Friday, December 16, 2011

Big Girl?

So this is how it all happened.
I went to lunch on Tuesday with my mother-in-law and her ever-so-fabulous friend Becky.
Becky mentioned an apartment management position in Davis that was needing to be filled "yesterday".
We got home from lunch and I grabbed my laptop and Adam and we headed off to chemo.
There we updated our resumes and faxed them off to the property management company.
With a great referral from Becky's son and daughter-in-law, we got a call the next morning for an interview in Davis.
After two hours of questions and answers and viewing the complex, we rushed home to get to chemo again on Wednesday.
Thursday morning we called "Boss Lady" and got ourselves a JOB!!
This includes: a free two bedroom apartment and a full time job managing 48 units in Davis, California.
We move in on Monday and we are so so excited!!
This kind of stuff does not just happen to people. 
Thus the reason I know "all y'all's" prayers are working:)
But hello!!! 
Does this mean I'm a big girl now??
Married, Cancer, Managing Apartments??
All BEFORE I'm twenty-one??
Okay, okay little mija is growing up fast:)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Giving in the Family Room

Chemo is filled with so much holiday cheer this week!
Yesterday Adam was in a chair next to a lady who lost all her hair but was wearing a santa hat.
Not to mention her red shirt, black shoes, and "a little round belly that shook when she laughed like a bowl full of jelly."
She got a little fiesty with the nurse when she tried to stick her to get the IV in, but that's understandable.
All the nurses are wearing festive scrubs and around the holiday season the visitors start bringing gifts.
My Aunt came in and brought us a bag full of mandarin oranges.
My grammy came the day before with a giant box filled with wrapped gifts.
Thinking she was going to be handing out a present to all the cancer patients in chemo that day I said,
"Uh, excuse me, what are you doing?"
"Well every year I do the Twelve Days of Christmas for people having a difficult time. And you, my dear, are having a difficult time."
Grammy has always been so selfless and thoughtful.
She has an unwavering faith and love for her Savior and shows that through her service.She provides all types of service for people older and younger than her, related and unrelated, more often than just this time of year.
With the box that she gave us we are able to open one present everyday til Christmas.
It has been so fun to grab a present on our way into chemo and open it while we're there.
I hope we can all grasp the true meaning of Christmas this holiday season by focusing on giving more of ourselves, the gift that only you can give.
Also, this is my Grammy.
And it's true, she doesn't have wrinkles:)
76 and looking gorgeous:)

Friday, December 9, 2011


Ha. Retiring from blog world?
Seems like it right??
My apologies.
We have been so crazy filled with adventures!
This past week Adam and I took a trip to visit my family in Fresno.
And with this trip I realized how great my life is.
How many newly weds really get to spend every moment of everyday together?
Ergo, the reason I feel like we're already retired.
We wake up and go on walks in the morning.
We build gingerbread houses.
We make frequent trips to the hospital.
We pay extra attention to make sure we get enough fiber, fruits, and vegetables in our diet.

We travel.
We read books.
But mainly, we just hang out.
Needless to mention, going back to "work", is going to be difficult.
Adam had a doctors appointment this morning and guess what??
His cancer is in remission according to blood work.
But here's the tricky thing,
sometimes cancer markers aren't shown in blood work because they are so itty bitty.
Therefore, we must carry on through the last two cycles of chemo.
Starting Monday will be cycle three.
Then the next one will be the first week of January.
SO EXCITED for him to start feeling like a 24 year old and less of an old man.
He gets tired really easy from mediocre tasks but helps me with our Christmas crafts.
Speaking of, why doesn't everyone do homemade presents every year? 
I swear homemade stuff is the best.
Speaking of.....
My mom is a supervisor at work.
There is a competition of who can be the most festive with decorating there offices/cubicles.
They win a pizza party.
Anyone who knows my mother knows...
Her office was transformed with two of her favorite helpers, Adam and I, into a gingerbread house.
If she doesn't win, I'll be angry.
Also, scratch that comment with going big or going home, when it comes to Christmas without the kiddos.
This is my mothers "Christmas Tree".
She really started slacking since I've been gone.
But got to give it to her, it's creative.