arr Chronicles

September 13, 2012 Just a note that pictures from April are edited, collaged (I think I just made up a word) and posted - including Abby's 1 year session which wrapped up with a fabulous cake smash. I'm hoping that I can average a month of pictured updated every 2 weeks...by my calculations that will have me up to date by Christmas!  I got a...
September 5, 2012 We didn’t try to teach it to Abby but she is learning her alphabet! Basically once a week when her Grandma & Grandpa Ritzman watch her, they do flash cards with her. Again, not to really teach her, but because the art of distraction is the best way to get the little rugrat to eat. She now knows almost every letter. She even...
August 19, 2012 I'm back!  After 5 months of working full time and training I think I'm back to my blog. I'm done with training (Yahoo! Though I'm terribly sorry for the couple of houses that burned but I'm thankful for the experience).  I have been keeping notes on all of Abby's milestones and hope to get them documented here over the...
August 17, 2012 Well, for lack of a better word, this last week and a half has royally sucked, though each day gets a bit easier. Scout has been losing weight rapidly since April and we finally had to put him down, RIP August 7, 2012. He had been laying in the same spot for hours (we think) and had zero energy.  But I want to think of happier...
June 8, 2012 If you haven't already heard, we bought a house! Yes, I know I owe quite a bit more of an update but life has pretty much been nothing short of insanely busy since I went back to work in March. I'll try to sum it up here, will add pictures at a later date since as of today I have only done pictures through March.  I did...
April 25, 2012 Whew, this was not a short project, but I finally finished it!  100+ page chronicle of Abby's 1st Year of life.  Hopefully my mom & I caught all the typos; I've been working on this for a few months & my eyes started crossing everytime I tried to edit it. If you find a typo, please do me a favor and don't tell me,...
March 13, 2012 Tonight something wonderful happened at bedtime - Abby asked for me to read her a book!  We are always reading books to her but she rarely shows much interest past flipping or chewing the pages (chewing for the board books!) Well tonight I finished nursing her and was going to rock her while our music finished before starting...
March 4, 2012 Well it is official, this past week I received my unconditional offer of employment. Effective March 20th I will be the newest member of the Placer County Sheriff Dispatch team!  It only took 6 1/2 months to get through the entire process but I will be returning to work full time in 3 weeks. It was a long process getting hired...
February 22, 2012 In May 1980 my maternal grandparents were featured in a story in the local newspaper, The Sacramento Bee.  
  February 13, 2012 Well first I want to note that 6 months ago today was the day that Lynn got the keys to our apartment and the movers unloaded our belongings. It was my last shift as a full-time employee at Sonoma County too. It has been a crazy 6 months for sure, and while we are feeling more settled, the next 6 months are going to be...