Saturday, February 5, 2011


This week as been full of good news and bad news. I will start with the bad (only because I like to finish on a high note!).


Our household is infected by illness. It started with me on Wed night I began to feel a little sick in the stomach at the gym. I thought I was just hungry but when I got home it had begun to hit me full on an pretty soon I was about as useful as a lumpy pillow on my couch; which is where I stayed for the rest of the night. I felt so awful Brandon had to stay home from work the next day to take care of the kids as I was a zombie unable to move. Thankfully I was feeling better by Friday and Brandon could go back to work which I think he prefers to the other option of staying home and taking care of the kids.

Then last night Jackson started to get the same symptoms. He kept telling me his body hurts, and he threw up in the bath tub. Between the aching and the fever I am guessing he has got whatever I had. Two year olds are not fun to take care of when they are sick, especially since I am giving him a lot of extra attention which makes Elizabeth super jealous.

Elizabeth has had a runny nose all week. It just keeps dripping and runny. Thankfully those are her only symptoms so far so I am hoping she will escape the illness. Not likely but we can hope.

*The real bummer is that we had a superhero birthday party to go to today and I made superhero capes for them to wear. Liz has been wearing her's around the house today and when Jackson saw her wearing it he said, "Lizabeth you are a SUPER HERO!" It was so cute.


Brandon got the job in NEW MEXICO. It was a tough decision to leave Arizona. All of our friends and family that lives here. The weather. The house. The ward. But in the end we decided it was best for our family to take the risk and move. This job is an amazing opportunity and it is unheard of for a person in Brandon's position to get the job. I also found out that I can still teach for my school from NM as long as I have a valid AZ teaching certificate. So we are moving. Which is sad but exciting. On a new adventure. It will be hard but I have a really good feeling about it. It is Brandon's first real big break in his career and we couldn't be happier for him about it.

They need him there by March 16th (as long as he can get out of his current contract otherwise it won't be until April 5th), so that gives us some time to look for a new home, sell our current home, pack, and say our goodbyes. I am just glad Brandon's parents live here because then I feel like we will still have some ties with the people we have met here. And who knows where we will end up in the future. I love living in AZ so I wouldn't be surprised if we move back someday.

Before the illness hit we had a fun project this week. We made some potato print shirts. We wanted to make them with our mom's group but unfortunately it has been so cold and then getting sick it didn't happen. But we had fun making the examples. Lizzy wasn't much help, but Jackson had a great time. Here they are modeling their designs.

And here is our little star being her usual self.
Modeling the tutu swim suit Grandma Miller sent her for Valentine's day and dancing.

Thinking she is bigger than she really is by riding Jackson's big wheels when he is sick. He won't let her ride it if he is around. We are working on sharing.


Miss M! said...

Congratulations to Brandon! How exciting and scary at the same time. Hopefully everything in your move goes smoothly.

Lora said...

I am sad to hear that you are moving but I am excited for you guys and your new adventure and Brandon's job! Congratulations to you and your family and I hope to see you before you leave!

Blissful Chaos said...

Boohoo! Sorry you've been sick! Hope to see you next weekend!
And congrats to Brandon-yes that is totally unheard of! I know that first hand. He'll do awesome I am sure!

Jill Carilli said...

I will so pack up my kids and drive out to New Mexico to crash with you for a couple days if you will have us! You are not getting rid of us that easily and I love an excuse for a road trip! :)

Brianna said...

Congrats! I tried to call Brandon to tell him how excited I am but he never returns my calls. Tell him congrats for me.