A new job!

Wow, isn't it the truth?  I mean, I just cannot quit getting new jobs, huh?  No, but really, I started with my "new company" last January and here I am in a new job the following February?  I am still at the "new company" - but I had the opportunity to apply for and transition into a new role, and I haven't looked back since.  

I'm fairly certain that I never talked about the job I took last January, because I basically took an entire year off the blog world, and I hate that I've missed so many memories, BUT, I'm back.  So to summarize, the job I took last year was working for the first boss I ever had.  He was a phenomenal boss, but our work relationship had been strained due to a few circumstances at the old company.  I went to work for someone new and stayed under that boss for 5 years, then my original first boss calls me, asks me to come and apply for a job at the "new company"  and I worked that job until this past week.  Again, great boss, good work, and I wasn't even looking for a job.  Isn't that when the best opportunities come to light?  Right when we aren't looking?  

So the new job is something completely out of my comfort zone, it is pushing the edge of sales and something I never imagined myself doing.  I figure, I  should try it out, see if I can handle it and if I like it, and trying it makes me no worse for anything.  I may fit, I may not, but if I didn't try it I'd never know.  I got a 2 grade level promotion and from what I can tell, my new boss is pretty cool.

That's where work life stands now.  Home life is pretty good and I hope to get some pictures of my precious kiddos posted soon.  Other than that?  Just another day in the life.


Disney on Ice!

Back at the end of January, I took Cooper and Kampbell to see Disney on Ice.  It was a great time, they had so much fun seeing Mickey and Minnie and the rest of the crew.  This was a show with scenes from many of the Disney movies, Lion King, Aladdin, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and many more.  Cooper hadn't seen all of these movies, so there were some parts that weren't as interesting to him as others, and the same is true for Kampbell, but over all, we all had a fantastic time.  These two are at such fun ages!  Here are a few pictures!




A Few Home Improvements

In the last couple of months, we've made a few slight changes around our house.  Nothing major, yet things that make the house more aesthetically pleasing, at least to me.

First, we've changed up the pictures on our picture wall, as I do annually, and I took the fabric off of the "J" and painted it chevron.  Such a simple change, but I love it.

Second, I finally got the wall behind out couch put together, it's been pretty vacant for a few years and I'm absolutely loving the end result.

Third, Tim got our scrabble tiles made and we got them all hung in our front living room.  This room has more changes to come, but for now, this is what we've got.  I LOVE the tiles and that we've got our family name up there on the wall!

Fourth, we got a new dining table.  We had a bartop table with benches and chairs, but Katy climbed on it constantly, and I really wanted a round table, so voila, this beauty was purchased. :)

Last but not least, Tim made this awesome bed for Cooper.  Cooper's room has always had this cut out - and it was great for his crib when he was a baby, but since then, it's been awkward.  Coop has been wanting bunk beds, but we don't want two beds in there, so Tim came up with this design.  I have such a smart husband!  Cooper got spoiled even more when Tim decided to equip the bed with a slide.  Cooper's room is his favorite room in the house now.  He's obsessed with it.  His little sister is a big fan too.

Children's Museum Visit

A couple of weekends ago, we made an early morning visit to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.  Both kids just love visiting the museum.  We have so much fun with them.  Cooper is getting more and more into the dinosaurs, and Katy is really loving the area for ages 5 and under.  On this particular visit, Cooper got to go back to the "staff only" area to see and hear all about the projects that the museum paleontologists are working on currently.  I just love these times with the family.  .