Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday Night Round-Up........

Phew.....it has been awhile since I have had some time to be able to sit down to blog. We have been getting ready for Nanna and Grandpa Harper's visit. The usual deep clean before we have guests.....and a spruce up of the yard......We actually let the lawn grow longer than usual to help keep it green since it has been so hot and dry. We waited until today to mow and man it looks great......and to top it off we just got a good 20 min of rain.....much needed down here.....so now I do not have to water the lawn tonight!.....

So a bunch has happened since Tuesday.....Not many of you knew but Shawn had been having a hard time at work, the ol' office politics game.....lets just say the first 5 months or so of his job were good.....the last few have been crazy and not real healthy for Shawn most of it having to do with communication between him and a few other people.....and some people on his team going above and beyond to find fault in his work....I mean I have worked at companies similar to the one that he works at but I have never heard of any employee taking more time to find fault in someones work then actually doing their own work....So anyway after working with HR for the last month or so Shawn finally exhausted all his options within his dept. to try to make it work and they came to a mutual agreement that the situation was not repairable so he has put in for a few other positions within the company and is still on payroll for awhile but no longer works in his dept.....Which means he is at home with us.....His first day home was Friday.....Let me tell you he came home Thursday from work relieved and stress free......it really was the right decision......I hadn't seen him that happy about work in a long time.....besides interviewing at his company he is also applying elsewhere and looking for a new job......The timing is kind of nice since his parents will be here from July 1-12th.....and he now doesn't have to take the time off......

We really didn't do much this weekend......We went to a neighborhood meeting on Friday a few houses down to talk about the property next to the neighborhood, the owner wants to rezone it from Light Industrial to Commercial....and one of the businesses that may go in would be a Day Care ran by Rachel (a mother in our neighborhood that also has 3 girls, I think I have mentioned her before) and her Husband......which would be pretty cool and we don't have a problem with that......We took the girls to the meeting and they enjoyed playing dress up with Rachel's two older daughters.....who are 4 and 3. So fun that they didn't want to leave.....Too funny.....

Saturday we baked Amish Friendship Bread....we got a starter 10 days earlier from Rachel and her girls....its pretty cool, if you have never heard of it.......you basically let it ferment on the counter and after 10 days of following the directions you get to bake the bread.....OMG it is sooooo good......So before you bake it you end up with 3 starters to give away and one to keep for yourself.......So yesterday the girls decided who in the neighborhood they wanted to give the 3 starters to.....it was fun dropping them off with the directions, the girls were so cute and excited......and let me tell you it is Sunday night and the two loaves we baked are already gone.....yup GONE.....so good (not so good for you)....but we will have some more ready in 10 days....and the girls can not wait!

Anyway I thought I would end with some pics ....just some random stuff from the last week.....
The girls and their new umbrella's from Grandma

They love them....and had to take them on our walk Daddy and Lila
Mommy waiting at the corner for Kiara.....
Lila, peaking out of the curtains, she loves to play in them
This is her hiding....she is not fooling anyone!! Love it!This was our Sunday after working in the yard.....and doing some cleaning, I guess when you are tired you can fall asleep anywhere....

5 comments:

Molly said...

Sorry to hear about Shawn's job . . .I hope he gets something else soon. Love the pictures and hope you guys have a great time with Jerry and Anna.

Grandpa Harper said...

Glad to see you are all getting rested up because there will not be much time for that when we get there :)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, I am so glad they like their unbrellas.. It will keep the sun out of their eyes. MJ can fall asleep any where. What a cutie. Shawn and Kiara looked cute sleeping on the couch.. I bet Lila was by your side. She never sleeps. Shawn will do fine. He will get another job. HE is a great provider.

amieable said...

Oh my goodness I'm sorry to hear that Shawn has been having such a hard time. Of course Longball doesn't tell me anything. I'm glad that he's happier and stress-free. He'll bounce quickly.

The girls are getting so big and mature! Adorable.

MaryCatherine said...

That's so funny about Lila and the curtains! Isabella does the same thing...kids like to play with the funniest things!

I'm sorry to hear about your husbands job! you all will be in my thoughts.