Tuesday, September 23, 2008

oooohhhh Florida

While I have a few minutes to myself I decided to sit down and tell everyone a little about Florida...Joshua is at practice with Jonathan and the girls are taking a nap...so I have a little "me" time...Florida has been really good....not as bad as I had expected :) The girls are about to be 8 months.....Man how time flies! Makenna is working on her 2 bottom teeth, the very top of them are thru but they're just barely peeking thru her gums, she's finally catching up to her "big sis"....they are going everywhere. Crawling is no longer a milestone, now they are walking around furniture, climbing over my "barricade" into the kitchen, and trying to stand up on their own. It's just amazing how much they learn and do in such little time. They love "real" food....not so much the baby food anymore...which has been good, we just grind up whatever we eat or give them little pieces and they love it...it's a lot cheaper than buying baby food all the time! The girls love being outside. It's been pretty hot out so we haven't gotten to be out a lot during the day
and then at night you have to be careful of the mosquitoes, but we try to get out whenever possible. They got to ride with daddy a lit bit on the mower..It was pretty cute. I was just worried about their poor little skin getting sunburned! We've already experienced that once and I felt horrible!

I finally went job hunting last week. I left my resume at a few different shops and after about an hour of leaving one the owner called me back and asked me if I wanted to come talk to her. The salon is called Hair Mania. I really didn't even have an interview she just asked when I could start working and what hours! I was pretty excited. It's not as big or fancy as the Mane Thing and maybe not as "up to date" but I see a lot of opportunity in the salon! Or I guess I'm hoping!!!! They do use a different color line so I will have to be learning that but new education is never a bad thing! The prices are really similar to where I was before. Right now I'm just waiting on my license to come in. I applied for it and they said it could take up to 30 days, I hoping for less. I plan to go in a few days and observe a little and start learning the new color. I'm praying everything will work out!

I have had a couple of "firsts" down here finally. Me and Josh went out a few weeks ago to a place called Jesse Blacks. It was really fun! They have free Budweiser from 10-1..making it a pretty cheap "date"...Pretty much every song has a line dance to it so it's not really a whole lot of couples dancing but everyone doing the line dance. I did go out and learn a few new ones...I felt like pretty hot stuff LOL! Although I was sadly disappointed when the one line dance I did know "copperhead road" came on, I ran out to the dance floor only to learn that the FL version is a different than the KS version. So I just went to the side and did my own little line dance! On our way home I saw my first "Trail Chick"...(a hooker on Orange Blossom Trail aka OBT)..pretty interesting! I also got to see my first "hog" a couple of nights ago. We went out to the canal with Chester one of Josh's friends and a couple of guys stopped by with a boar-hog....seeing if anyone wanted any meat off it...I guess boar-hogs aren't good eatin...He didn't have big "tusks" like I want to see but it was still my first sighting! Lets see...what else have I experienced.....I did get my first fire ant bite yesterday...those little suckers are vicious! I have 2 big bites on my foot. We also found a scorpion crawling down our porch umbrella a couple of days ago...That was scary! Still no snakes, THANK GOODNESS!!...When we were down in July we did go down to Lake Gentry and I saw my first "wild" alligator there...You shine a flashlight out on the water and all u see is red eyes...it was pretty cool..but needless to say I stayed far from the waters edge! I am still trying to learn my way around. Its confusing...no I-70 here but I am slowly starting to figure it out. We go to "Winn Dixie" and "Publix" for groceries...And our favorite restaurant is "Koffee Kup"......Publix also makes a really good sub! Everything is different but we are adjusting! Saturdays consist of going to cheer on the Bulldogs (Jonathan's team) and playing Yahtzee! Oh, and u pay tolls everywhere on the freeway! 50 cents to get on here and another 50 cents here! Its crazy! But I'm learning! Well, I best be going..time for supper and cutting my mother in laws hair! They are definitely enjoying have a stylist in the house! Sorry Chris and Mom!! :) Hope all is well! LOVE!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Okay....So now that I have a minute to sit down I can explain to everyone what happened....Joslen (actually all of us) started getting sick when we were getting ready to leave for Florida. We had planned on stopping to get a motel but the girls were sleeping so Josh decided to keep driving. When Joslen woke up she had a horrible cough and was breathing really hard....We were in the middle of nowhere so couldn't stop to take her to the doc. As the day went on she got better...we finally made it to Florida around 6pm Wednesday (we left at 2pm Tuesday).....we said our hellos ate and as bedtime came she started getting worse...her breathing was really bad and I decided that she probably wouldn't be able to sleep breathing like that and I definitely wouldn't be sleeping with her like that so around 11 we took her to the ER in Saint Cloud. They took her temp, gave her an IV, gave her some steroids, breathing treatments, took x rays, and by 2 there really wasn't a change in her condition.....St. Cloud I guess doesn't do pediatrics so they said they would be transferring her to Arnold Palmer in Orlando and they would be their team down to get her. Around 3:30am "the team" arrived they strapped her in and away we went in our first ambulance ride. Still going on the 3 hours of sleep from the drive down!! They admitted her did pretty much everything they did at the other hospital gave her a diagnosis of Croup but decided she should stay so they could run some test. She has always had a raspy cough and they wanted to make sure something hadn't been overlooked...Better safe than sorry...So one more night in the hospital...we were released FINALLY late the next afternoon and now have to give her breathing treatments in the morning and night for a couple of weeks....It wasn't exactly the welcome we were hoping for but I'm glad she's okay...Poor Makenna also got the croup, she finally got over it yesterday....they still are fighting the bad cough but are pretty much back to our "normal" girls again....I'm still fighting this cold, Josh still has a cough, but hopefully soon we will all be healthy again!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Welcome to FL!

So quick note....Not a lot of time, have to leave in a few for Jonathans football game....but we made it here safe and sound...Although our welcome was not what we expected....tornado warnings and 2 days in the hospital with Joslen....She is doing fine now...more when we get home and settled!!.....LOVE!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

and We're off!

Well, we are finally headed to Florida! The uhaul got packed to the top along with the back of the trailblazer (finally done at 11pm) and we will be off in the morning...as soon as we wake up! We are hoping the trip will be "not to bad".....but with 2 sick kids, a sick man, a sick mom and 1400 miles ahead of us......the trip will be interesting. We'll drive 12 hours tomorrow stop in Nashville and get a hotel and then drive another 12 to our new home. This weather change has really taken a toll on us. Makenna doesn't seem to be doing to bad but the rest of us have runny noses, stuffy heads, and a cough....NOT FUN! The 85 degree weather I will have to say will be nice instead of the 50 degree weather overnight we got here! But we'll have to watch out for the hurricanes! So wish us luck and safe driving....hopefully not too much rain from Ike on our way down. See everyone at Christmas......We will miss everyone and can't wait to get back up here! Take care!!!!! Keep in Touch!!!