2005 journal

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January 2005

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December 31,2004
  • New Years Eve Chester picked up Tiffani, Conner and Gizmo around noon and we meet at Wal-mart parking lot and then we all rode together to the coner cafe to have lunch. Kevin was with his boss and co-workers riding 4-wheelers.. After we ate we went on to the house to enjoy the afternoon together.. While waiting on the others to arrive Chester took a nap, with Tiffani and I trying to squeeze one in but we were not fast enough for Conner.. He wasn't in the mood to take a long nap today.
    The first to arrive was Tracy, Destry and Dalton with Kevin not far behind them. He had a great time riding and was a little tipsie so he ate a bite, played a couple of hands of cards then took a shower and the next thing we knew he was fast asleep on our bed.. LOL..
    When David and Robin got here we began playing Texas holdem at a quater bet limit around. Carol and Donnie, Kim and Trevor joined us before 9pm.
    Everyone seemed to have a good time with everyone going toward their own homes shortly after midnight or most were gone by 1pm. Carol stayed overnight with us.
    I received some cuties already for 2005.. They can be seen here.
    Thanks Liz and Kat.

    THOUGHT:
    As you stand at the end of one year and look over tomorrow into the beginning of a new one, please remember that before the resolutions are made and broken, and before this year has come to an end, declare to the Lord and in your hearts, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord..." (Joshua 24:15b) as our first priority!

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    January 01, 2005


    What we are doing as the year begins
    Chester is co owner of C.C.& R Construction.
    I am the secretary of C.C.& R Construction.
    Tiffani working at Local Oklahoma bank at Lindsay, OK and also works part-time for C.C.& R Construction..
    Kevin working at TnT forklift at Lindsay, OK
    Conner is just hanging out with his mom
    but soon she will go back to work and he will
    stay with his Grannie.
    Tracy is a RN working at Lindsay -hospital.
    Destry working at Rodney's welding at Lindsay, OK
    Dalton is living with his Mom living and going to school in Calvin, OK
    Brooklynn is living with her Mom, going to school in Lindsay, OK

    It was a short night, but we really did enjoyed it, we hadn't had that much company on New Years Eve in a long time.. and playing Texas Holdem was fun and no one really lost or won more than a few bucks.
    After we got up and had a few cups of coffee around 10am the three of us left for the lake house.. Carol drove her own car as she would probably want to leave early than we would want to Sunday..
    Joining us down there today was Carol, Tiffani, Kevin, Conner and Gizmo, Destry and Dalton (Tracy was working)David and Robin
    Carol, Conner Gizmo and myself stayed at Pa's Place while the others went to the riding tails 4-wheeling around 1pm and rode until around 6pm.
    Caorl and I got in the hot tub while Conner was sleeping but before he woke up the unit shut down.. Oh well looks like we are going to have to call the service man out again to fix it.. Bummer..
    Staying alnight was: Carol, Tiffani, Kevin, Conner and Gizmo.
    Visualize this thing you want.
    See it, feel it, believe in it.
    Make your mental blueprint and begin."

    Robert Collier

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    January 02, 2005
    MISTY RAIN.. We had a great breakfast cooked by Chester and Kevin, using that new grill the girls got us for Christmas..
    We didn't think that they would go riding but Torie and her family called and they were almost to the riding trails when they ran into the rain so they came on to Pa's place but since the rain was still a fine mist Torie and Jamie Rose stayed at the house with Carol, Tiffani, Conner, Gizmo and myself while the guys went on over to the trails to ride 4-wheelers. We played or should I say tried to play a couple of games of Whaoo but the little ones didn't really like us not paying them their due attention so we soon gave up and visited. Carol left around 3 but the guys didn't get back from riding until around 4:30pm so while we waited on them Tiffani got in the hot tub to do a quick soak but she no sooner got in and the guys came home..After they all changed clothes, (Caleb and Kevin joined Tiffani in the hot tub for a quick soak) and ate a sandwich it was after 6 before we left to come home.. That is a lot later than we like to leave for home but things don't always go as planned.

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    January 03, 2005
    sigtag made with a tubeKevin and Dalton
    Today I have to get some company work done and of course in between I need to do some laundry.
    Tonight I go to my first Photo club meeting..The president of the photo club is none other than Flora Diffie the mother of Joe Diffle . If I get home early enough I will recap the evening.
    They say what you do on Monday you do all week.. I hope that saying is not right.. giggle.

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    January 4, 2004
    It is going to get cold and nasty the rest of this week but we need the cold to keep the bug problem under control this coming summer.
    I woke up at 5am.. I will be tired before this day is over but I have so much to get done for tonight. We are having family over to watch the big game..

