Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas Card

We want to wish all of our friends, family, and loved ones a Merry Christmas.

Here are the top ten things that happened to the Killpacks in 2012.

10. McKay's two year break from school came to an end, when he decided it was time to further his schooling.  He got accepted into the University of Utah's and Electrical Engineering Master's program.  He took Stochastic Processes.  Whatever that means.  He passed and we're both very happy!

9. We finally finished remodeling our kitchen.  We painted our cabinets, installed a tiled backsplash, and new countertops and sink.  Next time we do a kitchen remodel, I will pay someone to do it.  We did a lot of painting, re-painting, fixed drywall, and put in new flooring in our upstairs bathroom.

8. Our roommate Kevin and his girlfriend Shelley got married!  We will miss being his foster parents, but are so happy for this next stage of his life.

7. We went on a couple vacations this year: Oregon Coast, California, and Capitol Reef National Park.

6. Courtney quit her job as the marketing specialist at Tanner Clinic.  She decided staying home and raising Amelia was more important.  Two weeks after signing her resignation papers she was offered a social media/marketing consulting job for the blog Six Sisters' Stuff.  Now she works part time from home and is loving working in the blogosphere.

5. McKay switched jobs at his work.  McKay was one of the lead test engineers at L3 Communications and now is an automated test engineer developer.  He is enjoying his new job. What makes daddy happy makes mommy happy.

4. McKay is currently a Elder's Quorom teacher and Courtney is an advisor in the Mia Maids.

3. Winston's favorite thing to do is play with his Kong frisbee, play catch at the nearby park, cuddle in bed with mommy and daddy, and lick Amelia, gross!

2.  and 1. defienetly belong to our sweet and beautiful Amelia.  She was born on August 16th and has brought so much immeasurable joy to our lives.  We can't imagine our lives without her.  She is just like her daddy; she looks like she is always thinking and observing.  She is a big talker, she got that from her mommy.  She looks like a lot like her daddy, but has her mommy's eyes and nose.  She's a good mix between the two of us.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

5 minute post

Oh my gosh, I haven 't posted anything for a month now!  It's getting late and I'm giving myself five minutes to write and be done so I can get to bed!  I've been really busy.  Let me keep you up to date on what's going on. I was planning on doing some projects that included revising my blog and making it more than just a journal. Then a great opportunity was presented to me and my blog has been put on the back burner for now.  I have a friend who has a really famous blog.  A couple weeks ago she texted me offering me a job doing their social media from home because her and her sisters are way too busy keeping up their blog, cookbook deal with Deseret Book, upcoming blog conference and their new website launching in January.  I was totally caught off guard by this and said yes without hesitation. I work part time from home and so far its been such a blessing.  When I quit my job I knew deep down inside of me I wanted to keep up my "career", but wasn't willing to put my child in daycare for it.  This way I can have that small "career," be a mom, and take care of my baby without leaving her side. With Amelia's schedule changing daily there's been a few days where the only work time I could squeeze in was when I was using the restroom.  Gross I know.  Life has been pretty busy with this new and exciting direction in my life.  I hope I can learn how to balance life, work, child, husband and the 1,000 things I want to accomplish, do, and be apart of.  If only women could do it all.  

I cut my hair to sport a new mommy look.  McKay tells me I look like a Russian Spy.
Amelia is getting so big. She will be four months old next week. The photo to the right was when she was a couple weeks old.  I'm a bad mother for trying to put her in the bumbo at that young, what was I thinking? 

I found these glasses while organizing all of my crap from my old job. We had fun with these.

Was invited to join a fabulous group called the Utah Creative Guild and went to their Christmas party. I was able to mingle with some beautiful, smart, and savvy women that night.

An old past time of mine.  I get to play this fun game once a month with some old pals.