Wednesday, March 28, 2007

He's in the Jailhouse Now

We are finally at the next step of the adoption process...the FBI criminal background check. (I'm glad I didn't get arrested when I was 16 after that time I was dropping water balloons from the freeway overpass onto unsuspecting cars.) So we're driving to the County Jail to get our fingerprints taken, and I thought it would be appropriate to throw in the Johnny Cash Greatest hits CD and listen to the songs about prison. Owen absolutely loves "In the Jailhouse Now." He can sing along with the chorus like an old pro. The lady at the prison entrance gave Owen his own sheriff's badge. He looks so much older in pictures than in real life.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Back to Reality

Kim, Owen, Dexter, and I got back at 3:15 this morning from a very fun trip to Colorado. The Kunz side of the family had a reunion in the mountains at Kate's dad's house. (Thanks again Kate!)

We hot tubbed in the snow...

Rich, Annie, Emily, Owen, and Kim


Kim's brother Rich

played Ms. Pacman and Galaga...

Kim's brother Scott

and just relaxed.

Scott, Derrick, Courtney, and Annie

Owen especially loved chasing and hiding from his uncles...

hanging out with his cousin and best friend Emily...

playing with his baby cousin Ryley...

and being with his Nana and Papa.

We also went snowboarding, played poker, went shopping at the outlets, had a nine ball tournament, and gorged ourselves with insane amounts of food, but Kim and I weren't the best with our camera and neglected to take pictures of those events.

(Any Kunz family reunion attendees reading this blog that have pictures of those events, please email them to me and I will post those too.)

Please forgive Kim and I for being lazy with our camera. We have no pictures of Heidi, Kate, Trish, Dexter, Bone, or Samson either. And of course, we all missed Melissa, who is currently training to be an army medic.

We had an absolute blast and can't wait to do it again next year.

Side note...My first day back at work after this quick but glorious vacation, I had to fire another employee. If anyone out there knows of anyone opposed to selling drugs who also knows how to tell time, please send them my way.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dexter and Owen

The groomer accidentally cut off Dexter's left ear. I guess that's what you get when you take your dog to a place called Doggie Stylez.

Actually, his ear is fine. We wish she would have taken a little more off the sides of his face though.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Dexter the Shaggy Dog

I just wanted to post some proof of the comment I made in my profile about having a West Highland White Terrier that needs a haircut. I took Dexter to the groomer this morning to finally take care of it. Here is the before picture. The after picture will come later. I apologize for this being the most interesting event in my life right now.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Baby Sister Store

It's official. We went to LDS Family Services yesterday,(or as Owen calls it, "The Baby Sister Store",) dropped a grand on the counter, and we're on our way. There's a whole mess of stuff we need to do before we can even think about getting a kid. The first thing we have to do is drive out to the prison. They charge less for fingerprints than the police station. It takes a couple of months for the FBI to do a background check. In the meantime, we will be working on an internet profile and other things of that nature. There's a questionaire they want us to fill out about characteristics we would be okay with, such as race, gender, health problems, etc. It's really making us think. We love it though. We are both very excited. Keep reading our blog, and we'll keep everyone up to date.

I have to apologize for the lack of pictures on our blog. I usually do new posts while I'm at work when it's slow. I'll try and get a few pictures on from the home computer soon.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Chris

Since I've been having to fire people so often, you can now call me The Chris. Just like The Donald, but without all the money and disturbing hair. To answer your question Kim M., here are a few reasons I've had to fire people: $2,100 in missing deposits, not showing up to work for 2 days without any phone call, pocketing the cash from accessory sales and blaming the discrepancies in the inventory on shoplifters, and just plain stupidity and uselessness. I obviously need to work on my interviewing skills, but man I've had a string of bad luck.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Kim and Owen are at home, coughing up their lungs. I'm here at the mall sick as a dog, but I can't do anything about it because I keep firing everyone. The three of us together have probably hacked up enough phlegm to fill an orange juice carafe at Denny's. Sorry. That was gross.

Can you tell the mall is dead right now?

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Zoot Suit Riot

So I have to tell about a very cool thing that happened to me. I helped a customer the other day get his phone numbers back from his ex-wife who tried to port them over to Sprint. He was extremely happy when everything was done. He said in his Armenian accent, "Chris. Come to my store and I will hook you up!" He owns an Italian suit shop here in town. I've been needing a new suit for a while now. The one I have is too big since I lost weight. Also, I've worn it so thin, you can practically see my skin through the material. So Kim and I decided we could probably get something around $200. I didn't know the likelihood of that happening in a fine Italian suit store, but we decided to go take a look. The final bill was $266, but let me list what I got...a $500 suit, 2 $40 shirts, 3 $50 ties, a $130 pair of Italian leather shoes, a belt, and a pair of socks. He really did hook me up. I'll post a picture in my new gear as soon is it all comes.

I may not have summers off anymore, but I never got a deal like that after a parent teacher conference.

Monday, March 5, 2007

What are the first signs of addiction?

You were right Kim M. Now that I've started blogging, I had to immediately jump on this morning and write something else. I also had to see if Mom left a comment. (For those non-Powells out there, Kim M. is my sister. She's the author of the Oh Me Oh Myers! blog.) There will be plenty of slow times at work where I can check my blog. I hope this doesn't become as addicting as the Fantasy Sports Leagues I've been in. It probably will.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

These are the Days Off of our Lives

Wow. I'm finally doing this. Kim and I both have the day off, so what better time than now to start our blog? I've been working 60 hour weeks again since having to fire employee #7, so this is a rare treat. Kim and I have enjoyed reading the Oh Me Oh Myers blog, so now we would like to fill you in our our family's adventures, non-adventures, highlights, lowlights, and misdeeds. I need to switch gears back into education mode, so I can stop writing so many compound sentences in a row using the word "so" as the conjunction.

I guess the main reason for starting this blog, (as suggested by the Oh Me Oh Myers author herself), is to keep everyone up to date on the newest adventure in our lives. If you haven't heard yet, Kim and I both feel that we need to adopt. We should be starting the process very soon. We have so much love to give. It's not fair that Owen gets it all. Seriously though, we have wanted a second child for so long now. Adopting has always seemed like a scary step, but we can't ignore the signs and feelings anymore. To all those who are interested, we will keep this blog as up to date as possible as our journey continues. To all of those who aren't interested, go play solitaire, or minesweeper, or something.

I need to go figure out how to add pictures and stuff.