Friday, December 28, 2007

Fun with family

We went to see some of Lee's cousin's. The little blonde boy is Brady. He is one month older than Kenny. I just had to post these pictures...they had so much fun.

Kenny's one year checkup!

Well all is good with the little guy. He has a bit of a cold but his ears are clear so unless he spikes a fever the cold should be over in a week.

He is in the 90th percentile for height, the 75th for his weight. His doctor walked explaining to her student doctor following that Lee is very tall and Kenny's jump in height is of no concern... she then explains to us that thats what she was telling him. So with that I will tell you he is 31 1/2 inches tall and 24 lbs 6 oz. He jumped in height by 4 inches. I thought he was getting longer because his pants are fitting better in the legs.

Happy blogging!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Kenny had a wonderful first birthday. He got lots of gifts and is busy enjoying them all. I can't believe he is a year old already. Time has gone by so fast. I had to wash his white shirt twice to get all of the chocolate out of it. That is an old family tradition to give the birthday child their own chocolate cake and dress them in white. I guess so its easier to get clean....bleach. I hope all is good with everyone in blog land and everyone has a very Merry Christmas. I have to get my son because he is now climbing from the chair to the table. The milestones they hit.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sad news!!!

Not a huge deal but one of our beloved pets has passed away. He has been in our family for 11 1/2 years. It was kinda a shock he was getting old but he was still full of life in some since but he was starting to have trouble with his legs, but we really didn't expect him to go like this we thought we would have to take him to the vet and put him done not find him.

Rachele is dealing with it well. She says that great-grandma is watching him along with Chy-Chy (the dogs sister) she passed a little over a year ago when her legs went out completly and we had to put her down.

Anyways on a better note one last final to take and no school for 20 days.

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Well here it is days away from my birthday and I am looking forward to it...such a change from last year when I was prego and not wanting to turn 30. But any how it's December and I am asking myself what have I gotten done this year???? I can't seem to nail any life changing things down. Kenny has reached many milestones in this very short year but I seem to have just gone along for the ride. I will be so happy in August when school is over and I can fully enjoy my family again. I have been feeling very negectful to them lately...but they don't seem to mind the love it when I come home...I love it too, their smiling faces and relief on Lee's face that I'm home to help.

Finals are almost here and I have a 20 day break between semesters. However I have to knit my sister a hat and scarf before Christmas. The nice thing about it is that's all she wants and she knows thats what she is getting. I do get to surprise her with the color scheme though. I also get to do my dads x-mas shopping in that time frame. At least if I do it everybody gets the same amount of money spent on them, not like in years past when my sister would buy and her family would make out and everyone got the shaft.... I know its the tought that counts but hey when its not your money you should listen to what your told on the amount spent on everyone. Okay I'm off my soap box on gifts.

I hope that everyone is well and enjoy's the season.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's almost over (November)!!!!

Okay where has the month gone???? I can't belive that this month has gone by so quickly. What have I been doing????

Well there is school...lots of work only a feww more weeks.
Taking care of the house....that's a chore because my parents don't help much.
The kids....well they have been pretty good actually. and work (the whole two days of it) and helping me when he can....but he does care for the kids more than me lately.
And time for me.....I hope I can find that over Christmas break.

As for Christmas and Kenny's first Birthday.....
Our shopping is almost done....A few items to get that have not come out yet and some material to make my sisters gift and we are done....I hope.

We still have to figure out Kenny's b-day plans but it won't be much...more so for him but a big deal for me.

Happy blogging!!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Before and After photos

The top picture of his forehead is the before and the bottom is the after. The same goes for his ear. Of course after looking closely they are not the best pictures but you can see a difference. Once the scab goes away on his forehead you won't be able to see anything. On the pictures for his forehead its the left side of his forehead. He had his follow up appointment with the surgeon and he said everything is healing great.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wow it's November!!!

Well the kids had fun on halloween. Rachele had a party at school complete with a parade. Kenny hung out at home...he is cutting a new tooth and very craby. But his costume was a big hit.

We had 6 pumpkins full of candy. Yikes!!!

Well here it is November and I have no idea what we are doing for Thanksgiving. Lee's brother and sister in law just closed on their first house and they would like to have Thanksgiving at their house. But Lee's grandpa needs to have a good meal also so we might end up there. Or we could have multiple Thanksgivings on different days. I really have no idea. I just know I really don't wnat to cook but I will if I have too. I don't need to worry about my family because my sister is having a dinner at her house.

Happy blogging!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kenny is fine!

Well we went to get Kenny's surgery at 7:15 this morning...procedure done at 8:45am and we were home by 10:30am.

