Friday, October 31, 2008

Just because

The Snake is Gone!!!

I don't know if you watch Survivor, but I do and I got to say I'm pretty excited that Ace the Snake is GONE!! I really didn't like him (I also wonder if his accent is real). I hated how he was using Sugar, and I just love her. I'm rooting for her. I think she's the sweetest person ever. I was never more excited than I was last night when Ace was blindsided. I was holding onto the edge of my seat cuz' Sugar was the swing vote. The Snake is gone!!!

Pumpkin Carving Party

If you read my moms blog then this will mostly be the same. Last Sunday we had a pumpkin carving party at my brothers house. It was a lot of fun. Matt cooked, I brought drinks, mom brought rolls, everyone chipped in. It was great having the family together, it's one of my favorite times. Austin called from jail and was able to talk to EVERYONE so he was pretty excited about that. Our pumpkins turned out great, Josh did a really weird one (not a pre-design one) but once you lit it up it looked great. After the kids scooped out the guts (Ginger didn't like) the parents did the carving.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween party

So my sister-in-law had a Halloween/B-day party last Saturday night and me and Ginger got to go. I dressed Ginger up in her costume and I "dressed up" Goth (it's hard finding a preggo costume that I like), it was fun to be at a party where there were many people my age and that I could actually talk to. Erin came by and picked Ginger up, so I could have fun without worrying about her.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Virginia Update

So Josh's last day at the Boise Micron will be November 8th and he will start in Virginia on the 24th of November so we should be flying out on the 17th or 18th. Yeah we decided to fly, it'll be cheaper and Ginger should only be crabby for 1 day instead of 4-5 days, which I'm kinda bummed cuz' driving would of been cool. Maybe when Ginger and the new baby gets older. Or when we retire. As most of you have probably been wondering if we'll be close to Dani and we will not in the same town but definately close enough to visit, which is amazing. We don't know what city we'll be moving to, probably Manassas at first because we'll be taking up temporary housing that Micron will pay for for 60 days or until our house sells (hopefully the latter). We just put our house on the market and it now seems scary real. Strange cuz' there is no packing going on here (LOVING THAT!!!). I'm thrilled and nervous and scared all at the same time. Everyone keeps asking me how I feel about this and of course I'm going to be sad. I'll cry probably the whole trip over and the first couple of weeks. I've already warned Josh that no matter how many tears I shed or whatever words come out my mouth (I might say some nasty things about being in Virginia and him taking me away from my family, dramatic I know) I don't regret this decision, I'm pregnant and emotional, so just bear with me. WE'RE GOING TO VIRGINIA!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Blankie!

Holy crap I have no idea what I'm going to do!! Gingers favorite blanket is basically falling apart!! Maybe Ginger's great-grammy can make her another one ;). Almost every member in my family has had a blanket and Ginger does now, she loves it, she can't go to bed without it. I don't know what to do, she has started to unravel it and I have no idea how she does that, I think she rubs it between her fingers and when I find it I just tie it off so it'll stop, last night though I noticed that a chunk was starting to unravel and I tried to stop it and we'll see if it works. Josh asked me what we were going to do, because a time will come where it'll be gone, and I said maybe transfer her corner onto another blanket. I never thought I would have a child who was a blankie baby but I guess it's in the family blood.

The Maze!!

Yesterday we went to a corn maze, mostly for Ginger, and boy did she have some fun, if they didn't have a jumping thing and a slide it wouldn't of been worth it though. Ginger loved the jumping pillow. She would just bounce along like crazy and the slide was HUGE and she went very fast down it and of course loved that. She cried when we took her away from it to do the maze (heck it was 8 bucks and only because tuesday is 2 for 1) she loved being able to run around and tell us which way to go, it got really cold though (40s) and she kept falling cuz' it was dark by then, so we just hurried through it so she could go back to the slide and jumping pillow. The second time around wasn't nearly as fun for her, there were to many big kids jumping around on it and she couldn't stay on her feet, funny for me and Josh but not her. I laughed so hard I was crying, she was to freaking cute on that jumping pillow, I took some pics but it's really hard to get a good one of a jumping 2yr old.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's decided

We are moving to Virginia!! In about 4 weeks!! EEEK!! I'm pretty excited about it, and definately nervous. Micron is transferring Josh over there and we have absolutely no reason to turn it down, espcially since his job will be more secure there than here. It's amazing, it's happening so quick. I will have to find ANOTHER doctor, ANOTHER hospital, and our insurance will change as well. What a pregnancy. We have a lot of details to work out, but it'll be fine. One thing I don't have to worry about is packing. That's right I don't have to pack my house, Micron will hire a mover they will come in and pack everything for us, how freaking awesome is that?!?! It'll be weird knowing we're moving but not having to walk around boxes. I'm going to miss my family like something terrible, but this opportunity is just to great to pass up. Also no one here will be able to see this new baby and that's sad. We'll be driving there which I know sounds crazy, but I think it'll be kinda cool to drive cross country. We'll get to see so much. I just hope Ginger won't be to terrible. I won't be here for christmas with my family and that just breaks my heart, I tear up just thinking about it, there is just no way we could afford it, and even if we could driving and flying is out of the question that far along in my pregnancy. I'm going to be a mess this holiday season. On to new adventures for the Hansen family.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our Fate!!

