When life gives you lemons...

make sure the juice doesnt get in your papercut.

To say this past week has been rough would be an understatement. But when one door closes another one opens, right? Despite all the bumps in the road this week lets focus on the positive! Crying just makes us look ugly anyway. Since I havent truly updated this thing in a while lets rewind on whats been going on in our neck of the woods.

In January I was promoted at work and am now running my own store. I love my job and its exciting to be able to face new challenges. Retail is certainly exhausting and having the whole stores performance be on my shoulders can be a bit scary at times but I welcome the changes.

Being pregnant and working retail dont always mix. 40 hours a week on my feet doesnt always make my body feel its best, but thats what my bi-weekly appointments to the chiropractor are for :)

I had fun two weeks ago doing some training for work in Seattle and will have to leave again soon for a week to do some more, but its a lot a fun. Note to those getting rental cars...show up at your scheduled time...or you may end up with a sweet mini van. Driving that white hog from Corvallis to Seattle was quite the trip.

Geoff had a birthday last week! Sorry, no special birthday post, he can hate me later :) Im so proud of him and all the things he has accomplished! He works so hard and I appreciate the value he puts into things.

Geoff and I decided it was the right time to move on from Oregon State. We love OSU so much (maybe me a little more :) but we welcome what ever comes our way this summer when he finishes up his bachelor degree.

In more exciting news, we had our 20 week ultrasound (@18 weeks, thanks Dr.!) and it looks like Geoff is going to be outnumbered. 'Baby girl Geoff ' will be joining the family! She wasnt much a trick pony during the ultrasound. She kept rubbing my placenta like it was a magic genie lamp--and her first wish was to get the heck outta there! Sorry kiddo, you've still got some growin' to do.

We went to The Dalles for Geoff's birthday weekend. I manged to get a few shots of the festivities...

Geoff went into a little bit of depression after his favorite sub shop in The Dalles closed down. Thankfully I remembered the best gem The Dalles has to offer: Big Jims. Who doesnt love a burger the size of styrofoam box??

Later that day my brother broke out the ukulele and serenaded Geoff with some birthday tunes

I'd like to thank the Dollar Tree for not discriminating against size and having such large birthday hats!

Everyone trying their best to do Geoffs famous 'turtle face'