It was so quick and easy. The blood vessel on his forehead just looks like a scab. His ear tag is little nub on the side of his face. He looks so different to me now. But he is still handsome. When the glue is gone I'll post his before and after pics.

Let's play tag!!!!

Tag! You're it!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. I procrastinate but my best work is done at crunch time.

2. I love chunky babies.

3. I tend to not pick up after myself….until Lee complains.

4. I enable people….usually by making excuses for them.

5. I make sure my kids have something before I get it… I make their food first.

6. If I don’t write something down I will forget it.

Who is tagged: Katie Lee, Bufftub, Amanda Rose, Rob, Young Carter....ok I only have five sorry.

Monday, October 22, 2007

We are updated!!!

Well we have our new family picture posted...isn't it wonderful? I have the pictures of the kids up and I must say they are very cute.

Kenny goes for surgery on Thursday. I'll keep you all updated on him. He is getting his eartag removed and his small capillary birthmark removed before it gets to large. The surgeon figures that he'll be out so why not go ahead and remove it too.

I reread my post on Kenny walking and I really didn't word it right. Kenny is walking. Yeah. His knee's should start looking better. Although when he wants to get some where fast he still crawls.

Lee and I are doing well in school. I finished my last midterm today and I don't feel really good about it. I always second guess myself so I probably did fine but I feel like I bombed it. I should be able to find out Wednesday at least to see if I past it.

Happy blogging!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Working on an update!!!

I have a few new photo's I want to add so I am a work in progress right now...

We have a walker!!!

Well after a week of alot of ups and downs we have a walker. He walks every where. He still crawls when he wants to get some where in a hurry. But he is walking. I love that he just let go and went to his destination....the dog. He loves to get the dogs....mostly the golden. Rachele hates that he is walking because he gets her...he hasn't changed his routine at all he got her when he crawled so why does walking make a difference???

Happy blogging!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What a week of working to get good grades!!

Well, I have gotten through two of my three mid terms. I feel realy good about one of them. The first one was noting but case studies and I don't feel real comfortable about my inturprtation of what was wrong with the patients and how to treat them. However the test I just finished about an hour ago...I feel great about. I think I at least got a B+. I love it when things just click in your brain and you fell really smart. I just hope it continues from now on. I have only been tring to finish school for about 6 years. It seems like this time the end is in sight...August of '08 is the magic graduation time. I can see that the time is closing in on a good time.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

What flower am I?

I get what I want even if I get into trouble.....yep thats me.

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Test blog!!!

Okay Emily I feel your pain about the blog. For some reason on my laptop I can not pull up my blog. I hope after I post this it will appear.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Kenny's Tooth!!!

With all of the hecktickness of school, Rachele's birthday planning and gift bags for school, dad's treatments, and all of the other household duties. I forgot to tell everyone Kenny got his first tooth. After 3 months of having a lump in his gum it popped through sometime in the night before the 3rd. Meaning I found it on Rachele's birthday. He is still very crabby so I think the other tooth will be appearing soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Rachele is 4 today!!!

My baby girl is 4. Four years ago on a Friday I went to St. Joe to get induced to have her. We did not know if Rachele was a boy or a girl. We were lucky enough to be surprised. By 6:07 pm she was born. Lee finds her birth time funny because he was born at 7:06 pm. But I digress. Rachele is 4. Were has the time gone?? So I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHELE!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Well my dad starts his treatments for his bladder cancer tomorrow, hopefully. If he still has blood in his urine (TMI) he can't start it yet. He goes in a few weeks (18th) to hopefully start his seed treatment for his prostate cancer. I'm not sure if that is just a consult or the start of treatment. Please keep us in your thoughts.

Friday, September 28, 2007

My kids are getting big!!!

The kids had thier yearly check ups. Or should I say Rachele had her yearly check up and Kenny had his nine month check up.

Rachele is 40 lbs and 42" tall. She has to go back next week to get her 4 year shots. Michigan is a stickler for dates so she couldn't get them 5 days dumb.

Kenny is 23 lbs 7 oz and 28" tall. He is my chunk o' love. He got his last Hepititis shot. And we got a number to get a consult to have his ear tag removed. He has had it since birth and its no big deal but we would like to have it removed before he starts school. But we also don't want him to old that he hates doctors. So I'll keep you all updated on the results of that.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Update on my dad!

Well my dad has had some medical issues as of late. I won't go into to much detail however I will give you final results...

He has prostate cancer and is handling the news well. He also had a tumor in his bladder that he had to have removed and tested before he could start treatment for the prostate cancer...he found out today that his tumor is cancerous. He goes back to the urologist tomorrow to descuss treatment options. He was thinking to treat his prostate cancer with the "seed" treatment but with this new news he is not sure if he can still do that. The good part of it is that he is handling this all very well at least towards us...I'm not sure about privately. I ask all to pray for him.

