved out of “the nest”. My parents sent their youngest kid to a faraway land for school – I am told that is somewhat of a nest shaker ;) They also became first time grandparents – also a huge event I am told ;) I already mentioned my school and work changes. After a day and a half of labor, Nicole freed Timmy from the dark abyss. Apparently he loved it there… it was quite a struggle for her, Mark, and the doctors to get him out. If you want an awesomely detailed version of the story, see Mark’s facebook – the Dad’s perspective of birth :) The short version: 32 hours of labor (correct this if I’m wrong Nicole), 3.5 hours of pushing, lots of anxiety and prayer, and no baby. A C-section was in order… but even that was a fight – Timmy was positioned in the birthing canal just right/wrong so that he couldn’t go the natural route and had to be shimmied a lot to be manually pulled out of her uterus. Make sense? However, he was born at 2:01 on August 25th – 8 lbs 15 oz. and 21 inches of beautiful baby :)

The coolest part of all of this is seeing that love gush from Mark and Nicole… it’s quite a sight.



I've been ignoring this blog.... no reason, no good excuses. So I'm just going to type stuff as it comes to me... if you don't like reading disorganized ramblings.... just go eat a cookie or something.

I've been in Idaho for a month now, and quite a bit has happened... and not happened.

I feel dumb saying this because it's so apparent... but God has been guiding this new part of my life from the very start. I've been frustrated, royally pissed, stressed to almost the max, and ridiculously excited all b/c of all this mumbo jumbo.

I've been looking for an apartment since March/April... and I am just now applying for my first one. I'm not one to make quick decisions or to choose something when I haven't seen all my options. So it took a lot of searching to find the golden ticket. This place that I've chosen to apply for has met 90% of all my requirements. But... that doesn't mean that's where I'm supposed to be - so I'll be excited when I get the call. Patience is being tested and stretched - but all for a good reason... right God??

Speaking of searching... Chris is still searching for a job out here and has resorting to searching/applying for jobs in CA b/c no one is hiring out here. I know he will be where he is supposed to be... but we both thought that that would be Boise in a very short time. And maybe it will be.

I've been rescued from a $1,500 Volkswagen service department bill - ya. Thank you Jesus for warranties. I lost my phone for a few hours... and luckily found it in a park on the AF base... had I dropped it 1 second later it would have been parking lot roadkill.

I work for two awesome families - families that hardly know me but are so generous to me... how did I land such a great job? I have so much freedom at this job, and they are so trusting - it's a great feeling. Working at the daycare was awesome, but this job has such a great pace...it's exactly what I needed.

I've been spending a lot of time with my sister and bro-in-law and the bun in the oven - it's crazy to say that this is the most time we have spent together in 5 years? That doesn't sound right b/c it's so long...but it's true. Timothy is going to have such a great life :) The kid already has an awesome room... mostly everything on the walls were made/decorated by Nicole.

I'm tired of typing. And if I were you...I'd be tired of reading by now.

More frequent updating is in the future!