Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sophie's Pictures

We went to get Sophie's pictures taken at Target this week. It was like pulling teeth to get her to smile. Just like how Cory was! The weird thing is, she smiles so easily for us here at home when we're right up close to her face. But when you take pictures you have to be back a ways, so she just wasn't smiling! We still managed to get a couple cute ones.

This was her general expression and where she was looking for the majority of the pictures.

We finally got her to look up! (Yes, mom, I made the bow.)

This one cracked us up so much--her pose, her expression, it's just too good. It would've been SO cute if she would've smiled! She is a very big 3 month old!

She was smiling at daddy for this one.

This is the one I chose to blow up and put in her room.

Sophie's been crying SO much lately, so we took her to the doctor on Friday and asked about acid reflux. She spits up WAY more than my other 2 ever did, and she cries for hours after I feed her. We have to hold her any time she's awake, or she's crying. So either, she's sleeping, she's crying, or I'm holding her--there is absolutely nothing in between!! We got her on Prevacid and we're going to see if that helps her crying and her massive amounts of spit-up.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our Frustrations

So we have really been trying to be patient and endure our trials but I think that yesterday was the straw that broke the camels back. We have been "surviving" our situation the best that we can. Anyway, last week I got a call from a recruiter that was trying to place a position with a pharmaceutical company. Well I go and find out more information, pray about my decision and decide I need to pursue the opportunity. On Monday I went to the company for a formal interview. The interview went really well. I felt really good about the company and the potential to grow. Anyway, yesterday I got a call from the recruiter and she said the she had heard back from the company. She said that the company said "I did really well in the interview, however; the company announced a hiring freeze today and although they want to pursue the situation more, they were not going to be able to make an offer at this time." AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I was really disappointed. I can handle not getting a job because it is the wrong fit or I didn't interview well or some other reason. I am struggling with the fact that I didn't get the job because of a hiring freeze, especially the day after I was interviewed. Why would they even bring me in? They had to know this was coming. I guess it is a business thing where the right hand just has no clue of the left hand. How frustrating.

On a more troubling issue, we are starting to feel that are misunderstanding/misinterpreting the answers to our prayers. It seems as though our answers never work out. For example (besides the one above), when I was called to be EQ Pres, I was given a few names to choose from for counselors. As I prayed I received an answer to who to call. Anyway, to make a long story short, one counselor moved out a month after being called, and the other just got activated and will be deployed sometime soon. So after being a presidency for 2 months, I am alone again. We have decided that we will do the opposite of my feelings. :-)

On a serious note, we haven't lost faith. We know that we don't see the entire picture. We know that Heavenly Father has a plan for us and we have to be patient. In other words don't worry about us. It has just been frustrating. Also, you might want to avoid asking us to pray for you. Apparently everything works out exactly opposite of what we pray for right now. We will let you know when we can be used again. HaHa