Monday, November 11, 2013

The Key to Your Dream Home!

So I haven't posted anything on this yet, but I probably should've awhile ago.  So when I got pregnant with Brooklynn, we knew that me not working wasn't really an option with our financial situation.   And, with the job that I currently had, there was no way for me to work from home or be able to work only after Brandon got home from work.  So, we started brainstorming.  One day real estate came to mind.  I realized that I have really always loved real estate but never really gotten into it, and I would be able to work from home, schedule clients according to my schedule, and it would be SO much happier than the job I was currently doing (working with CPS and parents that had gotten kids taken away, depressing all the time).  So, I became an assistant for an agent and prepared to start taking real estate classes.

I had Brooklynn in December, started classes in January, got licensed and started working for Keller Williams in March, and now I am absolutely loving what I do.  It is so great to help those people get the home they are looking for and see their faces light up when they find "the one".  However, one of the BEST things about my job, is I get to stay home with my daughter and play with her all day andbe there for her when she needs me.  It is the best feeling ever.

It's interesting because before she was born, I thought that it wouldn't be a big deal to be away from her for 6 to 8 hours if I had to.  I could take her to a babysitter when I needed to, get my work done, and pick her up later.  But, when she was born, that all changed.  The first time I left her for two hours and had SUCH a hard time!  I am getting better now but more than 6 hours...yeah can't do it.  So it really is the best to be home with this cutie patootie!

Well, if any of you know of anyone that is looking to buy, sell, or even invest in real estate, PLEASE give me  a call!  I would love to help and you now that I would do my best to get them everything that they want!  So so grateful for all of you and your support!

Halloween 2013

Halloween was very laid back this year but we had tons of fun taking our little ladybug around to get candy for us to eat!  Haha.  She had no idea what was going on.  She did like chewing the wrappers though!  This year we went to a pumpkin patch to get our pumpkins.  It was so fun!  I haven't been to a pumpkin patch in so long!!!  We got to pull a wagon around to pick our pumpkins and it was just so cute.  We got five because they had a really good deal if you bought five.  Any size 5 for $20.  Then we went to Cocoa Bean and got hot chocolate :)  Fun family night!

We of course carved our pumpkins the night before because we wait till the last minute like that :).  Last year Brandon came home at lunch on Halloween and we carved them.  Haha.  My pumpkin was probably one of the best that I have done so far.  I was so excited!  

We went to Brandon's work on Wednesday the 30th to go trick or treating there.  They deck out the building and each department is decorated with a different theme.  After we went through we went to lunch with some friends.

Thursday we went to Keller Williams' Trick or Treating and the agent's decorated their offices and handed out candy.  Brooklynn was a ladybug and I dressed up as well as a butterfly.  I wanted Brandon to dress up but he wasn't really up for it.  Oh and just ignore the beard.  He started no shave November in the middle of October!  After that we were going to go to a trunk or treat but it was FREEZING that day and we weren't up for being out in the cold, especially when Brooklynn didn't care.  So, I made taco soup and we handed out candy.  We got a lot more trick or treaters this year than we did last year.  Much more fun.  That night we visited Brandon's parents and his grandma and then went back home and had a relaxing rest of the night.  Very fun filled day!

She kept going over to the window and looking out, waiting for people to come to the door.  She would be there for a little bit, then come back to the toys, then someone would know and get candy and leave, then she would crawl back to the window and look out again.  She was so dang funny!

There was stuffing in her outfit so every time she would crawl her bum would look huge and move all over.  I laughed every time I saw her crawling!

Friday, November 8, 2013

She's Cruisin!

So Brooklynn is now officially 10 months old.  She is getting that toddler look, and no longer has that baby face or features.  She is a major mooch and if she sees that you have food, she will immediately crawl right up to you and stare at you till you feed her.  It's kind of hilarious really.  She sleeps through the night almost every night, in bed by 8:00 pm and awake around 7:30 pm.  We are truly spoiled.  She is such a good baby.  I am somewhat worried to have another because I am worried that the next one will be completely opposite of my current little munchkin.  But, when that time comes I will be ready, I suppose.  DEFINITELY not now, but someday! :)  I can't believe that I need to start planning her 1st birthday party!  Love her so much!

We love green beans!

