Wednesday, July 29, 2009

adjusting

Well I am back from my first day at work! It is so weird to be a part of the 8-5 mon-fri working world! I will miss my breaks as a teacher, but so far I think I am really going to enjoy my job. I have so much to learn! You know how that 1st day at a new job, or your first day of school always feels...excitment mixed with being overwhelmed and the day feels so long. :) The best part is that part of my day will be in my office, yep my office...I can't tell you how excited I got about that and when the girl who is training me was ordering my business cards, well I was at a loss :) haha anyways, I would be in my office and then I will be out and about for part of each day working on my case load. So that's awesome, because I know I could not sit in an office all day. It's just something totally new and exciting for me i guess. Hopefully now that I have a huge weight lifted off my shoulders with the job search, maybe less stress will make it easier to get pregnent?! Well, When I got home I had these flowers and dinner waiting on me telling me congratulations on the new job :) My husband is so sweet!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I got the job!

Well, I got some great news today! I was offered the job that I was waiting to hear back from. I start Wednesday morning! I have to switch gears, and quick :) My mind is still on summer break for another 3 weeks, so I have to get back into the work mode. If you did not read before, I will be working downtown at Children's Home Society with abused and foster kids. It should be an awesome rewarding job. So far the people I met that I will work with are great. Another plus is that as a teacher I am paid through summer so any money I make between now and September is just extra money, I think I will get a jump start on that by going and buying a few cute business outfits tomorrow :) Yay! Thank you to everyone for your prayers.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

aaahhhhh

Today was a day that we did absolutely nothing, and it was awesome! :) We recovered from our trip, played with cosmo, and stayed in our pjs all day. Tomorrow I will be back to the grind starting with my 7am run with Jenn. Well, according to my bump.com ticker tomorrow will be ovulation day for me?! We shall see, I hope it has not already passed because we were kind of on hold this week since we were staying on a couch at a friend's house. Sorry to gross anyone out, but that is the update with that. ;)If you are a health nut, go ahead and stop reading now :) This is a recipe for mac and cheese that Danielle passed on to me. Enjoy!

1 box of macaroni shells
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2.5 cups WHOLE milk
1 bag (2 cups)italian blend cheese
1 bag (2 cups)sharp shredded cheddar cheese
2 heaping tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

-Boil the shells and drain. Put into a 9x13 casserole dish (spray the bottom of the dish with Pam first).

-In a bowl, mix the cream, milk, flour, salt and pepper until all the lumps are out.

-Pour the mixture over the shells and stir.

-Add 1.5 cups of both cheddar and italian cheese and stir. Sprinkle the remaining cheese from both bags on top.

-Bake at 450 degrees for 40-45 minutes. If the top starts to get too brown, put foil on loosely and continue baking.

-Take out and let set for 10 minutes before serving. (If it is too milky, put back in the oven for 5-10 more minutes).

New York!

Drake and I just got home from our trip to New York! Amazing trip!! ok, I will give you a play by play...
Thursday we were traveling most of the day and arrived to New York that evening. We are so lucky to have the friends we do-we were able to stay at our friend Sammy's apartment in the city the whole time we were there, that saved us a bunch of un-needed hotel money! His other 5 roommates were awesome! They had maps ready for us and told us everything we needed to know before heading out the next morning.

This is the street they lived on...


On Friday morning, we started off with a little breakfast in the park...


and headed off to Times Square...










stopped in stores...





After walking around Times Square, we went to NBC, where we got our tickets for the tour. My degree is in Communications, specifically TV Production, so this was right up my alley! It was pretty neat to go in, I really enjoyed seeing the set of SNL.



Having fun at NBC...my dream job! :)



After our tour, we wanted to grab some lunch. So we went to the restaurant from one of me and Drake's favorite shows to watch together, Seinfeld.



When we finished lunch, I threw on my Yankees hat and Drake changed shirts and we headed to The Bronx for the Yankees game! I snuck a picture of the lovely view I had walking to the park :)



Once we got there, the rain started falling :( But after waiting almost 3 hours for a rain delay they were ready to play ball! The Yankees won 6-3 and a homerun was hit just a few rows up from us. Drake got to watch his favorite player so he was excited. We were in the park for a long time, but it was definetely worth the wait.









So, a very successful and long first day! On Friday we got up and went to see the Statue of Liberty...



If you look closely you can see the Statue, it is the dot in the background :) We were going to take a ferry to get up close but there was over a 2 hour wait, and we wanted to see other things, so we took a few pictures and went on our way...



we saw the Brooklyn Bridge, ground zero, and the empire state building. We finished the afternoon with a little shopping and then went back to the apartment to get ready for dinner...



we ate at the stardust diner near broadway, a place that one of my students told me about. It's where the servers sing to you as you are eating dinner...



After dinner we went to our first broadway show, Wicked. It was so good! Drake was not too thrilled going into that night, Thursday was his night with baseball and Friday was my night with a show :) But he came out and said how surprised he was, that he really enjoyed it. It was a pretty funny show, for those that don't know it is about Glenda the good witch and the wicked witch of the west and their lives before Dorothy came along.
So, after the show we walked through Times Square one more time while all the lights were shining...





AANNDDD finally, Saturday we had to get up and get everything packed and ready to go :( But before we left, we walked around a little bit more and grabbed lunch, stopped by a park, and then grabbed the subway to the airport and headed out of town.