    Orange Bowl - USC vs. Oklahoma - 8:00 PM - Pro Player Stadium Miami, FL
    They should start arriving around 6pm to join us in a bowl of Chili before the game.. Robin is suppose to bring beans but who knows what time they will get here with them..
    I or Chester decided that we would just leave the Christmas tree up until after tonights game.. It has never been up this late.. but we are meeting ourselves coming and going so that is one thing that we are putting off until tomorrow..giggle.

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    January 5,2004
    sigtag made with a tube Aunt Peggy .... OUCH the sooners got wooped last night, 55-19 .. The Sooners didn't have any luck at all so USC wins back-to-back national titles. USC really did shine.
    Those watching the game on our Big screen were Carol, Tiffani, Kevin, Conner and Gizmo, Destry and Tracy, David and Robin, Torie and Rodney with them going after Caleb and Jamie Rose at half time.
    It is suppose to get to a high of 32 today and a low of 17.. The winter weather is here.

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    January 6,2005
    Tiffani's First day back to work and my first day to baby sit Conner. With the weather being so cold and not knowing what the roads would be like this morning I told Tiffani I would catch a ride with Chester as he went to work. So up at 5 WHAT WAS I THINKING.. giggle.. The roads were not bad at all I could have made it no problem but we didn't know that until we got going.. it got down to about about 12 degrees, by lunch the sun was out but not much was thawing. Keeping Conner today was different.. he was perfect.. he played, ate and slept.. giggle.... time just flew by and I didn't get anything done.. I know once we get use to being together I will settle into a routine.
    Chester got to Tiffani's before she got home so we had a great time playing with Conner together.. When she and Kevin got home we visited just a minute and then went to town to eat.. Tracy and Destry meet us there.. It is always so great to get to set down for a meal with our girls and their family.. I am sure Destry wishes he had his kids but that isn't meant to be.. After we ate everyone went to their own homes and I am sure they are all curled up for the night.. I am fixing to be.. giggle.

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    January 7,2005
    Tiffani and Conner went with Chester and I to the Lake house when she got off of work. David was working in Ardmore so Robin meet him down there and they also stayed the night.. Kevin is on call tomorrow so he stayed at home alone which I think he was looking forward to a great night sleep..

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    January 8,2005
    Last night Tiffani feed Conner and of course did the normal rocking and burmping but at about 11:15 she went to lay him down and he woke back up.. She left him in his carry along crib and he went to sleep on his own.. Cool he didn't have to be picked up and rocked some more.. but a even more amazing things was HE SLEPT FROM 11:30 TO 7AM THE NEXT MORNING.. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT. So not only did his Dad get a good night sleep so did his Mom..
    Kevin made it down to Pa's Place around 4pm and after a quick soak in the hot tub we all got dressed and went to Mcgees catfish at Marietta.. It was good but not as good as it use to be.

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    January 9,2005
    Tiffani
    My sweeties birthday.. It seem so strange to see her grown when in my thoughts I still see her as my Little girl..
    Tiffani's and Kevins birthday celebration to eachother is going to see The Cable Guy (Comedy show) Jan 18th in OK City.. And Chester and I get to watch Conner..
    We started the morning off with breakfast cooked by Chester and Myself.. Conner only got up one time last night but when breakfast was served they were still asleep so we left them curled up in their beds and set a plate aside for The Birthday girl.. When she and Conner got up we just kicked back and visited.. David went on to Ardmore to work at his works shop, Robin hung around until he called to say he was ready to go on home with a load of steel.. Kevin stayed untill around 2pm then he had to leave for work. Chester, Tiffani, Conner, Gizmo and I finished picking up and closing up the house, then went toward home around 4 stopping at Braums for a Birthday Ice Cream.. giggle..
    Tiffani drove othe Surb home so Kevin wouldn't have to come out this way to get them.. In the morning I will drive the tan pickup over and pickup the surb.. Better than switching the car seat base around..