Oh husband is starting her early....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

10 months already?!?!?!

My little girl will be 10 months old tomorrow.  I seriously can't believe that she is almost 1.  People say "enjoy it while it lasts because soon she will be gone".  I didn't realize how true that is.  Before we know it she will be moving out and going to college.  AHH!!!! Can't even think about that right now.  Just some thoughts that I had this morning.  Got a little depressed not gonna lie.  I will post 10 month pics tomorrow! you know how awesome it feels to be completed caught up with my blogging?!  WONDERFUL!!!!!  That's how it feels... :)

California September 2013

Brooklynn and I got the opportunity to go down to CA for my cousin's wedding in September.  But, with the way flights worked out we got to stay for a whole week!!  While I missed my hubby and I know he missed us, I love going home.  It is always fun to just relax and do everything that I am unable to do in Idaho.  We go to all of my favorite places to eat that are not in Idaho Falls.  I go shopping with my mom.  I have family time with everyone that I don't get to see very often because I live 13 hours away.  AND it is nice and warm!!!!!!  No freezingness in Glendora.  It is like 80 up until November...when it goes down to 65 and stays that way almost all winter.  I LOVE IT!!!!

My cousin's wedding was fun too!  It was very pretty and all the decorations were wonderful!  Her dress looked gorgeous and she looked so happy.  Unfortunately, I couldn't bring Brooklynn (kids weren't allowed, I know she would have been so good though) so we had to leave early because it was almost an hour away from home so I was gone for almost 5 hours total.  It was fun seeing everyone on my dad's side of the family though.  I don't get to see them that often because I always miss the family get togethers.  But I had a great time.

I am also so glad that I can spend time with my siblings.  My sister, Hannah, is 9 (14 year gap, yes she was planned)  and my brother, Brendon, is 22.  He is autistic and is such a blessing in our lives.  But there is never a dull moment when he is around that's for sure.  But it was fun seeing them interact with Brooklynn as well.

I am so grateful for that opportunity and I can't wait for our next trip down!

I chopped my hair while I was down there.  I cut 6 inches off!  It took a little while to get used to but I love it!

She is her mother's daughter.  LOVES the water.  She was sad right before this picture was taken.  As soon as she got in the water, she was instantly a happy camper.  LOVE HER!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Melaleuca Picnic 2013

The annual Melaleuca picnic is always very fun!  Tons of prizes are given out (we've never won before :(  ), there is a ton of free food (popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, drinks, cotton candy, delicious lunch) and there are lots of fun things for kids to do.  I went into the big bubbles that floated above the water.  We also rode on the bull and that was fun too.  I can't wait for next year when Brooklynn can go on the different rides and blow up slides and obstacle courses.

Mmmm...yummy toes!
She loves to chew on the bottom of water bottles.
 I think she likes the sound it makes.

  In each department, someone wins gets a helicopter ride for two people in Frank's helicopter.  Brandon got this this year and we were able to take a ride.  It was so cool to ride in the front of the helicopter and see all the beautiful views.  The pilot also did some tricks and that was also very fun!

Brooklynn 7 months/ Lake Mead/ Soda SpringsShe

Brooklynn is getting teeth!  Her two bottom teeth came in at the same time and are growing.  They came up right before we left for our trip to Lake Mead.  She is still doing the army crawl but now gets on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth.  She is slowly trying more and more foods and eats a ton.  She's pretty much the cutest baby ever!  I completely forgot to take a 7 month picture, but I took plenty others!

First time in a sitting in a shopping cart without being in a car seat...

She got into the closet and got into everything!

At the beginning of August Brooklynn and I flew down to Las Vegas to meet my family.  We went to Lake Mead and had tons of fun!  Brooklynn absolutely loved going in the water and loved her floatie.  She 100% HATED her life vest though.  But I had fun knee boarding and going on the inner tube.  We also went with the Friends and saw the Hartwigs there.  It was fun seeing them and spending some time with them as well!

Taking a nap in the same place on the boat
we all did when we were little.

 Brooklynn and I went down to Soda Springs for a night to visit with Lauren and her family.  The next day we went to a fair close to Soda Springs.  Brooklynn loved the animals and I had fun spending some girl time with Lauren!

Watching the horses

She was more interested in pulling the grass than looking at the camera!