It was an amazing experience! I am so glad that we took this trip together. But it is always nice to be back at home sweet home. good night :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

organized chaos

I feel like I have been non-stop the past few days, but in a good way! Yesterday we went to the pool for a bit and I took care of some errands and went running with Jenn and Rach in the evening...today I had to take care of some job stuff this morning-update on that: Children's Home called me back and they had to put me on speaker with the 3 people I interviewed with, so I'm thinking ok they are offering me the job, who would put you on speaker with a group of people to deny you, right?! :) So...long story short they said they loved me in the interview, all of my references were great, but the job opening asks for a specific degree. They said they are trying to get corporate to allow my communications degree to cover that area, and are fighting for me because they really want me :) So good news...but waiting to hear for sure is going to drive me crazy! Come on corporate! Be good to me :)After that I got my nails done, went to the mall and got a few cute things, and am back home now about to go grab dinner with Jessica. Then I still have to pack to leave in the morning for New York! Yay We will get there tomorrow...we have the Yankees game Thursday, Wicked on broadway Friday, and we will come back Saturday...with a lot of sight seeing and whatever the heck else we want to do in between. Drake has been working the good 'ol overnight shift the past 2 nights so he is gone all night and sleeps during the day. So it's just me and cosmo chillin at the house tonight. Well, I won't be able to write until we get home Saturday. Have a great week! xoxo

Sunday, July 19, 2009

randomness

Well, just a few thoughts real quick today...

Drake and I have had an awesome weekend together! I love being on summer break so much. My brother and his roommate bought a boat this morning, so I'm sure we will be wakeboarding and tubing in no time :)

Tomorrow is Kylie's 6th birthday! Yay I love you!!

Obviously I have slowly ran away from this blog being just about us trying to get pregnant, I have decided to just write about anything and everything and will have those updates when need be...

We leave Wednesday morning for New York!! It will be the first time there for both Drake and I, so that will be so cool to share the experience with eachother. I will post pics as soon as we get back.

My best friend only has one month until little Bayleigh joins us! So excited for that, I still don't think it has hit me that she is having a baby.

Here is a picture of our house, some of the fam has yet to see it...



Everyone have a great week! :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

girls night out

Last night was a planned girls night out after talking about it for a while. It is a chore for almost all of the girls to get places for their children to go so that we could do it. We had so much fun! It started off as dinner at hopjacks, which quickly turned into stopping by intermission, then to see another friend at fish house, and finally to seville. We had a lot of good laughs and shared a lot of stories! Everyone should make a point to squeeze in a girls night every now and then. :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

when you are down to nothing, God is up to something

That is what I heard the other day on TV as I was getting ready for bed. So true! It was the perfect boost I needed to keep having faith and know that God has a plan for me. I would say those are the 2 big questions these days...when are you having a baby and any news on a job? Well the next day after hearing that I got a call to come and interview with the Children's Home Society of Florida. It is in downtown and they work with abused and neglected children. I would be doing social work, the opening title is working in career development. I went and interviewed today, and right after I left they called my references, so that is a good sign. It would be an awesome opportunity! I definetely feel like I am meant to help kids, in whatever way that may be. So we shall see...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

my other half

I know so far all of my posts have been about Drake and I trying to start our family...but I thought I would take a minute to just say that until that day comes our family of two is doing awesome! I am so lucky to have Drake in my life everyday to love and support me in everything I do. I seriously cannot think of a time that he has been mad, he is always goofing off and it always puts me in such a good mood. He is way too good to me! He is always making sure that I am comfortable or asking me if I need anything...he makes me feel beautiful. I cannot wait until we have our child to watch Drake with him/her. He is going to be an awesome daddy! Not that I doubted it, but seeing him with Kylie growing up and lately when we babysit Vivian is amazing! I mean, they are not even his kids but he jumps to help if anything needs fixing and holds and plays with them all the time. Through this summer with me being so stressed with my grandpa passing away, losing my job, and the let down of no pregnancy, he always says the right thing to make me feel better. I am so blessed to have him by my side. Oh and not to mention he is oh so fine :) Anyways, just thought I would show a little d-wade love today xoxo

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

same story, different day

Well, just wanted to update that it is for sure a no for this month. :( I started today...my mouth dropped once I realized it. I am still holding my head high, and I am not blogging about this to say poor me in any way! I don't want it to come off as that, I just enjoy writing about the experience and cannot wait to write updates once I am pregnant and we have a baby so that my family from different areas can read about our family here if they would like. I feel terrible for the huge amount of people out there who try for years with no luck. Maybe I will join them, who knows? But it will happen when it is supposed to. Thank you to my friends and family who are thinking about us through this! :)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding- Proverbs 3:5

Monday, July 6, 2009

busy and babysitting

Well, based on my average days between, today would be the day for me to start. But again I am so crazy-I have gone from 26 days between to 34! So I went ahead and took a test this morning, I have been hoping that this was THE month (as I do every month) :) But it did not read any pregnancy hormones. Of course I hold onto the fact that when Jenn tried her 1st pregnancy test it was a no and a few days later she got a yes. Anyways,I am still period free. So I will just try and stay busy the next few days until I know for sure. This is killing me. If I'm not pregnant I would rather start my period and at least know one way or the other for sure rather than be this confused and just have to wait...and wait...and wait.
On another note, Jenn let me babysit Vivian the other day while she went and ran some errands. Drake and I had so much fun watching her for the afternoon. She is almost 3 months and such a happy baby! :) Cosmo does such a good job with her, which was a huge relief because she has never been around a baby before Vivian and we wanted to see how she would do. She is so ready for a younger brother or sister! yay