Thursday, October 17, 2013

1500 Flight Hours

The time has FINALLY come! Marc hit 1500 hours and with that, he starts interviewing for Regional Airlines!! He applied for 2 companies, SkyWest and ExpessJet. 
Within a couple days, they both responded and ExpressJet set up an interview date with him for October 9th. And Marc is in a Cadet program with SkyWest and will go to Salt Lake October 28th. So on October 8th, Marc flew out to Atlanta, Georgia (they paid for it) and did his interview! He was "informally" offered the job! YAY! 
About 4 days after he got home, they called and "formally" offered him a job. BUT because he really wants SkyWest, he turned it down for now. He has from his interview date till 6 months to call them back for the job. So that is comforting to know that we have backup! 

Here is where we stand.
If Marc gets a job with Skywest, we will move to California and live in Marc's parents house (they are serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) SO they wont be home and they cleared it out before they left for their mission. He will hub out of Palm Springs airport to most likely San Francisco. So he would spend less time commuting and more with us.

If Marc doesn't get SkyWest and goes to ExpressJet, we will move to Colorado, live with my grandma and he will commute out of Denver to hub most likely out of Chicago. He will spend way more time commuting and being away from us. 

Both of these situations involve being close to family and even living with one of them. Just so I can have the support while he is gone all the time. And if we decide to get pregnant again, it'd be nice to have help with the boys since I will most definitely have another hellish pregnancy with preeclampsia. 

One of the scariest things no matter which airline we choose is the HUGE pay cut we will be getting. Pilots that sign on their first year with a Regional Airline only make about 20,000 a year! (RIDICULOUS right?!) So, that is stressful. Oy vey. This would be about 1 1/2 to 2 years. With a minor pay raise the 2nd year but a higher pay raise the 3rd year. Hopefully he will be with a Major Airline by then. Maybe. 

And eventually, we would like to come back to Arizona. We really like it here. We NEVER thought we would ever move back to California. Colorado has always been an option for us, but never California. But the more we talk about it and pray about it, the more we are leaning on California with SkyWest. He just needs to get the job!!! (No pressure hun!) 

We will keep you posted!

Random Instagram Posts

 Selfie with Maddox
 Brought out the game Twister! Kids loved it!
 1st blowout

 Cortney came to visit us!
 Craft day!
 Pax after church one sunday
 "Walked in to find Pax in Maddox's bed, chatting up a storm with him while holding his hands.... He talked about Maddox's ouchies (shots), Jesus, Heavenly Father and nursery, how he got a sucker and when Maddox gets bigger he can have one and then pulled one of the band aids off. My favorite would be him telling Maddox that they have weiners and girls have pee-pees!!  I love watching and listening to Pax with his baby brother. And I love that when Maddox sees Pax, his whole face lights up! Cute, funny moments! So glad to be these kiddos momma!"

 Picnic inside
 Vacay down in San Tan: Waterpark fun!
The other Harrisons!
National Talk Like A Pirate Day. At Krispy Kreme, if you dressed up then you got a free dozen donuts. So all 3 of us dressed up and headed out to it. We got 3 dozen donuts! haha. And i only ate 3 of them! Talk about self control! We tried taking a picture of Pax, but he refused. Darn it!
 A friend from my ward invited to me to go to Kneaders with her for lunch! It was AMAZING! I miss living around the corner from it in Utah.
 My husband took this beautiful picture on one of his flights
 He's getting so good at sitting up on his own!
 Maddox is starting to get on his knees! And of course, Pax is loving every minute of it!
 My boys and i after church one sunday!
 Took the kiddos to Babies R Us and they got to ride in Mickey's car since they were good
Cute brothers
 Maddox and I sporting our Bronco gear! I LOVE football season.
These boys personalities are awesome!
 Yes that's throw up. Yes, it's gross. But with all the happy pictures I post all the time, I figured I'd post this picture.... A picture that shows the "behind the scenes" of the life of a mom. It's days like this, with sick babes, that I appreciate the happy, non sick days. It's days like today, when I wear throw up all dang long with no shower, that make me realize how selfless you are when your a mother. Being a mother has completely changed my life! This was my day. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. (Ok maybe I'd trade it for no throw up )
 Marc's work had a "Moon Festival" because its such a big deal in China. It was fun! Pax loved playing with the airplanes!
Relaxing day!
Marc's students threw him a bbq party for getting his hours and applying to airlines!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Maddox is 7 months

