Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another one...

This is an embryo at 12 weeks old

This is an ultra sound picture of the baby at 12 weeks.
The baby is about 2 inches long and weighs about one ounce.
The baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements.
Oh..........this is not what's happening to Amy and I.
Congratulations to John (my brother) and his wife Amber as they expect their first child. We love you two and pray for healthiness for Amber, the baby and especially YOU John.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Potty on the toilet................

We have a big boy. Gavin is starting to want to use the "big boy chair" for going to the bathroom. Last week at daycare he insisted on using the toilet to go to the bathroom and he actually went.

Then on Saturday he told Amy "Poop," so Amy put him on the toilet and he went poop, she cleaned him up was grabbing his diaper, he said "poop" again and pointed to the floor where he had finished going "poop". Luckily I was gone so I didn't have to clean it up!!!

This is a fun stage with Gavin. He is starting to say more words and his personality is really starting to come out (not sure if I like this all of the time).

Happy Holidays to you and your families!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


The title sums it up. That's how I have been feeling lately. Another word could be shitty. Life is crazy, I wish I could figure out at least a little portion of it. It's been tough the past couple weeks; the job front has yielded nothing which just starts the roller coaster of feelings. I am trying not to get beat down, but damn..................

that's about it

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pushing your luck

Well OJ pushed his luck and got bit in the ass for at least 9 years.

At least the jury found him guilty this time

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Some picts

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend. It's always fun to get together, eat, sleep, and watch football with family. Our immediate family has grown over the years. It started with 5 kids and now is 5 kids with 4 kid-in laws, 4 grand babies with one more on the way and Uncle Joel.
Man I love these guys, if you do not know my family, you are missing out and I am surprised, because they tend to be around at almost any type of party or gathering. It's also amazing to me the different personalities within my family. Politician/Sales, Engineer, School Teacher/Coach, Lawyer, Adult Daycare provider, Co-op Manager, Furniture repair business owner, HR Manager, Financial Asst., Grant writer (i think) and Construction guy.

Gavin is Daddy's little helper lately. He wants to help with everything, and for those of you who have a 20 month old, you know this means everything.

It really is fun to watch is mind work and try to figure things out and how he gets so excited about the smallest things.

"Oh yeah this is the life, I just need a bowl of pop corn to go with my sippy-cup and movie"

New Favorite "Home" store

I have had the pleasure of traveling to our local Lowe's store over the last few months. It has quickly become my favorite store to shop at and not just because of all of the tools.
* The store has always been clean
* Prices are very reasonable
* The customer service is exceptional. I was just there the other day and had no less than 10 people say "HI" and asked me if I needed help.
* And they have cool tools

It's amazing to me, I have been in customer service off and on for several years, it only takes a little amount of effort, but means so much (you people in management know exactly what I'm talking about). I have had many experiences with good and not so good customer service, so, kuddos to you (Management Team) for making it a priority to help and serve your customers. I am now a loyal Lowe's customer.