Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"The McCormack's Life"

What I Learned!"

I learned not to laugh at my husband's ideas because he is pretty smart! The oven cabinet weigs around 250 lbs and we wanted to get it into place. So last week I started asking David how we were going to do this. Yesterday he informed me that he was going to stop at L & M and get about 5 1/4" dowls and we were going to lay them on the floor and put the front of the cabinet on the first one and then roll the cabinet across the dowls. As the cabinet got across each dowl we would move them ahead and so on and so on. Needless to say, I laughed at him and told him that absolutely would not work especially with 1/4" dowls. That is the biggest we could use because the cabinet was 80 1/4" high and the beam separating the dining room and living room is 80 3/4" high. He said he really thought it would work. Well, it did. He moved the cabinet all by himself with me moving the dowls as needed. I guess the moral of my story is that I shouldn't laugh at an engineer hey.

Hey maybe I will be able to make dinner in the oven this week! Posted by Picasa

The monstrosity is in place! Thanks Honey!!! Posted by Picasa

Oh oh, I think crawling is coming alot sooner than mom wants! We need flooring first! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 28, 2006

What a Great Day!!

I had the best day today. Skiing has been such a part of my life for so long starting with my once a year trips to Spirit Mountain with Pastor Mark Dean and the youth group to my college days when I went to Giants Ridge every weekend with my sister and her husband to when I met David at Giants Ridge to our Honeymoon at Whistler/Blackcombe in Vancouver British Columbia to our 6 year anniversary trip to Austria and Switzerland to ski the Alps to our different trips out West to ski Montana and Colorado and the countless hours I have spent as a Patrol wife waiting as David helped someone who was hurt or skiing with him as he closed a hill or sleeping on the cots in the Patrol room when it was 30 below and David had to Patrol and there was 10 people on the whole hill.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to ski a whole lot since Chance was born. Last year he went a couple of times, but that was high maintanance for me. Today my sister and I went up to the Ridge, David had to Patrol both day and night shift and do an event. It was one of those wonderful days up at the Ridge. The sun was shining, people were skiing in their long sleeve t-shirts and sunglasses and you see everything from Carhart to Columbia. I still didn't get to put my skiis on, but Chance had a blast boarding down the hill and I had a great time just being there. After walking up the hill, helping Chance off the "majic carpet" and carrying him to the middle of the hill, running down to the bottom with him while he boards and carrying him to the carpet to do it all over again, I told him that when he is standing on top of the medel podium just remember to say "thanks mom!" I am so looking forward to the time when David, Chance, Jordyn and I can take a ski trip in the mountains as a family. I don't know if anyone will understand, but I am so thankful that the path the Lord chose to lead me down included skiing and everything that goes with it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Daddy & his little girl! Posted by Picasa

Grandma sitting in the corner thinking about what she did wrong! Posted by Picasa

The sheetrock in the kitchen going up!!!!  Posted by Picasa

"The McCormack's Life"

The Kitchen is being worked on!!!

Whoo Hoo! I am so excited. The electrical inspector was here yesterday and David passed with flying colors. I am so proud of him!

Anyway, last night when he came home from work, the sheetrock started going up! Once the sheetrock is up, we only have to mudd and tape a small portion of it because the rest will be behind cabinets. I am going to Home Depot today to pick out the paint for the kitchen because I want to get it painted before the cabinets go up so that I won't have to be painting around all of those cabinets.

Here we go with the stress again! My mom wants pale yellow, but I don't know. I really want to go with Ralph Lauren so we will see what he has in the "yellow" department.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

"The McCormack's Life"

"The McCormack's Life"

I just don't have a comment for this one, something about a cow comes to mind, but I am not going to go there. Posted by Picasa

Look mom, no hands! Posted by Picasa

Worn out from sledding, thanks dad for the shoulder. Posted by Picasa

All bundled up and ready to go sledding in Grandma's sled. Posted by Picasa

This is a sweater that a friend of my mom and dad's knitted me when I was Jordyn's age. I think it is so cool that my mom saved it. I didn't even know she had it until she brought it out the other day. Posted by Picasa

The beauty of not caring about your floors! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Playing Apples to Apples Posted by Picasa

Happy New Year! Sorry Holly about the Red Eyes! Posted by Picasa

Happy New Year!!

OK, so I am a little late, but with to kids I am finding I am lucky if I get on here at all!!

So far 2006 has been really uneventful. We had a blast ringing in the new year at the Coffeehouse with all of our friends...Thanks guys for a great night!! Be sure to check out the pictures.

Jordyn is growing so fast already. She learned to roll over from back to tummy the week before Christmas and sometime between Christmas and New Year's learned to go from tummy to back so we got the rolling over thing down. She still has no clue what to do with a spoon, so no solid foods for her yet. I try, but the same amount comes out and went in! She loves her Johnny Jump Up, and spends hours in it during the day.

Chance is Chance...he is getting cabin fever and I am running out of things to think of to do with a almost 4 year old.

My mother is getting ready to go to Italy next week so she is busy. David flew out to Chicago yesterday morning and was supposed to fly in tonight at 10:30pm. But he called yesterday and said he had done all he needed to do and was going to try and get an earlier flight out. He just called a little while ago and said he was in the cities and was going to try to get an earlier flight into Hibbing. Hope so!

Our Kitchen is really coming along. We have lights. I know you are saying "big deal". But we have had two bare bulbs nailed to the wall now since September! David built the sofet and got that installed and the can lights nailed up into that. Next will be wiring the can lights and then building a false wall behind our island so that he can wire outlets in there for the dishwasher. Not much will get done this weekend, David has to ski patrol all day Saturday and Sunday night.