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Old Oct 31st, 2013, 11:19 AM   5331
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I just LOVE that costume!!!!! You are soooo talented!!! I need to buy a sewing machine or something so I can make Sophie's Halloween costumes in the coming years. I just find the homemade ones sooooo much better! Thx for the bday wishes. I am due May 5th, which is funny because my husband's bday is May 12th and his sister's is May 13th. Now... their bdays almost ALWAYS trump mother's day for my poor MIL while they were growing up, so when I told her I was due in May, we had a good chuckle.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!

Sophie wasn't having any of her costume this morning. A friend lent me a Snow White costume... we sent her to daycare with it so we will see. She'd make a beautiful Snow white.

As for the sleeping... after asking around, maybe I'm giving up too easy, but at this point, if what she needs is mommy snuggles at 4am, then dammit, that's what she gets. We'll see if it's just a phase..... I just cannot deny her that and have her cry. I am a total whimp. I don't know why it was easier when she was a baby.

Here's a little picture of her from last weekend at Target.



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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 12:27 PM   5332
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Morning ladies!!!

Well back from my girls trip, well rested, and ready to face the world!

Love all the pictures of the Halloween costumes! Beth you continue to amaze me with your talent ! I need one of those hats BTW. Seriously, we have a festival every January called Ullr fest, celebrating the Norse god of snow. Think Viking covered in animal skins. And every place sells these Viking helmets with horns. A knit one would be the bomb! I'd be the envy of town!

Chris, Jo wouldn't wear her costume until she saw all the other kids with theirs. Then she was all about it. Hope you guys are doing better on sleep. Jo has been in a phase as well with needing early morning snuggles.

AFM, like I mentioned before just got back from girls trip and it was awesome! Out friends' parent's house is right on the beach and beautiful. We were definately spoiled. Toes in the sand, swimming in the ocean, stand up paddle boarding etc. lots of wine and beers, gossip, venting, reading gossip and fashion magazines, and the weather was perfect!!! Couldn't ask for more. Jo did great with Doug, and he survived, although did a fair amount of complaining. In the end it was good for both of them. House wasn't too destroyed, and he had already made today's lunch last night!! So it was great. I had my final interview with Coach last Thursday and am waiting on pins and needles to see if I've gotten the job. While sometimes I go back and fourth, in the end I've decided if it's offered I'll take it. Problem is my head is already ready to leave current job so I'm having trouble motivating, if I don't get the job, it's going to be tough to wrap my head around staying here. Ah well it's out of my hands at the moment. Question for my more corporate savy friends, how long should I wait to hear? Should I call them? How long do I wait? I'm assuming since I had three interviews, that I was in the running for the position, so I'd think they would call me either way and let me know. Any advice is appreciated!!

Hugs to everyone else!! Excuse typos, writing from my phone.



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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 13:37 PM   5333
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Anna, did they give you any indication as to when they would make their decision? Uhm... if not I'd say by this Thursday if you haven't already heard, a follow up call would be totally ok. A whole week would have passed. What do you other girls think? Fingers crossed for you Anna!!!
I'm glad you had a fun girls weekend!!! Did you come back to snow?



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2013, 12:35 PM   5334
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Woohoo job offer has been made! I said I'd take a day to decide and give them my final decision tomorrow morning, but it's a no brainier. Better pay at least +10,000 more a year, better benefits, very close to home, better company, etc. now I have to write a letter of resignation.

Chris, yes came back to snow. Close to 0 last night.

Ok back to current job, doing my own little happy dance.



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Old Nov 6th, 2013, 13:21 PM   5335
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Uh 10,000+ more than you currently make???? NO BRAINER INDEED! Congrats Anna!!! I am so happy for you!!! So did working weekends come into discussion????



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2013, 11:30 AM   5336
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Chris, yes no brainier is right. Current job was really accommodating and really nice about me leaving. So that's a load off. So now I have to find alternate day care. Where I work is about 25 min away from where we live, and Jo goes to daycare in Breck as I can drop her off on my way to work and pick her up on my way home. But no sense driving an hour both in the morning and at night to drop her off and pick her up at current daycare. I'm sad as I love her current daycare. We've finally developed a good relationship. So I've put in some phone calls, to check on wait lists and availability at alternate facilities. I also want to schedule visits and class room observations. The good news is the other daycares are less expensive. So we'll see what happens. I know some ladies have had to deal with the daycare switch, any advice???

And yes weekends came up. Sounds like I'll be able to have Fridays and Saturdays off. It was important for me to have one weekend day so we could do family stuff. Plus there's no daycare on weekends. The biggest thing was a a set schedule as daycare isn't all that flexible here.

So moving forward. Hope everyone is doing well and recovering from Halloween. Did I mention on my girls trip I tried to so a cartwheel and pulled a hamstring? Believe it or not there was no alcohol involved!!! Anyway, huge bruise developing and it's still sore to the touch, so is possible I tore it. Serves me right, how old am I? Needless to say nothing that can be done for it besides ibuprofen and ice.