Happy blogging to all!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mohawk boy!!

Katie gave Kenny a bath while I tried to get homework done....she said can I leave his hair like this? Once his hair dried it laid back down but it looked cute so I had to take a picture or two.

It was a little cold last night so he got to wear his warm and snuggly pj's he seemed to like them. I know I did. I didn't have to cover him up.

Happy blogging!!!

The start of school!!

Rachele had fun today!!! She won't tell me what she did other than played. But hey thats what life is about at her age right?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rachele starts school!!!

Rachele gets to start school. Yeah!!! See was supposed to start today but someone forgot to call us so she could go. Oh well she'll get two days in this week. I will post a cute picture of her later when I have her ready to go to school tomorrow afternoon.

A note to Anna...Does your lower back hurt? Ever since I carried Rachele my siatic nerve kills...Just wondering because I've heard they can hurt more if you have kids that close. Also mine still hurt with Kenny and they are three years apart. Heck it still hurts.

Happy blogging!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Start of School!!!

Well i started school today.....ahhhh. Very over whelming. After this week it should be fine. Lee's first class was last week on Friday. His classes should be okay for him.

Rachele on the other hand....we don't know when school will start for her they (her school) is having trouble with the license. I hope she will go soon because she really wants to go. It would help us out a little with her in school for those few hours.

Hope all is well with all of you.
Happy blogging!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I had to try something new!!!

I tried this new backround let me know what you think! I like the set up. I'll have to see if I keep it or not.

Happy blogging!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

More pics!

The picture of the house is one that is onthe way to Grandpa's. We love the house and recently found out that it will be torn down soon (so sad). We got lots of pictures of Kenny playing in the grass. He loved it. Enjoy our fun piture's.

Up North at Grandpa's

Ok so I forgot to rotate the picture of Kenny, but here is the fun stuff we got to do at Grandpa's. We got to go outside, play in the grass, chase Rachele around the well (just for looks not a real one), even watch catipiler's eat weeds.
We went up there Tuesday after my final and stayed until Thursday. We needed to shower and feel human again. We could have showered there but Grandpa's cleaning skills are not the greatest and we did alot of cleaning just so we could sleep. We went back on Saturday because it was Lee's mom's b-day and we went to dinner. I have to say if you ever need something cleaned that you never thought would come clean call her. My sister in law said we should call her the miricale worker. But any ways, We had fun even if we had to clean and grandpa is home and not in the hospital anymore....he had his knee replaced 3 weeks ago. So we will be going up north a little more but not to much because our school schedule's are crazy.
By the way I got a B in the class I just finished. YIPPIE!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Everything is good.

We made it through the storm with out any issues.

My sister has a downed power line in her back yard....thankfully they are fine...just with out power.

Just wanted to update in case anyone was worried.

Happy blogging!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Tornado warning

As I'm sitting on the couch the national weather service issued a tornado warning in my county. The city sirens have gone off and we are just sitting here like its no big deal. My neighbor just came over and said that the side door is open to go to his basement. Very nice of him. We will be here until we feel unsafe. We could go to the bathroom but it is a little tight. So hope everyone else is doing well. All of you in Fort Wayne are going to flood according to my weather guy, I hope all are safe when it is all said and done. Talk to you soon.

Happy blogging!!! And I have some updated pictures from this week at Lee's grandpa's i'll update after the storm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My test was negative!!!

Yea the test was negative. We are saying the other test was a false positive.

Just have to wait until my tyroid scan...keep me in your prayers!!!

Happy blogging!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

More Info!!!

Well I went to see the infectious disease doctor....he thinks I should be retested to make sure it is positive and not just a false positive...I go back on wednesday to get the test read again....keep your prayers going for me.

I go on monday the 20th to get my thyroid scanned because my other blood tests came back that my thyroid is hypoactive. Hopefully i'll just need some meds to get that back in line.

Happy blogging!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Life's little tests!!!

Well I went to get my physical for school on Friday... I had a TB test done because it is required so I can go out clinically. It came back positive. I had a chest x-ray which came back normal. I still need to see an infectious disease doctor to go on antibiotics for 6-9 months (yuck). The worst part is I have to wean Kenny even faster than I had planned. I'm thinking positive about everything because I not needed the test for school it could be worse. I am considered to have "inactive" TB (not spreadable) but it still is a little scary.

I am asking my moms doctor if she should be tested to make sure that she doesn't have it or get it even though I'm not active. With her health I would rather not take any chances.

Please keep us in your prays and I'll keep you all updated.

Happy blogging!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

What a week!!!

I have been very busy studying for my class. I had a medication test on thursday. I think it went very well...I won't know for sure until tuesday.