He weighs 17lbs and is 27 1/2 inches long. 
He wakes up twice every night to eat- 2am then 6am. 
He loves having his veggies for dinner (has only had banana and pears for fruit) 
He is still exclusively breastfed! 
He wears 3-6month clothes. Some are even (0-3)
And a size 2 diaper. 
He loves to crawl and plays with everything! Love him, love him, love him!

To celebrate, we spent the afternoon at the park. Maddox went on a swing for the first time and he loved it so much that it rocked him to sleep :)  The boys stared at each other most of the time they swung. Paxton thinks its so cool that his brother can do what he does now!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Going Public...

We have decided to go public on our blog for awhile. We were always on the fence on having it public or private. But we made some changes and hopefully it'll all work out being public! Ive changed my blog name in hopes that some people wont get ahold of the new name and cause a ruckus! We shall see how that goes! We also decided to go public because of a bunch of printables I have already linked on Pinterest with. People kept asking me for the files so now I wont have to spend time emailing people the printables!

Happy Blogging!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Maddox is 6 Months!

He has started multigrain cereal and veggies
He sits up on his own and has started to crawl
He chews on his pointer finger all the time
He wakes up twice at night to eat
He is still only breastfed
He laughs all the time
He loves being read books and being sung to

We just love him!

These little babes are my world! Im so lucky to be their mom!
Maddox is 6 months and Paxton is 40 months (almost 3 1/2)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Paxton's 1st Day of Pre-School

Paxton had his 1st day of preschool called Joy School! A bunch of moms in our ward put it together! Its awesome! Every week, a mom will teach on Tuesday and Thursday. And every week is a new letter. We all rotate throughout the year! Pax would NOT let me get any pictures of him. Little stinker. I dont know whats up with him.... he used to love pictures. So no, i didnt get any cute ones of him holding up a sign saying "1st day of preschool".... Maybe by the time he actually goes to a school, school, he will let me! Anywho, Joy School is held at our church building. He loved it. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

My In-Laws Mission

My wonderful in-laws have left for their mission in Charleston, West Virgina! They will be gone for 10 months. I am SO excited for this adventure for them. They are such great examples and i just adore them and their willingness to serve our Lord. 

 Walking into the MTC
They have name badges!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Maddox is 5 Months!

He weighs 15lbs 15.5oz- 32%
He is 27 inches long- 80%
He got his first series of shots :(
He was introduced to multigrain cereal and so far so good
He wears 0-6 month clothes
He wears a size 2 diaper
He loves the water
He wakes up twice sometimes 3 times to eat
Still breastfed
His hair is still brown but finally growing in more evenly
He still needs some support with sitting

We just love him!

Friday, August 16, 2013

California Adventures

After Ferron and before the wedding, I had some free time to hang out with friends in California. I hardly saw everyone i wanted too, darn it. But it was a nice visit while i waited for my husband to arrive for my brother-in-laws wedding. Here's what i was up to for the week and a half.
 Breakfast with my  friend Brian and my mom
 Playdate with my friend Julie and Walker
 Havasu trip with Chelsey, Allie, Randy, Malerie, Malakai, and Wade. (Allie has more pictures from that trip so I will post more when i get them!)

 I went to my first crossfit class. SO fun
 Snuggle time with Chels: We stayed at her house for a week and a half
 Grandpa Harrison reading to the boys!
And while i was in Cali, my niece turned FIVE!!