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The Newest Disney Member

Our little family grew this weekend! While out and about we stopped by PETsMART to look at the cute dogs that were available for adoption and stopped by the Parakeet cages. Garrett had a parakeet for the longest time and he unfortunately died right around when we got together, so I never met him. I know how much he misses Ricky and so we always look at the parakeets at PETsMART. Well, on Sunday when we were there, we found the most beautiful albino parakeet and as Garrett fell in love instantly, I found one of the employees so that we could take him home.  🙂

We then took him on a small road trip to London, to meet Mamaw and Papaw and to get the cage Garrett already had. While he was still in the carrier and we didn’t know what gender he was, we came up with names for both male and female. But we got a good look at him and found out he’s a boy! So Icarus Evan Disney has joined our clan and we’re super excited about it.

He’s taken to me a bit more than Garrett, which surprises us both, but he’s adjusting well, minus the fact he hasn’t eaten yet. But all the research says it can take 1-2 days for them to start eating, so we’re keeping a close eye on him.

And no announcement like this would be complete without pictures, so here they are!


Sittin on momma’s hand


Posing for the camera


He crawled up there all by himself!


New home with Mommy & Daddy


Taking a look at Mamaw & Papaw’s puzzle, and ignoring Daddy


Hanging out by the mirror


What’s with all the pictures mom?

So that’s our new featherbaby!

We also got to hang out with Josh, one of Garrett’s friends from London this weekend, and had an awesome sushi dinner. And I was sent home from work today, as I’m feeling like crud and the girls didn’t want to catch whatever I’ve got. I’m pretty sure there’s a combination of allergies and some sort of swollen tonsils going on, so my head hurts, my nose is stuffed and my throat is raw. No fun for me, but I’ll be resting today and get to keep an eye on Icarus.




Today marks the opening day of the new Microsoft Kiosk in Fayette Mall, aka Garrett’s new place of employment! He was flown out to Denver for 5 days of training, came back with some awesome free goodies and has been working non-stop at the mall in order to prepare for the opening day.

I’ve heard a ton of fun stories from Garrett, and its so nice to see him excited and happy to be at work. He’s also loving his new windows phone and the Microsoft Surface he got. I’ll admit, I’m loving the new surface too (I’ve created this blog on it, and I’m writing this post on it) 🙂

I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of his co-workers and they’re an awesome bunch. I’m looking forward to using them as testers of various baked goods that I may come up with.

My job is a boring data entry position, but it pays the bills and I can listen to music to keep me going. And the girls I work with are pretty great too.

Random other stuff going on in our lives:
~ My Aunt is taking care of a dog that we’ll adopt once we get our own place. We’re very excited to be able to call Presley our own.
~ We’re looking for our own place. While we love living where we are, we’d like to be on our own and have Presley with us.
~ Garrett just got a new Warhammer army that we’re trying to find a paint scheme for. He’s now the owner of Tyranids, which he’s wanted to play for a long time now.

So, yeah. We’re kind of boring. But I’m going to try and take more pictures while we’re out doing stuff and then I can add those to these blogs so they’re not so boring.

Till next time,


Welcome & Hello!

I thought that since we’re away from family and some friends, I’d start a blog to keep everyone updated on what we’re doing.

We’re kind of boring now, but this may be more fun if Microsoft moves us somewhere/when we have kids.

Garrett is probably rolling his eyes at this, but I don’t care.

Hope you stick around!



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