Thursday, September 28, 2006

6 months?!?!

Wow, time sure flies! I will reach the 6 month point this weekend! It's hard to believe!

The baby looks like a little torpedo! So far more people think that it is going to be a girl than a boy. What do you think? I have no idea, so I just keep my mouth closed. Any baby name ideas?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Life Updates

This is the loft of our rental house. This is where Jason and I will be living. The loft has a couple of closets and a big open area that will be our bedroom. When the baby comes, it will be here with us. There are two bedrooms on the main floor where Shawn, DeAnne, and their 3 children will sleep. There is only one bathroom, but our schedules will be different enough that everyone should get a turn! :) The living room is large and open with a 3-sided fireplace. I will put up more pictures as we move in...which should be any day now! :)

This is the outside of the rental house. It has those big beautiful windows in the 2-story living room. The patio is nice, too. It will be tight with 7 of us living there, but we are very pleased with the house and the price! :) More to come on the house once we are living there!

Shawn and DeAnne move in this weekend. We will be going to Seattle to help them move. I started taking the bus to work this week. I had figured that gas per day was $12 for my commute, plus miles on the car...and that was getting 38 mpg!! The trip was a little over an hour. On the bus, I only pay $2 per day and it takes me an hour and a half one way. So, it takes more time, but I get to relax and read a book on the way!

The baby is doing well and getting big! I am just reaching the 6 month mark. The past few days I have woken up with my stomach muscles hurting. I think it is because my belly is getting big enough to fall to one side when I'm sleeping and it strains the opposite side. Weird feelings! The baby is still very active. Hopefully I'll be getting an ultrasound in the next couple of weeks so we can see what this little guy or gal looks like!

Jason has been busy getting things all organized. Our LLC will soon become official, so you can start recommending Sanderson Brothers Construction to everyone you see. :) I can't think of much else that is exciting in our life. Please leave me a comment or send an email so I can keep track of you! :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Shallow Belly-Button Syndrome

We went to the Puyallup Fair this past weekend. Here are my niece and nephews ready for the rodeo!

I'm not sure that I'm fooling anyone anymore. My belly is kind of "out there". I have compiled a list of things that affect the size of my belly.

1. The time of day...early morning is much smaller than in the evening.

2. When my last meal was.

3. Whether or not I'm applying for a's amazing how small it can get!!

4. If I want some sympathy...I can really stick it out there!

5. If there are things like groceries to be carried into the house...I don't think that I'm supposed to be lifting those heavy, heavy bags!! :)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My New Job!

I'm sorry that I haven't let very many people know what has been happening with us! We have lots of news and some new pictures that I will try to get up soon. At the last minute before school started, I got an email saying that there was an immediate opening in a middle school for a teacher. I was planning on just subbing, because I hadn't found a job yet for this school year. I applied and 2 days later I got a 7th grade math teaching position! I was hired last week and just finished my first day of school! It has been a little crazy trying to get everything organized and ready, but somehow the first day happened, and it wasn't too tragic! :) The school is called Icicle River Middle School and it is in Leavenworth, Washington. That means I have to commute about an hour and 20 minutes one-way. Yikes!! It is a beautiful drive, though, and so far I've enjoyed it. I really like the school and the other teachers. They've been very supportive! This past weekend we went camping at Lake Roosevelt. There were about 25 in our group, and we had a lot of fun relaxing, boating, etc. One of the campers is my new student! His family is some of the friends here! My belly is still growing and I'll try to get another picture up soon. Please leave me a comment and let me know how you are doing! Otherwise email me at!!