Monday, January 26, 2009

We are just Cutie McCutersons

I'm allowed to say that because they are my family...and it's true. ;)

This is typical Stott fashion. We can never really be that serious but I think that is what makes us so fun. I'm happy that we got some great photos and I'm glad Courtney put up with us! You can see pics on my facebook, or Courtney's photography website.

One day when the boys are back from their missions and we all have a chance to get together, Luis will be in those pics. But for now, we will be happy with the ones we have!

(I believe if you click on the pic it will get bigger if it isn't big enough...I think...)

Friday, January 23, 2009

I really just don't have a good

I had an urge to write...and then it passed, partially due to the fact that I don't feel like there is much to talk about. But I'm going to anyways. Just had a little visit from my visiting teachers. I think they are awesome and they have cute little toddlers too! They faithfully visit me each month and I love that they put in the effort. It means a lot to me.
I'm still going to school and it's still kicking my behind. Lots of studying and note taking are in my future. I am still working, although less hours so I can focus on school and not feel so overwhelmed...although that means less pay...and that kind of stresses me out in a small way...but it needs to be done.
Luis is also still working, as long as the cruise ships come in. We are waiting to hear from the lawyers or visa center for Luis' interview date. We hope it's drawing near. I feel like it is, but I don't want to get my hopes up right yet.
What else? ...
I have a part time nannying job coming up. I'm excited about that :) I love kids so really it's a job I don't mind doing. And she she will be practically a couple months I don't think I will have a problem with that. I think I will still work saturdays and catering events and the bistro but I really don't want to continue there for much longer. It's not something I was to do for the rest of my life although my bosses make it very easy to work there. I am very fortunate to have such an easy going atmosphere. The other day, one of my co-workers commented on how I still babysit and thought it was odd. Being 21 and married, and still babysitting. That's right. I love it. I think even if Luis was still here, I'd babysit, not so many evenings maybe, but you get the drift. I'd be a full time professional babysitter if it would pay the bills. Is there such thing as a full time professional babysitter? And I don't mean a nanny...but like...babysitting for someone different(multiple maybe), every day/week/month, call um' me I need to run some errands without the kids babysitter...?
Anywho. Not much else is going on. Just avoiding homework...
What are you up to?

Monday, January 12, 2009

A matter of waiting...

It's hard to believe that 2008 is done and gone but it also seems like it's time for 2008 to be done. I'm back in a favorite of mine...especially with 18 credits to get through this term but it's essential...
Deciding to take 18 credits has limited my working hours to about 20...that's a kick... It's not nearly enough to cover half...or even a fourth of any upcoming paperwork bills Luis and I have coming up but it makes me even more grateful to have a loving dad who will do anything possible to get Luis back here in the states. I only hope we can repay him one day for all the love and support he has shown us.

Keeping up with school will be a struggle, but i think I can get through it. Not working will be the struggle though. because my school hours are kind of odd, my boss can't work me in so I am kind of relying on babysitting jobs and anything else I can get my hands on really. One of my co-workers commented on how I still babysat and thought it was a little weird. Honestly I much rather be doing that than working at a bistro...I do have a nannying job lined up, but that's not for a couple months, and until then I have to find a way to keep afloat.

A note on our paperwork, I met with the social worker who conducted my evaluation for my declaration for hardship for Luis' visa. That was a slightly emotional couple of hours. I was lucky to get a very nice lady who also agreed with families being reunited. It's hard to open up to someone you just met, but I think I managed to get my point across. Now we wait for the social worker to write up her report, send it to the lawyer, if everything looks right they send that with my declaration, the letters from family and friends, and I'm sure anything else that needs to be signed, in to the Visa center who then hopefully approves it, sends it to the Guatemala visa center who will then approve Luis for an interview. Luis has his interview. We wait a little and he gets called back and then they will tell him whether he was approved or not for his Visa.

I'm trying to stay optimistic about it all going through. So far no problems. And I think it will stay that way. It could be less than 6 months until he is home and that's what I am hoping for!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

1 yr Aniversary

A year from now Britany and i got married it was one of the happiest days of my life. I just couldn't be any happier, I got to marry the love of my life and there just isn't any one better. I love her :) Its been a hard year for us but its almost over (hopefully). We have made it this long and a there is a little bit more left and our love just keeps growing, nothing can stop us. I tell her its like a fairytale and they all end up with happy endings and ours for sure will. i love you sweetie and happy anniversary

Happy One Year

Dated for a year, engaged for a year and now happily married for a year. It's amazing how time flies. It feels a little bittersweet celebrating our one year anniversary when we aren't together. It's kind of hard to make it a reality when I've only seen him for about three and a half months total out of the year. Hopefully it won't be to much longer until we are together again and live like a real married couple. I can't wait for that day. One day soon :) Until then we will keep living strong. Love you lots papa bear!