10 things that are extra awesome to me right now

Things I am especially grateful for:

1. Maxi skirt
 It's my new uniform. & I only have one. Yeah, I rotate between the three outfits that fit me at work :) My coworkers are awesome & never say anything though. I love them. I kind of feel like the girl in 500 dresses. The one that gets made fun of for wearing the other girls' hand-me-downs :)

2. Weston got a job interview
We are so thrilled. I have been optimistic, but overwhelmed by the job hunt process. We had kind of picky criteria for the type of job he needed/was looking for.
We needed a job that would provide benefits as I won't be working anymore & we'll lose health insurance.  We also needed a job that would provide patient care/clinical hours that PA schools would accept. When he would find a job he wanted to apply for, he would contact the PA school he's been talking to & see if they would qualify that.  We were also looking for a job with semi flexible hours as he'll still be taking prerequisite classes in the evenings.
We haven't had any luck with jobs over the past couple months, but I wasn't worried until recently. I started getting stressed, it is always hard applying to jobs that simply have online applications & hoping to stand out from the crowd. Weston is awesome with face-to-face contact & employers love him & if he gets an interview, he generally gets the job.  He is a really good person & an even harder worker. They can see that.
This job he applied for is a medical supervisor at a plasma center in downtown Nashville.
We are so excited. They are requiring that Weston get his Tennessee Paramedic license, though. So, in the past 2 days he has done the complete process to apply for reciprocity with Tennessee. That application & $300 later he should be a Tennessee paramedic very shortly! We are thrilled! (Except not about the unexpected expense!) However, it's so worth it & this job opportunity will be a HUGE blessing. It will be just what we were looking for & it will pay him well, too. We are saving pennies & hopefully going to be able to save up a significant amount before we begin PA school the next year.
Which leads me to my next thing.

3. Generous parents
Weston & I have both been blessed with generous parents who do their best to help us.
The support of my parents in our endeavors is priceless to me. As Weston & I have been married we have had probably 1,000 life plans. The one that is actually unfolding happens to be in TN, but they weren't all that way. Some included the military. Some included positions in California & other western states.  Throughout every step they gave us heartfelt advice when we asked for it & were genuinely happy for us & supportive. I am really excited & blessed that Weston also loves & wants to go back to TN, but I am also thankful for my parents who have given us/me unconditional support & love.
Also, they have offered for us to live with them while Weston's still doing the school thing. WOW. Wow wow wow. More than we could ever ask for & such a blessing!

Weston's parents are also so generous & always offering a helping hand when we need it. We love them more than they know.
We have good examples of service & love!

3. Ultrasound Stuff
Today we get to see our girl again. I am SO excited. This has been one of my favorite parts of feeling like my doctor's office is my 3rd home after home & work :)

4. Generous friends/family
We have been given so many baby gifts that have really helped us get on our feet!
Thank you to those who have given us so many sweet & thoughtful gifts! We're surrounded by givers!

I baked all summer. Not kidding. I literally felt overheated all the time. Combine pregnancy with the hottest Utah summer ever recorded. Whew! I was swollen & warm! This fall weather has been seriously welcomed with open arms by me!  I usually dread winter coming, but this winter, maybe since I won't be spending it in Utah, I am really looking forward to!  Don't get me wrong, TN gets cold, we just don't get pounded with snow...and the coldest it gets there in the winter is the warmest it gets here in Utah! I appreciate that it has all 4 seasons, but also that it's pretty mild in it's temperatures! 
Even with the cold weather I have still felt like a baked potato! Poor Weston is now the freezing one in our marriage. Hah. I turn the cold air on in the car still.

6. Holidays
I LOVE THE FALL!  The holiday season is my favorite! I just love any excuse to stay up late & play games guilt free!  We will be spending Thanksgiving with my family & Christmas with Weston's & I am so excited for both of those big events! This morning I decided on my Halloween costume, too. It will be awesome!  At least, it is in my head.
I am especially excited to share these holidays with my new baby.
I seriously cannot wait for her to get here. I am so anxious!  I can't wait to count her fingers & toes, to kiss her chin!
Weston has gotten to see a few more ultrasounds than I have, because they haven't printed pictures for us at the recent ones, but he said that she has his chin! I LOVE THAT! I told Spence when I wrote him this week & he said "Awesome, that's exciting about your baby's man chin!" hahaahahahah So mean. She'll beat him up for that when he gets home in May.

7. The Mindy Project & Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
I love these shows. So much. We watch Jimmy Fallon recordings, we don't stay up late to watch his show, but I'm excited for when he takes over The Tonight Show!  I am also really happy that Mindy & her pastor fiance aren't a thing anymore. He really bugged me.

8. ksl.com
I will miss this awesome site. It has the greatest classifieds section.

9. My I-phone
Remember this post? Well I love that phone that Weston gave me for my birthday. It is seriously amazing. I use it in so many ways. I'm sure there are things I had no idea that it could do. I didn't even know until IOS7 came out & I was reading instructions on it that I can/need to close my apps. I just figured out 2 days ago how to check time-stamps on my text messages, that was my only complaint about my iphone. That & I don't know how to make my alarms stop going off without actually turning the alarm off completely and having to redo it for the next day. These phones are incredible & has been an awesome resource for Weston & I to use while down in Salem!

10. Patient husband & friends
Poor Weston has been putting up with a lot. He was so good & always helped me get through the nauseous stage of the pregnancy! He enjoyed & loved the second trimester ease with me, too! And in the 3rd trimester when every ache & pain seemed to amplify, he has helped whenever possible, too. He is so sweet & makes sure we have lunches packed. He'll do the quick milk-run to the grocery store. He has done all that stuff. All the stuff I used to do. Well, except we've kind of always just thrown our lunches together. But seriously, he's amazing & I totally won the lottery getting him!
As far as my friends, I have been kind of in hiding since I've been pregnant. Not on purpose, I just don't feel up to much after work in the evenings or on the weekends, I get pretty wiped out. I have a lot of sweet friends reaching out & wanting to get together. I haven't done anything with any friends. I have to apologize to all of you. It isn't personal & I wish I had the energy to spend spare seconds with you. Thank you for being patient & not taking it personally!

1 comment:

  1. I so enjoyed this posting with your ten things. Your writing is interesting and so personal, Rachel. We all have so many things to be grateful for. It is hardest to be grateful when things are going wrong. To me, that is a true test of character! Hang in there, Rachel, this is not forever as you know. Good for you, Weston, for being the person you were meant to be! Proud of you both!


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