Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How Much Time Has Flown By?

I can't believe that it has been 1 1/2 months since I have placed an update. Life has been a rocky road the past month or so. I am still working for the IRS and strongly dislike talking to people who are going through severe financial harship day in and day out, but at least I am a friendly understanding voice on the end of the line.

Tom has recently starting working as the Lab Manager at the Southwest Plaza Lenscrafters, which is only 5 minutes away from home. So no more waiting 45 minutes for him to get home from work. Last week he went back to Michigan for a 1 1/2 day blitz packing session from our Saugatuck house. He did a great job, but probably 50% of what he brought back went in the trash because we just don't have the space we used to in our new apartment.

Addison is doing fantastic. She loves her new room with her Dora the Explorer tent and her stuff lion floor rug. So much room for her to play. Yesterday, Addie and I went to the playground that is onsite and the slides (or wees as she calls them) are a perfect size for her. She seems to be adjusting well to the move. She sees my mom and dad everyday because my mom picks her up from daycare and when she gets home she says YEAH!!!!

Tucker has yet to make the move over, but should be joining us this weekend. He is a short haired dog, but he got a shave this weekend. Who knew that my brindle colored dog has white spots when shaved. Tom isn't quite sure about his new "do", but I say anything that can reduce the dog hair is fine by me.

Gotta run! Addie is a little bit sick and is needing some attention.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Addison 11-26-2008

WOW! I can't believe that it has over a month since I have posted anything. I personally am getting settled in my job at the IRS and feel very fortunate to have a job given out tough economic times. The election of Barack Obama has been uplifting and I am confident that with time change for the better will happen. Tom has recently been promoted at Lenscrafters to a Lab Manager, but we don't know what store he will be managing. We are finally making the big move out of my parents house in January into an apartment complex. It is a 2 bed/2 bath on the first floor and is super close to the highway and my parents. It also has a kiddie pool for Addie in the summer.

Addison is doing fantastic! She is now 19 months old and at her most recent doctors visit she was in the 75% for her height, 50% for her head circumfrance, and 25% for weight; she is a tall skinny girl and it makes it hard to find pants to fit her. She can say so many words that I can't even count, so I am going to start a list of words she can say to keep track (see below). She loves books, right now she does best with board books because she likes to ripe paper. She is also learning to use crayons, but she still likes to put them in her mouth. She is doing great sleeping still. She goes to bed between 7pm and 7:30pm and wakes up about 6:30am.

Addie's Word List

  1. Mama

  2. Dada

  3. Daddy

  4. Grandma

  5. Grandpa

  6. Papa

  7. Uh oh

  8. NO (a favorite)

  9. Yeah

  10. Tucker

  11. Scarecrow

  12. Cow

  13. Pot Pie

  14. Thank You

  15. Please

  16. Up

  17. More

  18. Dor

  19. Nemo

  20. Night Night

  21. Bye

  22. Hi

  23. Wa Wa

  24. Mine

  25. Whoa

  26. Addie

  27. Ball

  28. Ow

  29. Eye

  30. Baby

  31. Bubbles

  32. Horsey
  33. Cookie
  34. "Be Bo, Be Bo, Be Bo" song

Saturday, October 4, 2008

What a Day! PART II

Remember last Saturday when Addie split her lip and I had a flat tire? Well....I am starting to wonder when things are going to go my way on a Saturday?

I didn't get my paycheck today as anticipated and remember those awesome Michelan tires I ordered? Well, they came in so I took the car to Costco to have them replaced. They pulled an uh oh and cracked my ground effects. Now, I have to deal with that debacle to get it fixed.

Lastly, right after I got the car about the "stupid mistake" (their words not mine) that Costco made, I get a letter from Equifax saying that one "potentially negative" incident has been reported on my credit. If you know me well, you know that my credit is something that I take VERY seriously. I looked it up and Huntington Bank is saying I hadn't paid a mortgage for 120+ days. Here's the scoop: our 3 year ARM was coming due, so we refinanced with Huntington in 11/06. We made our first payment and then they sold the mortgage to EMC. EMC is showing that I am paying everything ontime. The best I can guess, is that EMC didn't pay the Huntington Mortgage off ontime -or- Huntington didn't do the proper paperwork. Either way, my credit looks like S*** and it is just one more thing to deal with.

I am trying to have a positive attitude about it all, but...I guess it is what it is.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What a Day!

Yesterday was just one of those days where almost nothing wanted to go right. We had some plans to take Addie up for her first mountain escapade. When I was packing the car with all of our goodies, I noticed that one of my tires was going flat. I went inside to grab Tom to take a look at it. Addie came outside with us and was walking around on the concrete. She ended up tripping over her feet and feel flat on her face...fotunetly that only resulted in a split lip a little bit of blood. Turns out I had a nail in my tire, so the moutain trip was out :-( We ended up leaving Addie home with Grandma and went tire shopping....I am now super exicted to get my Michelans! It is going to be such a smooth ride, heres hoping the other tire hold out till they come in :-)

Tom ended up going to Kenosha Pass with Eric last night so they could bike today, so Addie and I went to spend the night at Uncle Geoff's and Uncle Jim's. We had Papa John's pizza, watched the Sex and the City Movie (sans Addie), and Hula Hooped!!!! Addie wasn't so sure how she felt about Hula Hooping, but maybe that is because Uncle Jim and Uncle Geoff "skills" leave something to be desired!!! Pictures to come when I am at my computer and can load them up!

Last but not least...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Addie Update

Addie is FINALLY recuperating!!! After running a temperature of over 102 for three days, she went to the doctor on Friday. Because Addie just got over pneumonia and bronchitis (she had them at the same time) a few months ago, the doctors office wanted to keep a close eye on her. She has a small ear infection and a viral infection, but last night her fever finally broke and she currently isn't running a fever and seems to be in a bit better spirits. We are hoping that she will actually be able to go back to school tomorrow so Grandpa doesn't have to stay home with her.

Talk to everyone soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Addie Antics

Today, Addison was dressed in her fall duds and we decided to put her snow cap on because I want her to get used to it...she loved it! Here are a few pics.

P.S. She still doesn't suck a pacifier, but she thinks it is a fantastic toy (she has one in her toy box)!

Addie Playing Guitar Hero :-)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Halloween in September

Ms. Addie got her Halloween costume today. I figured that since there was a small chance that she may grow out of it (since she is growing like a weed) that we should probably let her stomp around in it for a little while and get some pictures!

Notice how I forgot to clip the hanger off before I took this picture ;-)


The front. The stomach is padded.

The back is padded too