Friday, January 30, 2009

The things he does!

When I got home from work during the night I walked in and saw this sitting on the counter by the door. I guess he must be having issues remembering to grab his lunch when he leaves in the morning:)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Things about me

1.LOVE LOVE LOVE to travel
2.Glad for my husband's sense of humor and enjoy his goofiness. Also glad for all the dorky fun we have together.
3.I worry too much and over analyze
4.I can smell anything and everything!
5.Want to be a mother. Duey and I both wanted 4 kids, but would be grateful now for at least 1.
6.If I cannot be outside I enjoy scrap booking and watching movies
7. I love people, but wish I was better at conversation
8.Favorite color is purple
9.SO thankful for friends and family; and every wonderful/special memory
10.I like 2 of my jobs, but I know I have to cut back on the amount of hours I am working a week. I enjoy working with the kids at Beaumont Elementary; and like the variety, friends, and the job at Air Wisconsin.
11.Starting to enjoy coffee
12.Duey and I enjoy decorating, landscaping, and working around our home
13.Love my animals. I am becoming the people I always thought were crazy when it comes to Charlie
14.Favorite season is fall= the colors, feel of it, the way it smells (wish summer followed fall though)
15.Love camping and all the special memories from growing up of things/trips with our camper
16.Most calming and beautiful place to me is the mountains
17.Not very good at expressing myself.
18.Love thunderstorms- the bigger the better
19.Am happy with our house and where we live. Someday we would like to live in the country. Duey misses it more than I do
20.I eat every breakfast, lunch, and supper that I can out on our deck
21.Love music
22.I like my name and it's spelling
23.I can be really busy all day an not accomplish any one thing
24.M&Ms are my favorite candy, but I find myself always sorting and organizing them as I eat them
25.I love pictures. Ever since I was little I could spend hours looking thru albums

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Darlene A Phillips DeGreef

August 1, 1945- January 27, 2003
I like this picture of Duey and his mom and it is the last picture of her.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Even though Kandy is a common nickname I don't like being called that- so this is what I looked up and saw while I was in the shower. Duey thinks he's pretty funny:)

He spent the day working in the basement. We painted it a couple years ago and it has always bugged him that there was a little while showing in spots along the trim. So he took all the trim off, cleaned of the spots of paint that had gotten on the trim a little, and painted behind the trim. He also took everything off the walls, rearranged the furniture (very hard in a long skinny room), cleaned, and started decorating again.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Night

We had a wonderful evening at my brother's.

Duey melted my heart with Madison:)

5 months late, but we finally got Cole his birthday presents!!!

Helping his daddy get his bath water ready

Bedtime snack

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Duey loves Charlie

We keep Charlie downstairs during the day. Every morning when he knows I'm leaving he whimpers all the way down the stairs and snuggles into my neck. That even makes it all the harder to lock him up! Then when I walk away he does the normal going crazy jumping and barking.

I start work at the school at 7am so I have to leave at 6:30am. Duey normally starts at 7 too and always leaves a little before me. I never thought much of it cause he likes to go in a little early and get his truck and things for the day ready. Yesterday he finally tells me that for the last while (cause of later sunrise and colder) he hasn't had to be there till 8am.- So he has been getting up as soon as I get out of the shower and leaving a little before me (almost an hour and a half early) just so he doesn't have to lock Charlie up! I'll admit it does tear at your heart, but too loose out on that much sleep cause you're too soft?!

I guess my first clue should have been when I became full-time at the airport. He said "you should quit your job at the school now so that Charlie can have someone home with him" (not so that I can get sleep or be home or anything:)

That's part of what I love about him!!!:)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Favorites and then some

From Heather and Neisha

1. What is your occupation: I work for an airline at the GRB airport and then of all things am a lunch lady at an elementary school

2. What color of socks are you wearing: white fuzzy ones:)

3. What are you listening to right now: Charlie playing with some toys

4. What was the last thing that you ate: eggs

5. Can you drive a stick shift: no

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone: my mom

7. How old are you today: 28

8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV: football

9. What is your favorite drink: smoothie

10. Have you ever dyed your hair: yes

11. Favorite food: mac and cheese

12. What is the last movie you watched: The Last Emperor

13. Favorite day of the year: 4th of July

14. How do you vent anger: with words and expressions

15. What was your favorite toy as a child: we had this blue plastic elephant toy box that we had more fun with than any toy in it. I also loved my chalkboard.

16. What is your favorite season: Fall- love the decor, colors, and smell of it

17. Cherries or Blueberries: Blueberries

18. Living arrangements: house with my husband and critters

19. When was the last time you cried: the last time I couldn't choke it back was when my nephew was born

20. What's on the floor in your closet: rack of shoes

21. What did you do last night: froze cause my position was ramp at the airport

22. What are you most afraid of: not having family

23. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers: plain

24. Favorite dog breed: anything cute (obviously big or little doesn't matter:)

25. Favorite day of the week: Saturday

26. How many states have you lived in: 1- WI

27. Diamonds or pearls: Diamond

28. What is your favorite flower: Lilac

29. Favorite color: dark purple

30. What is your favorite type of music: half country and the other half anything but Jazz; I also like old country

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Guest Bedroom update

I've had these pictures on my camera for awhile but forgot to post them. I am really liking how the room is turning out. We are mostly done- just some finishing touches whenever we come across the right thing.
The curtains have become kinda a joke for us. I had blue ones picked out to go with the brown and blue theme. Duey had these picked out. We were kinda going back and forth in the store when a couple sales ladies came up to us. (As soon as we left Duey was quick to point out their name tags said "window authorities", so they must know what they're saying) Duey pulls out the paint chips from the bedroom he had been bringing all over with us to ask them which curtains. They had no idea what they were saying when they went on how sharp these ones would look- Now Duey thinks he is a curtain expert too!:) I am starting to get used to the stripes though. Good thing he is being so cute about his gloating:P

This is the picture Duey had to have


Miss Kitty loves to lay in here on the warmth from the SRS. It drives Duey crazy then cause sometimes she'll get the cords messed up and pulled out.

Most of the time I don't notice what she's doing, but the other night I actually did cause she layed like this (went side to side once in awhile) in the middle of the living room for a LONG time

Mom and dad came for the day on Sunday:)

For dad's birthday we got tickets for him, Duey, and Kelvin to go to Monster Trucks something or another

Once Charlie realized where all our attention was directed he just couldn't stay out of it!:)
Plus him and dad are buddies

Not sure why she would curl up between medal legs when there are plenty of soft places

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 12, 1955


At the gate of the Blue Masque looking at the Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
2.5 years old

Saturday, January 10, 2009

You can't get me here!


One of the few places Miss Kitty can avoid Charlie terrorizing her:)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Snuggle Time

I LOVE it when he curls up into my neck!:)