We’ve been busy with life. =) And that’s fine with me. But now I feel like I need to catch up…
((Weather)) So I feel like it’s been a lot cooler than usual. It’s almost April and I’m still wearing sweatshirts! That is so not like Texas! The weather has been so bipolar and I can’t wait for warmer weather. The good thing is that most of Jaidan’s 6-9 month clothes are long sleeve and pants! He has a few summery things, but mostly wintery clothes. We’ve been going for our nightly walks still, but it’s been so windy that we’ve had to face Jaidan towards us.
((Financial)) With Jared’s new business still trying to develop we’ve had to take some changes with the way we were handling our money. Err umm.. budget! Eek! It sounds like such a scary thing. But it’s not. Thankfully I’m really good with our money so the changes have been minor. I think we are starting the envelope system that Dave Ramsey suggests. We haven’t taken the class yet, but it looks like our sunday school class is getting one together. We talked with this guy from our church that is a ‘financial’ person. I don’t know his title. It’s completely free to talk with him and he helped us save a lot of money. His big thing was knowledge. You have to have the knowledge in order to use your money wisely! We switched insurances and are now saving over $1000 a year! Not to mention the amount of money we will be making by putting them into high interest savings. Call and talk with him… he’s completely free. Scott Nordblom. 817-312-7828 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also with the help of my BBC friend, Connie, we have our monthly meals planned out. It makes dinner less stressful & we are saving money there too! We are now grocery shopping every 2 weeks and going to the fruit stand weekly.
((Me)) I’m actively riding the bus now & it’s really not that bad! The first thing that kind of sucks is that I have to get up at 5am. I used to get up at 6am. It’s actually EASIER for me to wake up at 5 than 6 though! That is so weird to me! It must be in between sleep cycles. On the way to work I have a chance to do my devotional and to just relax =) I get to work about 15 minutes earlier and can fix my breakfast and check my email. On the way home is the big lifesaver. I don’t have to worry about traffic. I don’t have road rage, but people really annoy me when they are driving! haha. Glad I don’t have to worry about that right now!
((Jaidan)) We attempted to get his blood drawn again (for the 2nd time now) The lady at ‘anylabs’ couldn’t get any blood out of his tiny vein. It wasn’t her fault, but I wonder why they didn’t send us to someone that specializes in taking infants blood! She asked if we wanted her to try in the other arm and we decided we would just wait and take him to Cook Childrens in a few days. Our nurse from the cardiologists office called us back the next day after talking to the lady at anylabs and she said the baby was FASTING and that’s why she couldn’t get any blood! What a liar! Why would our 7 month old baby be fasting!?!? Hello, he eats every 3 hours!! I actually was going to nurse him in the building, but there was this creepy guy there that told me to go ahead and ‘whip it out- he didn’t mind’… umm NO! SOOO we are taking him this next week up to Cook Children’s to get his blood drawn for the family genetic test. They are testing for the certain gene that Jared tested positive for a couple months ago. We are praying it will be negative. If not, we will deal with it when it gets here.
What else is new with our sweet little munchkin?? He is such a good baby. His personality is just like Jared’s… he’s ALWAYS happy and ALWAYS smiling.
His 3rd tooth popped in a couple weeks ago and his 4th tooth (top left) is almost thru!! It’s a pain I can tell because last night he woke up every 2 hours! We got some hylands teething tablets- maybe we will give him some tonight if he wakes up.
Well I better get my shower. We have a birthday party today at 3 and it’s an hour away.