Sunday, July 17, 2011

Levi Benjamin

is my brand new nephew 4 day old and he's adorable!! Aren't babies just such a miracle and we all know they are blessings from God and all that fun stuff but they truly are just wonderful. It's amazing to me how holding such a tiny miracle is so therapeutic. Duston and I went to see him and I was not in the best of moods but the minute I laid hands on him, my mood just went up and kept going up. I just love him so much.

Abby is such a good big sister! She doesn't bother him at all. She doesn't even look his way so that she doesn't bother him. ;) Seriously though, she will get there. Duston and I had her for a few days while they were all in the hospital and my mom was here too so we took her swimming as she looooves the water. She jumped in time after time after time and the further down she went, the happier she was. I would love to try and see if she could swim because I bet she could. She's such a little fish.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A vent of sorts (to get it out of the way)

So, not only have I gotten married but I became a stepmother again which means child support. I have issues with child support and I would have them even if it were me receiving it. It does NOT take $300 a month to support one child who is not in daycare and who is not with you all of the time! I don't care what anyone says, it doesn't take it. I've raised two kids before and yes, they need things that sometimes takes more money than others but shouldn't that stuff be split? And shouldn't the money go for supporting the kid? I mean, I'm not one of these people that think that it should go to the child directly but it should still be put toward them. When I was 16 and living with my mom and step-dad, I got SSI off of him and he had to show everything that was coming out of that check and be able to show receips if asked for them. I think child support should be done the same way. I have HUGE issues with it if you can't tell. And people that have two kids and get child support? Seriously, $500, $600? Their your kids too and unless there are extenuating circumstances, you're getting free money and you know it. Get real and you better start a really nice savings account since you're not paying for childcare either most likely if they are older. Ugh.

I need a second job and fast. I'm about to lose the first one and I know it. I'm trying to change things around but this has been hanging around my neck for over a year and the noose is getting tighter. I want to do well but you have to set people up for success and not failure. I'm really trying to get on board because it's a phenomenal company and there are great benefits that I can't live without. So, I'm working on it. Again. For the last time most likely.

I miss Duston. He's been in Alabama for three weeks now. We had our wedding shower (which was a huuuge blessing and will be followed up on in a moment) and his 90 year old grandfather asked if I would leave him down there to help him out. Of course. How can I tell him no when D isn't working currently and that's an opportunity for some extra cash?! So when he gets back here, hopefully things change around and he finds somewhere to work that will benefit us and we will be able to pay child support and car payments like craaazy! How awesome that would be!

I do love being married and will be followed up on in another post. For now, I'm falling asleep and good night.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Here Comes the Bride...

Here I am!! Yep, I got married. December 19, 2010 was our wedding day. It was quick, easy, and painless. Now, if only the rest of our lives would be easy and painless too. :) It was a whirlwind but I love it. I love being married. Things are tight and they are hard but I love him and he loves me. We have trials every day as everyone does but I'm excited about what we have facing us.