Tuesday, April 28, 2009
So it's been hard living in a new place and the hardest part is finding a job. I really thought before we moved here that I would find something the first week I was here. Moving during these hard times probably wasn't the smartest idea. I had a really good job I left behind in Loagn, Utah. I was the Senior Team Lead over the data entry dept at Conservice and suprvised about 20 employees. I really learned alot from my supervisor and the owner of the company and other great people I had the opportunity to know. I created a team and help the dept grow from 5 emplyees to 35. I feel lucky to have been apart of that. I had many wonderful experiences working for conservice and I was sad to go. Right now after 3 months of not having a job and the stress I have felt these last several weeks has made me really think about what I had with my employment there and makes me realize how much I miss it and the friends I made, but as I think about all of this I keep going back to my initial feeling when Shane was first offered this job and the feeling just feels right. I knew then and I still know that Shane and I are supposed to be here. I don't really know if we will ever find out why we are supposed to be here, but it feels right. I think about his job and the great opportunity it is for him to start his profession, our new ward seems really fun and we have gotton to know people and have made a few friends. In our last ward in Logan we had a hard time meeting people and getting involved. Shane just received a new calling as a the 2nd counselor in the Elders Quorum which is awesome going from working in the nursery to the Elders Quorum. As stressful as these last few weeks have been the one thing that gets me through is knwoing we are here for a reason. I have faith and I know everything will work out for us here. One last think I would like to mention is my new job at Bath and Body Works. It's just a part itme job but it's a start for now and I am so greatful.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Lately Shane and I have been able to be in the company of good friends. Last weekend we hung out with David and Becky Brallier. We shared some laughs, pizza and played some games. Today we were able to meet up with a long time friend of mine Tammy and her husband Joe at the Medford Temple. After we wondered around Coscto and then over to Olive Garden for some yummy food. It was so good to see her and also beable to get to know Joe better.
Friday, April 17, 2009
This year my goal is to have every decoration in my backyard be home made. It's in celebration of the Bonella's first summer of having a backyard. I know I get really excited over small things. So the first two items were the chair and birdhouse my dad made. I added a pillow to the chair and today I made some really cute flower cans. I also had this old window I have been hauling around everytime I move and I have never done anything with it. So instead of collecting dust in our garage this summer I thought it would make a nice touch to our yard. See my craft blog at craftiques.blogspot.com for step by step instructions on the flower cans. Oh and by the way I found a really good deal on the flowers and Grocery Outlet 2 for a dollar.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hayden & Grady
Abbie, Ethen, Ella & Sydney
Shane and I went to Portland for the weekend and it was alot of fun to be home. We went to Haydens T-ball game, dinner with my parnets, scary movie which I had to walk away from and yummy pizza and lots of laughs with David and Becky Brallier. Sunday we hadn a great meal with the family and later a easter egg hunt with the kids. It was a fun weekend but a long trip back to Grants Pass in the poring down rain. I hope everyone had a happy EASTER.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
AHHH, finially the GREEN has arrived. Shane and I roll up our sleeves and rolled out the sod in our happy tiny but cute back yard. When we moved in the yard was full of weeds and the ground was uneven I wish I had a picture to show, but we have been working hard, pulling weeds, evening out the ground and digging up the dirt in place of a rollatiller. The sod arrived early at 8:30am and took about 2 and half hours to lay. We are so happy and hope we can keep it looking nicely cut and green. :)