Friday, October 21, 2011

Hollywood's Not America

Life. Is. Busy.
I have to admit, this is a wonderful point of life that I am in right now. I have a wonderful job, I have wonderful friends, and this semester I have some really great teachers. I also have a very awesome God.

I'm so busy, and yet I feel like I don't have much to say. Maybe using some bullets will help get this going :)

  • School: I am doing well in school - straight A's so far. Which is quite the feat, especially since I'm in the same Biology class where I dislocated my jaw from too much stress two years ago and then had to drop said class. Thankfully this time around I have a great teacher and helpful classmates. Oh how things can change in two years. I'm only taking three classes because I dropped one about a month ago, and I'm so thankful that I did. I feel like I do as much homework now as I did Spring semester when I had 5 classes. I feel like I can hardly keep up with school. This is probably for a variety of reasons: mono is still affecting me, I have harder classes, and I'm working more. 
  • Work: Work is so great. I love my three little men. I don't see Caden much because he's in school until 3, but he really seems to be excelling. Maxwell is a brilliant/ hilarious child. He'll randomly tell me things, and I'll be shocked that he knows it. I would give an example, but I can't remember any at the moment... darn, I should really write them down :) Asher is getting bigger every day! He can walk, and he does a good job, but he still prefers to crawl. He's super serious when strangers are around, but when I'm around or his mom or dad then he's usually super happy and smiley. He's figured out that I will cuddle with him almost any time that he wants, so when I arrive at his house he's started crawling over to me right away. It's so cute. He knows how to wave goodbye, and he knows how to dance (he shakes his arms when music is on) He knows how to give kisses. I'm so happy that I get to be apart of their life :) 
  • Friends: I tend to tell people that I don't have many friends (which is true) but at this time in my life I am thankful for the few friends that I have... mostly because I can hardly find time for them. 
  • Home: As most of you know I moved about a month ago after my family left. I moved in with a family whose husband/dad will be deploying for about 9 months in November. I'm here to hopefully help where I can, and to keep them company/ them keep me company. I'm so happy to have made this choice. Coming home to a family is 100 times better than going home to an empty apartment. It helps that this family is such a wonderful, godly, and loving family. It's been such an easy transition (at least for me it has been).
  • Photography: I get asked to do a shoot every couple months. For now I am okay with that. I've only done family shoots thus far, but I'm doing my sister's senior pictures when I visit Ecuador at Christmas time (how cool will that be?). I'm doing a shoot for the family I nanny for in the next month or two - pretty sure that shoot will be so fun to do :) I'm also doing a family shoot for the family I'm living with in the next month or so. I've been REALLY glad that I started the 365 project, but in a way it will be nice to be done come 2012. It's getting so hard to find the motivation/ new ideas.  I'm sure I'll still take a lot of pictures, but probably more event type things. I hope to take a photography class sometime next year. 
  • Church: My small church of about 30 people (more or less) seems to be growing slowly. Tonight I was informed that about half of  the Chipotle (where David works) is going to start trying to attend. This made me laugh, because little did I know-- hanging out at Chipotle is a ministry. I am being sarcastic about half of Chipotle, but I was told today that three more people who work there want to start attending (this is excluding David who has already been attending for a few months) 
That's about the extent of my life. I hope you enjoyed hearing about it ;) 

Sometimes I remember to write down what the kids I spend time with say because kids are hilarious. Here are a few of the silly things they've said/done: 

"You have to get older so that you can die" -Maxwell (4)

Neighbor kid: What are those red spots?
Me: What red spots?
NK: The ones on your face.
Me: Oh, that's acne, you'll have that someday.

Neighbor Kid: I'm not saying he isn't cute... he's just... fat. (said about asher, a 9 month old baby)

Talking about a level on a star wars DS game: "When I got there I was like, mama mia... I can't do this!" --Caden 6 years

Said in a very superior voice: "I don't have dreams... cause I don't sleep!" Maxwell (4)

Micah (6): "Tell me I'm handsome."
Me: "You're handsome"
Micah: "Your face is handsome" *laughs hysterically*

Max: Miss Christina, can you read me a book?
Me: sure
Max: I call this reading without mom.

At work we were getting ready to go see my new house and I told them that they would probably meet some kids. I told Caden that he would probably meet another kid named Caiden. Caden goes: How old is Caiden?
Me: He's 3
Caden: Oh, I'm WAAAAAYYY older (6)
Max: Oh Caden, you'll get married before Caiden and be a dad before ALL of us. (4)
Caden: I'll also die before Caiden.
(this is where I'm thankful that the Caden's have different spellings :) ) 

At Target the other morning Caden is running behind me, and then I hear a loud smack. I look back and see Caden flat on the floor. He jumps up and says: I'm okay! and then starts running again. 

While playing with a little boy I babysit outside:
He says: Let's play dirt.

Happy Friday, Folks! 


Kristin said...

This neighbor kid sounds hilarious.

Rach said...

LOVE those quotes! Makes me excited for Judah to start really talking!

Karin said...

So cute! I love these sayings/situations you wrote down!

I can't wait to see your pictures from these two photo shoots you have coming up!

Katelyn said...

Haha! those sayings made me crack up!