Sunday, October 28, 2012


In the last three months our lives have changed a lot. It seemed in just one day my life went from mellow to crazy.

I was blessed to be able to stay home with Brooklyn until she was nine months. But after a little bit it was just needed for me to go back to work. Since I was laid off from my last job, I had no idea what looking for a job would be like. The search began! I thought interviews would come easy, but would soon learn it was not as easy as I had thought. Back in May I had heard of a place called Bio Life, its a plasma center. I heard it was a really good place to work, and they will train you from the beginning, no medical history required.

I noticed that they were hiring so I applied. It seemed that would be the last time I heard about Bio Life, so the search continued. Then one day in July I got a call from them and they had asked for me to come in for an interview. So a phone interview, and two regular interviews later I was offered the job. When I got the call I was excited because I had been looking for awhile and nothing and this was one I finally got. But that joy went away really fast when I thought about leaving Brooklyn to work. I called Mandy to tell her I got the job, but I was crying the whole time.

Before I was pregnant I was already going to school part time, so I was hired just a couple weeks before school started. So in just a few days I went from being a stay at home mom (off from school for the summer), and now a full time employee, part time student, and all the time mom. :)

This will explain why my poor blog has been neglected. I have barely been in to do Brooklyn's monthly posts. 

Working for Bio Life was such an experience, nothing I had ever done before. I met so many amazing people and learned SO much. I enjoyed the personal interaction with the donors and just learning new things. I also made an amazing new friend, Mandy.

Even though I enjoyed working at Bio Life, I missed Brooklyn, Dad was doing a pretty good job at home. Bio Life has some crazy hours, and they alternate every week. The early shift is 5am to 2:30pm, then 9am to 6:30pm, and then closing is 12pm to 8:30pm, and every other Saturday. But we were making it work.

One day last week I got a call from a good friend Gina. She asked what I was up to and also that the company she was working for was hiring. She had asked me to email my resume to her supervisor, so I did. I really didn't think I would hear from them so fast. But I interviewed there a couple times too, and they offered me the job. This job offered to keep me at the same pay rate, and also had a more stable schedule with weekends off.

This was a hard decision for me, but I took on the job at LearnKey and started last week. I miss my Bio Life co-workers, but love this schedule. I feel like I can get more done at home and with my school work. Everyone at LearnKey has been so sweet and have made me feel so welcome. I am excited to see what the future holds.

All in all I am going to do my best to keep my blog updated. I just love going back and seeing posts from the past and want Brooklyn to be able to see these in the future with stories of her growing up, and pictures of course!

Lately it as been SO nice outside, and we try to go for walks as much as possible. She loves it, we have also been going to the park a lot too. Even though she isn't walking yet she climbs on everything that she can.

 All the kids playing in the sand with Uncle Doz.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brooklyn is 11 months!

* STILL. NO. TEETH! I met a lady at work the other day and she had mentioned that all three of her kids didn't get their teeth until after their first birthday. That made me feel a little better. 

* She will not hold still for a diaper change. 

* She is trying more and more foods each day. If she doesn't like something she will take it off her tray and throw it on the ground. 

* She walks along everything but still is too scared to venture on by herself. 

* She will pat your back to get your attention. 

* She had her first sleepover with Penelope.

* She loves to climb up the stairs. 

* She watches Glee with Aunt Ashley.

* She will hold a book and look at it on her own for a little bit.

* She screams when she doesn't get her way.

* She can brush her own hair.

* She tries to dress herself.

* And she gives the best kisses!!

We have our living room blocked off because she is everywhere! She tries and tries so hard to get to the stairs so she can climb them. When she is not successful she gets upset and cries. She is growing so fast and learning more and more each day. She has the cutest personality, and the most beautiful (gummy) smile! :)

Next week my good friend Reyanna is coming up to St. George to take her first year pictures. I am so excited! My family and Reyanna all came together and got the package for my birthday! I of course loved it.

              (She is watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in this picture)