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    January 10,2005

    NOTE: Tiffani said Conner slept from 11pm to 5:30am.. Way to go Conner.
    What a morning and it is only half gone.. First I went over to Tiffani's around 7:15 stopping on the way to get Tiffani and I a biscuit.. I noticed as I was paying that my house keys weren't in my jacket pocket.. Humm I thought did I leave the silly things in the door?? I know I am loosing it but heck I haven't had a blonde moment in a while so I thought I was due one.. No problem I am going back home as soon as Conner wakes.. When I got to Tiffs, she was finishing feeding Conner so when he was ready to be laid down I put him in his car seat as I wanted to be home as early as possible as this is payweek. We left at the same time Tiffani going to work, Conner, Gizmo and me going to my house..Expecting to see my keys dangling in the lock of the front door, I was shocked and pissed when they weren't.. I have to use them to lock the house.. THE HOUSE IS LOCKED so I start backtracking my steps.. Not on the porch, not in the yard, so we go back to Tiffani's house to look in the tan pickup. There they are.. they had fell out of my pocket and was hooked in between the console and the floor.. So now I am back home and fixing to start working.. and having my first adventure watching Conner will doing so.. I am sure the rest of my day will be calm compared to my morning.
    The rest of my day went great..Conner is such a sweet baby. He will be 2 months old tomorrow and he is really smiling and cooing now days.. Especially when you are talking to him. He loves his vibrating chair, swing and just laying around on a pallet. When he has a wet or BM diaper he lets you know by becoming fussie but once he is dry and full he is a happy little man. The only thing that I know he doesn't like is Burbing.. He throws a little fit when you put him in any position to burb..
    Bible in a Year

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    January 11,2005
    Conner is two months old tonight.
    Again Tiffani reports Conner slept well last night.. From 11:00 - 4:30am.. I hope he keeps this up for his Mom and Dad. This morning Tiffani brought Conner and Gizmo over to my house instead of me going over to their house and waiting for Conner to wake to come back home. She said that all went smooth but of course it is much easier if I come over.. giggle.. honestly she knows on pay weeks I just can't do that unless Conner is sick or the weather is bad. Oh I guess I could but I would rather not.
    I tried to take a picture of Conner in remembrance of him being 2 months old but by the time I got around to it he wasn't a real happy camper.. Once I get it resized and loaded I will add it to his page..
    Our day was spent in the usual manner.. mixing work and play.. giggle.. I love being able to watch this little guy..
    I did fix Chili for Supper and sent some home with Tiffani for their dinner. After we ate I stretched out on the sofa and the next thing I know Chester is waking me up to go to bed.. I haven't done that in a long long time..

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    January 12,2005
  • Conner will be staying the night tonight.. Tiffani's work has a meeting she has to attend in OK City tonight and another meeting all day tomorrow so the kids reserved them a room payed by her work.. As I told them there are silly if they take Conner, Enjoy and have fun.. and I am glad they are.
    Big work day for me today.. Tiffani doesn't have to leave for OK City until around 3 so I plan on getting my work done before Conner gets here..
    It is 10pm and Conner is wide eyed and watching his Ocean Wonders Aquarium that is attached to his bouncer.. so I thought I would check my emails.. I have so many that it has taken me awhile getting them opened and replied to.. I there buried was this cute graphic.. Thanks Liz I am just sorry that it took me so long to get it into my nest.

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    January 13,2005
    Conner slept from 11pm last night until 7am this morning.. What a surprise.. With him being in a strange crib that he might be up and down all night.
    Chery came today, and around noon Tracy came over to ooh and aaaw over Conner.. Chester came home around 3:30 just in time to visit with Tracy for a minute.. We had a quick supper after Kevin came after Conner around 5:30.. Then we just kicked back and watched TV.. plus I was got some things out for the Creative Memories workshop I am attending Saturday..I came across this picture.. This is Tiffani at 3 months old.. Conner does look like his Dad more than his mom, especially the amount of hair and it's color

    Words from Paul.. Precious moments, remember them! Store them in your heart, so that you can look back and remember and then look forward to new moments and times that will be written upon your heart!!
    Thanks Liz your siggie that you made for me is so cute..

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    January 14,2005
    Nancze's ~ Cliff and Val's big day as they greet their little Madison into this world. My prayers are with them.
    TIRED.. I have had a long week but I really think I am getting a ear ache so I am only here long enough to post that my day with Conner was wonderful.. I didn't get any work done but it is my fault not his.. I find myself just sitting watching him look around.giggle.

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    January 15,2005
  • Creative Memories workshop ~ It cost 20.00
    Norma and I had a great time at the workshop.. The workshop was not what we expected but we made the best of it.. LOL we left early because she wasn't showing us anything we were just working on our pages.. I did purchase some things to make putting pages together somewhat easier.. The guys went down to Pa's Place around 11am to start doing some wiring on the basement. They hit some snags in the old wiring but after a trip to town and supper at Catfish corner they think they might be able to get everything working... It was close to 9pm when we got back to Pa's Place from town and they tried a few more things and it still didn't work. Sometime it is best to just walk away and try again another day.. So to relax we all got in the hot tub for about a hour and then called it a night...
    NOTE: Tiffani, Kevin and Conner went to OK City and purchased new livingroom furniture. They also purchased new pillow top King size bed set for thier roon at Pa's Place. They brought it home but the furniture will not be delived until next week but that will give them time to get the room emptied.

