Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dog Park

So apparently Eagle Park in Rexburg has a dog party every Sunday and Wednesday night. So last night we decided to take Duke to it because he really needs more socialization with other dogs. It was a lot of fun! Duke had a blast being chased and meeting other dogs. There were probably a total of 15 dogs there last night. It was mostly big dogs, which I initially thought would be a problem, but he did great with them! It's so funny to me how dogs greet each other. Let's just say I'm so glad that humans don't greet each other the same way...

It was really hard to get a good picture of them playing that wasn't blurry! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back on Track!

Well, I've been slacking on my blog to say the least! I started the blog three years ago after Jake and I first got married with the intention of keeping it up regularly. Well….here we are three years later and my last post was of our first christmas….fail. So since so much time has passed, it only seems appropriate that I make a list of what we've been up to since my last post.

1. We have lived in four different places in our three short years of marriage. We lived with my parents for the first 2 months, then our first apartment which was a 1 bedroom at The Village, then a 1 bedroom basement apartment, and now we've been in our current 2 bedroom at Stonebrook for over two years now.

2. We have gone on vacations to Las Vegas and Hawaii

3. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Business Management this past April. Jake will be graduating with his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Technology next April 2015.

4. We have gone through many jobs. 

Amanda~ I was a professor's assistant on campus for our first semester of marriage. Then for the next year and a half I was an academic advisor. Last summer I completed an internship with Sears by going through their retail management program. They did offer me a full time job after graduation to go into their retail leadership program, however I turned it down to do something even better. My second to last semester of college I took on a different job as an office manager for Phoenix Fire Protection. What was great about this job is that it paid really well, and I was able to work from home. Unfortunately they reorganized the company and evaluated my position and decided that it was no longer needed. I truly believe that it was in God's plan to lose that job, because now I've been able to be a stay at home mom to our sweet baby boy. I wouldn't want it any other way.

Jake~ Jacob worked at the Shell gas station about 3 miles from our home for the first 2 1/2 years of our marriage. That job was such a blessing to us because he was able to to get it the third day that we were in Rexburg, and they treated him so well there. He's been teaching himself how to develop IOS applications, and was offered a great job at the University as the Lead IOS Developer where he has created the school's first iPhone app from the ground up all by himself. I'm really proud of him for all his hard work and his willingness to provide for our family.

5. We have purchased two cars during our marriage, but sold one of them to save money now that I'm not working.

6. Jake has become a developer on the Apple App Store. He's published quite a few apps that are earning revenue everyday. 

7. We adopted Duke, our puppy, a year and half ago. His mom gave birth to 5 puppies at the Rexburg Animal Shelter and we were able to adopt him at 9 weeks old. He's a handful, but also so much fun!


8. The most noteworthy event that has taken place since my last post was that we welcomed our precious little miracle Reese into our family on June 12, 2014. We love him so much, and he has been the greatest addition to our family. He is getting into the fun stage of becoming more aware of his surroundings and he is able to interact with us more and more everyday. 

Reese Lochlan Holman
6 lbs 9 oz
21 inches



That's pretty much all the significant events that have happened in the last 2 1/2 years or so. I've promised myself I'm going to start keeping this blog up regularly now that I've the time. Maybe I'll avoid having to cram 3 years worth of events into one post again….hopefully!