Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Boring Day at WORK!

One aspect of my job that it terribly exciting is when I get to go through old documents in storage and rotate them. We keep documents for a certain amount of time, then destroy them as they get older. Anyway, yesterday we decided to do a little house cleaning. We pay a shredding company to destroy all the old documents. When I called them on Tuesday they were booked until Friday. As luck would have it, we happened to have a shredding truck (not the same company we would normally use) in our shop being repaired. We decided that we would use the truck to shred some of our documents. Needless to say, it turned in to a gigantic mess!
We did decide to have a little fun before we started cleaning up.
Who could resist jumping into those heaps of paper???
I felt like a kid jumping into leaves...It was so much fun and
I haven't laughed so hard in a such a long time!
One of the reasons I love my job.....You don't really know what
the next day will bring and we always try to have fun!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


The shed is done, FINALLY!! Well, almost. It still needs some paint. We have been so stressed about the roof, with the rain and SNOW we have been getting. It would have been done last week but the roofer ran out of shingles. Anyway we are so relieved and ready to start fillin' it up!
The completed fish tank...

Believe it or not but there are a ton of fish in there. I guess they are a little camera shy.
Justin has fabricated an automatic water changing system for it. Now when he changes the water, no more hoses and water all over the floors and walls, all he does is turn a little valve under the sink and it does it on its own. Its fabulous! We did have to support the floor in the basement so the floor wouldn't sink.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Justin!!

Today is Justin's 33rd Birthday! For over 15 years now he has been the center of my universe! For him, today is just another day. He has never been one to want to celebrate birthdays. Here are a few things I love about my husband......
He is a man of his word, if he says he'll do it, he will. He can't understand people that say they will do something , then don't. He works so hard for our family every day and has the scars to prove it. He can't stand to leave something undone, it makes him crazy. He always remembers to give us kisses and "I love You"s. Kenlee and I are his life and he is ours, neither would be the same without the other!
Happy Birthday Honey!

Monday, October 13, 2008

How many people does it take to change a tire?

So, I leave class tonight and start to back up the car and something is not right. I get out and sure enough my tire is as flat as a pancake. Hmmmmm,  I have never changed a tire. I have seen Justin do it many times. Do I remember any of it? Turns out, not much. Well, I open the trunk and get the stuff and can't find the stinkin' jack! I have a jack, right? Where do they put the stupid thing? Just then, Amanda (from my class) is going to her car and she stops to help. So, we get her jack and go to work. She's unbelievably helpful. I am really shocked. She knew to loosen the lug-nuts before you jack up the car. She jumps right in and does it. Now to jack up the car.....where? I had to get out the owner's manual, very helpful, it has idiot-proof, step by step instructions. So we finally, kind of, figure out the jack bar thingy and are jacking up the car when this helpful guy in the picture offers his help. Turns out, he has never actually changed a tire either. So, Amanda took off the tire, helpful, friendly guy operated the jack and then I put the tire on and tightened the lug-nuts. TA-DA!! I didn't even have to call AAA. It was actually hilarious and I'm sure there was someone watching from a distance laughing hysterically. But wow, what a sense of accomplishment. Amanda and I were gleaming with pride as we walked back into the school to wash our really black and icky hands. 
To all you women out there (or men for that matter) that haven't changed a tire...DO IT! At least know how so you aren't completely helpless if this happens to you! 

I should also note that when I got home Justin found the jack, repaired the tire and put it all back together in a matter of minutes. Not fair!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Picture

How funny is this picture? I love it! I have connections with some pretty creative and hilarious people. Its really our cat too!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kenlee's Birthday Party

The girls at the party!
They had a good time playing Freeze Dance, Pin the hair on
Hannah Montana and I made a Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
Trivia game. Jenn and Natalie were there
to help me out, thank goodness!
I am so glad its over and I don't think she'll get another party until she turns 16!
The End!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday KENLEE!

Kenlee turns 10 years old TODAY!!
She was born October 1, 1998 at 1:13pm, she was 6lbs 13oz. and 19 1/2 inches long.
It was the day that changed our lives forever!

She went to work with me today and when we arrived this is what Phil (my boss)
did in my office for her. How cute is that?
We brought cupcakes for everyone. She hasn't sat still since she woke up, she's so excited!!