Lee has been Kenny's life source. He even rewarded his dad by saying da-da. It has been awesome to here him ask for him or even realize da-da is coming to get him.

Rachele is been a little on the testing side of life. She loves to push my every button. I thank heavenly father I have control over myself and can calm down quickly. You have to love those testing times.
Life is good!!! Happy blogging!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

We have been busy!!

Well were do I begin.... Thursday my mom went in the hospital. Her sugar was over 1000...she should have been in a coma...heavenly father must watch over her. I have been out of mind. I have to study for a mid-term. I feel like I'm doing ok in that department, even more so because mom is ok now. She came home and we got some new stuff for her to keep organized.

The kids are getting big and into everything. Kenny is walking along furniture. Not ready for that. He is getting good at keeping is balance. Rachele has gone through her toys and given a bunch of them away to her "best friend". She didn't even cry about it...I was so proud.

I hope everyone else in the blog land is doing great. Happy posting.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Story Update!!!

Well we are all adjusting to me being in school. It isn't to bad yet. Lee is still off for the rest of the summer. Rachele asks everyday if she can go to school yet. Kenny is crawling and getting into everything. He just started crawling last week and already he is pulling up on furniture and walking along the front. I'm not ready for that yet. Next week we are celebrating my nephews graduation. That should be a blast. Just letting everyone know whats going on with the Story Clan.!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Name Game!!!

Your Name: Deb

Famous Artist/Band/Musician: Def Lepard (did I spell that right?)

Four letter Word: Door

Street Name:Delton Ave

Vehicle: Dodge Dart

TV Show: Dallas

City: Detroit

Boy Name: David

Girl Name: Daphine

Drink: Dr. Pepper

Occupation: Dog Groomer

Flower: Dogwood-does that count?

Something You Wear: DIAMONDS!!!-very rarely!

Celebrity: Dolly Parton

Something Found in a Kitchen:Dishes- clean and dirty

Reason for Being Late: delay at airport

Cartoon Character: Daisy Duck

Something You Shout: Don't

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Senior Year memories

1. Who was your best friend? Teresa 2. What sports did you play? Nothing 3. What kind of car did you drive? 78' Blue 2door Impala 4. It's Friday night, where were you? Walking around the city or driving if we had gas money. 5. Were you a party animal? Nope even though I didn't become mormon until my 20's I didn't drink but I did go to the parties to make sure my friends made it home safe. 6. Were you considered a flirt? Nope 7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? My senoir year no because the choir teacher retired and they did not get a new teacher. 8. Were you a nerd? No but I wasn't popular either. 9. Did you get suspended or expelled?No but I did drop out half way through my senoir year (I did go back to get my diploma years later) 10. Can you sing the fight song? YES 11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mrs. Banka 12. Where did you sit during lunch? With my friends in the middle of the lunch room when it was winter (cold here in Michigan) and in my car during the warm months 13. What is your schools full name?Madison High School 14. School mascot? Eagles 15. Did you go to Prom? No dropped out but I don't regret not going 16. If you could go back and do it over, would you? yes only to finish school with my friends and not to let my pride get in my way 17. What do you remember most about graduation? Nothing didn't have one 18. What was your favorite class? The school paper class- it was an engligh credit 19. Where were you on senior skip day? Work 20. Did you have a job your senior year? I worked at the Bombay Company 21. Where did you go most often for lunch?Rallies 22. Have you gained weight since then? Well yes but I have maintained my weight for 3 years other than the weight I gained when carrying Kenny. 23. What did you do after graduation? No where 24. Who was your Senior prom date? didn't have one 25. Did you go to your 10 year reunion? No, there is really no one I'd want to see face to face. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall though. Copied you Emily.

Friday, June 22, 2007

A few added pictures

I added a few pictures of the rest, of my family...minus a few brother in laws... Rob, Eric, and Steve and one sister in law Amy. I guess I need to take some pictures... I shoud get a picture of Nick by himself...he is my other nephew. But this is a start.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Update on The Story Family

Well we are both in school. Doing great we both made the dean's list. We are very proud of that because of how long we have been out of school.

We are still living with my parents. My mom's health is still bad....she doesn't seem to be doing to bad most days.

Rachele is getting weaned from her sippy cup and she is not liking life right now.

Kenny is teething and not doing to bad.

We went to Nebraska for 10 days to see Lee's parents. We had fun. We got to see the Winter's Quarters Temple...That was awesome. On the way home we stopped in Chicago--did I spell that right? We felt at home there. But we are doing well.

Figuring things out

Well I'm trying to work out the kinks...I seem to be doing ok. I hope everyone enjoys things on here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Envying your blog

Wow that was easy.