Superwoman

On February 1, 2010, in Family, by scott

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Not to brag, but I am married to the most amazing woman on the planet. One that puts up with (but not necessarily likes) my profession, being a single parent on days I’m working, and still loves me and want to spend time with me.

Knowing that there is a rock, a foundation back at home allows me to sleep at night. Taking care of the kids, working full time, and keeping the house in some form of order is no easy task. She is truly a superwoman. She is the love of my life. She is the glue that holds our family together. We love you! (all three of us)

Grading

As of late, Crystal has been grading into early hours of the morning. She is also having to get up early and drop our wonderful children off at daycare when I am at work. Top this off with a not so ideal transition between bid months and we have an overly tired mom/wife.

Through it all, she keeps the Tazlaarian humor I have known to love about her. She is more than willing to crack a joke and have a good laugh. Even during less than desirable discussions between the two of us, if one of our kids says something funny, or the opportunity presents itself, she will always jump on the opportunity to laugh and show that smile that I love.

I just wanted to take a minute to tell her that I love her and thank her for everything she does. I thank God every day for her and all she does for us, for me, for our kids, and for herself.

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615

On May 31, 2009, in Family, by scott

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What’s in a number? 615 may not sound like anything to you, but to Crystal and me, 615 is the place we started our family.

Four and a half years ago, Crystal took a job at Waverly Schools in Lansing. I was flying for Expressjet Airlines and we made the move to Portland, Michigan. We found some apartments we liked, and our address was 615.

In our time at the apartment, Crystal earned tenure, I got hired at Continental Airlines, and we were blessed with two beautiful children.

Today, we finished the cleaning out of the apartment. As of midnight tonight, we no longer hold the lease on 615.

Here is our home for the past four years. Here is where we grew into the family we are today. Here is where we went from a young couple to a young family.

615 will always provide us with wonderful memories.

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The Christmas Season

On December 26, 2008, in Family, by scott

Wow, I didn’t realize how long it has been since I have posted an update.  For the long delay, I apologize.  Things in our home have grown a bit more hectic.  I (Scott) have returned to work with a less than spectacular schedule.  Crystal is busy trying to keep up with Gabby while keeping Brendan calm, and the cats are appreciating any attention they can get.

Last week, before I left for work on Christmas Eve, we did have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with my mother.  It was a great time!  All three grandchildren seemed to have a wonderful time playing with each other.  There are quite a few new photos in the gallery, including a Christmas 2008 album.  I will do my best to post more as time permits.

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas, and wish everyone a very happy New Year!

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A week of Firsts

On November 6, 2008, in Family, by scott

This week has been a crazy and interesting week.  Gabby’s first chance at Trick-or-Treating in a neighborhood, our first African-American president was elected, and Brendan had his first bath.

The previous post talks about Halloween, so I’ll leave that out of this post.  I’d just like to mention that Gabby is STILL eating her candy.

Last week, Brendan was introduced to his little bath tub.  He took to it a bit better than Gabby did originally.  After he gets over the shock of being naked and not cuddled up to us, he’s actually all right in the water.  

Through all of this, Gabby has been more than willing to help clean her little brother! (although right now she’s battling a cold so we’re trying to keep a bit of distance between the two of them)

On election day, we took a family trip to vote.  In our little town, there was no line to vote and it went rather quickly.  Gabby was really happy that she got a sticker and proudly wore it.  Daddy and Gabby also ended up in the MLive web site with the photos you will see below.  

 

A week of firsts and a lot of changes happening.  Gabby is getting bigger every day, our little Brendan is almost a month old, and our government will soon not look anything like it did last week.  Change is good!

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Crazy Halloween

On November 3, 2008, in Uncategorized, by scott

Trick-or-treat.  That’s what Gabby woke up saying.  The first thing she asked me when I got her out of her crib was, “When can we put on our costumes and go trick-or-treating?”  She had a blast.

It was a longer day for the family.  We went to Grand Haven to visit with Crystal’s cousins who were in town for a family emergency.  While in town, Don, Dustin, and I went up to deer camp to clear out our blinds and get ready for deer season in a couple of weeks.  

In order to keep things from being too crazy and risk Gabby missing her trick-or-treating, we decided to stay in Grand Haven for the candy getting.  

Her pumpkin ended the night very full.  We had a blast watching her walk up to the houses and saying “Trick-or-treat.”  We had practiced what to say so much that she forgot to say thank you as we were leaving; all she would say was, “Trick-or-treat!”

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