Thursday, March 3, 2011

Its been a while since I have posted on here, seems like life jsut catches up with you some times and you get caught in a whirlwind and before you know it, its weeks and months later.

Lately it seems like its thing after thing that has been going on, or happening.  We have recently installed new hard wood floors into the house that we are living in now, and lets just say that they are amazing.  It was so easy and we got it done in probably 4 hours. Which is quick compared to the older kind that you used to have to hammer and bang around to get to fit, and then if it isnt right you were almost guarenteed to ruin that board.  But the kind that we got is called a 'drop and lock' style so it requires no hammer and no real knowledge of floors.  Just drop and lock it into place, and if its not right, you can just pick it back up.  One of the nice things about these type of floors is that if someday one of the boards gets scratched or dented, its easy to fix, you just work your way to that piece and then change it out for one that isnt messed up and you can use all the same pieces to put it back together.  How sweet is that?? 

Since massage hasnt been a very booming business, I have started subbing at the elementary school here, and so far I love it!  I have been getting lots of work, and have been working in lots of different classrooms and settings and doing so many different things, its nice to finally learn something new, and see progress!  Its nice to get to know all the kids and to be a key part of their education, because these kids spend so much time with the EA's ( educational assistants)  almost more time then with the teachers!  We get lots of one on one time with them, and get to see some real progress in their reading or math or even writing.  These past 3 months have been a great experience for me, and hopefully in the future something will open up and perhaps I can get on here full time, instead of being called at 5'30 in the morning to see if I want to work.  And dont get me wrong I have still been massaging, I still have my room down at the shop but to make ends meet and to make it so we aren't scraping by every month, I needed to get some kind of income!  Living off the one was do able but difficult, we never had any money to go do things, and with the wedding coming up, it makes it even more difficult. 

We are still trying to save for the honeymoon, which is almost all paid for, thanks to yours truely! :) 12 days in Alaskan paradise is looking good for us so far!  And any other money that I can scrape together or that we get on the wedding itself, will go towards fishing charters, and other fun things that we want to do.  We still need to save up some money for gas and food, but those things will pan out eventually.  I am so thankful that we are able to go on our honeymoon, I know so many people that get married and can't afford it right then, so they postpone it and then it never happens. Sucks.  But i made a promise to myself that we ARE going on our honeymoon.  No matter what.  : ) and its happening!

So what else is new? 
Well we are still looking for a house to buy but things are just so complicated, and difficult right now with Jerrod's credit and me not having any.  Haha we have the downpayment for a house but we just dont have the credit to get a loan.  The parents were going to help but we're not sure if that is going to happen either, since it might change their tax bracket.  Who knows, maybe we dont for a while, and we just rent the house we're in.  We dont really need a house of our own yet, but we sure would like one.  :)  Because once we have kids we are going to need a different set up.

OH!  I cannot wait for us to be back from our honeymoon, because that means we are going to start saving and looking for a puppy! :)  We have decided on a German Shorthaired Pointer.  If you dont know what they look like they are the CUTEST things ever.  I love them.  We wanted a chocolate lab, and these are pretty much one but with spots. I cannot wait.  They are so cute and soooo smart!

Well I think that is all for now.  I'll try to write more often.


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