Friday, March 19, 2010

Various

A few things that need to be blogged:
1) A couple weeks back I won a giveaway on a blog I love, Seriously, So Blessed. (If you haven't read this blog before, it is a satire of the mormon-mommy blogs, and it is completely comical. Sometimes it hits close to home, but if you can't laugh at yourself... so I try and just laugh.) Anyway, I figure the reason these companies do giveaways is to get a little bit of noteriety, so I wanted to do my part. I won a "This is me Journal" which is a pre-started journal for your child to complete, with your help. It is a little old for Charlie, but I think that even a 2 1/2 year old or 3 year old who is pretty verbal could start on it with some help from mom. Anyway, it is a very cute idea, so HERE is where you can find one for yourself or a gift!
2) Law school: Greg sent in TONS of applications for law schools. He wanted to apply to a good mixture of schools he will probably not get into, schools he might get into, and schools he will probably be accepted to. Plus, he made himself "searchable" on the website where you do all the applications, so he was also contacted by several schools, asking him to apply and waiving their application fee. (We figured, if the application fee is free, we might as well apply, even if we probably won't end up going there.) We have just been waiting on the school's decisions. Wednesday, Greg got his first acceptance! Thomas Jefferson School of Law is here in downtown San Diego, and happens to be where both his mother and father attended law school. Yesterday, he got his second sort-of acceptance, Baylor (in Waco, Texas) accepted him for the spring 2011 quarter (and he is wait-listed for fall, so he may still be accepted for then as well). Baylor has a 27 month law program, so that one is attractive for that reason. We are still waiting on a lot more (I am serious about tons of applications. I think the final count was eighteen!) but it is exciting to know that Greg will definitely be in law school next year, no matter what happens with the rest of the schools.
3) Spencer made it safely to the MTC on Wednesday.

4) I am 32 weeks pregnant, which means there are 8 weeks left. And only 6 weeks until my maternity leave!
5) My job: As many of you know, I love my job, but it has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember to be a stay at home mom. After Charlie was born, it wasn't the right time, and I was given an opportunity to work part time from home and part time in the office for a quite a while. With the economic downturns, other positions in my department were eliminated, and I was then brought in to the office 4 days per week (with one day from home) which was still a great blessing. However, with this baby, we decided that the time was right and that I was going to quit and become a stay at home mom. I told my bosses in January, so they could prepare for me to leave. Two weeks ago, my boss informed me that they really want to keep me, and that they wanted to offer me a job that was 100% from home. I will still be able to go into the office every couple months or whatever to teach seminars and participate in various employee events, but on a very minimal basis. Other than that, I will continue to do administrative type things, such as employee discipline (I have a knack for writing reprimands, as it turns out), Leaves of Absence, putting together trainings, etc. I am VERY excited about the opportunity. It really depends on where law school is as to whether we will do it, but I am lucky just to have the option. So, at this point, it looks like I will be a stay at home working mom, at least for a while. If it becomes more in the office, or if it isn't going to work out for some other reason, I am planning on quitting and doing full time at home, but there is no good reason for me to not take the opportunity while I have it, so I am going to!

6) Love this kid:

3 comments:

Melanie said...

I'm glad that the various items were all such good news! It is fun to hear how everything's going. Thanks for the update.

Kirsten said...

Yay for Greg! So exciting to know that he'll definitely be starting law school!

And yay about your job! I really hope that works out for you, your bosses must love love love you (of course). Now if only we all were so lucky :)

Oh and Charlie is adorable. I hate that we still haven't had a play date.

Amanda said...

Wow! Congrats on the at home job offer. That's awesome!

And congrats to Greg on the law school front. I got a scholarship to Baylor so I went and toured. Let me tell you, Waco would probably be a cheap place to raise kids for the next 3 years but, man, there is NOTHING out there. Good luck with the rest of the process, looking forward to hearing where y'all end up going.