Friday, September 26, 2008

This is a post that I have not been looking forward to post but I think it is an important event to remember - even for the short time that it was here.

Four short weeks ago I got word that I was going to be an aunt again! It has been exciting all three times in my life that I have found out the news and this time was certainly no different. Unfortunately two short weeks later we found out what we thought was the end of that life. It was not a fun word to get and I know it was definitely not an easy time for my brother and sister-in-law. As the past two weeks have gone by, things have not gotten any better for Jayme and after the past two weeks we all discovered that the baby was not quite gone yet. The baby was no longer alive, but was actually a tubal pregnancy instead of a miscarriage. The very scary part about that is that it potentially puts Jayme's life in danger too and very much so complicates the treatment options. As of today Jayme started treatment and it included some form of a chemo injection. We are all hoping for the best and that her tube clears out quickly.

This is a difficult thing to post on a public, family blog but I just wanted to bring mention of it since I do not want to forget the brief life that was given to the Fair family. Even though none of us met or barely even knew it existed - it was still here and I believe that this baby is now in Heaven. For whatever reason and only God knows why, this baby was not purposed to live here on earth with us.

That is all for today :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A little bit of life

Life is still busy. We are trying to keep up with it all. I hope things settle down into a routine soon, but I am not counting on it :) Peter is busily into life at KPMG. The bus is working out great for transportation and saving us lots of money. We have worked through the many different health insurance benefits and life insurance and 401 K stuff - man there was a lot to figure out, but it was nice to see some real benefits :) Peter is still doing work for the L.A. office which is good because now that busy season ended on September 15th, there was no one in the office all week. He said yesterday it was literally just him and the other new guy in the department. I think he will be working some long hours next week because the project he is working on is ending next week. So far he is really enjoying working for KPMG and this week he went to lunch with a manager and he helped Peter figure out the time table for different promotions and such. We are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for him there!!!

I am still working my 50 hour weeks. It hasn't been too bad lately, I guess I am just getting used to the hours unfortunately. The end of the year can't come fast enough!!!

Juno is doing great. She will be 6 months next week! She has so much hair now which is good with fall setting in, I don't think it is going to do her much good though. We are struggling to find clothes that will fit her now.

Today we are going with Peter's family to do the fruit loop in Hood River. This will be the 3rd year we have gone. We are hoping that by going a little earlier then normal that we will have some good weather. This weekend is the pear festival so we will see how it goes!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Real Work Life

Well we made it through week #1! Last week was pretty crazy but Peter survived his first week in corporate America and enjoyed himself in the process. I am very happy that he seems to enjoy what he is doing. Last week was spent two hours north of Seattle in a town called Darrington. He spent his nights in a nice hotel with a king size bed and 50" plasma tv - I think the tv was the highlight of his trip even though he was hardly ever in the hotel. He was very busy but loved what they had him doing and was gone until late at night. It was quite an adjustment relationship wise because we were not able to talk to each other very much last week at all. He was getting back to the hotel so late and I was having to go to bed to get up in the morning and go to work. I asked Peter if there was anything he would like to add to this post about his first week of work and he said - and I quote- "the big tv" Yeah, that is the extent of it. No, we would also like to add that he gained a lot of respect for people who work in lumber mills because they have to be quite smart to do the job they do. He was sent up to Seattle with no one else from Portland but with three people from the L.A. office and had a good time with all of them.

This week is much less entertaining for him - no big tv's at work to watch all the training videos on, just his laptop at his desk :) He is trying out the bus for transportation into Portland and so far so good with that. It takes him about an hour to get there from Sherwood but it works out since he can study for his exams on the way to and from work so it doesn't cut into his time with me at night -plus he is saving a TON of money if he doesn't drive into Portland and park.

I have nothing too thrilling going on in my life. My biggest excitement that I have not mentioned on here yet is - I am going to be an aunt again! I am very excited to get another niece or nephew to play with and love and I will anxiously be awaiting their arrival in early May!!!