Saturday, December 08, 2007

For Poppo...

Here is Malachy drawing on the wite board with the new software in the New Community Room. (Daddy's meeting room)
Here is Malachy trick or treating.
All of us on Halloween
Malachy with santa. Mal wouldn't smile. He was so doing it on purpose but he was happy to see Santa!
Mal in line to see Santa!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hi Friends, Sorry no posts in such a long time, Honestly I have been exhausted and mildly depressed so when I'm home I'm sleeping or chilling with Malachy and not on the computer. I'm thinking I will feel better soon and I look forward to getting back to it then. =)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Malachy and Madisons b-day

Hi Friends, I definitely wanted to get more pictures then this up but I have been really exhaustively busy. So I'm sorry, here are a few. Also, Malachy was being kind of difficult and I was without my camera all night so I really didn't get any of Malachy in his costume that I really like. =( Oh well, you can kind of see in these that he was a knight. He ditched his helmet, shoulder armor, and sword 2 minutes into the party, but he was cute. The patry was the biggest thing that ever happened at my house basically. Thankfully, God blessed us with amazing weather because we would not have fit in the house. Also it was such a team effort! My Mom was the BIGGEST helper! She made so much yummy food and then prepared it and kept working the kitchen during the party. She was amazing and made it possible for Crystal and I to actually be with our kids, family, and friends at the party! Thanks so much Mom. I know how much work you did and I really appreciated it! Also Sandy made not 1 but 3 amazing cakes!! Homemade from scratch! They were soooo good! Everyone was super impressed and the were absolutely yummy. Crystal of course helped a ton too. She brought some great food and helped with a ton of cleaning. Sara, Kim, and Crystal parents also contributed. So we were really blessed. Thanks everyone it was a great night for Malachy and Madison. =)

Monday, October 01, 2007

Malachy is so cute!


Kim still has my camera but I got some pictures developed from my "real" camera from my birthdat, August 20th. It was a fun day, I felt loved. Jason and Joey made it to the party too but some how I didn't manage to get a picture of them or Frankie!=(
Steph, Noah, and Kimbo
Malachy and Madison are excited to see the cake and help me blow out the candles!

Mmmmm...Madison and Malachy dig in!

Dee, Crystal ,and Mama!
Mom enjoying Mark's cooking!
Emily and Scott
The Birthday girl. =)

Emily and Ross kicking some butt in the bags game.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


So I have been crazy busy and super tired! And it's only going to get crazier! This week is a conference week at Willow and I'm stage managing, then I have my promiseland weekend to do. I will have Monday off! =) Tuesday and Wednesday I have to get a ton of Promiseland Work done and I have some other things to take care of and then Mark, Malachy, and I are going to Wisconsin Thursday and Frirday. I can't wait for that it will be nice to have "family" time! I have to get back early Saturday to work the Promiseland weekend.

Mark leaves for Russia that Sunday for an entire week! (a week from this Sunday) Yikes, it will be a challange not having his help for a whole week! I haven't really figured out how I'm going to do that yet. I'm sure it will involve my support group...Mom, Dad, Crystal, Kim, Sandy, and Sara! I'm crazy lucky to have such great and patient friends!

Then the following weekend I'm going to do a Womens retreat with church, so I will be gone for 2 nights. I will miss my Promiseland Weekend. =( But I'm sure it will be ok. I'm looking forward to some time to stop and focus on God. I know I need it.

The next weekend, October 21st, is Malachys birthday!! We still haven't come up with a party plan but we will. =)

Then we are going to Iowa for Halloween!!! Wow! Malachy loves his cousins as much as I lovev using !! at the end of every sentence.

We also need to get a new furnace before the real cold hits, so I'm not sure what to think about that! Hopefully I still have a few weeks because I don't see it happening before Mark gets back from Russia. I may be moving in with Crystal for a week. =)

Anyhow, I have no pictures because Kim still has my camera!

Alright I better go do the laundry and dishes and try and get me and Malachy in bed. I'm getting picked up for work at 4:45am tomorrow! Yikes!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I bought stuff!

OK so Gymboree had another amazing sale so I finally got the husband to let me buy stuff! I got the Fair Isle sweater I loved and some other stuff! Crystal went with me and after I checked out I was so happy I found myself chucking and smiling! I love Malachy clothes, happy day! =)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another Town. By: Steve Earle

This song came on my shuffle today
and I was like oh man that's exactly how I feel today!

One of these days when my minds made up
And I’m sick and tired of hangin’ around
I’ll be on my way in a cloud of dust
On the road to another town
Once upon a time I loved this house
Now I’m thinkin’ ’bout burnin’ it down
And I’ll be long gone when the fire burns out
On the way to another town
To see another city in another light
With my past behind me and my future bright
One of these days when I’ve had enough
Buddy, you ain’t gonna see me around
Just as soon as I get my courage up
Gonna take it to another town
I used to walk these streets with my head held high
Now I’m always lookin’ down at the ground
But I see my feet on the outbound side
Of a road to another town
And I’m gonna tell everybody I know
Yeah I’m gonna spread it around
That there’s a great big world out there where I go
On the road to another town
To see another city in another light
With my past behind me and my future bright
One of these days when my mind’s made up
And I’m sick and tired of hangin’ around
I’ll be down that road in a cloud of dust
On the way to another town

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Just for fun!

If you are looking for something amazing to get Malachy for his b-day look no further! Gymboree has a sale going on where seweaters that are normally $34 are now $2o for a limited time. The Moose on the loose line and tools like are adorable! Malachy is a 3T in tops. I don't get him pants there because they are cheaper else where... Check it out.

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I can't believe he is almost 3! Yesterday at Target he was telling me all the thing he wants for his birthday. Hes so funny the list include paper plates and garbage bags!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

random update

So life is going pretty well. A little overwhelming at work because there is just so much to do and not enough time. But for the most part I'm still loving my job and the people I work with so I feel really lucky. The blanket I have wanted at Target for almost 2 years finally went on clearance! So I got it for 50% off and I'm really excited about that. I seriously have checked every week for nearly 2 years so it feels like a huge relief to have it and not to have to check if it is on clearance yet every time I'm in Target! =) Crystal is taking me scrap booking for my b-day tomorrow! =) Then after work Saturday the Kunzes are coming over as well as KC's family. Then after work Sunday we have a family picnic with our department at work. So I'm crazy busy and tired!! But it's all fun stuff. Here are some old pictures because I love to post pictures!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

random Vacation pictures

We had a great time on vacation and I'm really sad it's over. It definitely showed me that we need more family time and more down time where we are not hurrying to the next thing! It was nice to be together. We stayed at a Holiday Inn in Iowa by the Amana Colonies. They had a little water park, playground, and mini gold. It was perfect. Marks Mom and Sister joined us with Malachy's cousins the first night and Malachy loved it! On the way home we stopped at the Iowa Children's museum and it was really great for Mal! Here are some pictures....

Now we are battling the puddles in the basement and preparing to go to work tomorrow. We wish we were out on a date because today is our 4th Anniversary!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Vacation day 2 part 2

Ok, here we are at the Wild West town. I can not believe we have never been there before! How amazing it is! It was perfect for Malachy, and Mark and I loved it too! I know there are a ton of pictures but they are all great, how could I choose!? Today was so great, I'm loving vacation. And my family came over tonight to celebrate my birthday before we leave for vacation (Kunze's too...they are totally family to us too!) What a perfect day!