Thursday, May 28, 2009


It is so hard to believe my baby girl is 9!! How time flies. I remember when I was pregnant with Kaycie, I chose not to find out what I was having. But, I knew...I just had a feeling she was a girl. When she came out and the doctor said "it's a girl", I was so excited. I know Jake was excited too and that is where she got her nickname, Kaycie Junior Tracks. Jake decided that is what he wanted her to be called. But from the moment she was born, Kaycie has proven that she is a girl through and through. She has always had a spunky attitude. The Bleggi girls use to babysit and it would take the entire family to make Kaycie happy! Mark and I would come home and there Megan would be totally distraught with her parents and usually one of the other Bleggi girls there to take turns making Kaycie happy! She has come a long way...she is a very happy, fun loving girl. She is always writing notes, songs, and letters to her family, telling us what she loves about us...and sometimes what bugs her about us!

For Kaycie's birthday, I surprised her with tickets to Taylor Swift. She had no idea. I told her we were going to Salt Lake to have dinner with friends and then shopping. We got to the Gateway and I told her we had to take a short cut by the Energy Solutions Arena to get to a store. Once we got close to an entrance, I pulled out tickets and said, "why don't we see what's going on inside!" Kaycie read the tickets and starting screaming!! It was such a blast watching Kaycie dance and sing with her friends!!

We love Kaycie so much and we are so happy we have her in our family!!


Saturday, May 9, 2009


We just found out that Mark is going back to Wisconsin. He should be home from Oklahoma on May 19th and then will be leaving on June 1 until July 1. We are happy to have him home for a couple of weeks, but are sad to see him going so soon again. My kids and I miss having Mark around, he keeps us laughing! I think I run on autopilot when he's gone! But, I am surviving. I think Mark is happy to get out of Oklahoma, the weather is hot and humid and the wind blows everyday. He has killed two rattlesnakes, beat off several biting spiders, has to check for ticks everyday, and shaved his hair off because he was sweating like mad! But, he maintains his funny attitude and the boyband and him have several jokes about working out of state. My favorite is that they live in a jail cell (hotel room) and are on work release during the day. I am really trying to find them a nice condo or cabin to stay in while they are in Wisconsin. My favorite detail about their upcoming digs is that it will be in Amish and Cranberry Country. As Mark would say, "Life as a hermit."

Monday, May 4, 2009

Riley's First Fish!

I was so lucky to be able to go on Riley's field trip today! He caught his first fish! It was so fun and he was so excited! I could sell the energy this kid had and make some serious money! He reeled the fish in all by himself, it was so cute! When the fish finally came out of the water, he kept yelling, "I did it, I did it" So cute! We were also able to go to a private farm and see so many cute animals, this was before the fish pond. Riley was not happy about it, the entire time, he kept saying, "when are we going fishing mom?"