Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Promise for More to Come.....

Hello everyone! Sorry we've been ignoring our blog lately. We know you all are just as busy as we are, we're just lamer!! Anyway, I wanted to get on here to let everyone in on my bragging for this week...and I promise to post lots of pictures of what's been going on in our little family later on!

Brag #1: Madison graduated from Kindergarten. I know....they have a graduation for everything now...but I have to admit that I sat in the back and bawled the entire time. Someday Madison is going to look back at me and tell her friends that I'm definately not her mother, she doesn't have any clue who that blubbering idiot in the back is....oh, and by the way....she's adopted.

Brag #2 BRIAN PASSED HIS PRAXIS TEST!!!! Not only did he pass it, he SMASHED it! Now we have two tests down, one to go for his Oregon licensure. Hooray!! I'm not sure if you understand how much of a pain this all has been. He has TWO degrees that are valid for teaching, and yet in every state you are required to recertify....and they all have different requirements. Needless to say, we will all be sleeping a little bit better once this is all over (June 14th is his last test...cross those fingers!). Hooray for our bacon bringing hero!!!

Brag #3 I found the most fabulous deal at a yard sale. (I know, mine is sort of lame) I've been looking for two dressers to put on either side of our bed forever, knowing that eventually I was going to have to give up and actually pay full price for them. Not so! I passed a yard sale two days ago that had two solid wood dressers just sitting there looking gorgeously cheap....they guy wanted $50 for both.....and I paid $30. Yay for me! Although, as I was making the transaction I thought about Melanie and how she probably could have gotten him down to $25. *sigh* We can't all be brilliant negotiators.....

Brag #4 Ben is finally cruising along the furniture and standing up to push things across the floor!!! So close to walking that we are putting up the gates in anticipation! Hopefully by the fourth of July he'll be running to catch up with his big sister.

Brag #5 We are finally getting our ghetto back yard cleaned up! Brian has been chomping at the bit to get out there and rip it up, and he's finally got the time now that school is over. He loves being all manly and knocking down fences and ripping up sidewalks. He is also very excited to start his kitchen project. I've been trying to hold him back from taking our credit card and buying Home Depot right now to do it. I never knew I married such a handyman! He's never done some of the stuff he plans on doing, but he is really excited to learn how. What a great guy. So I guess this brag is about how great my husband is (sorry for the sappiness.....and sorry ladies, he's all mine!!). He is so motivated and eager to learn new things, and I'm so happy I married someone who has the smarts to figure it all out. Yay for Brian!

Well, that's all for now! Check back very soon for picture updates of our happy little family!!!


At 2:34 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

Love it!! You guys are always doing some awesome project. I can't wait to see the backyard. Way to go Brian on the whole yard thing. Travis has been growing grass in our backyard and it's starting to look pretty good. I'm beginning to think these guys really do know what they are doing! haha And great job on the dressers!! I don't know if I could beat $30 for two!

At 11:07 PM, Blogger WX Ences said...

Hooray! It's been a while! I'm so glad to hear you are all doing well and enjoying the end of school.

Are you guys planning any trips to Poky this summer? I was thinking about trying to round up enough people for a sort of 'unofficial ten year summer reunion' of sorts....I haven't seen you guys since your sisters graduation and a few other people longer than that...if that's possible.

Anyhow, I was planning on calling Heidi and seeing what she thought...let me know if you're interested!

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Nanci said...

I see you took my advice, wise choice young padewan! Tee hee!

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Cheryl said...

Whatever Nanci's advice was, I'm glad to see that you posted something on here. I was starting to think that i was going to have to drive down there and check to see if you were still upright and breathing!

Congratulations on your many, many fun announcements! I am thrilled for all of you!!

Lots of love!!

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Celestine said...

Way to go Brian! You can pass the last test too--we're rooting for you!

Your lives sound great. Thanks for the update. Little Brian is as adorable as his sister. You're definitely blessed with gorgeous children :-).

Brian, good luck with your backyard project. Sounds like lots of work and lots of fun! We love you guys!


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