Saturday, May 17, 2008


It's been over a month since I've posted anything!

First, Mummy tagged me so let me answer those questions!

  1. What was I doing 10 years ago? It was a Sunday morning and it was the morning after I'd graduated from Geneva College! As we were driving through Beaver Falls last night, I saw all these college kids in their caps and gowns (I'm thinking it was baccalaureate) and it really made me realize how fast the past ten years went and how many things have changed!
  2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order): Hmmmm. Not sure that I have five things that I need to do today. Let me think: (1) Download all the pics off of my digital camera. I have over 400 on there and I need to get them moved to the computer. (2) I need to back up the desktop and the laptop computers. I've not backed up either one this year and I really don't want to lose all these pictures! (3) Maybe I'll scrapbook some. I don't think I've done a single page since the last post in April and yet I've paid for a class and bought two new idea books! (4) Download the files from that class! (5) Post to my blog!
  3. Snacks I enjoy: Almonds, peanut butter-chocolate milkshakes, and Dove chocolate
  4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: I'd spend a month in Disney World at the Beach Club. I'd quit my job and stay home with the kids. I'd pay someone to come and organize my scrapbook room. I'd pay someone to come and finish the bathroom.
  5. Peeps I want to know more about: I'm gonna skip this one for now until I can think of some people to tag.

So, what's been going on here. Jimmy was very proud to be one of a few of the Apprentices from his class chosen to compete in the carpenter contest at the school. He lost by two points but still got his picture in the paper!

I cannot believe that two weeks from tomorrow that he'll be a JOURNEYMAN! It seems like yesterday that we were sitting at camp trying to decide whether joining the Union would be a good move for him. It was a pretty big pay cut for the first year and that first year was HARD, but in his second year, he went back to the pay rate he'd had with the local contractor and in his third year, made more than he'd ever made. In his fourth year, he surpassed what I was making and made it possible for me to cut back to part-time in order to get Krissy safely off the school bus. I am so incredibly proud of him and thank God everyday that he gave me such a treasure.

Jimmy's been building a roof over my mo1

11m and dad's deck. It is really a lot of fun to watch him work. He is so precise and I love seeing the way he and my dad work together. They make a great team!

Krissy is counting down the days until school is out for the summer. She has her 1st grade field trip on Monday and I feel badly that I can't chaperone, but I only have so many vacation days and we're not supposed to use them from 3/1 - 7/31 due to it being our busy season.

Bubby is doing better and better with his walker. I had a day this past week where I was frustrated and didn't really feel like he'd improved any since we were at spina bifida clinic in March. But I'm back in postive mode and being very thankful that he's not had a single seizure since the docs upped his medication back on March 3rd.

And I'm back in Disney-planning mode! I was so sad when we came home in December. It was such a magical week and I couldn't believe that I had to wait two years to go back. I downloaded Illuminations, Wishes, Fantasmic, and the Festival of the Lion King show from Youtube and put them on my Zune. I made a slideshow of our pics and started scrapping them. But I still felt sad.

Then President Bush announced the stimulus and Disney announced Free Dining for part of August and September and I talked Jimmy into another trip. We're staying at Pop Century because Krissy really loved the pictures of it and staying at one of the Value Resorts just seems to make sense for us. We spent very little time in our room on the last trip and staying Value makes it easier to swing this trip less than a year after the other one! I've booked our plane tickets already and got them for $580 roundtrip, non-stop for the four of us. I think $145 per person is pretty darn good! So I'm researching dining and I've made my ADR's. I've changed a few and I think I'm pretty much done with them, but honestly, the planning is part of the fun of the trip!

Well the kids are hungry, so I'm off to get them some food. AND while I was typing out this post, I downloaded all the pics from my camera, backed them up and since I'm done with this post, I've completed three things on my list of things to do today!

Hope you have a great Saturday!

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