Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Irony

We have been in California for 2 years now. Nothing has worked out for us since we have been here. Every time we saved enough money to move out of my dad's house something else comes up and the money has to go towards whatever has decided to stand in our way of freedom and independence again. Robert and I have decided to look outside of the box (aka not just focus on California to be our home) We are looking into Arizona or Texas as well. These two states felt right to settle on. Problem is, we need to save up money and get job offers to be able to move to either place. So I have taken a temporary job as a bridal consultant, working only 2 to 3 days a week. The problem is now finding someone to watch M.E. for 1 or 2 days a week for me. Saturday isn't hard because Robert has that day off and he can survive without me for 7 hours. But, I didn't think it would be like pulling to teeth just to find someone every once in a while to look after her. I just wish my mom were here, I know she would jump at the opportunity to be with M.E.

I just don't know what to do sometimes. I take a job so we can save up the money to move, but I can't take M.E. to work with me and I can't find the help that I need. What do I do? Quit my job and live at home forever?  Just pick up and move and hope for the best? I have earnestly prayed about the situation and the answer seems to be taking it's time getting delivered to me. I am at a loss. I need my mom. Or we need a job offer for Robert. Or maybe I don't know what we need. I am trying so hard to have faith, but I am also trying not to pull my hair out with anxiety.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun New Blog

My mother and I have started a new blog called Lil' Bit & Nan. We also have an etsy shop connected to our blog where we will be selling our latest and greatest creations. Check it out y'all!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

To My Darling Husband


Robert, 
                            We have had our challenges, but you have stuck by me through every single one of them. Especially with how much my health declined last year, you were my constant rock to literally rely on for everything. You are a better husband and father than any man I have ever known. I am the one who is blessed. Thank you for not giving up on me when I pushed you away, thank you for motivating me to find out why I was always so sick, thank you for loving my crazy family, thank you for having our beautiful Mary-Elizabeth with me, thank you for supporting me in my need to help animals and finding each one a loving home. Thank you for being on the same page as me 98% of the time. I know Heavenly Father sent you to me at just the right time. I tried to deny what was good for me all along. Only He knows best. The thought of being with you for eternity humbles my heart and brings the slightest tear to my eye. Here is to four unbelievable years plus eternity. 

Always & forever,
Bethany

                                                                   

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cinco de Mayo with the Pearson's


Every Cinco de Mayo is our wedding anniversary. We celebrated 4 years of an adventurous marriage. Since we have a new addition to our humble family we decided to take her along for the ride. First we tackled the Santa Barbara Zoo where we met some awesome elephants, loving parrots, nesting flamingos, suntanning giraffes, and two bachelor gorillas that were not on speaking terms with each other. 


After the zoo we ate lunch at Wahoos, which is located in downtown Santa Barbara on State St.


After lunch we headed to Main St. Ventura to do a bit of antique and thrift shopping. There were a lot of things I wanted but did not need so I refrained from purchasing. Before we left to go back home we decided to have dessert at the Busy Bee Cafe. Robert got pecan pie and I got a chocolate ice cream soda 
(my favorite)



All in all we had a lovely anniversary as a family. 
*Robert I love you entirely and look forward to more years and adventures together. Thank you for putting up with my craziness.* 

Monday, May 3, 2010

She's Crafty

Robert and I are both so happy to have a daughter. We both don't feel left out when it comes to sharing our interests with M.E. I absolutely love fashion, hair, and makeup and Robert loves comic books and music. She can be interested in all these things without society telling her she is weird.

We used to think that it would be better to have a boy because of fear of having a girl who would be into princess things. Neither one of us has experience in this fad. But having a girl is so much fun for us! Robert is very involved when it comes to her wardrobe and we realized the princess thing is only an issue if we make it one.

The best part of having a daughter is that Robert is creating this Father/Daughter bond that I don't have with my dad. And I have a side of me come out that I didn't know existed. I have become very crafty. I love making cute hair accessories and clothes for Lil' ME. I even started making things for me and Robert. I love it! I am having so much fun, when I find the time to. Also some little fun fact about M.E.: She held her head up on her own at one week old, she pushed her body up at 3 weeks and rolled over at 5 weeks. This girl is on a roll! She will be crawling before I know it. Here are some pictures of my latest and greatest!
The tutu I made her out of remnants of what decorated her presents from my baby showers.

The bow tie and fabric flower hair clip I made for Robert and I to wear at his sister's wedding.

The sun hat I made for ME to wear next summer. I'm working on a matching sun dress.