Sunday, May 28, 2006


This month has been a month of changes. We've been eating healthy-no take out of any kind since May 1st, holy cow! We've made a budget and are in the process of finalizing said budget. We want very much for me to quit working and stay home, hopefully only having to work part time. We're close, I think we'll be fine. But I'm going to ride this stinky job until they say we're going on 12 hour shifts so that we can save my buy another house. I know you're thinking how we've talked and talked and talked about moving from this wretched house. Our plans have changed so many times.. we've had ups and we've had downs. If you had asked us last month what our plans were we would have said they we were going to do some more work on this, ride it out until we can move to the east coast. It seemed like the water problem in the basement was fixed...okay...fixed again... Well this week Ian went down there and lo and behold there was a little lake in one corner of the basement. We've decided, seriously this time, that we have to move. There is no definite date of when we'll get to move to East, we're tired of the stress of this house, the never knowing what is going to happen next. The weather has been fabulous the last few days, it would have been great to be able to open the windows, but we still can't do that, we need new ones, ones with screens. I was forced to put the air on yesterday, it was just so bloody hot in here. The spiders are getting ridiculous. Doing laundry is still a pain, we've got to take the cover off the main line, thread the hose over to, do the laundry while enduring the awful smell, then close the pipe back up. And good grief but this neighborhood sucks. This is a close to a ghetto as I ever want to be. There are times when it seems ok, like when it's quiet, but since we've gotten new neighbors that are way louder then the last neighbors it just sucks even more. I mean who sits the dark of night...talking so loud on their cell phone that people can here them in their houses..with the windows closed...and the fans on to stay cool while the roast in a closed in space...the answer : our new neighbors. We're just so tired...of it all. We need more space, we need more bedrooms on the same floor, we need something better. So we're going to save for a down payment, and start packing things up they we don't need out right now, and in a few months see if we can sell this one and find something else. Please God let this work itself out.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

My brother Kevin

I am so very blessed to have two wonderful brothers (in-law technically). I put my Danny in the last post because I was awe-struck at how grown up he's becoming. Well it seems my Kevin is changing as well. The anniversary party for Grandma and Grandpa Kalicki was a couple of weeks ago, we couldn't go but Kristy sent pictures. (Thanks Kristy) I was scrolling through them trying to see how much everyone has changed since last we saw them. All the kids are getting so big. Anyway there I was looking through them and I kept saying where is Kevin? I went through them a few times (skipping over one picture because I didn't recgonize the guy in the picture- and you can guess where this is going). Finally I enlarged the picture of the guy I didn't recognize and holy cow!!!KEVIN!!!!??!!!! I sat there gaping. This was no longer the teenager..or the college student that I knew this was a picture of a man, no longer a boy. Time flies so fast. Kevin I've always thought you had a bit of a baby face, and that's not a bad thing! But I think that the whiskers suit you. Although I did tell Ian that now you look like the older brother! LOL!. He then asked if I wanted him to let his grow out again! Keep smiling Kevin, things will get better and just think soon we'll be there to visit, I can tease you in person about those whiskers and see for myself if you're actually laughing at my bad jokes or just pretending!
I told you I'd make you immortal on my blog so here come the before and after pictures. Kevin when I first met him 1999 and Kevin the man in May of 2006!

Never forget that you are very much so loved by all of us!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Funny Danny story

First off holy cow Danny is 14....he was 6 the first time I met him (here he is as I'll always remember him) and now he's 14!!!! I have a feeling this means I'm getting old. But I digress. Here's what happened: The phone rang today, and I pick it up. and I swear it sounded like someone asked to speak to "Danny Isk-i-in" (in my head I'm thinking wow what a last name) I say to the adolescent on the other end of the phone "you have the wrong number". I almost hung up! the person on the phone says "is this Felicia?" and so now I'm totally weirded out. I'm thinking I don't know any teenage boys. I say "yes???" he says (slower then the first time) "this is Danny, can I talk to Ian" and a lightbulb goes on. Ian's baby brother, holy cow get a load of the voice... I eventually put Ian on the phone to help Danny with some research for a paper at school but wow I'm still goggling at the fact that my Danny is 14 and his voice has definitely changed. This is the first little boy I've witnessed growing up. I missed it with Kevin (mom says that his never really cracked and neither did Ian's) but wow...Danny ...I totally didn't recognize you.

here's a picture from Christmas of our future rock star!! Play those drums Danny boy, play those drums! (just don't forget to hide them when we come to visit unless you plan on sharing with Aidan! LOL) Love you kiddo!! Just do me a favor and stop growing up so fast!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

One "Cool Dude"

I took this picture of my little man in his new sunglasses because the baby ones just don't fit anymore. Isn't he one cool looking dude? LOL!!!

That's his new coat too, it's waterproof and it fits so we're good to go, it also helps that he doesn't hate it.