Then, three days later, we left on our anniversary trip to Billingsly Creek in Hagerman. It was so nice! You would think that we wouldn't need a vacation since we're unemployed, but it was much needed! Mom came and stayed with Jayna and we had our own private hot tub next to the creek, so we were able to relax like never before. We weren't worried about Jayna, or getting the basement done, or finances... It was so nice! I did have a bit of a nervous break-down after we got home because reality hit so hard, but I'm better now. It's so hard to have a husband who is so willing to work his butt off for anyone and who is brilliant, but doesn't even get the chance to show that to anyone. The job market is so hard to get into right now! Then we see all these people around us getting jobs just weeks after they've lost theirs and it wears us down. We're trying to keep a positive attitude though. Our very thoughtful parents have offered to help us with cost to get our basement done until we get back on our feet, because now Scott actually has the time to work on it. Luckily, we've not had to take them up on their offer yet because at the beginning of the year, work picked up for both of us and a still small voice told me we should save as much money as possible. We've lived like paupers for a long time now, but I now know why we needed to save the money. I'm so grateful for the spirit and the power of prayer!
On our anniversary trip
Jayna just keeps growing and growing! At her 10 month appointment, she was 17 lb 8 oz and was 27 inches long. She's now 15% for weight, 30% for height, and 55% for head circumference and she's grown a ton since then! Over the 4th of July, she finally learned to crawl. I think it was my parents' dog that did the trick... She loved him and always wanted to be around him. She constantly chased him around! She's now into anything and everything and I even caught her on the stairs the other day. Yes, we've put gaits up now :). Jayna loved spending time with her cousins and got spoiled rotten for a few weeks! Here are some cute pics from our trip to Twin:
In her cute outfit from Grandma Baker
with Grandma Cox
Sydnee, Sage, and Jayna
Grandma Cox whispering sweet nothings in her ear
Haha! This one makes me laugh so hard!
Sage was such a big help on this trip and Jayna adored her!
Since Jayna's been crawling we find her in this position when she sleeps:
With bed-head like this (semi hard to see, but awesome):
Could be because I like to do this to her in the bath:
Jayna is especially loving her extra time with daddy. I love that he loves being with her and doing things with her!
They're watching the Swedish Chef... She loves him and keeps beat on the table
Got these pictures on Sunday (11 months old)... Love them all!