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    January 16,2005
    After a good night rest and breakfast, Leo and Chester worked again on the electricity down in the basement getting all the plugs and the over head light working. They were both so tickeled.. and so was I .. THANKS LEO AND NORMA..
    They had a birthday party for Leo's nepher Kevin in OK City at 2pm so they left around 11. Chester and I started picking up around the place and both had a quick shower when Tiffani, Kevin and Conner arrived with the new King size bed they had purchased yesterday for their room. When it was unloaded and set up, Conner was down for a nap so everyone tried to squeeze one in also.. But Conner's didn't stay down long so I let everyone get a short nap and I played with him.. Around 4:30 we all headed home.. It was a busy but great week-end.

    I received a few emails over the week-end, some I haven't had time to open yet but two that I did read were from
    Tea sent me one of her newest Valentine sets.. It is adorable and I can't wait to get it into My Nest.. Thanks millions Tea.. I will get it set soon.. The other email was from Nancze announcing the birth of her first grandchild, Madison Friday at 5:58pm. She is precious.. Congratulations Nancze. I am sure Nancze is bubbling over and praising the Lord that all is well with Mom and baby Madison.

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    January 17,2005
  • Jamie Roses Birthday
    I have had a dull headache today.. I have taken advil but I don't think it is anything that new glasses wouldn't cure.. but I also started my one source vitamins up again.. I feel so tired that I am hoping they will help.
    Tiffani, Conner and Gizmo came over around 3 so Tiffani could do the company's payroll taxes.. I had just layed down but that's OK I really don't need to get in the habit of afternoon naps.. but Tiffani was off work today so I thought I would spoil myself.. I forgot she was coming over this afternoon.. Chester came home early, around 4:30, played with Conner a bit, sitting him on the sofa at the corner and was surprised when he sit up so well.. I took a few pictures to add to his album.. giggle.. Kevin was working late so Chester cooked sausage and pancakes for the three of us for supper.. Tiff, Conner and Gizmo went home shortly after fear factor, 8pm, then Chester stretched out on the sofa to watch tv and I played in my Okie Nest..
    I did my ABC's of me homework from Darylnn's.. You can see it here.

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    January 18,2005
  • Conner Doctor appointment.. 9am
    Weight~ 12 pounds, 3ounces Length: 24 1/2inches head Circ:15 3/4 inches
    SECOND shot(s) Given by: Nurse at TADGY STACY MDoffice
    DTP DOSE 1 ~ POLIO, DOSE 1 ~ HIB DOSE 1 ~ HEPATITIS B VIRUS 2 ~ PREVNAR

    Conner is a bit fussie and he also received his first dose of Infants' Tylenol Concentrated Drops Grape Flavor.. he is doing good after his shots but they said to give him the tylenol ever 4 to 6 hours for 24 hours to take the edge off. Conner will be staying the night tonight.. The kids are going to see Larry the Cable Guy at the Ford Center - Oklahoma City, with two other couples, for a belate Birthday gift to eachother.
    UPDATE: Conner was fussie this afternoon but not that bad and by the evening he seemed fine. Cooing and playing on his palet. Tiffani decided to come after Conner when they got home from OK City, since she has the day off tomorrow.

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    January 17,2005
  • Jamie Roses Birthday
    I have had a dull headache today.. I have taken advil but I don't think it is anything that new glasses wouldn't cure.. but I also started my one source vitamins up again.. I feel so tired that I am hoping they will help.
    Tiffani, Conner and Gizmo came over around 3 so Tiffani could do the company's payroll taxes.. I had just layed down but that's OK I really don't need to get in the habit of afternoon naps.. but Tiffani was off work today so I thought I would spoil myself.. I forgot she was coming over this afternoon.. Chester came home early, around 4:30, played with Conner a bit, sitting him on the sofa at the corner and was surprised when he sit up so well.. I took a few pictures to add to his album.. giggle.. Kevin was working late so Chester cooked sausage and pancakes for the three of us for supper.. Tiff, Conner and Gizmo went home shortly after fear factor, 8pm, then Chester stretched out on the sofa to watch tv and I played in my Okie Nest..
    I did my ABC's of me homework from Darylnn's.. You can see it here.

