Sunday, September 26, 2010

life in cinci.

so i've been trying to change the look of my blog, but i have realized i'm not very good at designing webpages even when they try to make it easy for you. so we'll see what happens. this is week number two of nannying and being down here. i feel like i'm settling into things and feeling less anxious about everything in general, which is a good thing for my well being, i tend to worry about too much. i've found a couple studio apartments that, although they are tiny, are within my price range and in nice areas. the one i am leaning towards is in hyde park and has GREAT areas around it to run in...which is something i really want, to be able to walk outside and just go for a run without driving anywhere. i think jordan may be sick of me talking about how the places i've looked at are good or aren't good for running in :)

i'm enjoying being able to hang out and do normal things with j! it's been so nice. we grilled out turkey burgers and grilled summer squash that we bought at a farmer's market was amazing! and we ran 9.5 miles this morning. we have been running a lot downtown across bridges and by the riverfront which has been beautiful! i'm so happy he's sticking it out with me and running a means a lot to me! i'm excited to start my second week with beautiful Adele, she is just so cute. is it possible to love her already and i've only been with her a a week?!

miss amber pagano, oops, i mean hildebrand, had baby Lily Anne this week and i'm just so stinkin excited for team hildebrand. she is absolutely beautiful and i'm so thankful she's here safely and is healthy. hooray for babies and the Lord's blessing of new life. it really is incredible how He creates new life and how He knows who these tiny little people inside and out even before they're born. i can't believe she's a mama...but she's going to be a fabulous mama and i can't wait to see Lily grow. she is so blessed. congrats you guys! love and blessings your way!

Monday, September 20, 2010

first day!

today was my first day nannying and it went so well! megan (the mom) stayed home with me today so i could learn adele's schedule a little bit more, so basically i just hung out with her all day and got to know her a little bit more. and she is hilarious, i love her! i got to hold and feed baby adele today too and she is just the cutest little thing ever. she was all smiles and laughs the whole time. the only thing is that she projectile vomits. a lot...which is gross, but i'll take baby barf over a screaming baby any day. megan drove me around the mt lookout area where they live and over to hyde park which is a great area! i was able to write down numbers of different apartments that were listed on signs in front keep your fingers crossed, i'm hoping to find a nice place in that area so i can walk places!

i'm feeling so much better about being here and the decision to move. finally really feeling hopeful about things. this family i'm nannying for has a lot to do with it, they are such a blessing. i also met a nurse practitioner who works in a neurology department at children's-exactly where i want to be! not that i'm looking for a job yet, i really want to focus on nannying for the time being and committing to this family for a while before i look elsewhere for a job. i feel like this blog is boring...hopefully i'll have some more adventures now that i'm in a new city.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


well i made it to cincinnati, i guess kentucky to be more specific. i met with a few apartment complexes on friday with not much luck. one was so-so, they other was yucky. i spent a little bit of time with the family i am nannying with and they showed me the house, where everything was, etc. the mom is taking monday off to spend with me to learn adele's schedule which will be good. she also offered to drive me around to look for apartments. they are so great! still stressing out a bit about finding a decent place that i can afford...trying to be patient.

i went to church today with brent (jordan's roommate) and met his girlfriend, elizabeth, and her parents. i was talking to elizabeth's mom who happens to be a nurse practitioner at cincinnati children's hospital!! she was telling me she works with spinal tubular defects (i think?) and she works with dietitians who do the ketogenic diet...and i said, that's EXACTLY what i want to do!!! i was telling her about my experience in detroit and how i love working with the neurology population. i'm hoping to follow up with her and maybe something will come of this down the road! she was going to find out who does the hiring in the nutrition department so hopefully i can send my resume directly to someone. pray please!

so anyways, God has already managed to surprise me and i've only been her a few days. i don't know why i'm so surprised, or why i freak out so much because He really does provide in every way possible...even when you have absolutely NO clue when or where He is going to come through next. nannying tomorrow and j comes back tomorrow night too! yay! i'm excited to get into the swing of things here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

i'm back.

ok, going to give this thing another whirl. we'll see how it goes.

so i'm two days away from moving to cincinnati. for those of you who know me, i do not do well with change. and although i've been waiting for this (and praying) time, i'm sitting here in my sister's room amidst my failed attempts to pack, wishing i had another week at home. today i think it truly hit me that i am 98% most likely not going to be moving back home home. i'm moving to cincinnati for the next three years of my life. and after that, i will be married and moving somewhere else, with my own family and my own home. don't get me wrong, i am super excited about building my own family and getting married, but for right now, the thought of not ever living here in the only home i've ever known, is hard on this heart. and i'm really sad. i love the comforts of this place. even though i'd go crazy living here much longer, i enjoy being with my family. having tina and dave make me dinner and eating out back together with my puppies. i'm so blessed with the family and home i have. i'm going to miss it. a lot.

but...i'm ready for this new season that i'm stepping into. i really have felt for a while that i truly am stepping into something new and big. i think this is going to be an awesome time for jordan and i's relationship, being in the same place. it's time. and i know the Lord is in this and He is walking through this time with me. it's going to be exciting and new and an adventure with my best friend but it also feels like i'm closing a chapter in my life. obviously my family and home will always be there, but just not how i'm used to. i AM ready for this. and i can do it. it's just going to be an emotional next couple of days. surprise surprise! prayers are appreciated.