Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jacob passed all 3 tests!

As of today, Jacob has passed all 3 of his licensing tests: Series 6, Series 63, and Life Insurance! He's been studying everyday for the past 2 months, 8 hours a day, in downtown Phoenix to pass these 3 tests. Starting tomorrow, he will be working in Queen Creek now! His branch is at Ellsworth Lp and Rittenhouse, only about 5-7 minutes from our house! I'm am so proud of him and so excited for him too! Now he can come home for lunch! I am so glad that now I can finally have my husband back...stress-free and studying-free!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day GIft from Talmage

This Father's Day I wanted to give a special and personal gift to Jacob from Talmage since he's old enough this year to participate more. I wanted to do something unique so I finally came up with an idea. I had a mini scrapbook album lying around that I had never used so we decided to make daddy a book. On the cover, I put rub-on letters that said, "To Daddy From Talmage." The first page of the book, which was the title, said "I try to do the things you do 'cuz I want to be just like you!". Then I took 15 pictures of Talmage doing things that daddy does. I then put them on some scrapbook paper and decorated them a little and put them in the book. It turned out so cute! It was hit! Daddy loved it! And it was fun seeing or trying to get Talmage to do what his daddy does. Here are the pictures:

Wearing Hats


Studying for the Financial Tests


Riding the Lawn Tractor

Reading the Scriptures

Reading on the Toilet

Playing XBOX

Playing the Piano

Mowing the Lawn

Going to Work

Fixing Things

Eating Spaghetti-O's (Daddy's favorite!)

Drinking Ginger-ale (Daddy's favorite drink!)

Shopping for DVD's (Daddy's hobby)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

He Passed!!

Jacob passed the Series 63 exam today with flying colors!! He did awesome! He scored well above what he needed to pass. I am so so so proud of him! Yay!!
For those of you who don't know what the Series 63 is, it's a financial test he needs to pass for his promotion in his job at Chase Bank. He still needs to pass Series 6 and Life but he's got a great start!! I am so thankful for a husband who works so hard for our family. He sacrifices so much for us and studying and taking these tests are just one of his many sacrifices. I love you Hubby!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I'm going to be a BIG Brother!

So after 12 months of trying, a miscarriage, and a few months later... we are so happy to announce that we are pregnant! Woo Hoo! Everything seems to be going great! We've had an ultrasound and heard the heart beat at two different doctor's appointments! I'm 12 weeks so yay!! I'm due December 15th!! I made it through the first trimester and I've only gained 1 pound! That's a great start considering I gained 50 lbs with Talmage!