Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snooze Button

This cute face keeps getting up 15 minutes earlier each day. Today was 5:15 a.m. It started this past week. "Normally" he gets up between 6 and 7. These are realistic times for us (except for the weekends). Last wednesday was the first day that it was 5:55 a.m. Every morning since has been a little earlier. So...tomorrow morning it's going to be a conditioning morning. We're not going into his room until 6 a.m. regardless of crying.

I always stress on Mondays and Tuesdays anyways. Because I don't drop off Jake until 9ish these 2 days, I fight to keep him awake so he can take a morning nap at Daycare OR I let him fall asleep and have to wake him up before he's ready to get to Daycare on time.

Friday, January 25, 2008

True Story

Kate came over this morning and we packed up Jake and headed for the Woodland mall in G.R. We had high hopes on our special day off of going to drool over the MacBook Air at the Apple store (and everything else in there). It's not rare that when the two of us plan excursions that everything doesn't go as planned. Today was not different.

We arrived around 10:45 a.m. and found a pretty empty parking lot by a side entrance next to Sears. After we got inside we sat down in the chairs just inside the mall to adjust the stroller, take Jake's coat off, and get organized. The mall was pretty empty. A man walked by us a few feet away and as soon as he passed we noticed another man coming from the doors we had just entered through. The second man was wearing a bullet proof vest (badge on the side), boots, winter hat, and carrying an AK 47! The SWAT team man began barking orders at the this guy, who had seconds prior walked by us, to get down on the floor. "Man, I didn't do anything, why are you pointing an AK 47 at me." (Jaws dropped) As Kate and I are confirming to each other that this is really happening and nobody else is around, about a dozen other police officers are coming from all different places. The guy gets cuffed and we quickly decided to take our precious cargo (Jake) and get out of this situation (of course we are the only people that are not wanting to remain where we were - everyone else is heading toward the mayhem).

So, I'd love to be able to provide you some closure to the this drama BUT we have no idea what would warrant an AK 47 take-down at Woodland Mall in front of Sears. Kate and I are too afraid to think about the possibilities.

To top it off, the Apple store isn't getting the Air until next week sometime.

I must also mention that the last time Kate and I went to Grand Rapids together we were eating at Mongolian BBQ and suddenly there was this huge boom and the whole restaraunt fell silent. The building across the street had an explosion and set fire.

Note to self...don't go anywhere with Tara and Kate.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Winter Retreat

Frigid temps and heavy wind gusts didn't stop us from having a great time at camp this weekend! We had an awesome speaker and the girls loved the praise band. Their energy level exhausted me from the moment they arrived until the moment they went home! Every year I feel older when I'm trying to make them be quieter earlier and earlier at night. I also enforced the no more sugar rule after 11 p.m. Nevertheless, I still love taking kids to camp and the memories and laughs form a bond that teaches them what it means to live in community.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I like Air.

The new MacBook Air. Hmmm....ultra thin and ultra portable. I like. I can't wait to talk to my Mac friends and see what they think of it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Do not try this at home!

I'm scared. Like usual, when I have a computer problem I call on our certain friends (I won't mention their names because their may not borrow them with your stupid computer questions.) I usually end up feeling really dumb and embarrassed I called. Not today, I just wondered how I got to be in the same social circle with such smart people. My wireless wasn't working (which was also set up by them) on my computer. My little radar wasn't even appearing at the top, let alone to show me if there was a signal.

Here's what happened:

Me: hi, i can't connect to the internet. i don't even see that thing up in the corner to show any signal.
Him: shut your computer down, then hold the apple, control, the "p", and the "r". oh, while you're holding these the power button. after you hear 6 dings, you can let go of the keys.
Me: (scared) 1-2-3-4-5-6
Him: text and code will appear. now type in "fsuk -f" and hit enter.
Me: Do I spell enter or hit enter. (just kidding, he clarified that for me)

This jargon went on for another ten minutes. Alas, internet connection! get it, I have REALLY smart friends. You see we don't talk about these things while we're just hanging out playing the Wii.

Disclaimer: Do not try to attempt any of these partial codes I just gave you at home. Only the elite can communicate and enter codes in your computer terminal.

Thank you for rescuing me once again!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Best and Worst of 2007

In no particular order...

1. Jake was born on July 10. 8lbs. 5 oz. 21 inches.
2. Scott is now teaching 2nd Grade.
3. Jackson got ran over by a golf-cart by Grandpa.
4. We met my brother's girlfriend, Morgane!
5. Scott's sister Kim bought a condo.
6. I turned 30 with a surprise party (Trav came too).
7. My Dad finished 28 treatments of radiation for his brain tumor.
8. We got wireless in the house and I started a blog.
9. YFC moved to City on a Hill.
10. We finished a bedroom and bathroom downstairs.

You can use your imagination to decide which was the worst and best.

Happy New Year!