Tuesday, September 01, 2015
We moved to Friendswood, Texas back in July 2014. They kids have really enjoyed being here and have made a lot of good friends. Jeremy loves being back at work. He has had a rough year trying to get things the way he wants them in his business. It's been a lot of work. He is also now a 50/50 owner in his business instead of 33.3% which is really exciting.
It's been a little different experience for me (not having school or work as a way to socialize) It's been a little lonely trying to adjust to a new area and home. But I can say after a year it's starting to feel a little better. Whether it's been time that has helped, I'm not sure.
I think my new calling at church has been a huge help. It's been a stressful transition into a new assignment but also has given my something to work on and given me a way to socialize in a new circle of friends. So even though it's a lot of work and stress, it's ultimately been good for me to push myself and meet new people.
School has been back in for a week now and that means Porter and I are home all day together. I'm still working on finding a good schedule for the both of us. I need to find a balance between getting things done, having fun, exercise, and spiritual growth. I hope I can figure it out, but I think balance is a life time struggle.
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Monday, February 04, 2013
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Porter has been very colicky. I've cut out milk, chocolate, broccoli, and apples. It helped a little, but not completely. While we've been here, I decided to try giving him strictly formula (Gerber Sensitive) and won't you know it, he's doing so much better. I'm so conflicted, because of course I'm so happy he's not crying all the time and in stomach pain, but I'm so sad that I'm not nursing. For the first few days I would tear up every time I'd feed him a bottle. I'm pumping and dumping, so I don't lose my milk. I'm not sure if, when, or how I'll start nursing again, but I want to know that it's an option. Maybe when his tummy is a little more mature I'll try again or even do half and half in a month or so.
Since he's been on formula for five days, Porter looks so much bigger, chubbier, happier. He looks amazing.
We are having a lot of fun here. It's always wonderful to spend time with family and friends.
Posted by Chauntel at 9:48 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012
That being said, check him out. He was fat. He's not so much now but I'm working on it. He lost almost a pound and in about 10minutes we're headed to the doctors to weight him. I'm really hoping he's over 10 lbs. again.
Posted by Chauntel at 1:01 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sad new: Jackson's hockey has been cancelled due to not enough players signing up:( and I'm going to hold off on signing Makayla up for anything. So for right now I only have to juggle Isaac's soccer, scouts, Makayla's activity days, and makayla and Isaac's piano (don't forget 3 kids with homework every night). Which I think will be enough with a baby coming soon.
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Saturday, September 01, 2012
This is a picture from my kitchen into the formal dining room, soon to be HUGE pantry/sewing room:)
This is a picture from the family room into the entry way/ formal living room, soon to be Jeremy's office:)
Yay, I'm getting my BIG pantry/sewing room and Jeremy's getting his much needed office. So the two useless formal room will now becoming very functional and used daily:) My husband wasn't sure about the pantry off the kitchen. I'm so glad he let me convince him that I needed it. What a great guy.
Jeremy and Jonathan Staiger worked from sun up to sun down and will work on it again on labor day (ironically)
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Monday, August 27, 2012
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