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    January 18,2005
  • Conner Doctor appointment.. 9am
    Weight~ 12 pounds, 3ounces Length: 24 1/2inches head Circ:15 3/4 inches
    SECOND shot(s) Given by: Nurse at TADGY STACY MDoffice
    DTP DOSE 1 ~ POLIO, DOSE 1 ~ HIB DOSE 1 ~ HEPATITIS B VIRUS 2 ~ PREVNAR

    Conner is a bit fussie and he also received his first dose of Infants' Tylenol Concentrated Drops Grape Flavor.. he is doing good after his shots but they said to give him the tylenol ever 4 to 6 hours for 24 hours to take the edge off. Conner will be staying the night tonight.. The kids are going to see Larry the Cable Guy at the Ford Center - Oklahoma City, with two other couples, for a belate Birthday gift to eachother.
    Chery called from Tracy's house hunting the vacuum attachments.. Hello I don't live there but I called Tracy for her.. Tracy didn't realize that Cheryl was to be there today and was embarrassed that she hadn't picked up the house.. Oh well I am the worst about getting the house cleaned before Cheryl comes here so I understand what she means.
    UPDATE: Conner was fussie this afternoon but not that bad and by the evening he seemed fine. Cooing and playing on his palet. Tiffani decided to come after Conner when they got home from OK City, since she has the day off tomorrow.

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    January 19,2005
    Tiffani had today off from work so she decided to come after Conner when she and Kevin got home from OK City last night. She called before they got home and asked if he fell asleep before she got here to put Conner down in his car seat. And that I did, he feel asleep about 10minutes before she got here. Kevin has a little to much spirts so he didn't come with her.. Stay away from the Segram's (Gin) 7 Kevin
    This morning I was busy doing book work, playing catch up since I didn't have Conner here... around noon the w2 and 1099 I had ordered from intuit arrived so I called Tiffani to see if she would like to get them done while she was off.. She, Conner and Gizmo came over around 1:30 bringing her sandwich maker machine and fixings to make us a hot sandwich for lunch and she also brought Chicken and potatoes to cook for supper. Once we ate lunch we got busy doing the company's W2 and 1099's taking a few breaks to coo at Conner and also to visit with his Aunt Tracy..
    Tracy was also off today but she had many errans to run but did stop by on her way home from going to the bank to see Tiffani and Conner.. and of course me ~ her Mom..
    We had everything done and the PC backed up before 4... We were expecting it to take us a lot longer.. Tiffani you did great.
    Kevin and Chester made it in shortly before 5 but bless Chester's heart he got side tracked when he arrived... He wanted to get the cats feed and also knew he had things that he wanted to bring in the house from his pick-up ~ so ~ he decided to feed the cats first then to come inside.. OOps.. he forgot to take his keys out and he had pushed the lock button on the door without realizing it.. and his extra set was on his console.. Poor baby he was so upset with his self. He and Kevin went back to town where he purchased the pick-up to get a master key.. Luckly they were still open and he was able to get a master key.. Finally in the house we settled into supper ~ Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and salad..
    Kevin and Tiffani cleaned up the kitchen while Chester and I relaxed with Conner.. and watched a little tv.. We changed Conner and Tiffani began feeding him when Kevin decided to go home to start picking up their house because Cheryl will be there tomorrow morning to do their basic housecleaning.
    Now it is back to a Quite house.. Chester is now on the sofa watching tv with his eyes closed and I am trying to capture the day without going on and on ..
    Did I say that Conner is sooooo precious.. giggle

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    January 20,2005
    I made the Committment, to do my HW from Darylynn and I sure hope I can stay committed.. The next assignment is due in Feb. about Desperate housewives.. I need to watch one of the shows so I know what it is about.. Oh my.. Chester is going to love this.. giggle.
    Conner is sleeping late this morning it's work for me but I had to come in for a quick post.... I am looking forward to another great day with Conner..
    Tiffani and Kevin purchased new livingroom furniture so either tonight or tomorrow night we are going over to help them get their Christmas things back in their attic and to empty their livingroom/dinningroom so that the carpet can be restretched before the furniture arrives this coming Tuesday. :O)

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    January 21,2005
    I have been up since 5am.. What am I thinking??? giggle
    Today I will pay some more company bills and work on getting the time entered so that I won't be so pressed next week.. At least that is my plans, but I have to stay on track. I am still having trouble getting things done cause all I want to do is cooo at Conner.. I am sure that will change but I do really need to manage his sleeping time better..
    We didn't go over to Tiff's last night as Kevin didn't get home until after 7pm and he was tired. So tonight I guess we will help them get the livingroom/dinningroom ready for Kevin's Uncle that is going to restretch their carpet...
    Tiffani has to work Saturday and Kevin is on call so he has to go in .... SO Chester and I won't be going down to Pa's Place until after one of them get off and pick up Conner. He is still a little young to be going down there without his Mom or Dad.
    Tracy is off this week-end and they have only Brooklynn. Dalton came last week-end for some reason. Anyway she said she or they may come down to Pa's Place Saturday night.. I remind her that she has a key.. if she or they want to go down anytime it is OK with us.

