Saturday, September 19, 2009


If you asked me to sum up how I've been feeling the past couple of weeks, the only word that comes to mind is EXHAUSTED!

Because of wonderful budget cuts to higher education, my school (Nevada State College) had to reduce the number and frequency of classes they offer. What did this mean for me? Basically it meant that I have 13 classes left to take. 8 (22 credits!) of those are only offered in the fall. So if I took 5 classes this semester, I would only have 3 left to take next Fall, but that would prolong my student teaching, and I wouldn't graduate until May 2011. This wasn't an option for me, so guess what I am doing? Yup! You guessed it, I'm taking AAAAAAAAALL 22 credits this semester. Thank God I am extremely organized and can multi-task like you wouldn't believe, because otherwise I wouldn't make it.

One of my classes is accelerated which means it's a 3 credit course, offered on Friday nights from 6:00-9:50pm, and all day Saturday from 9:00-3:50pm. It's only a 4 week class, but let me tell you... it is a killer. The actual class isn't bad, and I actually enjoy it. But because it's accelerated, it is JAM PACKED for every single minute we are there. If we're not reading, we're writing, if we're not watching a movie, then we're having a discussion, we're planning lessons, we're conferencing.... you get my point. It is just SO mentally draining. And not to mention it takes me away from my FAVORITE time of the week with my boys. It really sucks, but I only have one more weekend to go!

Add to this my pregnancy symptoms of fatigue and nausea (which was subsiding, but still there nonetheless!), chasing around a VERY busy and active toddler aaaall day long, AND I'm still taking 7 other classes besides this long one which occupy every single spare moment I have with homework, or class.

My poor house is in dire need of a deep cleaning, my poor body is in need of a massage, and my poor brain is in need of a vacation. I truly thank God everyday that I have an amazing, supportive husband who is a wonderful daddy to our son, an awesome sister to keep AJ busy, and my mama who always has breakfast ready for me and gives me peace of mind by watching AJ for me without complaint while I go to class. And who can forget my tata, who stuffs me with Burger King whenever I want it! :-) I am 100% truly blessed and so thankful for the opportunities I am presented with.

Everything DOES happen for a reason.

Time for this mama to get some rest!



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Holy Wow!

It has been waaaaaaay too long since I last updated my blog! I know that only *some* people read it, but I apologize for taking so long!

So much has changed since I last posted!

For starters - Our family of three is growing into a family of four! We are baking another brownie and the timer on this little one will go off sometime around March 24th! We are so truly blessed and overjoyed!

Shortly after Adam graduated from his Apprenticeship program he got promoted to a foreman at the new City Center project. He is busier now than he has ever been, but I'm so proud of him for all his hard work and efforts! He does so much for our family and we wouldn't be where we are today without him. I love you baby!

AJ is now nearly 20 months old and literally cracks us up on a daily basis. He is the sweetest, most caring and compassionate little boy I have ever laid eyes on. (I know every mom says this about their baby, but I'm telling the truth!) His vocabulary grows on a daily basis and lately his favorite thing to say is "uh-ooooooooh"! Babcia (my mom), who watches him for me while I go to school (thanks Mom!) is also going through potty training with him right now. So far, he can say "pee pee!", and run to sit on the toilet, but he doesn't really understand what he's supposed to do there. I know it'll take time, but he's making sooooome progress already.

As for me, I am in my second to last semester of College! Yahooo! I finally graduate in May with my Bachelor's Degree! I will be qualified to be an Elementary School teacher, which is my biggest dream in life. Taking all these classes the past few semesters has been an amazing experience. I actually look forward to going to school, and I cannot wait to apply all my knowledge in my own classroom. Obviously all that will stay in place for a few months while I stay home with our newest addition, but at least I will have my degree there and waiting for me when I am ready to use it!

As a whole - our family is ready to move onto cooler weather. Working in un-airconditioned buildings is miserable for poor Adam, and AJ is ready to go back to the park without burning his skin on the plastic equipment! And I am ready for regular walks outside! This summer seems like it's been the worst we've had in a while and I am so ready for the cool fall weather! Not to mention I can't wait to put out my fall decorations and fill our house with the smell of pumpkin candles! Yuuuummy!

That's all for now.

Love and Blessings,