Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Miss Boss

I think Ellie skipped ages Two and Three and just went straight to Four.

People come up to us all the time and ask how old she is and are shocked when we say she is only 2.
Not only because she is basically the same height as me but she is a jabber box! When we are at the stores she likes to talk about what's cute and what isn't. We were at wal-mart one day and there was a teenage girl wearing some of those tall fury boots and Ellie yells out, "CUTE BOOTS!"
Thats a lot better then when she tells me theres a scary guy or he's freaky!

For Christmas we got her tons of clothes that were size 2T, she wore them for a week and then they were too small. She mostly wears a 4T!

killing me.

She is so smart. She knows the alphabet, and she can recognize some letters. She knows her colors, and some shapes. She can count to 10.

She likes to tell us stories all the time. She is fun for the most part. But when she is mad at us she has started using the 'I dont like you!' come back.
She knows how to cut ya deep!
Teasin, I just keep telling her how much I love her when she says that. Usually it just makes her even more mad.
She is so bossy. She thinks she is the one in charge. She tells me when its time to cook dinner or when she is going somewhere. She is going to be a good big sister.
ah The joys of mothering a two year old with more attitude then you.

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Path

Last week I got a phone call from my dental assisting instructor offering me a job. I defiantly wasn't expecting that. I was finally ok with my decision on not getting a job. But obviously that wasn't the right path to take.
I was extremely flattered that she actually offered me a job! I defiantly had to think things over though.
Well with Jordon barely hanging on with the job he has right now we decided that taking the job would be the right choice.

I had to go through the interview process still. I was so nervous! I had my amazing mother-in-law help me type up an amazing resume. (help as in Jeri typing everything as I sit in the chair next to her watching.) I studied my dental assisting book all weekend. I even went shopping for a cute outfit to wear.

I arrived twenty minutes early, shaking, trying to not pee myself. I finally go in and she says, "I already know you but we still have to make this somehow professional and ask you some silly questions." The only question she asks is, "What are your career goals?" Then said, "When can you start?"
GEEZE!
She didn't even really look over my resume that me and Jeri slaved over!

Anyways to get to the point, I start May 4th. I am only doing part time for now.  I'm working two days a week sometimes three. On Tuesdays they want me to work a twelve hour shift. Hopefully that works out. . .
I'm nervous to start. I haven't been in the office since I finished my hours in February. Hopefully I don't make a fool of myself.

This wasn't what I had planned but I wasn't going to turn down a job that just fell into my lap.

  A blessing that our family needed right now.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Woot!

Yeah I know I get excited about weird stuff but I'm sure someone understands..
I just bought a Chi Hair Straightener off of ksl. For $40!
Buy a chi at any store and you'll pay at least $120.
It's brand new I tested it out, works great, and it's not a knock off.
Best of all it's sparkly pink! yay.
Just thought I would share.
:) I'm pretty proud of my money saving skills.. if you would call it that.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My strength

I love this scripture & thought I should share. It was in this months Friend.
"I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the Lord Jehovah
 is my strength and my song."
Isaiah 12:2

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Mommy!

So I am sure some of you have been wondering what ever happened with the Dental Assisting?!?!
It's a long story.
But I will tell you anyways.
When I was finsihing my hours and getting my resume all typed up I just kept getting this sick feeling about it.
I prayed about it a lot. I went to the temple and pondered about it as well.  But I just kept getting the yuckiest feeling about getting a job. I didn't feel like I should be leaving Ellie so much. Especially when her Dad is going to be gone for 7 months. It defiantly didn't feel right.
I started getting really angry at myself about it.
Why didn't I have these feelings BEFORE I paid $4,000 to go to school?!
I still am not sure about that part of it. But I know Heavenly Father wants me to be with my daughter and be a Mom. This is what I am suppose to be doing. The only reason I wanted to get a job in the first place it for the money, not because I wanted to or anything like that. But you don't need a lot of money to be a good mom.
I have been wanting to pick up some new hobbies just to keep me busy. Like re-painting furniture. My mother-in-law has been helping me learn to sew. I don't know how thats really gonna turn out. I have started making Ellie a quilt for her bed, but I haven't gotten to the sewing part. I'm crossing my fingers it works out.
I would love to have more money, who wouldn't? But I know that my daughter comes first.

After

Finally the dresser is finished!

I absolutely LOVE the knobs I found for it. Of course I got them off of Etsy! This dresser defiantly wasn't as easy as the headboard. I had to sand it and re paint a couple times. One of the drawers stick pretty bad and it has been making me mad. I don't know how to fix it though. Any ideas, let me know. PLEASE!
If I could give you guys any advice on painting furniture it would be: Use a roller brush whenever possible! When you use a regular paint brush you can see the brush strokes. I don't know about anyone else but that drives me absolutely crazy! But considering I think it turned out pretty stinking cute!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Project #2 the 'Before' picture

We found this dresser on ksl and bought it from a couple in Tooele for $100.
There is a mirror that goes on the back of it but I wasn't going to put it on just for a picture.
I'm excited to see how it turns out!

Project #1


I re-painted a headboard for Ellie so she could have a real big girl bed. I have always loved the 'antique' style furniture and I found this headboard at Sweet Pea Boutique and absolutely fell in love with it. It was for sale for $80 and I had a $60 credit there so we paid $20 for it. I thought it was a pretty good deal.
These are the Before pictures. You can't really see how bad it really was. There was marker all over it and wasn't painted very well. I accidently took a picture of the back of the headboard on the before picture and didn't notice until I already painted it. So sorry bout that!
These are the After pictures. I thought it turned out pretty cute. I was going to give it a 'distressed' look but just couldn't bring myself to do it after all that work. I love it though! Its cute and girly. Perfect for Ellie.