Monday, May 25, 2009

memorial day

Mark drove to St. George on Fri May 22 to pick up Hannah and Ashlyn. It was about 15 hours round trip. I'm pretty impressed that he can do it all in one day. I was glad that Makayla and I didn't have to go. The girls have been cute with the baby. They were a bit shy about her at first and now they constantly want to hold her. They love their baby dolls, and now they have a live baby to play with. Ashlyn even said, "I'm glad that you had a baby so that now I have a baby to play house with."

I have one more week off for maternity leave and then I'm back to work. We need to have the paychecks, but I'm not really sure how things are going to go at home. Mark is still looking for a job and has a couple of interviews coming up. Much of the problem is that there isn't much work to be done, so many companies aren't hiring, or just aren't hiring much.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here we go!

Perhaps it's time to finally join the bloggers and make my own blog. Our family is growing. Hannah and Ashlyn finally have a baby sister. Makayla Kristine was born on Easter 4/12/09, which was 9 days earlier than her due date. I was quite pleased that she was born early! She weighed in at 8lbs even, and 19 inches. She is beautiful and such a good baby. Hannah and Ashlyn haven't met her yet, but are counting down the days until they are here for the summer. I'm sure that they will be big helpers with the baby.

Mark just finished his lineman classes, YEAH!!! Congratulations to him. He has really come a long ways since he started school. Now the challenge is to find a job. The economy isn't helping, as there aren't many jobs available. He is looking anywhere for a lineman apprentice job, so if you have any tips, let us know.