Ok, hugs to all!! We're headed west this weekend for one final camping trip in Utah with friends.

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Old Nov 8th, 2013, 11:50 AM   5337
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Fridays and Saturdays off sound great! I'm so happy for you! I hope you find a closer daycare you like just as much or even more. I don't have any experience switching, but I am sure she'll adapt rather fast. Have a wonderful weekend... camping? brrrrrrrr You guys are cray cray! Sorry about the hamstring old lady :P jk



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2013, 11:31 AM   5338
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Chris, you are right, I am an old lady, at least I need to stretch before attempting a cartwheel!!

I'm on the war path this week trying to find a daycare that will work for us. I interviewed a Montessori school yesterday that I liked in some areas, but it's located in a basement of a local church, not much light, and the ratio of teacher to student is really high. On the plus side I really liked the director and they are willing to work on the potty training immediately. Also they can take her right away. One of the biggest negatives is that they follow the school year calendar, which means they're closed for fall break, two weeks at Christmas, spring break, etc. Luckily DH is flexible and we have my parents but I hate to have to stress that much time off.

This morning I'm touring Summit county daycare. According to a friend whose mother is a local principal at a very good elementary, this is hands down the best pre-school in terms of preparing kids for school. Down sides before I even go and see it: it's in a neighboring town, so I have to get on the highway to take her to school, and we're #13 on the wait list.

Last option is Lake Dillon Daycare. Close to home, but according to those "in the know" it's the lowest rated. So I'm trying to schedule an appointment and see for myself. I feel like I've got a pretty good feel for what I'm looking for. But I've yet to talk to them and don't even know if they can take her.

So it's a waiting game. We may end up taking her one place and then transferring her once something else opens up. I hate to up-root her often but I want her to end up someplace good, with an emphasis on getting her ready for kindergarten. Which is a whole other drama.

Anyway, how are the mamas these days??? Is been quiet lately. Chris can't believe you're 16 weeks!! Beth, hope you are well, and Skye I'm thinking of you too. I know Beth and Skye are caught in the house hunt/sell world. Just know I'm thinking of you.

Steph, how are things hon? I know how busy you are, just know I'm thinking of you too.

Angela and I have been emailing. She's struggling a little lately, but says hi to all.

Hugs to all! The ski area opened last weekend. Crazy. Camping was great. We drove to Utah, four hours west, but gorgeous weather, 65 degrees and sunny. Staying home this weekend which is good as I need a weekend at home to get my life back together. Haven't been home since girls weekend.

Ok hugs!!
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Old Nov 12th, 2013, 12:33 PM   5339
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I think this has become the Chris and Anna thread

I am good! 15 weeks only... but man is that flying! Went in for my last prenatal screening blood test and will get the results Thursday or Friday. I'm totally nervous now. I just praaaaay he/she is a healthy little baby.

We set up Sophie's big girl bed this past weekend. She LOVES it. We have taken a few steps back as far as bedtime goes now, but I suppose that was to be expected.

Try not to stress re. the daycare situation. It should all hopefully work out. I personally wouldn't go for the one that follows the school schedule. Too much stress with trying to find back up care. But that's just my opinion. My daycare closes for three weeks every August My only complaint! As far as preschool type stuff goes... Jo is only two. You could put her in a more convenient daycare for now, and switch her to a true preschool for her last year before kindergarten. It's something I am considering doing as well, except it will mean Sophie and her new sibling will never be at the same daycare We'll see. I want the best for my children, but it also has to fit in with our schedules or it will just be too disruptful to our family life.

When do you start the new job???

Hope everyone is doing well. Miss you girls!!!



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2013, 20:23 PM   5340
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Howdy ladies!!!

Anna congrats on the new job!!! That is awesome news. As for the daycar search I know that can be rough and if you need to put her one place and then change, Jo will be ok. Sorry to hear about the cartwheel I jury lol. I'm sure it looked good.

Chris yay on Sophie's big girl bed!!! Trust me it will be a lot better for you when putting her to bed. 15 weeks already yay time is moving fast now. If I can lose some weight I will send you my maternity clothes but I still need to wear the shirts. Who ever said breast feeding helps you lose weight lied or at least didn't make a difference on my weight. How is the morning sickness? Are you going to find out be sex?

Beth and Skye how your all doing?

AFM still trying to get used to having two. Good thing is Madelyn has been sleeping 4-6 hours at night. She will be 10 weeks old tomorrow. Seems like I just gave birth to her last week! Katelyn is doing really well with her and wants to hold her. She does exhibit some jealousy but does it by not listened to me or my hubby when we are holding the baby and she wants attention. We are currently trying to potty train her. She was doing well but now doesn't want to really use the potty and asks for a diaper. The only time she really uses the potty is if we let her run around naked.

Well I need to go and get dinner together I will try and do be better about posting here.

Hope everyone else is good. Miss you all

Hugs,
Steph



 
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