Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Where oh where did I go?

Did you miss me while I was gone? Of course not because no one reads this damn thing anyway. However for those of you who MIGHT, here's what I've been up to lately...hmmm...where do I begin.

The beginning of April we had Brooke's birthday party, which was tons of fun, at this place called Jumping Party here in town. For those of you who don't know it's this building filled with tons of jumpers and they are super cool. You get to jump for like 1.25 hours and then you get a party room complete with you're own "attendant" as you will for the last 45 minutes. It was fun and she is officially FIVE years old. Where did all that time go and where have I been? I feel like I missed so very much of her growing up and it makes me sad. I was so busy trying to finish school to get us into a better financial situation. But I'm so glad that I did it. It definitely means better pay because I have a college degree. Anyway, here are some pictures from that.

Colby and I then began moving into our new two bedroom, two bath apartment which I absolutely love. Brooke loves having her own space and her own bathroom. It's great for her because she's never had something like that before. It's always been "our" bathroom and "our" bedroom. She's doing great, sleeping in her own bed everynight. It's so nice for her to be able to just slip away and go play. I know she can't be into anything too terribly bad because in there are her very own toys. It was so important in finding her a place where she could be. She likes to go in there in the evenings and just hang out and play. Or like tonight she told me she was sleepy so she went in her room and laid down. It's awesome.

I would like for you to meet "Dodge Ball"! She's a beauty and she is super fun to drive. It's our "family" vehicle and my daily driver. We traded in the saturn :( for this dude. We were becoming cramped and uncomfortable in that thing. I mean come on they are closing down the Saturn line anyway, and they stopped making that model of car some 5 years ago. I'd also had it for nearly eight years and when I drove it off the lot it had18 miles on it, and when I drove off in my new truck it had 136000 miles on it. I left it behind. It was time for her to go. She had a good life, she served an awesome perpose and she got me through some of the most difficult times in my life. However she was becoming more and more unreliable as the days, weeks, months and even years wore on. She's seen two wrecks, a new transmission, a new air condition, and lots of other new things. She had been through a lot however it was time for her to go. We couldn't get stuck without a vehicle.
In moving I have also obtained a job here in Odessa which I'm very grateful for. It's ten minutes from home and I love it! I'm working for SMCO in Accounts Payable, which I'm taking over slowly but surely. Everyday I get more and more responsibility and I love it.
Well, I'm hoping to keep this a little more up to date. I'll post some pictures of Brooke playing t-ball later, maybe tomorrow.