February 23, 2009

A Mixed Bag Blog....

So I've been a complete blog slacker lately, I mostly blame it on the fact that there isn't much new with us.
I never did post any pictures of our time with the Wustman girls staying here. This was a nightly ritual, they wanted nothing to do with me. They all would pile up on Dave and he would read books.

On the pregnancy front...I'm past the 13 week mark and I was hoping really hard that it would be the week that I'd feel great again....oh such wishful thinking. I am feeling better for longer periods of time but in the last couple weeks I have begun to throw up a lot more again. I am so thankful to be pregnant and will take this as a sign of normal pregnancy but will be delighted when I feel better. This morning Jenna came in the bathroom as I was "gathering myself" after a visit to the porcelain god and said "mommy I will make you feel better with a hug and a kiss, that baby is such a little stinker". How could I not feel better after that! No real belly or weight gain yet but I know it will be coming!

On the house front.... we're still searching...and still trying to sell our house. We get a lot of calls from people interested in renting but we're not willing to rent until we've actually found something. Hopefully we'll have more direction soon, otherwise we'll be putting air conditioning in this house!
On the job front... Dave is still working which is a blessing when so many are not as fortunate. They have had hours cut back but it has been nice having him home on Friday's and we're trying to see the positive side of getting to spend the extra time together. My business has been slow since many companies are cutting back on extra expenditures in the promotions area. If you know of a company, organization or school looking for promotional items and/or apparel of any sort I'd REALLY appreciate it if you'd pass my name along! I can get tons of freebies and will make sure they make it your direction :-)

When Dave is home he and Jenna are quite creative with the toys...I think he was just trying to contain her and all her energy for awhile!

On a family front...just want to say congrats to my little brother for being hired by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department Reserve Unit and even better, getting a position with the Marine Patrol Division. After graduating with his associates degree in criminal justice and from the police academy at GRCC he was unable to find a job locally (he won't admit it but he likes to be close to his family!). His license expired and he somewhat gave up on his dream of being a cop. He has had a really good full time job at Zeeland Farm Service and even went back to school for a semester to try out finance but it was then that he realized being a cop was his dream. Getting onto the Reserves and the Marine Patrol is a big step in the right direction for his end goal. He plans to re-certify and eventually look for a full-time position in law enforcement. He has met and worked with some wonderful officers who have given him great guidance and friendship along the way. I couldn't be more proud of him and I know my dad is looking down with a BIG smile when Travis is in full uniform. My dad was always so proud of what my brothers dream was and unfortunately never lived to see him fulfill it, sometimes our lives are detoured but ultimately God has his hand guiding us. Best wishes Trav!!!

I'll try to be a better poster in the weeks to come.


The DeVries Family said...

That is so awesome to hear about Travis! Great news!! ...and about the sickness...my doctor always says that being sick is a great sign and just means everything is going good! I am right there with ya tho, so ready for it to be over.

The Kapenga's + Jenna said...

Ah yes, 'tis the joys. I was just hoping to be done with the throwing up part. I hope we're BOTH feeling better soon. We're pretty happy for Trav as well!

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