Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HO hO Ho!

Hey, guys! Have a safe, happy, Merry Christmas!

Brad, Reiko, & baby Caylee=)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Crazy Month!


A lot of things has happened since Thanksgiving. Some of you have already heard, but for those who haven't heard, we are moving to back to Bakersfield! I don't want to be real specific on the blog (maybe I will make this blog private...) because of Brad's profession, but he got his transfer in and will be working near Bakersfield. We are excited to finally own a home. We have been waiting for the right time to buy one for forever! Brad and I would love to move back up north, but that may take up awhile. So we are planning on being in Bakersfield for a little while, until he can hopefully get into air operations with his job. With that said, we have been busy going back and forth looking for "the house" to buy. We found some that we'd liked, but we are still not sure when or where to buy it. This is going to be a process. We are trying not to overwhelm ourselves and not stress out too much while looking. I must say...We are getting a little tired of looking around. We have decided to wait until after Christmas to talk to this one company to see whether they will lower their prices even more, since they will be holding a meeting before Christmas. If all works out, we are leaving this crazy city of L.A. county in March of next year- 2009(wohoo!) Wish us luck;)

fascinated by her own shoes

In the last a week or so, Caylee had figured out how to sit up on her own and is crawling everywhere around the house. She is so cute and she is very entertaining. She amazes me with what she can do. I have to watch her All the stinkin' time, since she is now getting into EVERYTHING!!! Of course, she is ALWAYS getting into things that she is not suppose to. It is going to be challenging for me from now on, since I have to watch her actions at all time. It is also making me kind of sad to see her grow. It's kind of neat, but like I have said before... I don't want her to grow!
7 1/2 month hold, Caylee

Remember the car accident that I was in on Thanksgiving weekend? Well, when I had gotten home, my back and neck was still bothering me so I found an upper cervical specialist and I have been going to him for the past 2 weeks or so. He studied my neck and back and told me that I have SCLEOSIS. Can you believe that? I try not to think about it much so I can cope with my back. My back still hurts 24 hours, but I've been getting treatments so I am in less pain, which I am very grateful for.

Talking about being grateful, I spoke in church last Sunday on Gratitude. Part of my talk I discussed about how being physically imperfect does not affect one's ability to do daily task and that one is limited only by their own fears. It suprisingly went well, and even made some people cry. The spirit was surely strong that day and I am soooooooooooooooooooo glad it is done and over with! I should've taken an anxiety pill before I got to church because I was sooooooooooooooo nervous=) We were trying to omit speaking in church this remaining year, but that didn't work out;)

So have you gotten all your Christmas shopping done yet? Every year, I always shop at the last minute! I really hate doing that but I always find myself in that same situation. Maybe getting Chrismas shopping done ahead of time will be my new year's resolution;) What are your new years resolution? I think I would like to loose 5-10lbs. before I get pregnant with another one. They say that for every child you have, you gain in average of 10lbs.

Speaking of Christmas presents, my in-laws generously had bought cruise tickets for the whole entire family. We are all going on a Mexican Riviera cruise with Princess for 7 days after Brad's sister, Beverlee gets married in January. If you look at it, we are sort of... well, we are going with her and her husband-to-be on their honeymoon. Who wants that? Sorry, Beverlee=( It is going to be a blast though, since there are a lot of people going. I remember us going 3 years ago to the West Caribbean cruise and it was sooooooooooooooo much fun. If you haven't gone on a cruise, I HIGHLY recommend it. This time, we are taking Caylee along with us, so we'll see how it goes. I hope she doesn't give us any trouble...

So what is new with your family? I would love to hear about it!
I hope you all have a happy, safe holiday season.