Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Posted by Heidi at 8:08 AM
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
The one thing that was nice about Shawn working at St. Joe's, is that he got all the over-time he needed. He would work a lot of overtime, and it was good. Here at WK, it's hard because they want Shawn to call like at 6am, but Shawn needs to leave at 5am, or they'll tell him to call back at 9am, so that he can be there by 11am, and sometimes when he gets there at 11am, they tell him to go home within 2 hrs! Such a pain.
Because of that, overtime pay isn't happening so therefore... we aren't going to Utah to take Josh to the MTC. I am really bummed about it because it's always been my dream to take my sons there instead of sticking them on a plane. I thought it would be fun to drive out, like Shawn and his parents did, but with having a big family and a gas-guzzler to drive them all in, we decided to fly Josh out instead. 3 of my 4 brothers all flew out too, and they all lived! It's not like Josh will suffer for the rest of his life because I stuck him on a plane. Only my youngest brother, Scott, was actually driven out, and hey... that's fine. He was the baby, and my parents didn't have to take 6 other children with them, etc... It does get pricy on roadtrips, and also with 5 children being in school this year, I need all the extra bit of money to start getting school supplies too.
Our plan now is for Shawn, Josh & I to go to D-FW on August 4th to hang out... like go to the Dallas Temple again, go to Cabelas, maybe to the Ft. Worth Stock Yards, maybe JFK memorial (even though, well, you know!) & some other cool stuff that I have never done in D-FW before. On the 5th, the plan is (still waiting on the ticket from the MTC) to take Josh to DFW so that he can fly to the MTC. I would like to stay in D-FW an extra day, and since Shawn is off, we may. We may even stay away 3 days (I'll just fill up Jacob's insulin pump up full so that he wouldn't run out before I got back... and it's not like I couldn't be home in 3 hrs!). The kids would be staying home with my in-laws. I just hope that the MTC arranges the flight that I wanted for Josh... I got on-line searching for flights, and I found a non-stop from DFW-SLC at 8:30am. Not to early, but just right so that he can report to the MTC by 12:30p!
Posted by Heidi at 3:50 PM
Monday, July 06, 2009
Posted by Heidi at 12:20 AM
Posted by Heidi at 12:07 AM
Sunday, July 05, 2009
These dogs came from my brother, Scott. They have been to our house numerous times, and with Scott's job, he just doesn't have time to take care of them like he should. And his wife, Val... just to busy with baby Lexi and Jared. I don't blame them wanting to get rid of them. They were their "kids" before their kids came along. Scott asked if we wanted them, and since I knew they weren't puppies, and that they had been to our house before, I talked it over with Shawn, and we agreed that we would take them. They are females, and fortunately they have been fixed. But so has Ollie, but not the other 2 dogs that Shawn's dad has. We are going to keep them chained up at night, and mostly throughout the day at first so that they can get to know the area before we let them off all the time. That's how we did Ollie, and now he stays in the area. Sometimes I see Ollie walking up the road, or across the pasture/lake dam, but he pretty much stays close by. I hope Cali & Zoey like their new home.
Posted by Heidi at 11:37 PM
I took Lauren & Kayley to lunch at Cheddars the other day. Everyone knows how much I love this place, and that I miss it so much!! I used to eat there all the time in College Station, but now I try to get there at least once while visiting Killeen. If you have never been, you are missing out!
Posted by Heidi at 4:30 PM
Friday, July 03, 2009
And I so do not miss it. I am still in Killeen visiting family. We have been here for 1 week now. Shawn and Josh did not come with us last week, but as I type they are on their way down. We are having a great time swimming in the pool, and being with our cousins. I love being closer to my sisters, brothers & parents. Sometimes there is even drama, but what would a big family be without drama? Well, don't answer... what would the Pritchard family be without drama? LOL!! Tomorrow night we are going to the Ft. Hood fireworks show. Today we are going to Inks Lake State Park. We are all pretty excited. I personally do not like lakes, but this is a nice area, and I haven't been there forever. Josh wanted to go before he left on his mission. Only 31 more days until he reports to the MTC.
Posted by Heidi at 11:29 AM