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    Saturday, January 22,2005
    Tiffani worked today and so did Kevin so little Conner got to be with Chester and I.. Kevin's Uncle came early to stretch the carpet and Tiffani said she wanted us to go down to Pa's Place and she would come down and spend the night when she got off work but Kevin is on call so he isn't going to come down.. So the packing began, we loaded and loaded and loaded and off to Pa's Place we went.. I had forgotten when you take a baby somewhere it is like moving.. giggle
    After we got the chill of the house, Chester and Conner settled in for a nap.. I took the rest of my scrapbooking things down to the lake house so while they slept I worked on doing a few pages in Tracy's album..
    Tracy came down by herself... Destry was plowing and she told him that Brooklynn comes to see him not her so she sadly left Brooklynn with Destry and came down.. She is so confused about him not making time for his children on his week-ends that he has visitation. I am not sure if she did the right thing but I sure don't blame her for coming without them.. A woman has to do what a woman has to do to make her point.. She got down around 3pm stopping at the Davis Gaming Center ~Treasure Valley ~ She should have just went on by.. LOL.. after a loss of $30.00.
    Tiffani got down to the lake around 5pm, Kevin's X boss, Brad and his wife were at their house when she got home and they were disappointed that Conner was with us at the lake.. shortly after they left she headed on down. I was starving so we loaded up and went over to Fireside Dining Restaurant within the Lake Murray Village. It is rather expensive but since it was just us and the girls and Conner we decided to spoil them a bit.. Conner was asleep when we got there and slept until the main part of the meal arrived.. I think he is getting where he smells food.. LOL.. After a great meal it was back to Pa's Place.. Carol showed up shortly after we got back around 8pm.. She brought Zack's baby crib for us to have at the lake house .. and also brought me back the girls soft side twin water bed..Thanks Carol for the crib but I have no idea what we are going to do with the water bed.. LOL I guess I could get the back bedroom cleaned up and put it in there.. Wow that would take some major rearranging.. Well Spring is around the corner so maybe I will do it.. hummmm.
    Us 4 girls had a nice soak in the hot tub while Pa Pa played with Conner.. when we all rinsed off and got into our bed clothes we just lazied around the livingroom watching Conner play on his palet.. He seemed to get fussie and we realized he was probably to hot in the outfit he was in so his Great Aunt Carol stripped him down to his bib and diaper.. He Loved it. while he was stretched out Carol noticed a knot in the middle of his chest.. We have never noticed this in all the bathing and stripping him down.. and it didn't seem to be bothering him, but it is something that shouldn't be there. All most like a cyst. This is something we are going to have to watch and Tracy is going to mention it to the doctors where she works and if they think we should his doctor we will.. I have no idea what it is or why it just appeared ~ his doctor "Amy" didn't notice it at his appointment last week. Thinking about it we will probably be taking the little fellow in next week if it is still there.
    Everyone turned in shortly after 10 except Carol and I.. I messed with my scrappingbooking and she stretched out for the night on the sofa.. I finally turned in around midnight.

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    Sunday, January 23,2005
    I got up around 6:30 and went outside to smoke I saw that Tiffani had her light on so when I finished I peeked in and she was feeding Conner. At the end of Conners feeding I bundled him up and took him to the main house where he played awhile, he was cooing and making all those sweet baby sounds and faces. *smiles* then after a bottle of breast milk he fell asleep in his swing. Carol just ate it up that he is so active when he is laying in the floor and how he calms down in the swing.
    While Conner slept Carol and I put a couple more pages Now on to Christmas next week-end..
    The knot that we noticed on Conners chest isn't as big this morning but it is still there.. this has all of us wondering.
    We all left Pa's Place by 3pm.. Tiff and Conner going to their home, Tracy stopping at Ardmore wal-mart to pick up material to make a car carrier blanket for one of the nurses aids where she works upcoming baby shower, Carol off to see her Grandsons at Purcell then on home.
    Chester and I stoped by Lowells to look at products we will need next week-end for the basement. I think we will be able to get what we want for the walls for under $200.00.. We plan on picking it up Friday night on our way back to the lake house. Plans we are good at making them but sometimes things don't always go as planned.. Maybe this will.

