Friday, February 29, 2008

Disney Chain

If you look real carefully to the right of the picture you will see the colorful chain skillfully crafted by Doug and the kids to show how many days are left. If you look close enough you can see Mickey and Donald at the end and beginning of the chain to monitor the progress. Can you tell we are excited yet??? I've just recently lost it but Doug lost it months ago. Its even more exciting now that the trip has been paid off in CASH!!!!
This was a very exciting week for me because my work probation ended and now I am a permanent employee with benefits!!!! I really love my job!!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Snow Days!!!!

Here are pictures from our snow days this week.
Please note the music, I will torture you all with Disney tunes because I am excited! That's right, Disney tunes for approximately 60 days. Don't worry I will rearrange and add to the list to maximize your enjoyment. You guys thought Doug was excited, now I'm getting excited and you will all pay!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


We are getting excited about the trip so I thought I would play different Disney music to celebrate!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Here are the pictures of walls painted. No more orange and yellow!!! Now I just have to decide what I want for furniture which is always difficult because I am picky and cheap. It is such a relief to have these rooms painted. Its so much more relaxing in here now.
I just want to say that I have the best "Stacey Attack" video footage right now of Doug challenging Garrett in Dance Dance Revolution and I chose not to use it. He is so lucky I love him!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Kristy Has A Blog!!

My sister finally has a blog. Yippee!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


It's really been a while since I've had an update here. I've been really busy lately so I figured I would just do a quick update on everyone. I'll try to get back on schedule this week.

Doug has been busy with his normal schedule and having some training and meetings. All of that is done now so he has been working extremely hard at home. In the last month he has replaced the flooring in the laundry room, replaced the utility tub and faucet, painted the family room, living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway, and replaced the faucet in the full bath. He is worn out! He still wants to paint our bedroom, the bathrooms, laundry room and yes, the garage. He also spent a lot of time cleaning for me on Friday since my parents were coming out and I had to work. When he learned that the vacuum wasn't working that great he went out and bought the Dyson Animal. Now he wants vacuuming to be his job all the time. What a great guy!!! We have also paid off our Disney Trip for May and he could not be happier.

I've been busy trying to get the balance between work and home down. On the 26th I will be a permanent employee with benefits!!!! I love my job and really look forward to learning more. Last Wednesday I had to go into the hospital to have my heart checked. This was the follow up surgery to check the progress of the healing from my surgery in June. They knocked me out and went in through my throat to take a look. Everything looks great and I can stop my meds now! I've had a chance to spend more time with my friends and I've had lots of fun. My parents also came out to visit and we had a great time going to the Great Lakes Science Center, the mall and doing Dance, Dance Revolution with my mom!

Robyn has started to enjoy school more and is loving her cooking class. She goes once a week to the Young Chef's Academy and learns how to make meals and kitchen safety and nutrition. So far she has made us Cheese Manicotti for dinner. She really gets excited about this class and loves the other kids there. She is still begging to be homeschooled so we are considering that but Garrett does well in school and I would hate to homeschool only one child. It just wouldn't be fair.

Garrett is Garrett! He is taking karate now and is doing really well. He is really an athlete. He is having a rough time adjusting to half day kindergarten after being in all day kindergarten at his old school. He is really ready to be there all day. He gets bored very easily. Yesterday he came up to me with a goatee drawn on his face and a tattoo drawn on his back, way too much time to think! I'm really trying to find ways to keep him busy while I'm working. Luckily he still loves to cuddle with his Mama and this gets us through most days.

Taffy is really calming down. She is down to 70lbs. She lost 4lbs since we moved here because of the fenced in yard and more freedom. She is very patient and loyal. She loves to cuddle and of course, play. Her 2nd birthday will be on March 17th. Her favorite thing to do is sneak on the chair in living room to nap while looking out the window.

Don't have time to proofread, don't giggle if there are funny errors. I have to take Robyn to the bus stop and start working.