Monday, June 20, 2011

Exciting Weekend

Phil had his interview on Thursday and was offered a job at 10pm that night! We gladly accepted and are now just waiting for the approval of the school board, which shouldn't be a problem at all! We are starting to look for apartments in Warsaw and are getting excited to move on from college life. We think we found a place we like near the school and 3 bedrooms, which would be great that way I can have a sewing room and Phil can have a desk other than in our bedroom. It also has a washer and dryer hookup so we can use the one Matt and Tashina gave us. Sweet! I finally used a giftcard from Shutterfly that I got last year for registering Pete at Target, I got Phil a notebook and a couple magnets for our fridge with our spring break pictures. Saturday was a birthday party for Ally in Plainfield so we went down for that and had a great time and enjoyed some amazing food. After the party we headed down to Batesville to spend Father's Day with Phil's dad. We had a great time with everyone and just got back at about 7.30 this morning! For Father's day Pete got Phil two new ties (though he has been wearing them for interviews when he couldn't find one he liked last month) and I made him a driving cap like the one he has, but for summer. I have one I am making for Pete to match, but with the interviews up in Warsaw messed up my secret sewing time so that is slated to be finished this week. It was a great weekend and very exciting time for us!

****note I have still not taken any pictures off of my camera from before spring break and haven't taken any since spring break, so sorry for the lack of pictures lately, I'll try to do that soon.****

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Job Search is about Over

Phil got his first job offer on Thursday up in Mishawaka, Indiana. We have until this Friday to accept or decline! Well today the Vice Principal from Warsaw High School called and he has an interview on Thrusday with the High School, Middle Schools and Elementary School all at the same time for ESL (English as a Second Language). The administration from all of those schools are going to be present and fight over who gets him. The high school position was also made permanent so that is great news especially since it will be both ESL and also a little bit of English. They are going to let me know on Thursday night if an offer is going to be extended or not! We are super exciting about finding out about where our life will be by Friday! Insane.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Well it has been some time since I have updated the blog. Our good friends and neighbors, the Shracks, moved to Fort Wayne and with them our internet! So our internet is now kind of spotty with how well Pizza Hut's signal is coming in, which lately hasn't been coming in at all! So far we still do not have a job, we are up to 4 rejections, but still have a few more in the works and some more are being opened on a daily basis. Phil is getting ready to start working at the compass on a regular basis instead of once a week for a few hours. This will be great for our budget, especially since we didn't plan on it so it will be handy to have some extra unexpected income. Phil is still in the Boy Scouts working with the Deacons, he enjoys it, though I miss him on Wednesdays and during campouts. Luckily though he doesn't have to worry about camp because only ONE of the boys wants to go so he is tagging along with another church group that is short on boys!
Pete had his 9 month appointment on Thursday. He is in the 25% for weight, 25% for his length, and 90% for his head. His head apparently grew a ton since 6 months to accommodate that huge brain of his and in the meantime forgot about growing the rest of him! I also think that we are in the beginning grasps of a growth spurt so that should be changing soon as well. He now has 6 teeth cut through, his bottom two that he got in January and then 4 on the top that decided to cut through all together. Oh and beware he does know how to use them very well. Amazingly enough we are still nursing through it, though trust me, it has not been fun.
I decided not to get my hair cut yet. I am going to wait until I reach my first goal of losing 26 lbs, then I will get it cut. It helps keep my motivation up and gets rid of my biggest concern of short hair of looking fat(ter). In my quest to lose weight I purchased a WiiFit, and I love it! It is so much fun! Pete enjoys sitting in his highchair and watching me look goofy while doing it too; and I can do it while he is taking a nap, which is handy!

All in all things have been good and as much as things change they stay the same. We really miss our wonderful neighbors and I find myself often being at a loss of what to do when home alone, when Betty Jo would have been alone too. Hopefully we will get some good news soon and be able to live closer to them soon.