So I have been horribly slacking lately. So here is the update...
TMCCs budget cut impacted our family greatly. I was notified a couple of weeks prior to the cuts being made and was told if I did not have a 3.5 or higher gpa by the end of the semester that I would lose my place in the Nursing program. Unfortunately, even with straight A's this semester I would only have a 3.42. So I took my chances and applied for a nursing program elsewhere. Apollo College is located in south reno, and the campus here only teaches nursing. When I went into apply they felt that I would be an ideal candidate so I start this fall.
Josh is growing bigger and bigger by the second. As of this last weekend he became a big boy! He is now sleeping in a toddler bed. He is so excited to be sleeping in a big boy bed. Of course I did have to buy a better bed railing, because our child likes to roll out of bed. The first night in his new bed he only fell out once, but it was enough to scare him. Now with the new railing he is back to that excited stage. Now we are getting ready to purchase our first set of bunk beds for the kids, and could use help.
Joey is still getting used to Josh. We are trying to teach him the difference between tattling and tell when its something that might hurt him or Josh. Also, we have learned that Joey has discovered how to "lie." He has begun blaming things on his brother when Josh couldn't have possibly have done it. We are trying to explain to him that it is not okay to blame someone for things they have not done and that it is more rewarding to tell the truth. It will take some time but I am sure he will learn the difference.
Joe is still trying to get on with another law enforcement department. He has become increasingly unhappy at his job with Nevada State Prison, and has begun looking for work even outside of Nevada. The thought of Active Duty has crossed his mind, even deploying again just so he can feel more productive about his career choice. Other than work, Joe is excited that his best friend Ben Rogers will be returning home from a year long deployment in Afghanistan April 1st (and no its not an April fools joke).
As for our family as a whole... Well Joe and I have found a beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath house that is well over 1900 sq ft. The house is massive and we love it to death. It is perfect for our family and they are willing to accept our pets as a part of the family. We are just so excited to be starting a new chapter in our lives, and this time it includes a house!