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Archive for April, 2008

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Apr 29

House Aniversary 2

Category: Journal

Today marks the second year of owning our house woohoo! Boy have we ever done a lot to this place since we moved in, yikes it is scary how many projects a house can generate. Hopefully some time soon i will be done all the major projects i want to do, and be able to work on smaller projects. Yes yes i know wishful thinking. Anyways we are really enjoying our house and the little family that is starting to grow in it — the true mackhouse.

As something to mark this day i will give you all a small sneak peak on something i have been working on for this site.

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Apr 27

I’m home!

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Thank you all so much for your concern about me!  I thought I should write a quick update to let you all know that I'm home from the hospital as of Friday.  My due date is May 31st – a lot of you have asked.  Things are looking good – I'm 35 weeks now so I just have to make it 2 more weeks to have a take home baby.  I have a high chance of delivering early, but I've gotten to the point where it would be ok if I delivered now – just better if the baby gets a little bigger and stronger first.  As long as I stay on bedrest, then chances of me delivering early are significantly reduced.  That doesn't mean the baby's coming in 2 weeks…if things are looking good for me, they'll let me go closer to my due date, although they won't be letting me get quite that far.  I will just be very closely monitored until the time is here.  

There's a good chance I'll be in the hospital again between now and the baby coming, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that next time I'm admitted it will be to have a healthy little baby.

Thank you so much to everyone who visited me and/or sent me cards and gifts!  I have realized how much I am loved.  Both my parents and Troy's parents have been amazing these past few weeks helping us out with Tristan and housework etc.  Thanks so much!  And if any of you are thinking that bed rest sounds nice – think again.  It sucks.  A day or 2 of not doing anything, ok.  Weeks of not being allowed to do anything, NO THANKS. 

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Apr 25

Caption Friday #32

Category: Journal
 

Winner: Tyler
"Only now….have the event organizers finally realized the horrific result of double booking a Superman convention and Richard Simmons seminar."

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Apr 22

Naomi in Hospital

Category: Journal

Today Naomi went to the Hospital for her weekly non-stress test, blood pressure tests, ultrasound and low and behold the doctor decided she should stay. So now she is going to be there for the next 2 days :(. She is feeling fine and now is just really bored sitting there in the hospital all say, and Tristan and I are just hanging out. The good thing is Tristan and I get yummy meals at the in-laws but we would both much rather Naomi home.

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Apr 21

Mission 7

Category: Journal

Here it is after much hard work especially from my team i present to you Mission Quest #7 "Clockwork Repairs". Now it is time to move onto mission 8 okay well we have been already and it's going to be even bigger and better as always.

I would like to give credit and thanks again for a job well done to my team – Jon (my new guy), Chris, Nolan, Cody, and Rory. Sadly i am losing Chris from my team but am now gaining Neil a very talented artist. Thanks guys with out you none of this would actually work.

Anyways if you want to play the mission and are a secret agent head on over to CP and let me know what you think. 

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Apr 19

Winter or Spring??

Category: Journal

Okay so what is going on here, it is almost the end of April and we wake up to a blanket of snow on the ground and snow for most of the day and it's freezing. This weather is deffintly not very spring like at all easpecailly after last weeks awesome warm weather. I guess it just gives us one last excuse to have a nice warm fire in the fireplace before it gets warm at least we hope it gets warm…

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Apr 18

Caption Friday #31

Category: Caption Fridays
 

Winner: Chris
"Whaddya mean I can’t supersize my McOats ‘n’ Hay Value Meal?!?"

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Apr 17

Ollie Johnston (1912-2008)

Category: Journal

Well it sad news to hear that Ollie Johnston has passed away. He was the last surviving member of Disney’s legendary “Nine Old Men” of animation and will be missed by animation fans and animators such as myself. To the best of my knowledge he is the last of the orginal old animators that basically pioneered animation everyone now is "fresh blood". 

Ollie rest in piece and thank you for all the great animation and stories. 

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Apr 13

Back from Troy

Category: Journal

Okay so i have been back since Thursday, but have not had a chance to post till now. The trip to Troy was great except for coming back to my hotle room to find a message that Naomi was in the hospital. Don't worry Naomi is ok and doing just fine. She was admitted on Tuesday afternoon after her ultrasound had revealed that her amnionic fluid was much lower than it should be (not good for baby) and her blood pressure was really high. The Doctor immediatly but her on bed rest at the hospital till the fluid came back up and here blood pressure came down. She is as of friday afternoon comfortabley back home and her and bump are doing just fine, although she is now on bed rest and not allowed to do much. Basically now the Doctor wants here to be able to go another 4 weeks and then they are going to encourage the baby to come. So it looks like we will be seeing bump a little earlier than we had thought probably closer to my birthday (wow another may birthday!).

Naomi's trip to the hospital aside things are going well here and like i said before my trip went really well. Troy is a nice little town with great archeture as it is a really old town (200 years) also the home town of Uncle Sam. The business portion of my trip went really well and we got lots done, that is all i can really say about that as it is all top secret, but it is all very very cool. I will have pics of Troy posted soon i just forgot to bring them in from work — oops.

So far this weekend has been pretty good. Yesterday it was really great to have all the parents over who all helped out get our house straightend out and the Dad's helped me get started on refinishing our deck. Thanks so much guys for your hard work! Our deck was starting to rot and fall apart so we are re-doing it and making it slightly larger which should be great for the kids. Gotta say too that it is so nice that spring is finally here yesterday was so nice and warm and now things are starting to get green again. Tristan just can't get enough of being outside exploring and helping Dad any way he can. They hardest part is getting him to come inside. something tells me that will probably always be a problem.

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Apr 11

Caption Friday #30

Category: Caption Fridays
 

Winner: Craig
"Sometimes, guys have to ‘compensate’ for being well… a little inadequate In Kelowna – you just buy a jacked up Ford F350!" 

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