Monthly Archives: July 2015

Crushin’ It – An Update

Seems like the storm clouds are finally starting to clear and the sun is coming out to shine. This feels really good and the Flints are a happy bunch.

It’s hard to figure out just where to start on this update since I’ve not been very good about blogging over the past, well, two years or so. That’s okay! I’ll just dive right in. 🙂

Mr. Pickles is growing like a weed and has been keeping really busy this summer. He went to a school/summer camp for two weeks and got to socialize with kids his own age and get familiar with where he’ll be in the fall. He also took swimming lessons and loves being a little fishie minus putting his head under water (mommy feels the same way, Mr. P!).

He’s also pretty much as spoiled as they come. Check out the super cool fort that Nana and Papa Flint built for him out of repurposed materials they had around the house (we love how they don’t waste anything!):

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Doesn’t he look so big here?!

And here he is after getting a new magazine subscription from Grandpa Gato and Grandma Maria:

All smiles!

All smiles!

He’s also been encouraging mommy to continue her yoga practice and will ask to do poses on the mat. Here he is practicing:

Future yogi.

Future yogi.

His latest obsessions are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, stickers (and sticking them EVERYWHERE), and says his signature color is red. He also likes to help mommy get dressed in the morning while coordinating outfits. “Mom, I think you need to take your black purse today.” 🙂

Speaking of mommy…I’ve started a new job at a local college here in Albuquerque as an Admissions Representative. I work with students who are interested in becoming nurses and discuss the program with them. It’s so fun to discuss goals with future students and work out a plan to get them to where they want to be. It’s only been a week and a half so far, but I think I’m really going to love it!

Russ has been plugging away as an IT administrator of a call center where he manages about 1000 users on a daily basis. Talk about keeping someone on his toes! He loves what he does, though, and he gets all the free Starbucks he can drink so it’s a pretty good gig for him. He loves the people he interacts with and enjoys the work so it makes the days go by quickly. Sometimes, too quickly and he has to bring the work home at night and on weekends, too. Again, good thing he loves what he does!

As always, Russ & I are always in love with good TV and are currently obsessed with Key & Peele, Ray Donovan, and Power.

Some of the best TV, though, is just watching the antics of Mr. Pickles! We will leave you with a mashup of him singing the childhood classic “No More Monkeys Jumping On the Bed” and Brad Paisley’s hit “Crushin’ It.” Until next time…

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