Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Big Changes

Well....now it's official and I can post about it. My tenure at ConocoPhillips is over. I loved working there, it was a great company--with even better people that I worked with, but I couldn't stand the thought of going back full time. I have found a CPA firm (very small, just one guy) that wanted someone flexible. It truly was God's hand working in our lives. I prayed about it from the moment she was born, I didn't think I would ever want to be a stay at home mom, but something came over me, and it's all I could think about. We couldn't afford for me to stay home with no income, but I didn't have to go back full time. I have always had my resume on monster.com (which is how I got on at Conoco, actually), but I always delete the emails about jobs. One day in late August, I just happened to read one of the emails, which are usually just headhunters. However, I saw an add that looked like a real company. I checked out what they were looking for, and it was a flexible CPA. So, I emailed Bill my resume. He emailed me back the next morning and asked for me to call. I talked to him that afternoon and went in the next morning and interviewed. He had talked to my references by that the next morning and offered me the job!!!! I actually also found great child care. One of my dear friends from church, who has a 22 month old, was looking to make some part time income, and I just happened to ask her about it at the right moment I think. She has been watching Cara for a few weeks, and it's been great. My boss is so flexible, he says she can come in with me whenever I need her to, which she did the first day, and this past Tuesday when Sterling was sick. I really am blessed, couldn't have asked for a better deal!

PS, one of Eric's band kids hit his truck today in the parking lot!!!! Goodness, one more thing to do!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Baby Dedication and First Astros Game

Well, it's been another busy weekend. Friday night Cara made her debut at the Mustangs football game. All the band kids, and band parents were excited to see her. She fell asleep right before halftime and slept through BOTH bands. Living with 2 dogs that like to bark has made her be able to sleep through most things. Saturday we made a day trip down to Santa Fe for another shower for Aunt Bailey. She was not her best at this shower, but she took a good long nap after we got back to Ya-Ya and Papa's house. Then Yaya came to spend the night Saturday night because we had parent/baby dedication at church at 8:15 am today. She slept SO good last night. From 9-4, then had food and went right back to sleep until 7 ish. Finally. Weeks ago she was sleeping that good, but then the past 2 weeks she's been HORRIBLE at sleeping. Waking up hour after hour. I think it has something to do with all the traveling we've been doing (Last weekend we went to Georgetown all weekend and I helped my grandparents do a garage sale). Anyway, Tues/Wed she was going through her 3 month growth spurt a little early, so hopefully that has settled down and will settle back into a good sleep pattern. We for sure need it, we were spoiled in the beginning.

Today at 8:15 Cara Leigh was dedicated at church. It was a nice service, and since we went to the early service, she was the only baby being dedicated! Then, we came home for an early lunch and headed out to the Astros game that started at 1:05. They ended up losing, but she did great, we had a lot of fun. Anyways, that's all for now, I will post pictures of this weekend soon.
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