How can two be better than one? I mean you get twice the fun, double the pleasure, and a duo of joy, correct? :-)
That's THREE tests with THREEPOSITIVES!
We still need to get it confirmed with a doctor. Carissa is going to call tomorrow and set that up so that she can start getting the care that she will need. Last time all they did was give her a pregnancy test like you get from the store. I am just too impatient to hold it in. :-D We are both happy and excited.
Well, my life has been pretty busy as of late. This month, my baby girl turned ONE! Yes I said ONE! She turned ONE on the 9th and we had her birthday party on the 12th! I will try and add some pictures to this post later. I am also wanting to show her progression each month through the year, so I will try to have up in couple of days. Just keep checking back ;-)
We had a good time at her birthday party, hopefully all those in attendance did too. We had about 50 people show up. She got so many neat toys and clothes. She seemed to enjoy each present. We had a wet party with a slip-n-slide, two air bounce inflatables, a pool, and water balloons. I filled more than 200 water balloons to only have a couple of kids bust over half of them before we could use them. They did this while we were opening presents and the balloons were out of our sight. Oh well :-/
Also, at this time, I have four applications out. Three for internal openings at Air Liquide and one with the League City Police Department.
With League City Police, I have made it past the testing, oral board, and they will finish up my background this week. So far it is looking good with them.
I had a phone interview a couple of weeks ago for a Medical Sales Position with Air Liquide in San Antonio. This job would be a substantial increase in base pay with commission and several perks, ie company car, cell phone, etc. I highly doubt I get this job, but I also didn't even think that I would get an interview. He said that he narrowed it down to 10 and had the phone interviews with us. He said by October 8th or 9th he was going to make a final four and interview those that make the cut in person. After that he would decide who he was hiring and would hopefully have them start by November 1st.
I also applied for an Energy Management Analyst Position which would be located at our US Corporate office in the Galleria area. That position would work in the same building as my sister and the law firm she works for. No word back from that. :-(
Lastly, today I interviewed for the Logistics Analyst position where I am now. The position is basically the next position up from where I am now. It was kind of weird interviewing with these four guys because I know them all and they know me. They even said, "Well we are going to just skip the 'Tell us about yourself' question." HA They are the different scheduling zone supervisors. One is even an Aggie (WHOOP!) that graduated a couple of years before me. He is a good guy, but hey, he is an Aggie, so that is no surprise. They said that they would get back with me by the weeks end.
Now, I am in such dilemma, or at least I feel that way. For most people that know me, law enforcement is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. I had big aspirations, but nothing has panned out. I always pray that God will open the doors that I should go through, and close the ones that I shouldn't. Now some say, like my grandma, that God keeps closing the doors for police work and I just go look somewhere else. She said it has to do with me being hard headed or what not :-P. I just keep saying, "Well maybe He does not want me at this police deparment." lol On the flip side, as far as corporate America, Air Liquide is great. The company really has benefits like no other, pays well, and is overall a great company IMO, even if they are French owned! :-D Now I know that nothing is guaranteed and that I have not even gotten an offer on any of these, but I would be in a hard place if both League City Police and Air Liquide offered me at the same time. Also, what if I take a job with Air Liquide to only later have League City offer me a position? What do I do? Would it be right for me to jump ship and leave while they are spending their money to train me before I was able to "pay them back" with my work? Do I leave a company like this that has these great benefits for me and my family for me to pursue something I have always wanted to do? Would that be selfish of me? We REALLY like they Cy-Fair congregation and I have really enjoyed seeing Carissa make friends here and I hate to uproot us. I know Carissa says that we can make friends anywhere, but again, we have really gotten to like the group here. So many questions and so little answers! lol
On top of all that, our lease is up on the 31st of October, so where we are going to live until all this pans out, is still up in the air. We could end up in three different areas and I don't want to buy a home or sign a lease just yet.
Anyway, if you made it this far, thanks for reading and I will try to update this post with a few pictures.
Tomorrow the Aggies play their first game. I am not drinking the kool-aid this year, but let's hope they prove everyone wrong and have a good year. Either way, I will support and remain loyal to the Ag's. Then again, we never lose, just run out of time. :-P
Texas A&M actually had the number 10 best entrance in college football!
Texas A&M is a school with countless traditions, some dating as far back as the 1890’s. Everything is designed to instill a sense of Aggie Spirit, ranging from the Aggie Ring to the proper way to greet others. This way of life carries onto the football field, which has its own share of customs.
The 12th Man; the Bonfire; Midnight Yell, led by the Yell Leaders. It all makes for an inspiring Saturday afternoon, and it all begins with the team’s march into the stadium, led by Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. It is made up of the school’s Corps of Cadets, and is the largest military marching band in the world (and actually performs maneuvers so complicated that a computer simulation says they are impossible). And before every home game, the drum line leads the Aggies onto the field, turning them over to the trusty hands of the 12th Man.
Let me try to describe something that eats at me daily. There are times that I feel I want to do more in life. Like I want to do something that makes a difference, something my wife and kids can be proud of, something.....I just can't find the words to describe this feeling. Like I have an urge to do something besides desk work in corporate America. Something that pushes me to my limits. Something hard and fast, shall we say. Something that makes a difference in peoples lives. I am just not 100% sure what that is!
Do you ever, or have you ever, had a tough decision to make? A decision that you were literally scared to make? You think it may be the right choice, but you are scared to death it might be the wrong one? When I say scared, I mean when you vision it, you get excited YET your hearts start racing because you fear being wrong? Yeah that's how I feel.
We are told to pray and trust that God will guide us in the right way. Trust, that can be a tough one. I shamefully admit that I struggle with this in my relationship with God. I want to know exactly how things will be now before I do anything, in every aspect of my life. I hate going into the unknown. If I trusted God more, I could do this with less fear. I struggle, I struggle, I struggle. Hopefully, I can strengthen this weakness through time, and ironically enough, trust in God.
Cheyenne's vocabulary has expanded recently. She can now say, "dada," "mama," "bubbles," "pawpaw," "pup pup," "dog," "diaper," and "bible."
She has also learned to shake her head no, and she does it a lot. I think half the times she does it she does it because she thinks it's funny. She also gave me a hug for the first time the other night. She grabbed me around the neck and squeezed with her left arm while patting me on the back with her right, just like we do to her!
She also does these giggles where she just looks at you and starts laughing. She will hug Jersey around the neck when we say, "Give Jersey a hug." She loves it when we sing to her.
When she eats, it is funny sometimes. Before she tries something she will stick her nose up to the food and smell it. That usually results in a head shake indicating "no." Oh and before she takes food most of the time, she has to see it first or she will go cross-eyed trying look at it under her nose. Then tonight if we tried to give her food from our hands, she shook her head "no," but then we took it, put it on the spoon (the whole time she sees this), and then takes it. Less than 5 seconds after she said "No!" Silly girl.
She is also EVERYWHERE. Crawling here and there. Standing up and down, up and down, up and down, etc.
It's amazing how you can love so much, it's indescribable. I always heard that, but never understood it, and now I do. I love that little girl and thank God he has given her to me! What an honor and great responsibility He has entrusted to me. She is such an easy baby, very happy, and content. She is such a blessing that I do NOT deserve.