So... I have been dealing with a whole lot lately. And I went into hibernation mode, survival mode if you will. And I have a lot of catching up to do! So I have posted a few blogs today; there will be much more to come. For now, I must relinquish my hold on this computer for Bryan to work (he's doing some graphic designing on the side... yay!). So stay tuned for much more within the next few days!
Orion is so WIGGLY!!! He is so ready to crawl... he's even wigglier than Lincoln was; I never knew that was possible! Orion doesn't like to sit in one's lap, he only likes to stand. And stick his dagger toes into the soft flesh of your thigh. Then he likes to bounce. I guess it's hereditary, because my parents said all their kids did that to them too!
He has been 'rocking' from side to side while on his tummy for weeks. It is rare that I get a clear shot of him; Photoshop won't even fix it. He is rarin' to GO!
GANGTSA' (he is even wearing a thug 'beanie' and flashing gang signs... classic! :)
He also cut his first tooth on July 4th. Happy Independence, Incisor tooth! You made it all the way to the top! (there are no pictures to document this momentous occasion; see previous explanation! All the pictures I attempted just turned out super blurry)
And, he kicks. Constantly. It's funny, because when he tries to crawl, he extends his legs fully, leaving his poor face eating dirt. He still can't figure out that he has to have his hands and arms support his upper body at the same time. But it's still really cute! And he doesn't really have too many problems getting anywhere this way, it just takes him half an hour!
David Beckham has nothing on this kid!
Orion is just so cute right now. People stop me all the time to tell me how adorable and beautiful he is. Lincoln of course gets a little jealous...
Lincoln staking his claim as firstborn. Orion is obviously not too thrilled.
Oh what fun it is to have two rough and tumble boys!
So a few posts ago, I wrote a rather depressing entry about financial difficulties. I won't go into major detail here, but basically we're hurting pretty bad because of the economy and being new business owners. And what happens? On June 27, Bryan gets rear-ended. In my brother's truck. By a drunk driver. Who is an illegal. Who has no insurance, no drivers license, and no ID whatsoever on him. And since it was my bro's truck (and not Bryan's), Bryan is not officially on the insurance policy, so it's still up in the air whether or not his injuries will be covered.
Couldn't get any better, right?
Well, because of this rear end, Bryan hurt his back, so that means not being able to work, which means because of our self employed status we are not eligible for state disability, which means (you guessed it) even less money coming in. So, can we say, stressed???
This is the damage done to my brother's vehicle. The perpetrator (ha! love it) turned a corner at about 45ish MPH and hit Bryan at an angle (who was stopped at a red light), then stopped in the middle of the street, got out of his own car, took a pee at the side of the road, then staggered off on foot. Because of that action, he is now considered a DUI/DWI hit and run. Heavy stuff!
This is a picture of what happened to his car. No wonder he left it!
This whole year really has been a trial of faith for me. I must be hard pressed to learn something because it's obviously taking a while for Heavenly Father to get His point across! So, that's where we stand right now. At least we still love each other! :)
Okay, I have been seeing this a lot on people's blogs, and I wanted to join in on the fun! And feel free to plagarize this idea; I did! :)
This will be fun especially if everyone and I do mean EVERYONE will join in! This is just too fun to pass up. Here are the directions:
1. Add a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together or that you have of me. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember, good or bad but be nice!!!!!!!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. Let's see who can come up with the funniest memory and who has the most memories. Please keep it going. ENJOY :)