Friday, June 27, 2008

No More School!!

Well, summer is officially here for the kids. School got out a week ago and Dawn is both adjusting and enjoying having all of them home. Bedtime has quickly gone from 7:30 to 9pm!! Dawn and I are still hoping that one day they will magically go to bed and fall asleep all on their own! LOL! Lucy slept through the night in her crib finally and i still woke up because I was nervous that she was still asleep!

Our vacation is only a week away now and we are looking forward to it. We are going to Bushkill, PA and using our timeshare for the first time. If anyone is familiar with that area we would love to hear suggestions on what to do and where to go. The puppies are growing fast and getting into trouble too. They are becoming escape artists. We love them though. We hope all of you are doin well and hope to see you soon.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Well, we had some amazing thunderstorms Tuesday night that kept us awake with non-stop lightning, and howling winds. It was fun to watch, but I was glad we were inside and safe. They did make the next couple of days much more comfortable though. We finally planted our garden last night and we shall see what the outcome will be. The kids liked helping to put the plants in the ground that Dawn had started earlier this spring. She was so excited to have a garden this year, I hope it turns out good.

Well Paul ended up getting first place in his sales contest at work, and we are so happy because we need that money!!! LOL! It was a good feeling for him though, and he loves his job. Dawn is looking forward to summer with the kids and having fun with all of them at home amd where ever else they may go. We hope to see many of you in the upcoming months!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Heat Wave!!

Well, it certainly feels like summer now!! I put all the AC units in this weekend, and learned that only one 15 amp circuit runs almost half the house!! Needless to say we can't have all 3 AC's running at once. Oh well, we will survive!!! The dogs are feeling it too. We try to keep them in the basement as much as possible since it is a lot cooler down there. We are still awaiting the results of Paul's sales contest to see if he won anything. He was supposed to find out this Tuesday, but the meeting has now been postponed until Thursday. His boss still will not tell anyone the outcome! Oh well, patience is a virtue right? And Paul needs to be reminded of that everyday!!!! LOL!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

My Little Man

I have to share this with y'all because I think it is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. When I got up for work yesterday Jonathan was already awake. He was on the couch and trying to tell me something, but I'm not always very alert in the morning. Then he told me again and walked me over to the kitchen "I made toast for mommy dad". And he really had!! After I left he later told Dawn "I made you toast mom, but it's cold now. I was going to get cereal for the kids but I couldn't find any". He has been so amazingly helpful lately. For those of you that know him, he is a very caring boy and I hope he stays that way. He has been trying to help with many things lately and enjoys feeding the puppies. I just thought this was a great story to tell. We must be doing something right as parents!!

As for the girls, the recently moved into their new room that Dawn and I worked so hard on only to find out they don't seem to like it very much!! Emma says she is scared and Cynthia doesn't want to be in there alone. All the girls slept in Jonathan's room last night! Lucy in her crib of course, and Emma and Cynthia slept on the floor. Kids are so funny. Cynthia said she will stay in her room if Lucy is in there, so we will have to try that and see how it goes. Just another day at the Picards!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Day 1 of Blog

Well hello there! I tried doing this a while back with a family website but it did not seem to work so well, so I am trying this again. Many friends have done this and it is a great way to see what everyone is up to. We have been very busy lately and as usual 3 out of the 6 of us are sick with another round of strep throat. It just keeps coming back!!

Sales have not been what we had hoped for this year but it seems to be getting better. It is just very nerve racking for us since we bought our house back in February. We love it, but it is more costly than we had imagined. Everyone has told us the first year is the hardest and I hope this is true!

On the other hand we are so blessed to have each other. Dawn and I still make each other laugh like no one else can. We have the same sense of humor and can make the other laugh with a single word sometimes. She is such an amazing Mom and works so hard with our kids. She teaches me patience on a daily basis.

It is hard to be away from home so much with work related things, but that's my job, to provide for my family and I am doing the best that I know how to do just that. I still love my job and I know that sales is the perfect fit for me. It makes me feel good knowing that I am an honest trustworthy salesperson and I think people can really see that when I am in their homes.

The kids "activities" have slowed down a little and we are looking forward to summer. They only have a couple of weeks left and I know they are excited too. We plan on taking a few trips to New Hampshire to visit family and probably the beach while we are there. We are supposed to go to Pennsylvania as well this year for our big vacation. Hopefully we can save enough to pay for the gas!!

Anyway, please feel free to write us and let us know how you are doing too. We hope to see all of you soon!