Thursday, February 18, 2010

In case you haven't heard...

Luis is coming home! Long story short, we found out last Wednesday that the waivers were approved and the next day we were told the visa was approved and he could pick it up on Tuesday. We bought the plane ticket on Wednesday and he is coming home Saturday!
Anyone is welcome to join us at the airport to say hello. His flight comes in at 8:05 and I think we will be there at 7:30 to greet anyone who comes. Also, if you don't come that night to meet him, no worries, in the next couple weeks we will put together a shindig to celebrate his coming home.

In preparation for his coming home I've had to do something drastic...

Clean my room.

I Know.

Crazy, right?

For those who know me... I don't do this very often... My rooms has always been an organized mess... to me at least... BUT I figured I should gut the place and with the help of my WONDERFUL BFF's and parents and even little sisters, my rooms looks brand new. Who would have thought?

Anywho. I'm only a little excited. Whatever ;)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Some serious thinking...okay... not so serious...

But seriously.

There have been some things moving around in my head. I've never really took new year resolutions/goals seriously. I feel that this year would be a good time to start that habit. Things the past couple years have been a roller coaster of all sorts and it would be nice to put things in order. A short summary of what's going on now I think will help with why certain goals are being made and maybe an update for some.

This month makes it 2 years married to Luis. Luis has been in Guatemala for 3 years due to immigration problems. Last we heard from our lawyers, we are waiting for a waiver that takes 6 months to a year to be processed. 6 months was november. Lawyer says that nothing is going to be processed during the holidays but they expect to hear something after the new year. The anticipation is building up.

Goal: Be Healthier: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally

I chose this one because I think if I can get myself on healthy path things will start to fall into place. I know it won't happen instantly or magically but I do know if I can just stick to it, I can make it happen. I'm a believer of mind over matter. I also know I don't always practice what I preach but I do find giving myself a reality check when I forger about this.
Get my tooshie into a gym. Oh hey. I work at one... Crazy, I know... I tell myself it's soooo hard workout after I get done working... but really... I tell myself that because I am tired... all the time. Pretty sure working out can help with this. I need more energy. I think part of my anxiety comes from low self confidence and this is something that goes with the healthy path. I think this is something I can conquer.

Second. I gotta work on not being so hard to approach. It's not that I dislike people or don't want to talk to anyone, I just have learned to keep to myself. I feel like I am butting into peoples business or invading some personal space. I really don't mind talking to people, I just feel more comfortable when they approach me first.

Last... but not least, I'm going to continue building my testimony. I've been struggling the past year but I have never felt that it was a waste of time. My bbf Katie and I went to institute for the first time this week and it was pretty awesome. The teacher didn't exactly get to the lesson he had planned but I think there was a reason, and that reason was something I needed to hear. Having my brothers out on missions and seeing the growth that they have gone through in less than a year is kind of incentive for me to keep going.

On a grander note, here are some updates.
The boys are doing great. They past their 6 month marks. They are such a joy to hear from and see the progress and development they are going through.

Check out Devyn's awesome mandatory part. I can't remember the last time he had a part, but I think he's rockin it pretty well. This gentleman clicked with Devyn and his companion and when Devyn transferred I think it was a little hard for him. Dev does a good job keeping in touch.

Derek finally sent pictures!

aight he cute?

A little bit of New York.

Derek loves Scrubs... so naturally he had to take a picture.

This is just one of the funny pictures Derek took.

Not gonna lie, I might be a little jealous that my brothers get to see all these exciting things.

I'm still working at the Bistro. Nothing to exciting goes on there but it's still a good job for school. I am still nannying and baby A will be a year old in feb. holy cow. It's so awesome to watch her learn and grow and discover new things. She's so much fun and so flippin cute and she will soon have a little brother to teach how it's all suppose to be done.

Luis is still working as a guide for the cruise lines. He likes it for the most part but it's not an everyday job and it's only seasonal. We are hoping we get the call before he has to go job searching again. He's getting antsy, as am I.