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    January 24,2005
    It's Monday.. We had a wonderful week-end.. It was great having Carol and both of our girls and Conner with us at the lake. Today I watch Conner and work on payroll as I can. I have gotten up early.. so far I have the time that I have entered and I am hoping Chester will bring me the rest of it before noon so I can get it entered and possibly get the Payroll cut tonight.. but that is wishful thinking.. grin..
    Tiffani has a body massage after work today which was a gift from Kevin that she wasn't able to use up until now.. If Kevin gets off work before she is finished he is going to be picking Conner up.
    UPDATE: Kevin's Uncle said he could restretch their bedroom capet tonight if he would get the furniture out, so when Chester came home we took Conner home to assist Kevin in getting the room ready for his uncle.. When we got there he had most of the small things out so it didn't take him and Chester long to empty the room.. Kevin's uncle came and got it all stretched and trimmed out.. Destry stopped by and he helped get things back into the bedroom.. By then it was 7pm so we all loaded up and meet Tracy at the Mexican cafe for supper.. Home on a full tummie, I feel asleep on the sofa waiting to watch the new TV show SuperNanny.. Maybe I will be able to stay awake and watch it next week.

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    January 25,2005
  • Happy birthday Tea
    Another beautiful day .. spent the morning at Tiffs waiting for their living room furniture to be delivered. I love what they selected.
    Getting home around 1pm, Conner took short naps so I didn't get alot done but that's OK.. He is worth it.. Kevin picked him up around 5:30, Chester cooked us supper and I finished entering the payroll time and printing out the envoices.. Finishing up around 9pm.. Tomorrow I have to get payroll printed and end of the month bills paid.. Bummer..

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    January 26, 2005
    Tea sent me a couple of cuties.. Thanks Tea.. You are a great friend that I can tell all my secrets too. You are just to sweet.. the wonderful and beautiful gifts you have given me over the years warms my heart. It was your birthday and you sent me gifts..



    Tiffani doesn't have to go to work until 8:45 today but the bank manager failed to leave the girl that was opening money so she had to go in at regular time after all.
    I will be working in between playing with Conner.. I am getting better about not just sitting watching him play and getting some things done but I need to get better focused on my work.. giggle.. I can't believe Conner is completely in 3-6 month clothing.. The 0-3's still fit except in the length.

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    January 27,2005
    What a good but tiring day.. Tiffani brought Conner over at regular time, he stayed asleep until 10am. That would have been great but Cheryl came today and I never seem to get anything done when she is here.
    After lunch when Cheryl left Conner was in full steam.. He was in one of those Entertain me Grandma Moods.. LOL He also found his tonge today.. He was sticking it out all the time..
    Chester came home early to play with Conner a bit so I could get the payroll finished but he no sooner got home and Leo and Norma came by.. They brought by the neatest tool for us to use to cut the plug in holes out of the wood we are putting up the week-end at Pa's Place .. Thanks guys we appreciate it..
    After a great visit.. I finally got to work.. Payroll is in their envelopes.. NOTE: Error on a I-9.. Now I have to get ahold of our accountant to find out what I need to do to fix the error.. Crap.. I knew I shouldn't have mailed the copies off so quick to the federal and state.. Another thing on my plate I didn't want..
    I added to Okie's Military family page and in my prayers Debra's ~ daughter Angela ~


    Debra's daughter Angela is attached to the 348th CSH and has been deployed since last February. She was supposed to be coming home in a week or so but they extended her tour. Now it looks like she won't be coming home until August.

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    January 28,2005
  • Happy Birthday Grammie Nancze
    A full day of work.. Conner was such a good baby boy today.. I got a lot done but I am still having trouble getting the 1099 error fixed but will conquer it Monday..
    We left for Pa's Place around 4pm taking Conner and Gizmo with us. After we got the heat going and unloaded we left Gizmo in the house and went to Ardmore to meet Tiffani and Kevin for supper at Catfish Corner.. It was good.
    Connie let me know that her SIL Corey is in Arizona on base learning a new MOS. I image he'll go back in a year or so.

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    January 29,2005
    Chester and Kevin were the first to rise this morning followed by myself then Tiffani, Conner then Tracy..
    Chester and Kevin went to Lowells and purchased 10 sheets of siding for the basement.. They got almost back to Pa's Place when they realized that the clerk hadn't given the screws they had paid for so they had to turn around and go back to get them.. The clerk had given them to the next customers but luckly she remembered Chester's purchase and realized the error and allowed him to get some more.. Shortly after they got back to Pa's Place Destry had arrived so after a quick bite to eat they started hanging the siding.. On my goodness it looks so much better.
    It was a cloudy and dreary but with us working inside it didn't really matter.. No moisture until late in the evening which was good since the guys were cutting the siding in the barn and we didn't want it to get wet..
    The girls and I enjoyed our day, watching tv, playing with Conner, taking short naps and soaking in the hot tub. I didn't take a nap but I did play with my scrapbooking.. It is so much fun putting these pages of the girls together and the SIL's are enjoying seeing their wives at different stages of their lives.
    Conner went from his back to his right side today more than once.. before we know it he will be turning on over.

