Saturday, January 16, 2010

What a way to end the workweek!

So we got good news today.  Our bank is ready to finance the loan as of the 26th of January.  The renters that currently reside in the house though won’t be out until the 30th.  So that means that we are closing on the 3rd of February and should get the keys no later than Friday the 5th.  HOOORAY!!!!  

BJ and I can’t wait to get moved back into town.  All this driving back and forth from the parents to work is too much!  It literally takes 2 hours out of your day.  I know some of you city living folks will say that spending that amount of time in your car is just a way of life.  But there is a reason we don’t live in the big cities.  If we did, we would probably have serious cases of road rage and our Psychiatrists would force us to move back to the rural country where you can get to the closest grocery store in 15 minutes not an hour.  Oh, I can’t wait. 

I also am testing JJ to see how smart he is.  He likes to play with the toilet paper dispenser in the bathroom.  He turns it and turns it till there is a big pile on the floor.  I finally got tired of it today and realized that he only turns the roll one direction.  So I took the dispenser rod and flipped it around.  So now when he rolls it, it keeps it the paper wrapped up instead of unrolling it.  This will be a real test of his brains, I am waiting to see how long it takes for him to figure out all he has to do is roll it the other way.  It is one of those circumstances that I hope that he doesn’t figure it out, simply for my own nerves.  But secretly I hope that he does because that will mean that he is a smart kid.

BJ has been busy this week making a video for Cedar MT Spa Covers.  It is something that they can burn onto a DVD and send out to all their customers to give them an overview of their products, quality of materials, and educate them on how to fill out an order form correctly and order online.  We just watched it.  It’s really cool.  He did an excellent job.  He is also busy designing a website for a friend of ours.  I am sure he is getting tired of working all day at his normal job and then coming home and working on his design/video projects.  Combine that with his night web design courses on Tuesday and Thursday, he doesn’t get to play very much.  Poor fella.  Can’t wait till someday his design business is busy enough that he doesn’t have to do both jobs.  Maybe it will even be busy enough that I don’t have to work.  A girl can dream.  I have faith that it will happen though.  He is determined enough to make it work. 

Loves to all the family & friends – we miss those that are far away!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Summer Lake Fun - 2009

BJ getting some air on the wakeboard

JJ’s first boating trip.  Thanks to friend Lizzy for lending the cute hat.  He slept for about 3 1/2 hours on that boat. 

JJ & Mommy playing at Tubbs Hill.  BJ is off swimming in the cold water. 

Daddy snorkeling at Tubbs Hill.  He is crazy as that water was freezing!

Daddy being silly.  Showing off his muscles climbing rocks over at Tubbs Hill.

Look at that Tummy!

BJ & his brother Casey checking out Lake Coeur d’Alene

Janalee trying her luck Wake Surfing. 

Aunt Missy & Little JJ

JJ playing with Aunt Missy's Kittens

More Pics from Summer

This was taken at Lake Wallowa over in Oregon over the 4th of July

My little sweet boy, Laying in the Grass at Lake Wallowa – 3 1/2 Months Old.

Look Mom – I can eat my hands! – 3 1/2 Months

JJ and Uncle John taken at Lake Wallowa – 4th of July

JJ’s first Razor Scooter Ride.  He’s pimped out for it, but not liking it much!

Rest Stop on the way home from Lake Wallowa.  JJ & Daddy

The Perry family – 4th of July 2009 – Lake Wallowa State Park

Joshua Jay Fowler Pictures

Catchup - June 2009 through January 2010

Ok, so I have made a resolution to try and keep our blog up to date.  I decided that I have also been horrible this past year at writing in my journal.  So I have decided to use this as my journal and figure out how to print them out and put them into a journal each year.  So we will see how long this lasts.  One month, two months, hopefully I can keep it up all year.  So the last blog was back in May.  So I have to update you on the past what – 7 months! 

June – This was a fun month.  The weather was finally starting to turn warm and our little family had lots of trips to the lake.  We also traveled down to Glenns Ferry (my hometown) for my 10 year High School Reunion.  It was a lot of fun seeing everyone again after 10 years.  It was cool to see how people have changed and how some people hadn’t.  Ha ha.  Some of my family were also in town so I was able to spend some time with them as well.  I am sure BJ was bored several times that trip, but he was a great sport. 

July – This month was family reunion month for the Perry family.  We all traveled over to Lake Wallowa State Park in Oregon.  We spent 3 nights there over the 4th of July.  The weather didn’t really cooperate with us as it had rain storms each day, but we did get some nice sun too.  We had fun at the lake thanks to my brother in law Bret and his boat.  Some of the family went on a tram ride up into the mountains and others even rode horses.  It was fun to camp in tents and gather round the warm campfire.  JJ did a great job and didn’t put up a hassle at all.  It was great.


August – I think this month brought a lot of fun at the lake.  BJ has a few friends that own boats and so he goes wakeboarding a lot.  Many times it is at 5:00 am.  Crazy kid.  JJ and I were able to go a few times as well.  We have found that JJ loves boats.  The sound of the engine puts him to sleep.  I just love the feeling of the sun. 


September – BJ went back to school for his last semester at the end of this month.  We also moved in with BJ’s parents out in Athol.  The company I was working for went out of business and with BJ in school for just a few more months we didn’t want to get tied into a lease.  Plus I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to find anther job.  Luckily a few weeks after we moved I started a new job at Scooters America.  They provide power mobility (wheelchairs) to people.  My job is to handle their appeals when an insurance company denies coverage of an item.  Unfortunately it also came with about a 40% pay cut.  Better than nothing though.


October – For Halloween JJ dressed up as Super Man.  It was great, he makes an awesome superman.  When you hold him up in the air he makes his body rigid and looks like he is flying.  It was very cute.  I would post pictures but BJ accidentally deleted them from the camera.


November – Thanksgiving was great this year.  We went to BJ’s sister Missy’s place.  You gotta love a holiday that gives you a reason to eat so much food.  It was delicious! BJ and I decided to look into buying a house once he is done with school so we started looking.


December – Christmas was a lot of fun this year.  We spent it at BJ’s parents.  JJ had fun banging at the presents.  He didn’t know that he was supposed to unwrap them.  He had fun playing with the paper and boxes after the presents were unwrapped though.  We put an offer on a house in Hayden.  It is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 1150 sq ft house.  Rancher style that was built in 2005.  We are really excited about it.


January – Although BJ is technically graduated with his Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design, he decided to go back to school to take one more class.  The added a another web design class to the program and we both thought it would be good for him to take it.  So he has classes Tuesday and Thursday night.  Our home offer was also accepted and we should be closing on that at the beginning of February. 


So that should bring us up to date.  Hopefully from now on I can update it at least once a week.  Wish me luck!