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Monday, April 28, 2008

Fun at G and Papa's

Mommy and Daddy went away for the weekend, so we got to go to G and Papa's house! But Auntie Marcie wasn't there again. I guess she moved away for a little while, but she comes back soon! I had a lot of fun - making cookies with G, being goofy on the couch and playing with Dirkie under the blankets and outside.

I had fun too! I love being at G and Papa's house. But it was super cold outside. But I still managed to play for a little while outside. Can't wait until Mommy and Daddy get a house with a lot of grass to play on! On our way home, Mommy said we get to go to Gran and Grandpa's house soon. I said they lived "a long, long, long ways away" and Mommy said we could fly in an airplane there. But I screamed at that! Not until I'm maybe 5. I have to be a very big boy to do that. So than Mommy and Daddy said we could go on a choo-choo train - that would be fun! So we are going to do that in August for Unkie Britt and Almost-Auntie Christine's wedding.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mitch's First Communion

Yesterday, the kids and I headed up to Milaca (St. Cloud area) for my Godson's First Communion. We sort of ended up off the road I needed to take (missed a turn), so I ended up missing it :o( But I made it in time for pictures. I'll post those as soon as Mom emails them to me. I really need a new digital camera!

I can't believe Mitch is 9 years old already. Where has the time gone. He's such a great kid, I wish I could see him more often. He was excited about his gift, which I'm thankful for. It's so hard finding gifts for a boy! Dad is his Godfather, so we both went in on it. We bought him a black keepsake box. The lid has his name engraved on it, really neat, turned out better than I expected. When you lift the lid, the there are two trays that slide out - one to the left, one to the right. Underneath those is a large tray. He already had it all set what was going in each one.

The kids did so well in the truck for so long in one day. They were very excited to see G and Papa, but Eve wanted Marcie too. They haven't been feeling the best, so getting outside yesterday was great for them. Derrick enjoyed the skateboard with Mike, and Mitch helped Eve around their jungle gym.

First Overnight Friend!

On Friday, a friend of mine watched D & E for a few hours so Ryan and I could have some alone time. In exchange, I watched Isaac on Saturday. Her plans got changed a bit, so we ended up having Isaac spend the night at our house. The kids had so much fun! And actually, I had a good night too - Isaac kept the kids occupied and out of my hair! Unfortunately, the kids wouldn't stop talking, so they didn't fall asleep until almost 1030pm. But I think the kids had a wonderful time, and I can't wait to babysit swap with Amy again!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Long Day

Last night, I went to sleep around 930. I was so tired. About 1-130am, Derrick started crying for me. It's weird, you get to know which cry is which after a while, and I knew this was a not-so-good cry. He complained that his ear really hurt. He never complains, so when he did, I knew something was wrong. I gave him some medicine to help drain his ear like I always do when they can't sleep due to ear infections. He tried to sleep in our bed, but couldn't lay even half-way down. So we went downstairs and I propped him up in the corner of the couch and we watched Disney's Cars 3 times, and then the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1-2 times. I forget. It was a long night. Of course yesterday Zale got out, Ryan called me at work and I totally freaked out. He's such a big dog I was afraid he'd cause an accident (last time he ran out he had no concept of cars on the road, and many had to slam on their brakes). When he was found and I was told there was a cop involved, I freaked. I was afraid we'd have to pay damages if he caused an accident. Luckily he didn't, a cop just put him in the impound. But it was still stressful. He has too much energy! Then I pulled a double at work today. I usually don't mind, but it was pretty slow all day, so when I pull 10 hours and go home with less than $100, I'm not so happy. But it's $ I didn't have, so I'm thankful for what I have. But I think I'm ready to be done for the day and head to bed.

My Godson's first communion is on Sunday, and I'm looking forward to that. A friend of mine is babysitting for D & E tomorrow so Ryan and I can have a date, then we are watching her little boy on Saturday so her and her husband can have a break - I'm sooooo looking forward to this!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Yesterday we spent the day with good friends. Ryan stood up for Josh and Paula's wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony, and Nate sang the Lord's Prayer just like he did for our wedding. He has the most amazing voice, I wish you all could have heard him, he did a wonderful job! I have lots of pics to share, but they are on someone else's camera, so when she sends them my way, I'll put them up here for you to see.

I have to share a story from Friday. That night Josie and I decided to watch a movie and have a drink before her husband and Ryan went to the bachelor party. So I asked if there was a liquor store up by her place and she told me where it was. So I ran up there, grabbed a few wine coolers, and headed out the door. Then the wind picked up. My hair was all over I could hardly see. So I balanced the drinks and tried to dig out my keys without dropping my wallet all over, put the key in the key hole, and it wouldn't fit. I was kind of confused. I looked at the hood of the truck, and it looked different. Then my heart sank - this wasn't our truck! What's the next thing that goes thru your mind when you are trying to get into someone else's vehicle? Please, please, please don't let there be someone in the truck. I looked up and brushed my hair aside, and lo and behold, a lady was waving at me. I don't really get embarrassed, but here I am, coming out of a liquor store, trying to "break into" someone else's truck with my keys, and a lady is waving at me from the passenger seat! ha! I had some good laughs at that one! In my defense, when I pulled into the parking lot just a few minutes prior, I was the ONLY one parked in that row of stalls, so when I came out, I saw a black truck and went to it. Nate, Josh, Brian, Josie, and of course Ryan, had a good laugh with me. :o)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Debt Update :o)

Many of you know I reached my wits end about our loans a few months ago. So, I got a part-time job to get rid of it faster (amongst other reasons, which I won't go into). Last month, we were able to pay off our smallest student loan - so nice! Now the next student loan is less than $2000! I made a payment to it today, which got rid of that #2 at the beginning of the total :o) I'm so looking forward to being debt-free! Our business is growing, which also helps us have extra $! We are very excited - this is going to be a great year!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Sad Day

Today's a sad day :o( Sherman, our kitty cat for over 6 years, has found a new home. I remember the day Ryan brought him home. He was our first "baby" so this is kind of a tough day for me. Ever since we got Zale, he won't leave the upstairs very often, and in the last few weeks, he hasn't even left our bedroom. Zale is the reason I sleep at night, so we needed to find a new home for Sherman. A lady asked for a kitten for her children, and decided to take Sherman instead of a kitty. I'm really happy he found a good home. He deserves better than being afraid of Zale 24/7. She said they have a big bay window that he is going to LOVE looking out at their birds. Turns out, her and her kids live down the road from us! So maybe one day I'll drive by and see him flipping his tail around, looking out at the birds. There are 3 kids in the house to give him lots of love.

So, Goodbye Sherman. I hope your new family loves you as much as we do!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I had Derrick's 4-year pics taken on Sunday with Paula! Check them out - Evie's is still on there from January :o)


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