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    Sunday, January 30,2005
    A wonderful day surrounded by family.. It would have been complete if Dalton and Brooklynn were with us. Yesterday and today were so dreary looking outside but it didn't dampen our time together. Kevin and I were the only ones today to take a soak in the hot tub.. I think the others were just to lazy to get their suits on.. giggle.
    I am still working on scrapbooking while at Pa's Place.. I got a few more pages done with many many more to do... It is fun to get to do the girls pages.. Each photo brings back so many special memories of them.
    Conner really found his hands today.. and also found Pa Pa's tongue.. Chester was holding him and Conner was sticking his tongue out and then when Chester did it back to him he tried his best to get it.. This went on for a half a hour at least.
    Tracy, Destry and Josie were the first to get around to leave today which was around 3pm. They went to get some grocreys before they went on home and then stopped by Lone John Silvers for supper so they wouldn't have to cook what they had just purchased.
    Tiffani, Kevin, Conner and Gizmo was getting ready to leave when Tiffani decided to feed Conner first.. Then Conner decided he was going to have a BM.. and WOW what a BM.. It got everywhere.. Those pampers will just hold so much.. giggle.. after a rinse in the sink then a sink bath he was ready to go.. NOTE: We threw away the changing pad and his white shirt because it was all over it.. He should feel much better.. LOL

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    January 31,2005
    1099 error is fixed.. and am I ever glad.. I can't believe there were so many steps to correcting the error.
    Today was a wonderful day.. Conner didn't really sleep that much today but he played on his palet while I worked.. He is really loving his hands..
    Kevin came after Gizmo for his trim appointment. He really was over due for a hair cut..but he hates going and Tiffani keeps putting it off.
    Tiffani picked Conner up when she got off work. I sent home fixing for burritos for their supper..
    My sinus trouble is still with me.. but Oh well life goes on even when you don't feel good.
    I can't believe it is the last day of January.. It looks like snowie weather tomorrow night then back into the high 50's until the end of the week-end. How nice that'll be!!
    Tonight is TV night for Chester.. I have been fighting a sinus headache for a few days.. Over the counter meds don't seem to be working.. with our crazy weather I guess it would take something stonger.
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    February 1,2005
    Gizmo is broke out on his tummie, Kevin took him to the vet for a much need alergy shot.
    Kevin picked up Conner around 5:30. Sometimes I wonder why he doesn't come on after him when he is just sitting around the office but his loss our gain.. I sent home Pinto beans, cornbread and ready to fry potatoes for their supper tonight..
    Chester had to go back to work around 9pm. He found out he has to go to Houston in the morning to do a hotshot job for Marathon.. I normally would go with him but since it was 11pm I didn't want to call Tiffani to see what arrangements we could make for Conner. Chester will stay the night and won't be back until sometime Thursday so I will stay home.

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    February 2,2005
    Chester left for Houston this morning to do the hotshot job for Marathon.. I wish I could have had more notice so I could have made arrangements for Conner especially since Tiffani is off work today but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well I will enjoy my day of quiteness.

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    February 4,2005
    Chester didn't stay the night on the road.. silly man drove straight down, delivered the material for Marathon, and headed back.. He arrived back home at 10:30 pm... Houston is a good 8 hour drive from here so need less to say he wasn't driving the speed limit. What you will do to sleep in your own bed.

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    February 3,2005
    I really enjoyed yesterday's quiet time and was glad Chester decided to make it a round trip even though he will be pooped tonight.. I was surprised how I missed Conner and Gizmo being here. I did work on things that I have been postponing.. like the companies outstanding invoices and getting some of the tax things gathered.. You would think that the major oil companies would pay in a reasonable time but we have some that are way over 3 months past due.
    After I had done a good amount of work I surfed the net looking at others scrapbooking layouts.. Seen some great ideas if I can just remember them when I get to do a page again..
    This morning Conner arrived wide awake in a wonderful mood.. He played for over a hours when all of a sudden he was having a fit.. HUNGRY.. Yep with 4 ounces in his tummie he is sleeping like a rock at the moment.. Tiffani is picking him up after work and they are going to visit with Chester's Dad. He hasn't seen Conner since Christmas.
    I am sure when Chester gets home from work he will crash .. and I hope to go catch up at the Playroom at myfamily.com...I have really missed being active with this special group of people.

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    February 4,2005
    Beautiful morning.
    Conner was again awake when his Mom brought him this morning.. When taking his morning bottle he seemed to get strangled and he is real gassie... He hasn't had a BM for two days now so he is probably having a hard time finding a place to put anything new.
    Today I have the regular company work to get done but I hope to get it done early this morning and enjoy the afternoon