Thursday, June 30, 2011

Its War!!

Brad finally had a few minutes for a break, so joined in on the nerf gun war with Bella and our awesome neighbor, Tavis. It was so cute to watch them all shoot each other.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It is what it is....

So.... Summer has finally begun and I realized I had no idea where May went- it kind of went by in a blur.
It started with the BIG purchase of a painting company... Signature Painting, Inc. Wow. I can't believe we left Sherwin Williams to be self employed, but I am excited to start this adventure. It has been a HUGE roller coaster. I have no idea what I am doing... payroll, taxes, employees, accounts payable and receivable (thank heavens for the receivable part). Not to mention the headache of some very important paperwork to complete certain jobs. Its been the biggest headache ever, but I am hoping its going to be worth it. Its also hard taking over something that has been someone's "baby" for the past few years. They have their way of doing things, and we may see a different way of doing things. But, hopefully it will all be ironed out and all will be good. Brad sure is working hard, though, to make sure those jobs are all lined out.
In the middle of buying a company, we had Disney World. A BLAST, as you can tell from the previous posts. Then, two days after we got back... Walnut School's Spring Fling Carnival. What a HUGE success. I am so impressed with the ladies I worked with. They have so much talent and organizational skills. It was so wonderful.
Then... the big day.... Bella graduated from Kindergarten. She is such a BIG girl. She tested at almost a second grade reading level and is one of the top in her class. I am SO proud of her accomplishments and her willingness to learn. Ivy also did really well in her preschool class. Her teachers are working with her on her speech and she is progressing. I'm excited to see what the next year brings.
I am also heading back to work for Farm Bureau... I've kind of been MIA for the past few months. I've had to concentrate on Signature Painting and the kids' activities and feel that those situations take priority over this job. However, I LOVE it. It gets me out of the house and I love working with insurance. I have a great boss that is so understandable so its nice to have a "home" to come back to when I want/need to.
In the fall... I will also probably start teaching preschool gymnastics. I am SO excited about this one. I use to love being in gymnastics and I'm hoping to get my girls into it more.
So... THREE part time jobs, ONE full time house, TWO full time kids.... Whewww.
I have a really good friend that taught me... "it is what it is." When you have bad times come your way... It is what it is and you just have to deal with it. I'm grateful for how things are. We have a lot on our plate right now, but its a good thing. Sometimes we need to shake things up.