Thursday, January 29, 2009


Oh Blago.

I once had a conversation with a friend about ego-maniac men and the women who love them, protect them, and turn a blind eye to their scandalous behavior. This all seems so familiar in so many ways. I had a boss like Blago. When he finally lost his job, his mantra became, "I did all of these things for my employees! I just tried to make our workplace better! I had all of these wonderful ideas to improve our customer's lives!" Yeah right buddy. If you had just done your job and not put everything on me while you flipped houses instead of doing your job, you'd still have one.

I wish I would have voted for Judy Barr Topinka.

She's crazy too, but in a legal and lovable way.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's not supposed to be funny, but it totally is.

Daniel, my sweet natured, easy-going, happy little boy has been having temper tantrums. I know it's not supposed to be funny or cute, but it really is and I can't help but think it's funny.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It's a great day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Preacher Brian

Brian got a chance to speak in church today. Our church is doing a series about faith. I want to share with you what he said:

Curt started off by telling the church that He asked Brian out to lunch that same day he was let go and expected Brian to be a total wreck. He was really surprised that Brian was pretty calm about the whole thing.

Brian then talked about how losing his job was a real shock and how the last time he was let go from a job he was 24, lived with his parents and all he had was a car payment. He totally went off the deep end.

This time, even though he has a family to provide for, he felt oddly at peace and he knew that even if the worst was to happen (like losing our house or something) it wouldn't destroy our family and we'd be ok. He talked about how he learned over the past several years that a man's job doesn't define him, that his self worth comes from being loved by God and family. He also knew that God would provide for us. Then he said that that we could have prayed more, and we weren't walking around being all like, "we know God will give us what we want!" (He said it in an exaggerated manly voice), but that faith for him meant accepting whatever God has for us and knowing that we will be ok.

Then Curt shared that about a week and a half ago, Brian called him to have coffee and he was expecting to have to council Brian out of depression or something, but that it was to talk about his 1st job offer, and that while they were hanging out, the 2nd job offer came in!

Brian said that he was really thankful that God was faithful to us, even when we aren't as faithful to Him as we should be, that he was thankful for our family and friends, and that he KNOWS that the things that matter most are the relationships in our life with God and others.

Some of the other things he was going to share include:

Even though Brian felt pretty secure about not losing his job, he started bringing his tools and personal things home a few weeks before he lost his job. He feels that God was prepared him.

He took a class on hydrolics last semester and didn't just get an A, the retiring teacher told Brian that he should apply to teach the class next year. The company he works for now makes parts for hydrolic machinery.

Brian has made a big career jump, he wouldn't have had the guts to try out for this new job if he had stayed at his old job.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Funny things about my kids.


The only way she will sleep is if she has no less than 7 of any combination of : stuffed animals, dolls, books, her princess tent, her new baby carrier that she got for Christmas, stickers, and any other random thing. She also must have a minimum of 3 blankets; teddy blankie, princess sleeping bag, her new princess comforter (also a Christmas gift) are the staples.

Every night when we pray over dinner she thanks God for the egg our neighbor threw at Brian a few weeks ago. (I was in the middle of making cookies when I realized that I was short an egg. Our neighbor threw one at Brian and then gave us a carton of 17 more.)

She gets excited about seeing blood. I know this sounds macabre so let me explain why: Blood = a band aid. She loves band aids. If you didn't know that and saw her reaction to blood, you would think she was a little vampire.


His favorite thing to do is to transport a large amount of tiny things from room to room. He takes handfuls of stuff and moves them from the floor in the living room, to the middle of the kitchen floor, to a chair in the breakfast area, to the middle of the playroom. This keeps him entertained for very long periods of time.

He loves to pretend to rock out with his various toy guitars.

He can't live without Aimee, even though she drives him crazy sometimes with her aggressive love. One day he woke up and Aimee wasn't home and all he did was go in and out of her room looking for her.

He can find any area that is suitable for hiding where ever he is, and he will sit there patiently for a looong time until we find him.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Officially Employed

Yes, it's true! Brian got a great job. I am so proud of him for the way that he handled himself. Both companies made him offers yesterday. He made a good decision. More details later.

Thanks to call who prayed, offered encouragement, gave good advise, helped him look for jobs. We are incredibly blessed.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Gearing up for good news...

Brian managed to land 2 second interviews with 2 different companies this week! In this economy. Hopefully we'll have some good news.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Wroblewski Family Sick Day

We were all sick yesterday. Danny is getting over his cold and then he fell and scraped his forhead, Aimee developed a nasty cough (which thankfully is better today), and I could actually pinpoint the exact time that my sinuses started bothering me last night. I can hardly think today.

The hardest part about being unemployed is the waiting.

We have a lot up in the air right now. This week will be big for us. We will be making some big decisions. Please pray.

That is all.