Friday, August 14, 2009

17 Months (almost)

Hi everyone! Things are going well with our new living arrangements and Stephen is enjoying employment. Here are some pictures from a Ben photo shoot we did on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stephen Got a Job!

Sorry I've been keeping you all out of the loop, but it's just because I didn't want to jinx anything . . .


Stephen was hired to be an engineer at New Bedford Panoramex (NBP), an aviation, utility and defense company in Upland, California. They work mainly through government contracts with the FAA. He starts Wednesday! (Yes! In two days!)

We'll be moving from my parent's house to Stephen's parent's house, conveniently located in Upland. We have been so fortunate and blessed with such a great opportunity! Stephen's father is the controller for NBP, became aware of an opening for an engineer, and let us know. Stephen interviewed last week and they made us an offer this morning! Our families have been so incredibly supportive during this long, frustrating time. Hopefully in a month or so we'll have our own place! It's almost hard to imagine after living with other people for so long. . .

Ben is doing great. He is so surprising, fun, and smart. He remembers directions and instructions (even though sometimes he clearly doesn't want to- you can see the decision process working in his face) and the other day he counted to three. He loves music, dancing, and fuzzy blankets. He's gotten more cuddly and will walk up to us with his arms raised, just wanting to be held or hugged. It's hard to believe that he'll be in nursery next month (daycare at church)!

Last Tuesday night we went to the temple and Stephen and I felt so at peace. We've just been trying to do our best, and we were feeling good about where we stood, even though it wasn't exactly where we wanted to be. The timing with all of this has been almost ideally placed with everything going on around us. There was definitely a divine hand here.

We are looking forward to this new part of our lives. We couldn't be happier or more excited. We'll keep you posted!