Saturday, February 03, 2007
Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Okay, I know. Once again it has been way too long since I posted last. Things just always seem to be crazy around here. So I thought I would stick a few pictures in here, that have been in the camera way too long. Some are from fishing and others are when we went raspberry picking a few weeks back.We have developed a deep love from family fishing days around here.So you can be sure you will see more of those pictures in the days to come. Haven't gotten any yet of Syd with her pole, hopefully tommorrow I will get some.Enjoy!
Monday, July 10, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
As I sit here at 12:22am tonight(or morning depending on how you look at it), staring at a ladybug crawling on my keyboard I realize I should post a blog.
Now mind you ,my blog won't be nearly as eloquently written as my sister-in-law's( granted she is a writer after all), but reading her's has made me think even more about my life and yet what is really our life. No longer is my life mine, but yet a combined life I share with my husband of 4 years in a little over a month and a life shared with 2 wonderful daughters.I am seeing many new beginnings.
First I see The Rhiverson's embarking on a journey to Courtenay, B.C. and a new chapter in their lives. Then I see a life still just beginning in my 8 month old daughter- whom I still vividly remember's first few days of life not so long ago.I also saw many other things today.
I had orientation for my new job today. I am now officially a line cook at the Last Frontier Casino. As I sat there in the boredom that is company policies and procedures, I saw Erin(our HR REP)experiencing a new beginning as she and her husband a preparing for the birth of their first child in just 8 more weeks.Which made me realize I still really want to go through that just one more time. It may sound crazy but Jason and I still want 1 more child.I just have this feeling that our family is not quite complete. Although I do know that if that is to happen, right now is not the time for it.Maybe a few years down the road, but not yet.
There are some things I want to do first. I'm going back to focus on my career right now.I have gotten a new job, not only is it the best paying one yet. But a chance to really focus on my cooking. And I am so excited for it. I have spent about a 18 months away from my culinary roots.And really missed it.Made some discoveries on the way. I have learned that I do not like sitting in a office all day, and that a certain grocery store bakery really doesn't do any baking.That as much as I miss my Mom( and Mom I really do miss ya and Grandma too)that I am capable of living on my own and not in the house of one of my wonderful parents.I have discovered that I have even more love then I thought possible for now 2 daughters and a husband that mean EVERYTHING to me.
Then there is Alaska. Recently I learned of another new start. My best bud and her husband are building a new house.That of course made us start talking even more about our dream. We still want our log cabin on 5 acres in Alaska.We still dream of a huge garden full of veggies and herbs, a few dogs and a cat underfoot, snow- lots and lots of snow, composting toilets(yes you heard me right), The Northern Lights, Denali, and even solar power. Yes, we still plan on moving. Though we most likely won't get our dream right of the bat, we will yet be one step closer.
It's amazing how great it feels to get some of my thoughts out. I have realized oh so much. I have so much to live for and look forward too.Weds we are going to the park with a new friend, thurs we get to spend the day with The Rhiverson's as the make their trek north and then Friday I start my new job. Then( yes there is more)next Monday is my birthday,in a month from that our 4th wedding anniv., The month after that we get to welcome Grandma and Pop Rivers for 10 days. The first half of which will be spent on a trip to B.C! Cool- Family Roadtrip!The month after that will be my girls 1st and 3rd birthdays. Then comes turkey day and Christmas. Now it's time to get ready to go pickup Jason( yes it's 1:23am), but it was just way to hot for me to go nap for just a few hours. I sleep much better when he is home anyway. So I conclude with this: Life is Good.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
I know it's been a while. I still have pictures on the camera that have yet to be downloaded eventually I will get some pics on here of our visit from Mom and Grandma over Memorial Day weekend the title states Miss Magoo now is the owner of 2 pearly whites. They still are rather short which is why I don't have a picture of them yet.That's another reason why I haven't been updating much. We have been experiencing very long nights here in the Rivers Casa.Work has been long and tough lately and then having to come spend the long ( and I mean LONG)teething nights solo, has left little time to do anything much lately. Our apartment and chores have gotten rather neglected lately and what little time we have together has been spent exploring.The weather has been pretty good and we have been taking advantage of it, not only is our vegetables and herbs growing very well, but we have been spending some serious time in our local Gifford Pinchot National Forest.We are so close to Mt.St.Helens it's scary. Who knew bypassing I-5 and taking the forest service back roads could get you there so much faster. Last week we explored the Yale Reservoir and Cougar, Wa. Anywho, the girls seem to be finally falling asleep so I am going to enjoy a little nap myself.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Just wanted to pass on the Rhiverson's exciting news.For those of you who don't know that it's Jason's sister Robin, our brother in law Ken and the always adorable Baby Mhari. They are moving up to British Columbia in June. So a big congrats to them.In other family news Sydney is on the verge of being completely potty trained.And Meghan has started eating baby food.That's it for now.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
So I(Jessica) am now entering the workforce.Well starting thursday actually.My new job is with Delphina's Bakery in Portland. I will be working in the office. Doing the order desk as well as accounts recievable, and some misc office work.It is a full time position.I will have my own desk,computer, phone,etc. It's my first job not working directly with food, and my first job that I sit doing.If things work according to plan, Jason will be working nights.So we won't have to pay for child care.And having the extra money will make things a lot nicer for us.Even though we won't see each other as much, a lot of our stress will be removed with the extra funds.So I just wanted to share the good news. I am so very excited and can't wait to get things started.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
In other news I can vaccumm a room Meghan is sleeping in and she won't wake up!How cool is that? Because the only time I can vacuumm( and trust me, this place needs it often)is when the girls are down for their naps. And low and behold Meg has yet to wake up, and that's when I am vacumming right around her. I think she might take after her father and be able to sleep through anything. Since becoming a Mom, I don't sleep nearly as sound as I used to.;-(
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Well, today we had pictures taken.We will get them in 2 weeks. So exciting.But in 10-14 we will be able to view them online via smiles by wire.I will be sure to pass along the info, so all can check them out.Getting one of Meghan was tough.Because everytime we put her on the table to try and snag a shot she would start to cry. So in about 2 months or so, we are going to have them take again.And then of course in a year,when the girls are 1 and 3.I also want to get another family one done then too.Because we are portrait club members with JcPenny's and have bought pics 4 times, we have a free package coming. Sweet. I love free.;-0)So thanks again to Grandma and Grandpa for buying the membership for us. The mall was crazy as always but it is fun to go there every once and a while.