Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blogger for Hire

I am looking to hire a blogger. Someone willing to come live with me and document my life - complete with pictures, witty comments, wonderful memories, and funny videos. Your compensation = you get to live with me and my cute boys and follow us around everywhere we go. I know, it's too good to be true. Any takers? I just have no time for blogging!

Here's what I do have time for:

1. Teaching early morning Seminary. It's held at my house 4 days a week. I am loving it. The youth are wonderful. Just like Bishop said they are. It takes me about 4 hours to prepare each lesson...I know, I'm slow! I'm learning so much and growing closer to my Savior. It's been such a huge blessing in my life already. That being said, I have to be honest and say that Thursday morning feels AMAZING when I've finished giving my last lesson of the week! I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. Too bad that will be countered with the effects of staying up late blogging.

2. Getting my little boys excited for Christmas. So fun! Jimmy doesn't know who Santa Claus is but he does know Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). The children here receive the majority of their gifts on December 5th or Sinterklaas day. Sinterklaas and his helpers (the Zwarte Pieten) arrive by steamboat from Spain in November. Some time between when Sinterklaas arrives and December 5th the kids put their shoes out before they go to bed. Sint and Piet leave them little candies. Dec 25th and 26th are mainly days to visit family and friends. You can read more about Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet here...like why are the little helpers called black pete? And what happens to the naughty children...it doesn't seem like a punishment to me!

3. Stopping to smell the 18 long stemmed roses on my dining room table. My husband is the best. He's so good to me. I'm a lucky girl.

4. Learning to ride a bike - again. Apparently I still need practice with this one. I swear it's the bike but Bishop said he could ride my bike blindfolded so it must be the rider! I bought a secondhand old fashioned Dutch Batavus bike. It is green. I love it. Except for the fact that it feels shaky to me. I know I already said this but, I swear it's the bike! It already has one child seat on the back so I just need to add one more. Jimmy and I took it for a test ride tonight and he loved it! I've only riden it in the dark so far...too afraid my wobbly self will be seen. :) Here's a sneak peek: 5. Trying to get a cute picture with both my boys in it. Seems impossible. Still trying. These are cute...but not Christmas card cute. As you can see, their plans were different than mine.
6. Watching my baby grow. He's walking you know?! Yep. And clapping. And biting (just me). And blowing kisses. And hiting. And growing more hair. And waking up 4 times every night. And dancing. Oh little boy, slow down. PS - These onesies are from Onesie Twosie. Aren't they adorable? You should check out how many designs she has. I love this one.

Okay bloggers, who wants the job? I could've been in bed two hours ago if you were already here. Please come soon. Bonus: I'll even let you cuddle up to "the biter" every morning at 3 am! Now you're sold, eh?! And there's a Lovelace forehead for you! :)

13 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh gosh, what a stinking cute kid you have. I'm sure Nie will love these pictures! And hanks for the plug, you're my hero! :)

Emma said...

I'll except the job(since I am so good at updating my own blog). But one question, Will you cover my travel expenses? If so I will be there tomorrow! We miss you around here, and your cute boys.

Rob and Jill said...

If I come, do you have room for my kids too?
I love Sinterklaas! I always forget to celebrate it here though. I like Zwarte Piet's punishment for the kids- wack them with a stick, put them in a bag and take them to Spain to be slaves. Threatening kids with that is way better than telling them they'll get coal, or no presents.
I see it's an oma fiets :) I think they are naturally wobbly. Good luck with the riding. I love it! I can picture it now- you riding down the fietspad with two kids and a load of groceries.
What ward are you in, and who is your Bishop?

Vanessa said...

Your boys are too cute! I love all those silly faces they make. You definitely sound like a busy mom, but a great one at that! :)

Our Little Family said...

WOW seminary! What a job! I bet it is SUPER rewarding but tons of work! How do you find all that time to prepare with 2 little boys running around? YOU ARE AMAZING!

And so you know I love checking your blog!

Katie said...

Erika, this was so cute! I miss you!!! I would totally come live with you but I'm way to busy here. :)

Barton Family said...

Jimmy's hair is so stinkin cute...I love it long and have you read my blog post about Jenner not sleeping through the night...Just do it already! So worth it!

Danielle said...

Ummm, I'll take the blogging job, if it means I get to come to Holland!!! I would love to visit there someday. And, I would love to meet you and your cute boys in person. Wouldn't it be so fun for our boys to play?
I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you on the sleep training thing. I do plan on emailing you about it. Like 10 people have asked about it, so I'm just slow answering back. :)
Just out of curiosity, how long are you guys living in Holland for, and what are you doing there?

Danielle

Barton Family said...

Kay...so Jenner cried the first night for quite awhile but never threw up...I don't know what to do with that one. It was soooo hard too...by the third night she was sleeping through the night so if you could just get past the throwing up, your life would change dramatically! Crap...what to do about that? I have no answers...ummmm...maybe let him cry and throw up and then start over...see what happens then? That bites...

mikensi.jimmy said...

look at you, cute sister higley! that's so awesome you are teaching seminary! whoooohoooo! and, i would totally come live there and be your blogger. i'm pretty serious. lols! anyway, good luck, hope you get some good rest in! :D

Megan and Sean said...

Seminary and a 3am biter? Tempting... Your kids are so cute!! Merry Christmas!!

Shelley Lovelace said...

I'm your sister so pretty much you have to give me the job. Sorry everybody to disappoint you but I'm flesh and blood, therefore, more qualified for the position. Plus I'm already going to be out there this summer so you should just consider the job filled! Love you! Miss your guts!

Lindsey, Paul & Max said...

Your boys are adorable! thank you so much for your comment, i look forward to getting to know you all better! i hope everything is well and glade and jimmy are doing well! Merry Christmas!