I don't know if any of you have heard about what's been going on here in Idaho but Boise's largest employer (Micron) is doing lay offs, now why should I care you might be thinking, well that's where Josh works!! And he may be one to be laid off. Right now they are taking volunteers until the 19th then no more. They are getting rid of a Fab here and 1500 employees out of the 3,000 + will be laid off and Josh works in that Fab. Now I'm hoping he won't be laid off because of the baby and we really need the insurance but if he does we'll be fine, stressed, but fine. And if he doesn't get laid off then he's going to continue to look for a new job anyways. Last year Micron also did lay offs (Josh was never in any danger that time). It seems that no one around us knows just how serious this is. They think he's safe or we'll be fine (which we will) but since most places are laying off or not hiring we'll have to move, sell our house who knows. I'm with my hubby no matter what he decides, if he takes a job in Timbuktu then I'm not going to fight it. But I will be here in Idaho till after the baby is born, there is no way I'm switching doctors AGAIN!! I just hate not knowing what's going to happen I try not to think about it now. I already had a breakdown on Friday, I'm talking hysterical crying on and off for a couple of hours, Josh was at work so he didn't get to witness his crazy preggo wife in hysterics. And since my little breakdown I'm much better now. What we're doing now is lots of research. I'll keep you updated.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by my Aunt Shelli, so here goes -- seven wacky/unusual things you may not know about me:
1. I love to drink hot water. I know its weird and everyone else thinks so too, but I love it.
2. I don't like being snuggled at night because I toss and turn until I fall asleep, but my hubby can fall asleep within minutes so I have to shove him over so I can have room and be comfy.
3. I always think I'm a dog type person, but I'm really not. I like dogs but I prefer them better if someone else owns them.
4. I like to buy books instead of "renting" them even though I only read most of them only once (I'm trying to correct this problem)
5. I like hanging out with my mom. She is one of my best friends and life wouldn't be the same if she and I weren't close the way we are now. It also breaks my heart when I hear of other daughters who aren't close to their moms or don't like them.
6. I've known my husband since I was 16, but at that time I was dating his best friend and he was dating mine. We started dating when I was 18.
7. I'm a little OCD when it comes to the laundry, it has to be folded a certain way and hung up in the closet a certain way, if Josh helps me out with this he always hangs them up wrong and it bugs me so I just have to go back and fix it.
Everybody that I know has already been tagged.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Potty Training

Potty training sucks!! It just takes so long. I'm not really doing it with Ginger because of the new baby on the way, but I'm not stopping her if she tells me she has to go. Every passing week we are having more success at it, and that's cool, it almost seems she will be by the time the baby is here. As much as I want her out of diapers by the time the baby comes, I'm not counting on it. I'm very proud of my little girl though. Today... she did a poopy in the potty!! this one was all by herself, I took her diaper off to see if she would do it and she did!! You know its amazing what mothers have come to be proud of, I never thought that poop would be one for me. I really need to just let her go around the house naked and see what happens there. Go Ginger!! Heck go me!! I'm feeling pretty proud of myself that I got my 2 year old to go poopie in the potty!!! Just feeling a little smug here :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Favorite Things

Sleeping in! Espcially with this new baby on the way I don't have much time for that and I'm always tired so an extra hour or two would be nice.

Snuggling with Ginger- She doesn't let me do it often so when she does I cherish it.

Having Josh home, just having him around the house and not at work makes me happy, knowing I can go and bug him anytime I want is very cool.

Thursday nights at my moms, I love going to my moms on Thursdays it's my favorite day of the week. I get a break from Ginger cuz' my mom and Madison are there to help me take care of her and I get some adult time.

All of Ginger's favorite cartoons, I love that I can put them on for her so I can get things done without her bugging the crap out of me.

My TV shows! I love my shows, there is something on every night that I want to watch, Josh hates that about me but he just has to deal, cuz' I love my TV and I am the ruler of the TV.

Showering by myself. I know that doesn't sound like much but Ginger LOVES to shower with me and I'm not a big fan of it cuz' she hogs the shower and its hard to shave my legs with her there cuz' she likes to wipe the cream off my legs and then eat it (i know she's an odd one) so I only get to shave my legs maybe once a week, poor hubby.

Getting a new book!!! I love getting a new book, whether online or at the store its like christmas for me everytime. I can't wait to read it and get another!! I just love books!!

Naptime and bedtime. Need I say more?

Kissing Ginger's boo-boos, knowing that my kiss has the power to heal her is pretty cool. Everytime she hurts herself she comes up to me and I'll kiss it better and off she goes again. Hopefully nothing serious will happen and my kisses won't work, I want the illusion to last as long as possible.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Matt and Desi's Wedding

I was going through the photos on the computer trying to find some pics of Ginger (couldn't so I need to take more of her) and came across my own pictures of Matt and Desi's wedding. I know it was 6 months ago but I don't think any of you have seen some pics of it so I'm posting some. They may be blurry and weird cuz' at first my batterys were dying then other people were using it and changing the menu thing that changes the photo, but here you are.