The job is amazing!

I'm not very good at keeping up with this blogging thing - but I wanted to post something about my new job. IT IS AMAZING!

I love my job. I actually look forward to going everyday. I work at a life insurance brokerage called Efinancial.

Yes... this is what I did in California. It certainly wasn't my dream job, but it works. Things in CA didn't end so great as the company I was working for was having some problems. However, while I was there I was able to gain some valuable experience and it has sure paid off.

I haven't been selling insurance yet, as I have been waiting for my license to transfer from CA to WA. However, that is almost done and I should start selling in about a week. So for the first month I have been doing something that most people find miserable. I think it is actually fun. Why?

I get a bonus every single day! I have only worked a month so far at this new job and I have already earned about $750 in bonuses. Every day of work there is some sort of contest. Currently I am simply calling people that inquired about insurance and then transferring the calls to an agent. If I get a certain amount of transfers in a day, I get cash. Pretty simple. A number of people struggle at this, but I have actually sold insurance in the past so it has been a piece of cake for me.

Apparently what I am doing right now is as bad as it gets at my company. This is the job that nobody wants and it only gets better from here. Way better!

I'm excited to start selling because they make it so easy. I don't need to find any leads, as they have a ridiculous abundance of them. There are about 65 agents selling there right now - and they are looking to double in size in the next year or so.

I am used to doing everything the hard way. I would do handwritten applications, set up medical exams, follow up with the clients, talk to them after they are approved, deliver the policies, etc. At this company, all I do is sell. I have a few assistants that do the rest. Also, everything is done electronically.

Anyway, I don't need to bore everyone with all the details... but I really enjoy it. I have the potential here to make quite a bit of money and start paying down those student loans. I'm very excited about that.

I would say that I have to make a lot of money for all of those diapers I'll be buying... but Rachel's dad and Lori are pretty amazing and they got us 6 months of diaper service. :)

Things are going quite well right now - and apparently it is only going to get better at work. It definitely will get better in about a month when my precious child enters this world.


34 Week Ultrasound

When I visited the doctor a week ago, I was told I was measuring "a little small" for how far along I am. I wasn't worried one bit. In fact, I was pretty stoked because that meant that it was time for me to get another ultrasound! I had the ultrasound yesterday and everything is just fine in there. Woohoo!

Here's a picture of our little Baby's face:

I am totally amazed at how massive our child is getting! In this photo, you can see that Baby's eyes are open (or eye, since the other one is blocked by my placenta) and that black triangle above Baby's eye is a big mop of hair!! I knew it. It looks like Baby's hair is really dark in this photo, but apparently the ultrasound doesn't pick up color - only texture. So we could have a blonde Baby, but we can't know at this point.

I am getting SO excited to meet this little thing. Baby is kicking me like mad at the moment and it makes me laugh at how amazingly active it is. I am constantly being prodded, poked, kicked, punched, stretched and pummeled. We must have a little boxer in there! I think Baby is getting annoyed with how squished everything is becoming in there. I mean, I would not like a placenta squished up against my face all the time, thank you very much. Not so pleasant.

Anyway, that's all for now! I have quite a bit of work to do today as Matron of Honor to Melissa's wedding. Tomorrow is Bridal Shower time! Yay!



It's my new title, and I'm not ashamed to say that I love it.

In the past couple of weeks I have touched up paint on walls, screwed and unscrewed countless wall fixtures, replaced wall outlet covers, washed all the dishes I own, hemmed curtains, helped replace kitchen lighting and assembled a bookshelf, among other things. I am having WAY too much fun settling into our new place and cannot wait to see what the finished product looks like! Things are really starting to come together even though there is still a ridiculous amount to be done and it's fun to sit back at the end of the day and point at things going, "I did that!". What a feeling of accomplishment!

For example, here's a picture of the living room before we moved in:

Granted, that's only one wall of the living room and there's no stuff in the photo. But here's what the whole room looks like now:

A little better, no? As you can see, there's still junk lying around that we haven't unpacked yet. But it's all a work in progress! Also, here's what our bedroom paint and curtains looked like before we moved in:

And now:

Ta da! I'm pretty excited about our room. I still want to do a bit more decorating, but I love how it's coming together so far. We've had Justin do the painting and he's doing a marvelous job, as you can see! I can't wait until the whole house is finished. It's going to look so amazing when it's all done! And then we'll be able to actually host guests! Yay :D

On another note, Nick's job is going AMAZINGLY but I want him to write the post explaining how much he loves it. So hopefully you'll be hearing from him soon!

That's all for now... Baby is getting restless and it's time to make dinner for the hubby. Hope all is well in your world!