Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Wes!!

Today is Wes' 29th birthday! Unfortunately he had to work~but lucky for me I didn't! I took advantage of the situation and threw a tiny little party for him. I 'slaved' over the stove cooking his favorite gourmet meal; chicken tenders, yellow rice, green beans, and crescent rolls! (..My sweet...simple minded husband!) Well...I can't take credit for the green beans, his mom brought those. We ended up having a really nice time though! My mom was planning on coming but she's out of town at a conference for work. Wes' parents and sister were there and Heather came by too! Poor Adam had to stay and work on the cabin so he missed out on some good food! Chase also got to play with Summer's kids so we had a full house for a while! After school Chase helped me put some streamers and balloons up so the kitchen and dining room looked pretty good. We topped the night off with cake and ice cream. It was low key, but perfect. :)

Tomorrow I am taking baby steps back to the real world. :( I have to go to a substitute teacher orientation at the elementary school. Hopefully I'll find out how everything works and I'll be able to work a few days next week. Maybe I'll get lucky and run into a familiar face...

Here are some pics from the birthday dinner! Thanks to everyone that came!!

Maybe Chase and I should start our own cake decorating business??

The Addisons!

Chase and the boys being silly!

My Sweet Birthday Boy!!

I hope you enjoyed your birthday Baby!! Next year is the big "3- *ahem*...well...Happy 29th Birthday!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

And so it begins...

My new blog that is!! I'm sure you all understand us newbies don't know what we're doing-so give me a bit before it's fabulous! I am here to share the love (and funny stories!) of my family, my friends, and my sometimes crazy life.

First a little background. Wes and I got married on November 18, 2006. We have an amazing 5 year old son named Chase who just started Kindergarten last week! *sniff* We have a low key life, which I love, and friends that are amazing. We also have family as close as next door and as far away as Pennsylvania. I am hoping this blog can help us keep our Philly family updated!

In recent news, I am currently unemployed! AHHH! The thought excites me and scares the crap out of me all at the same time. For the past three years I have worked for the same transportation company my husband works for. He is a systems administrator and I worked in billing. During those three years I also went to school two nights a week at a Mercer University regional center that was minutes away from work. As of Friday, I am now just a full time student. Early Childhood Education requires fieldwork, student teaching, and a lot of TIME that simply could not be juggled with a full time job....

...but let's be honest. I hated my job! I sat in front of a computer all day punching in numbers and had absolutely NO passion for it. The sad part about leaving is simply the change. That place has seen my separation, my son's broken bones, holidays, my Wes and our marriage, too many tears and so many laughs. It brought me Katie, Maggie, Heather C., and my husband! When I drove away Friday, I felt like I was leaving an old friend. An old friend who's been a pain in my ass for years, but has still been a huge part of my life.

So...a new journey in my life, and a new blog to record it along the way. This next year I am going to be absorbed in school work, and hopefully substitute teaching in between for extra experience and a little bit of extra money. I will celebrate my first wedding anniversary, and my first holidays without my dad here. I will graduate from college and I will smile from deep down in my soul when my Heatherbean has her Fekadu home! Throughout it all-'celebrate we will'...

..oh...and BLOG we will!! It's already my new favorite hobby!!