Wednesday, December 8, 2010

:::A small note about Kristine:::

On December 13 I will start my new career at Vanderbilt Hospital. I am so excited!!! I will be working on the floor with postpartum moms. After 3 months of working at Vanderbilt I will be eligible to to start working on my nursing degree, again, something I am super excited about! I have never really had a career goal. I just wanted to be a mother. However, children are not cheap; and since we want a baseball team we are both going to need to work. When I was in the hospital with Josiah my experience was so great. I was treated like family and I never felt stressed or overwhelmed. When I got home and really thought about it, I realized that I wanted to work as a nurse with recovering mothers. I have been applying for jobs at Vanderbilt for about 3 months and finally got a connection to one of the hiring managers on the floor I want to work. After being very persistent I got an interview and was hired on the spot. Monday is the beginning of great things for me!!!

A little side note: When Chris and I moved here we didn't think this would be a permanent move. We thought maybe 5 years. However, now we are not planning on leaving Nashville. This is our home, where we had our first child, and where, hopefully, Chris will become a paid songwriter. We do miss being so far away from our parents and siblings, but this is what is best for us and where we want to spend our lives.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Josiah's favorite things...

If he could do one thing all day, every day for the rest of his life it would be to open and close cabinets and drawers. I have never seen anyone get so excited about anything as excited as Josiah gets when he has his tiny hands on cabinet and drawer knobs.

Laugh when I laugh. If I am laughing, no matter what Josiah is doing, he will stop and look at me and laugh as long as I am laughing. It's pretty awesome.

Be with other kids his age or a little older. He gets so amazed watching other babies play and wants to join as soon as he can get away from being held by mommy. He is getting really good at sharing.

Spending time with daddy. Enough said. If Josiah and I are playing and daddy walks into the room he completely forgets about me and beelines it to daddy. How can I get jealous about that?