Friday, August 21, 2009


You are looking at (well the blog of) the new HR Specialist of Recruitment and Training for TERI, Inc in Oceanside, CA!!!!

TERI (Training, Education & Research Institute) is a private, non-profit agency serving the needs of children and adults with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities, and their families. Through programs that enrich our clients lives and focus on the potential in all of us, we are able to provide families with supports throughout their child's lifespan.

I am super excited because this job is exactly what I want to do, exactly where I want to do it. Actually its too close because I am gonna have to drive farther to take Alex to daycare then drive back almost home =) I am feeling a little guilty about going back because I want to and not because I have to but its now or never.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

RIP Julie Vernars

After a long and hard fight with cancer, my cousin Julie passed away peacefully at home with family. We will miss you at our crazy christmas dinners Julie but I am glad you are in a better place with no more doctors and pain. We love you and will remember you ALWAYS!

Decisions Decisions Decisions

I have been looking for the "perfect" job since before Alex was born thinking I was going to go back to work when he was 6 months or so. Well 18 months later still no job....every time I got close to taking a job I would feel so bad about leaving Alex and missing things I decided to stay home. Well the time has come and I am ready! I am waiting to hear back from a job that sounds great really close to home....but to take it or not, I am afraid I am gonna get that guilty feeling because I am leaving him for selfish reasons and not because I have to.

On top of the guilt, I have to find a daycare or preschool that I like...haha ya right...Alex and I are on our own schedule which is no schedule, and the boy is addicted to his "ba." I kind of feel bad for whoever is going to try and get this boy on a napping and bottle schedule. I have been to a few preschool type daycare and they are teaching 18 month olds algebra, well not really but almost. I want Alex to stay a baby for a while, so if I do get and take this job he will be going to a home daycare.

Can you tell I am having a hard time?

Monday, August 17, 2009


Before Patrick got home I worked hard to make sure Alex remembered him and knew that he was "Da." SUCCESS, every time we pointed to a picture of Patrick Alex would scream "Da." Lately we get a full "Daddy," all the grandparents are "Pa," Every toy and tv show has a name but nothing for me **tear**

Well we all are aware of my child's addiction to Milk and his cup we call "ba" so for a few months we have had to listen to "ba ba ba ba ba ba!" Don't get me wrong its awesome to hear Alex talk but when mixed with a whine its can make for a long day. About a month ago when looking at pictures on the computer he kept saying "Ba" when I was in the picture, next he said "Boon" when he saw the moon and his response to what does a cow say, "boo." Hey I think I am Ba, sweet I have a name =) This week I have graduated to a full "bobby," some might say oh no poor Alex has a speech impediment but don't worry when he wants something (his cup) bad enough he says "Mama baba." I love walking in the door and hearing "HI BOBBY", melts my heart.

Daddy Busters and Bobby

Monday, August 10, 2009

Silly Boy

Alex LOVES dancing to his drum at night!!!!

Poop Patrol

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Home Improvements

We decided not to buy a house in Cali and we were sick of our stark white house sooooo we got to Lowes at 10am yesterday, left with some green paint, got a little lazy and only painted two walls by 2pm but WA-LA it feels 100 times more comfortable and much more like "our" home. Next step new living room tables....



And one of my big helper