Thursday, July 30, 2009

Love It or Leave It

Another addition to the love it or leave it series!

Cascade Complete All-In-One Action Pacs

I love this dishwasher detergent! Since getting married I've tried several different varities, but this is the best. No need to pre-wash or rinse before sticking them in the dishwasher! This little baby takes care of it all. I used to get crusted on stuff in my glasses, but since using this it doesn't happen near as often. I give these my seal of approval :)


Clorox Mop

Honestly, I don't have much to say about this mop. It seemed very cheap. Mike got it before we even got married, so I didn't have much say in it. But I'm a big Swiffer lover- so I would much rather go with the Swiffer model. There's probably not much difference except the brand name, but I'll stick with Swiffer. I do still use this mop, because I don't see the sense in buying another one when this one isn't broken. But instead of using the Clorox wetwipes I buy the Swiffer ones instead and just attach them to this mop.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I haven't posted this in my blog yet, because Mike and I had decided that we weren't going to tell many people- but I think by now, almost everyone I'll share now. Mike is up for a promotion. His District Manager called him a couple months ago and asked if we would be willing to move to Denton, Texas. They are building a new division down there and they put Mike's name in for a store manager position. After discussing it with me, it didn't take us long to decide that this is something we defnitely wanted to go for! We don't know much as of now, except that they have weeded some people out- and Mike is still in the running for the job!! We do know that if he does get the job we will have to move during the first quarter of the year. I'm hoping that we find out if he got it or not by the end of the summer. But Mike thinks that it will be more like fall before a decision is made. Please keep us in your prayers. This would be a fantastic opportunity for Mike. We're both excited about this possible adventure. I've been doing my online research of Denton (it's between Ft. Worth and Dallas) and it looks like a great town to live in. The waiting is the hardest part right now. We are trying to be patient and remember that God is in control. Pray for Mike as he continues working hard for his store in Chicago - but patiently waits to hear about the promotion. I know that right now he's pretty stressed because the more time that goes by without hearing anything, the more anxious he gets.

Thanks for all of your kind words and prayers thus far. We appreciate it more than you know!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Madalynn Update

Mady is 7 months old this month! She's getting so big and learning so much. Here's some new pictures of her.

While we were in Michigan we made a stop at a Harley store, and found the perfect little Harley for Mady!! She loved it. The second her dad pulled her off of it she would start crying. He sat her back down on it and she was smiling and happy! It was so cute. The Marshall's definitely aren't against adding another Harley lover to their clan (don't worry - they haven't pulled me in.)
Also while we were in Michigan, Mady started sitting by herself for longer periods of time! She can't quite figure out how to get herself to a sitting position yet, but when you sit her up she does very well at now falling over!! She's also trying to scoot her butt around when she is laying on her stomach. She's going to be crawling before we know it.
Mike and I had a wonderful time spending the week with Mady. Being an aunt and uncle is so much fun! It's getting us prepared to have our own kids someday. Until then though, we definitely spoil Mady!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Vacation over

The only pictures I took from vacation were of Madalynn! Go figure. We had A LOT of rest and relaxation while we were in Michigan. I loved being on the lake. I vow to live on the water someday. Its so peaceful at night and makes me realize God's power. Back to reality now. Mike has a big work week this week as he is running the store while his boss is on vacation. He loves this challenge. He only has one day off this week though.
I hope you all had a great week.
I'll try and get pics posted soon. We canceled our internet to save some money, but once in awhile I pick up a signal.
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Sunday, July 5, 2009


Here we come!
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Just testing blogging from my phone...

Friday, July 3, 2009

He's going to be a great dad some day...
We are headed to Michigan to spend a week with Mike's family in a cabin on the lake! Have a great 4th of July Holiday and a great week!