Sunday, July 31, 2011

The start of something amazing . . .

Many changes on the forefront for the Paolacci household. I have been trying to get a job at Phoenix Children's Hospital for the about the past 9 months. I LOVE my job in scrapbooking, but the hard core reality is some months I can pay my bills and some months I can't. And when you have a family of 8+ it is very stressful to play the guessing game of what your commission might be each month. I used to care for an elderly couple overnight and it was the perfect job. Because I could be the mom and the sales rep by day and nursing assistant by night. But then Marge passed away and that job was over. So I have wanted to get on nights at the hospital so I can still be mom and sales rep by day and nursing assistant by night. And the best part about the hospital is that I only have to work 2-3 nights a week to be full time and get benefits. I knew when they hired me I would have to do a 40 hour clinical orientation. Which begins tomorrow. So it is going to be a crazy busy week. Hospital by day and sales calls by night. Luckily Don is going to be taking my kids to California this week for a little back to school getaway.  

"Phoenix Children’s Hospital will become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best health care for children and families since 1983. Today, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country and provides specialty care to patients throughout Arizona and other Southwestern states.  In response to the explosive population growth in metropolitan Phoenix region, Phoenix Children’s recently completed a $588 million expansion plan that enables the Hospital to provide essential medical service to our community and world-class care for years to come."

I am so lucky to be part of something that is going to be so amazing . . . I think I have found the perfect job a couple nights a week that will allow me to work the job that I love during during the day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Monday !!!

I LOVE Monday's 
I LOVE a fresh start to my week
I LOVE the promise of a whole new week of opportunities
I LOVE Monday's !!!

Happy MONDAY everyone

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Oh No !!!

So our all star baseball player woke up in the middle of the night throwing up !!!! Good news is he seems to feel better once he threw up 3 times on the way to the bathroom last night and has been sleeping soundly since 2 am. Bad news - I have some major carpet clean up to do !!!! We are just hoping it was a bad case of taco bell !!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A little sign from heaven . . . .

So at the beginning of every Little League All Star game they have all the players come to the field and they have to repeat the Little League Pledge. Which is . . . . 

I trust in God.
I love my country
and will respect its laws.
I will play fair and strive to win.
But win or lose
I will always do my best.

Then after both teams repeat the pledge they have everyone stand for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem I looked over the crowd and saw the back of a mans head that looked just like my dads. Suddenly at this very moment I was so overcome with emotion. I thought to myself "how proud my dad would be to watch 2 of his grandsons play in the All Star Tournament". He LOVED baseball and he was a grandpa that attended all the games. He got to see lot's of Dylan's games when Dylan was little. But not Logan's

Well tonight I had this overwhelming impression, I actually started crying during the song and I knew that he was there and watching his grandsons play in this All Star Tournament  !!!

Because make no mistake - my dad loved baseball and Little League !!!

Little League All Stars

We LOVE baseball season !!!
Especially when it includes an ALL STAR Tournament

This year Logan was selected to play on the 11-12 Major Division All Star Team for 
Shadow Mountain Little League.

The team is made up of 11 AMAZING baseball players and 3 AMAZING coaches.

So far we have won our first 3 games and we play again tonight.
Then Saturday night will begin the playoffs.
They will take the winners over Pool A and Pool B and they will play for the district 3 Championship.

Logan and his teammates have played some AMAZING baseball and even if Saturday is their last game they have so much to be proud of. From this point on we will take it game by game and see where it takes us.
Maybe Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series !!!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July

Even though we were few in numbers compared to the usual size, we had a great time. We never have to fight parking or crowds on the 4th of July. My brother lives near a park that has an amazing fireworks show every year. So we get to enjoy an amazing show from the comfort of his backyard. 

gotta love Memory Mixer. Memories are documented and printed and in my album 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kids say the cutest things . . .

I think I need to write a book ! So today at church I am getting the kids ready to hear the story about Baby Moses. Let me try and set the stage. I tell them all to be very quiet because I have a very special story to share with them. I have all their attention and they are being soooooo quiet I am amazed. Then I say "I am going to tell you a story that happened a long, long time ago" and out of Eden's mouth she says "you mean like before Christmas ?"

Soooooo cute - I love my calling !!!!

Love this . . .

Okay so I have this dear sweet friend Emily - who I miss so dang much - I wish she was my next door neighbor. But then I would have to move to Colorado and then I would be far away from the LOVE of my life (Malorie) and that would never work. So I will have to continue to just love and admire her from afar.

Anyways - through every struggle and trial she has ever had she continues to teach me and I learn so much from her strength. She truly is an example of what a wonderful MOM is  

Thank you my friend for being a constant in my life . . . 

A good read . . . .

So I got up super early this morning to finish reading on this website 
(before I finish my sunbeam lesson I was hoping to read some. BTW - I teach the cutest little kiddos in the whole world every Sunday morning at church - it has been said that I am their teacher - but every Sunday I walk away being spiritually fed by them)

I LOVE reading and I LOVE this site. I have only gotten through a few of the testimonies, because each and every one has been so thought provoking. But what a fabulous addition to my quiet Sunday morning. I intend to read each one. As I still struggle to make my way though the world of college textbooks and comprehend what I am learning -  I find what I am reading here much more interesting and it speaks to my heart so it is so much easier for me to comprehend.