Friday, February 17, 2006

A New Addition

Please allow me to introduce the newest “future members/additions to” our family. These lucky people are Kat Mir and her 6 year old son Dominic. (We call him “Dom” for short) Some of you met Dominic on Christmas Eve.

On Valentine’s Day my son (and eldest Gaskey Grandchild) Randall asked for her hand in marriage and presented her with an engagement ring. (She accepted!) The neat part of the story is that this is the also ring that my husband, Ozzy proposed to me with, and my brother Michael also gave to his wife, Nani when they became engaged. (Isn’t that sweet! I think we’ve started a tradition here…) Wearers of “the ring” so far have been together for 15+ years…It has been at the beginning of at least two successful unions.

Randall will be the first “Gaskey Grandchild” to get married.

They are looking at dates between 7-12 months from now. (Doug will you be able to marry by then? hint, hint) Kat is a nice girl and just seems to bring out the best of Randall; and the most important part is that Tyler just loves Kat and Dominic both!

A little about Kat. She is 25 and the mother of 6 year old Dominic. She recently moved here from California. She is an Assistant Manager at Bed Bath and Beyond in Plano. She does not drink and they all attend church on Sunday as a family. She has definitely been a good influence on Randall.

I think that she is very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of our unique and ever growing family; we are lucky to have her and she will certainly add a new aspect to our family in general. Our family is one of a kind and there is a deep love for one another. That’s not only the definition of “my branch of the family” but rather the “Gaskey Family” in general.

Tyler is in Pre-K, learning a Kindergarten curriculum at present and doing is very well. The plan is for Tyler to move in with them after school lets out in May. He is looking forward to it.

Now, that last part is what is going to be difficult for Oz and I, but isn't this a parent's goal? Tyler is so very excited. He especially loves having Dom for a playmate… they even have a puppy now.

It will be nice to enjoy the leisurely part of being Grandparents … plus we just got our hot tub!

Please join me in congratulating them and wishing them well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Check this out

Okay, enough of all the ranting and renovation for now ... Take a second and try this:

1. Grab a calculator. (You won't be able to do this one in your head.)

2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code).

3. Multiply by 80

4. Add 1

5. Multiply by 250

6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number

7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.

8. Subtract 250

9. Divide number by 2

Do you recognize the answer?

Pretty cool huh!

(this message was brought to you courtesy of my little brother)