Wednesday, July 30, 2008

California Here We Come!!

Okay so maybe not just California but Arizona and Utah as well. Got lots of family and friends to see so it should be a lot of fun. Looking forward to the beach, to visiting with everyone and Price Is Right! Yup that's right we got tickets to go to the 1:00 taping on Wed the 5th - my Dad is so excited, well I am too, but I'm not really looking forward to the 5-6 hours of standing in line - yucky. David will not be there, he'll probably stay with the baby at his uncles in Anaheim. He said he's okay with that, sorry honey. Well I better go finish packing....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I got my camera back - I missed my baby (he he) and the greatest part is Canon fixed it for free!!! Go Canon. I love warranties - I just barely squeaked in under the year mark so they fixed it and sent it back for free - Thank you Canon!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I miss my camera!!!!

Yup that's right I really miss my awesome camera - I've had to resort to David's huge digital SLR which takes GREAT pictures but it's HUGE and hard to luge around with a little one. Some how my camera got broken (one of the other many things that have happened lately) But Canon said they would fix it cause it is under warranty - HOWEVER they also said that if it looks like it was my fault then it is not under warranty :( (of course) and seeing as I'm pretty sure someone stepped on it - that would make it my fault, right? hmmm... Hopefully they will fix it for free.

Alana is now standing up on everything and trying to cruise around on the furniture, but she is still pretty wobbly. Last wednesday for the first time she stood up in her crib and now I can't keep her from doing it, every time I put her to bed now she is standing, which is a little frustrating cause she used to go to bed so easily and now not so much.


Yup that's about how I feel at the moment - UGGY (interpert how you wish).

I can't even tell you how many times I have started this post - there is so much going on I just get overwhelmed every time I think of writing it - so I quit. I'll try and break it down a bit. So I'll start with Voc Rehab.

They basically told us no - but yesss... - Let me explain... David wants to be a Mechanical Engineer - and the Voc Rehab people don't like to put people through this program (any engineering program) because of the VERY high failure rate that is associated with it. And you have to be EXCEPTIONAL in math. So if he tried now and failed that would be it - they give you ONE try and ONE try only. No do overs - nothing!

So, seeing as he doesn't have a very good track record in math (he didn't pass his last college algebra class - 10 years ago) they told him to study up on his math and then take their test.

So here's our plan - For the next couple of terms David is going to take a math course each term to get caught up in his math. He will also either be driving truck or finding some other job to get us by until then. The Voc Rehab guy told us about a CDL certification school in Baker that lets Vets go for free (when we called to apply they actually told us everybody can get in for free).

Oh yeah, another thing Voc Rehab guy told us was that they will only put us into a college that is in our area (like EOU) so we have to move to the area where we want to attend school (that would be Cheney) for Voc Rehab to pay for it. So I'm not sure exactly when we are moving but we would like to get our house up on the market ASAP - the sooner the better. We will probably move out soon and live with my parents until the house sells then find a place up in Cheney to buy/rent. That would be one good thing about him driving truck - it doesn't really matter where we live and if he's taking distance ed math courses he can study on his down time. Buuut I would hate for him to be gone so much and that is a HUGE downside of him driving truck! Decisions, Decisions...

As for the other things going on in our life...

We had a little scare with our sweet little Alana - Last Friday we went to the Doctors for some goopy stuff in Alana's eyes - which ended up being pink-eye. But that's not the scary part - as he was listening to her lungs and chest he heard a clicking noise coming from her heart that concerned him - he wanted her to get checked out, so we set up an appointment with the hospital for her to get an electrocardiogram (utrasound of the heart) the following Monday.

Can you say a little stressed out all weekend?? Remember we had just found out about the Voc Rehab stuff so we had some MAJOR life decisions to make in that regard and then this!! And to make matters even worse, I woke up sick Sat (I am still not feeling 100%) and then Sunday night, my glasses broke! (not to mention stressing out about how we are going to pay for all this)

Okay so Monday morning we go in and the tech guy does the ultrasound of her heart and THANKFULLY there is nothing wrong and Alana did AWESOME laying there for 30+ minutes letting him look at her heart (the sucker he gave her helped a little, hehe). (oh and we also found out the hospital will pay for it due to our financial situation).

So many blessings... the Lord has a plan for us all.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We're off again!

Here we are back from our 4th of July weekend and we are leaving again, but no fear we will be back soon and hopefully with good news. We go to Boise tonight for a trip to the VA to hopefully see about the Voc Rehab program and hopefully they'll give us an answer while we are there and won't make us wait 2-3 weeks for a written response (wishful thinking I know). More than likely we'll still be waiting for a decision when we get back though. My parents will be traveling with us so we are looking forward to the company on the long drive. We shall see, wish us luck!!