Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! Christmas day was pretty laid back. Santa came in the morning, we had dinner and then played games.

Here are a few pictures of our Christmas day.

Enjoy this video, Ludy bought Logan a guitar to play with!

Hope your Holiday was everything you wanted it to be. Good Night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve was a busy one for us. I got off work at about 4 o'clock, then we headed to Christmas Eve service at 5 o'clock, ate dinner at home and then we opened presents. Aunt Kathy joined us for Christmas Eve and will also join us on Christmas day!

Here are some pictures from our eventful evening.

Logan opened his presents, Chris opened Cindy (the dogs) presents for her.

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Logans Tae Kwon Do

Next week Logan will be wrapping up his semester of Tae Kwon Do until they start again in January. He missed so many days because of his surgerys so he wasn't able to test to the next belt level yet. Hopefully next semester he will get caught up with all of the techniques and test out for his yellow belt!! Here are a few pictures of him and his class.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Logans 9th birthday party

Today we had Logan's birthday party at Skate City in Aurora. He had a couple friends show up and they went skating had pizza and cake and opened presents. Its amazing how fast 2 hours goes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Logan

Today Logan turns 9!!! Can't believe how fast its gone!Here is the birthday morning so far!


Thanks great grandpa and grandma Andriesen!

Thanks Great Grandpa and Grandma Dyk

And of course the the anticipated Bumble Bee Helmet and Blaster.
More pics to come Logan is having his birthday party on Sunday at Skate City!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Drive In Movie Theater Night!

Once again we had drive through movie theater night at church. Its always a great kick for the kids.

After the parade, the kids lined up their cars and got their popcorn to watch their Veggie tale movie. Logan's friend didn't bring a car so they figured out a way to share one. FUN TIMES!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

All Done with Surgery

Today Logan went in to get his stent out. They got us in early because the previous surgery got cancelled. We walked him over the the OR and put him to sleep. I was waiting in the waiting room for about 11 minutes and then they called me and said the Dr was ready to talk to me. Surgery was done and had gone very smoothly. He will go back in 3 months for an ultra sound and CT scan to make sure that the first surgery was successful. Logan is just excited to have the stent out so he can go roller skating for his birthday party!!!
This was before his surgery waiting for the DR to come in.

And of course just after he woke up from his surgery.

We left the Hospital around 1:30 pm with no problems at all!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

End of the Road *hopefully*

Logan will be going in on November 17 @ 9:45 am for a cystourethroscopy with removal of ureteral stent. It is a same day procedure and should be over fairly quickly. I think the dr said it shouldn't take more than 1 hour. Then in a few months he should just have to go back for an ultra sound to make sure everything is going smoothly. Will keep all ya posted on the outcome of his surgery!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Parent Job Description

Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop


Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.


The rest of your life.
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.


Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you


None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.


Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.


While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and
no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chris' fundraiser for MDA

Chris is doing a fundraiser for MDA and needs help raising money for the cause. If you guys are able to help him out it would be greatly appreciated. It is tax deductible!!!
Please click on the link and watch his video regarding this!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Okay so being home with Logan everyday this week really allowed me to get tons done around the house plus probably plan way too far in advance. With all the snow it kinda reminded me of Christmas. So one afternoon Logan and myself got all of the Christmas decorations out. What better time than now when I'm home to get this done!!

I love it there is snowman stuff ALL over my house!!

We had so much snow that you couln't help but get in the mood for Christmas!

Chris left for Canada with the house looking like fall, and will come home on Monday with the house looking like Christmas!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First Snow of the Season

Its been Snowing ALL day long. Here are some pictures from our eventful day. Logan and I decided to make a double layered Pumpkin pie!

And here is the finished product....tastes pretty good if you ask me.

Then we went out to shovel the sidewalk for the second time of the day! I'm pretty sure this is Cinderellas first experience with the snow. She wasn't quite sure about it.

Logan update: As you can see he is doing great. Occasional pain but really not doing all to bad. He is definately ready to go back to school on Monday!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

So only 2 days after surgery and we are feeling like carving pumpkins.

Logan is scheduled for his same day surgery to get his stent out on November 17 in the morning. He's not really looking forward to going back to the operating room, but then we can be almost completely done with this.