Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Why does searching for a new job have to be so stressful?  I mean, it's part of life, right?  We all do it... We work, we gain experience, we move on.  That's the way the world goes round.  So why does it become so stressful and feel so overwhelming each time we start updating our resumes to start looking for a new job???

Ugh. I hate this.  Anyone out there want to just hire me? I don't even care if it's related to Civil Engineering at this point... Just something less stressful than the instability of where I currently am...

Prayers for a Friend

I couldn't sleep last night thinking about friends who lost their one of the precious baby boys yesterday.  They were born extremely early and Logan got an infection while in the NICU.  He fought for almost two weeks, but lost his battle yesterday.  I cannot even begin to imagine the pain they are feeling.  They also have a two-year old little girl.  How does one begin to explain to a two-year old that their baby brother has gone to heaven?  Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for them...

Please keep the Gutchak family in your prayers while they try to remain strong for their daughter and their other little boy, Landon, who is still fighting the good fight...

Monday, December 27, 2010


We had a wonderful little first Christmas in our new house!  Although we missed being with family, it was definitely much more relaxing to be home and not driving around the great state of Michigan trying to see everyone!  We got to start some Christmas traditions of our own - including feeding the raindeer so they can find their way to our house and making Christmas cookies for Santa!  Belle had a blast and so did we.  Enjoy some of the pictures. :)
 Making cookies with Daddy for Santa
 Feeding the raindeer so they know how to get to our house.
 Good morning! Merry Christmas!
 Checking to make sure Santa came.
 Jake and Elwood opening their presents.
 Feeding her baby.  She's going to be SUCH  a great big sister! :)
Helping Daddy feed the birds.

Monday, December 20, 2010

16 and 18 Weeks

16 week baby bump
18 week baby bump (it's flying by...)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Little Angels

When we returned from Michigan last Monday, I witnessed two of the sweetest gestures from two of the smallest people on our flight... I am proud to say, one was my daughter.

When the plane landed, we were, once again, stuck on the tarmac. After about 15 minutes, a baby a few rows in front of us started crying. Belle was very concerned about the upset baby and wanted to give the baby her blanket to "make her all better". It was the sweetest thing, considering my girl never leaves home without her blankie!

After we got off the plane, we were at the luggage terminal and a little boy, no more than 3 or 4 was waiting with his grandparents and signing to the grandmother like a pro. Each time he wasn't sure she caught it all, he would repeat his signs. It was absolutely amazing to watch the interaction between the two of them. So much love with absolutely no words.

Thank God for these Little Angels!