Tuesday, October 31, 2006


So I tried for like 30 minutes to upload pictures of Malachy but neither Mozilla or Internet Explore would cooperate so I gave up! Sorry, I will try again later. We spent the last few days in Iowa and had a great time. Malachy loved trick or treating, it was soooo cute! He was really good at it too. He would ring the doorbell and when people would open the door he would say trick or treat and some people thought he was so adorable they would give him seconds and he always said thankyou! Such a good boy. On the way home today he kept saying "More Halloween!". He wore his Batman costume last night in Iowa for what they call "beggers night". Their trick or treating is always the day before Halloween...go figure, it's Iowa. (Just kidding!) Today he wore Super Man and we stoped by Mommo and Poppos when we got back to town around 8. My dad loaded Malachy up with Ice Cream and Candy...I'm so lucky he's sleeping now. I will tell you more later but I have to go to bed now. =)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

To answer your question...

No, Malachy had no birthday party! I feel so ashamed! He did a get a BIG truck from Daddy and I took him to the build a bear workshop on Sunday. He also got a movie and neat coloring thing from Aunt Lauren (and Uncle Noah). But it was a crazy weekend. I work and Mark was still in Russia. So we will have to celebrate more officialy later. Not with more presents neccisarily but with cake and people singing and all. We are most likely going to Iowa this weekend so I was thinking the following weekend. However I think Crystal has plans that weekend and a party isn't a party without Crystal so we may just never celebrate....or wait another week. =) Hmmmm....Mark's Birthday is November 5th (I think) so I may just have to have a double b-day party without Crystal. Agghhhh...so much to do!

Also just so ya'll know... Mark is home! =) He had a great time in Russia he says it was the hardest thing he ever did. But I know it was also extremely rewarding and he learned a lot. I will post pictures eventually...I hope!

Malachy has 3 halloween costumes! One is a hand me down spiderman from the Bonsols. That is his favorite! He wears it around the house and to bed often. The others are Batman and Superman! Any opinions on which he should wear for the big day?

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Happy 2nd Birthday Pumpkin!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I don't get it....

I typed and erased this post many times because I don't want to say anything that will come back to bite me in the butt! But I just don't get it! Sometimes moving to Iowa looks like a really good idea! If only I could bring my family with me. (and Crystal too!)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

bad day

I'm in such a bad mood today. I feel utterly exhausted! Work has been stressful because I have all these "little" things outside of my normal job that keep coming up and I feel like I can't keep my head above water.

I also received a "certified" letter that Kim signed for and forgot to tell me about. When she remembered the next day and I got it, it was a letter from the county saying that my house was going to be sold to collect overdue property tax if I didn't bring them $4000 by the 27th. This is last years property tax that was taken care of at the closing and has been paid to the mortgage company. Also, Mark and I have been paying $400 a month in escrow. So I was obviously a little surprised. Especially considering that this certified letter was my final notice and the first I had heard of all this. I called the mortgage company and it turns out they were sending money to the county but they had the wrong parcel number for my house! So they say they will look into it and call me back sometime this week. Arrrgggghhhhh!

Marks in Russia for another week which makes things harder at home. The dog has thrown up in the middle of the night for 3 nights in a row now, Kim ate all my ice cream, Malachy is in one of his moods and I miss Mark!

Aggghhhhh....Sorry to complain so much. I was hoping it would help to vent a little.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

alone again....

So Mark is in Texas this weekend for his cousin Joe's wedding. I didn't make the trip with him because for one I'm terrified of flying, plane tickets are exspensive, and it's not so easy to take the weekend off. (I already have 1 and a 1/2 weekends I need off in the not too distant future) I do miss Mark and wish things were simpler and I could have gone. We really like Joe and I'm so happy for him! I'm sure Mark is having a great time! His family is huge, he has tons of cousins and they are all great.

This is Mark and Joe back in the day....not sure when "the day" was =)

Mark gets home late Sunday night so we will still have Monday together...I'm hoping to hit up the Pumpkin Patch!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Production Department Picnic

We had a department staff picnic this weekend and it was so much fun! It was really cool seeing our kids play together! I'm already looking forward to next years picnic! =)

Beautiful Weekend!

The Kunze birthday party was a big hit again this year! Malachy, Mark, and I had a great time! We are so lucky to have such amazing friends!
Adorable babies! Madison, Malachy, and Randall .
Birthday girl Emily
Super friends
Birthday boy Frank!
Me and my Hubby Mark...love ya Hubby Mark!