Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick Update From Scott

In case you couldn't tell from the title, this is Scott writing this post.

Yes, I know it seems like I've fallen off the face of the earth since I haven't personally posted in forever, but I feel it's time for me to break my silence with a quick update like Jenn promised.

As she said, I'm still working full-time at Melaleuca, which has been the biggest blessing for us. My managers have allowed me to come and go whenever I can as long as I get the prescribed amount of work done that I need to. The nature of my job is such that there aren't really any specific hours that I HAVE to be there. In addition, my direct boss did the same thing I'm doing now about two years ago. He knows exactly what it's like, and has been so great working with me. I really appreciate it.

As far as school goes, the IBC (Integrated Business Core) is a program where we have a collection of four classes; Organizational Behavior, Essentials of Marketing, Corporate Finance, and Operations Management. Each class is interspersed throughout the week and they're very considerate of the workload that we each get. On the side of being in class, we're divided into companies of about 25 members and we run a business for about 10 weeks. We've just completed our 2nd week of operation and we've already paid off our loan. We're doing pretty good.

Our company is called "Custom Kicks." We work selling custom-fit orthotics for our customers. You can see our logo pictured here.

We also have a couple of ads on YouTube.
You can find them at this link and this link (scroll over the word "this" to find the link). Personally, I'm very proud of our product's creativity (nobody in IBC history has ever done something like this), and its marketability. Everybody can benefit from them. If any of you are in Rexburg and would like to get set up with some of our inserts, feel free to contact me.We're able to offer them at a MUCH lower price than you would pay at a podiatrist's office for the same product.

We also have a page on Facebook. Check us out there as well.

Life is hectic right now, but it just makes us appreciate the time that we have together even more. I don't foresee things getting any easier, either. I found out a couple days ago that I'll be graduating in April! Woo-hoo! Here's for long hauls to the end. At least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

In the mean time, we're surviving and loving life. We really are very blessed. We very much appreciate all the thoughts and prayers in our behalf to help us get through this stressful and crucial time in our lives. Thank you all. We love you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

First Post on New Blog!

Hey everyone, I just posted for the first time on my cooking blog. I hope you like it and keep coming back. I'll probably just put a quick update on this blog once in a while, when I put a particularly good post up.

Keep coming back to it - I'm going to try to put up a variety of stuff. Thanks, guys!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Blog to Follow!

Hey everyone! So, I've been thinking about doing this for a loooong time, and the time has finally come.....

I have started a cooking blog! And by started, I mean just started. As in, I barely posted the first welcome post, and have yet to add anything that is actually about food. But I'm really hoping that I can be posting on a regular basis. I've been excited about doing this for a while, and I don't want to lose my steam before I can even get started.

I want to use this as an incentive to learn to cook more exciting things for Scott, to find more healthful recipes for me, and to keep learning and sharing what I know about cooking. I don't get many opportunities to share my love of cooking with anyone other than Scott, and I'm so excited! We added a link on the side of our blog. It's called Just Lickin' My Fingers, and I really hope you all take the time to visit it. Maybe on a regular basis.....=) Please support me! Love you all!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Fun

Things have been a little quiet on the blog, so I thought I'd just make a quick update, to let you all know what we are up to!

Scott is still working full-time at Melaleuca. He LOVES his job, and his superiors really like what he's been doing in his position. They have been so understanding this semester of his responsibilities at school, and it's made our life much much easier. He basically needs to work 40 hours a week, but is allowed to break it up in to sections each day and change it up every week, if he needs to. We have to do that because....

Scott is also doing IBC this semester! For those of you who don't know, IBC is the Integrated Business Core. It is a program that combines four essential business classes together into one block everyday. The students are separated into companies, and within those companies they actually create and run a small campus-based business. I'll let him get on later and post more about that once it's in full swing.

Everyone warned us with doomsday prophecies about working full-time and doing the IBC program (12 credits, full-time) at the same time, but so far, we've been able to make it work fairly well. In fact,
very well, as far as I can tell. Scott has been able to stay on top of his schoolwork and participate in everything he needs to, without cutting back at work. We've been very blessed.

The hardest thing for us is that we don't get a lot of time together as a family, and Noah starts to miss his daddy. But we try to make the most of every hour that he is here, and while it's hard, we're making it work. We can do anything for a semester, right? =)

Since I graduated in July, I am just a boring, stick-in-the-mud, stay-at-home mom right now. It's been great, I'm just still trying to adjust to having a lot of time and not much to do. Although, it's been wonderful to have the time to read, cook, bake, and play without feeling guilty about not practicing. I've been able to have a lot more fun with cooking and baking, and I really hope I can start up a food blog soon. Otherwise, my main job this semester is to make sure that Scott has the computer when he needs it, a ride when he needs it, a meal when he needs it, and a kick in the butt when he needs it =) Some days are worse than others, but for the most part I've been doing just fine. We'll see what happens when the snow comes...=(

Noah is, as always, perfect =) He's not walking or talking, yet, and while he is always happy as a clam, we're starting to worry a bit about is development levels. We are noticing that he seems to be falling further and further behind other kids his age (to make a long story short). We had a doctor's appointment last Thursday, and we are getting him back into physical therapy and in touch with the Infant Toddler Program (Idaho's early intervention program). We just want to get some evaluations done and be more proactive about his progress and development. Although, he had his first day in nursery today at church, and the leaders said that he was having a great time. At first, he just watched the other kids (of course) but after a bit was crawling after them and playing with them as best as he could. He definitely can't do what all the others can, but it was really great to hear that he did just fine and wasn't falling too far behind. We'll see what the other sundays bring.

Otherwise, he is wonderful. I love being around this kid all day! Well, except on the days that he won't take a nap. Any suggestions on switching a kid from two naps a day to one nap? He is just a monster about taking that one nap, when he used to take two naps just great.

Well, that's us this semester! So far, so good, just taking it one day at a time. We did get some family pictures done last month. They are WONDERFUL, and as soon as we pick our favorites (somehow...) we'll post a bunch of them. We love you all!

Jennie, Scott, and Noah =)