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!