Saturday, January 26, 2008

3 weeks done.. 6 more to go :)

As well as starting back to work a few weeks ago I have also started watching Olivia Faye Lee. It has actually gone better than expected. They are both very intrigued by one another. They stare at each other all the time and smile. They talk to each other in there own language by cooing and making noises. While one is in the bumbo seat hanging out, I put the other one on the mat. Then while one is in the exersaucer, I am feeding the other. It is a balancing game and I can't imagine having twins... seriously. Hats off to moms with twins. Getting to know Olivia has been great and I look forward to watching her grow and change along with Brayden.

Back to Work

Well this past Thursday 19 smiling faces walked through the door to greet me. I got lots of smiles, hugs, questions, and stories. They couldn't wait to ask how Brayden was and to tell me all about Christmas and their track out. Yep, I was back to work. I am a mom, friend, daughter, and wife, but I was also now a teacher again. I haven't felt like a teacher since September. It felt good to be missed. It felt good to be doing something I enjoy doing and know I am good at. Thank you Lord for a job and for the opportunity to serve 19 little 2nd graders. What a great group of students! It should be an exciting 2nd semester!

For the sake of a new post...

It didn't take long for this blog to be neglected. I didn't have much to say so I figured I'd provide something for your viewing pleasure. You'll have to excuse Mandy's camera skills, she's new to it all.

Monday, January 14, 2008

My Mom Tried To Have Me Arrested Today

Back in October I decided I wanted to surprise Mandy with a welcome-to-motherhood present. She loves taking pictures and I knew having a baby would only fuel that addiction so I thought I'd buy her a digital SLR camera.

In order to keep it a secret I enlisted the help of my mom and got her to let me put it on her credit card. Somewhere along the way my mom forgot about this loving act, including the discussion of who was paying who what since my brother Jeremy decided he wanted to pitch in.  As a result, come November, when she got her credit card bill she saw an purchase she didn't make and reported it as fraud.  As a result, BB&T refunded my mom which meant wouldn't be getting their money--Amazon wanted their money, or at least someone's arse!

This morning my mom got a phone call from the super-sleuths at the Johnston County Sheriff's Department saying they had found the culprit.  They tell her it turns out to be a guy by the name Daniel Smith, who lives in Raleigh and works in Cary, and they have the warrant out for his arrest1.  Luckily at that point my mom remembered she has a son who fit that profile and called the whole thing off.

I can laugh at what could have happened, but it really would have sucked to be carted off in hand-cuffs--mind you I work on the same hall as my CEO and have to walk by his office to get to mine.

It's nice to know I have no skill or future as an identity thief2. Thanks mom!

  1. I  am sure it was real tough for Steve Bizzell and his boys to come up with all this information seeing how I supplied it all when I created my Amazon account.

  2. In hindsight it now makes sense why Amazon cancelled my account.