Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Life Update

There are some changes happening to us. I think that the biggest one right now is the fact that we have to move. Not want to, but HAVE TO!! Total bummer, b/c we love our ward and the friends that we have made.

Given our financial situation we can no longer afford to pay rent in our current place or any where for that matter. Although Matt has a job it doesn't pay nearly enough and neither does mine. Our lease is up on July 13th, so we are packing up and moving. Where you might ask? We have made arrangements with Matt's parents and we are very lucky and appreciative that they were willing to let us move in. His dad gave us a limit, which is good. We hope to have some money saved and Matt with a new job by the time our "lease" with his parents is up. Hopefully the Navy works out for us, or he finds a better paying job so that we can move back.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


When Matt was laid off and struggling to find work he decided that he wanted to use his Russian skills in some type of job field. The fields that he was thinking of are the CIA, FBI and the Navy. He found out the CIA and FBI are a long process that won't guarantee him a job, so he has decided to become a Naval Officer and work in Intelligence.

At first I didn't know how I felt about it. But soon realized that he wasn't going to be an active duty solider but an officer so that put my worries to rest. Since then he has been faithfully filling out his applications and keeping in contact with his cousin, who is a Navy Seal assigned to the Pentagon. His uncle is also a retired Naval officer so between his cousin and uncle he has the connections he needs in order to become a Naval Officer.

This prospect kind of excites me b/c we will be able to see new places. Right now we are just waiting. He has a pretty good chance b/c he's a college graduate, who can speak Russian and has connection that can vouche for him as a good, hard and dedicated worker.

What brought this up is an article that I read in the paper today about people who have been laid off who are now turning to the Armed Services for a job. You can read the article here. I just found it interesting that we are doing just that.

I will keep you posted on the outcome.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Flashback: Honeymoon

This was taken about 6 years ago. We were on our honeymoon in Hawaii. Checkout the size that tree!! The cool thing about this particular tree is that the brown things that hang down from the branches grow to the ground and become part of the trunk.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flashback: Scott and Friend

This picture was taken last 4th of July. Scott was fascinated by my friend Joyce's new baby girl Charlotte. But in this picture it looks like she is more fascinated with him than he is of her.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

100th Post

I can't believe that I have reached the 100th mark on my blog. So in honor of my 100th post I thought that I would post some great news. Drum roll please . . . . . . . . .


Whoo hoo!!

Yes, it's true and what's kinda ironic is that it's back at Pulte, where he was before. He is doing something different for a little bit less than what he was making before. But hey, it's a job that will pay the bills! That means that Scott is back at daycare, only for the summer until he starts school in August.

Matt started his job on Monday, ya ya I know I'm a few days late in posting this news, but I got busy. I'm excited that we are back to being a 2 income household. It's kind of a relief really.
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