Friday, October 30, 2009


I want everyone to feel like they are part of Dylan's life so here are some everyday videos of Dylan being the vivacious and personality filled little boy that he is. Oh for the Gap Casting Call you can do a search and if you put in casandrandylan is should bring it right up.

Been a long year!

So much has since December 2008. Dylan turns 1 and has one of the worst 1st b-days because mommy was in the ER throwing up uncontrollably from food poisening. Then I find out my mom made the worst mistake of her life by leaving the father thats been in my life through my most important all know him as my daddy Bill. I WANT TO JUST SAY, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN THEM, YOU ALL ARE MY FAMILY AND BILL WILL ALWAYS BE MY FATHER. I LOVE YOU ALL AND LOVE THE RESPECT AND LOVE YOU HAVE SHOWN ME. Then on March 2nd, 2009 my real father Dean passed away of heart enlargement 12 hours after I spoke with him and he was fine. After attending the funeral that broke my heart, I had a near fatal car accident that changed my life. I suffered a broken jaw in 4 places, as well as other broken facial bones, and a broken femur in two places. My life still hasn't been put completely back together. I realized my marriage was no longer healthy, so at the end of June I left my husband. There are some positives though. Dylan is running around and saying more words than we thought he could catch on to. I have met a handsome, sweet man names Jayson, who most of you met at the Corn Fest get together. We have been doing very well, just taking things one day at a time which is what I should have done the first time. I am now working at a small ma and pop restaurant called the Country Leaf Cafe' as well as my most recent job working part-time at Aeropostale. With Halloween right around the corner, My lil man unfortunately is going to be with his father, but momma got him the most adorable cowboy costume. Oh, on November 20Th I will be undergoing another surgery for scar revision from the accident. They will be cutting off the scar tissue to make the marks less noticeable. Well I will keep in touch I promise. CONGRATULATIONS BRENDA, LIAM IS SO HANDSOME! Oh one more thing, Dylan has been entered in the 2009 Gap Casting Call. So if you all could go to and type in "gap casting call" and click on the first thing that comes up find his picture and vote for him as the fan favorite. They will pick 12 or 14 kids to be chosen. The top picture is the one I used! Thank You!

Meeting the newest Storey

Hi everyone! Kelly and Joey came to Burlington to to meet Liam. We had so much fun seeing Joey hold Liam and marvel at his small size. It is always so nice when someone takes the time from their busy schedule to share in your joy. I want to share these pictures so you too can feel the love and warmth they brought to Brenda's family. The table is a memory filled table used by the Reindl kids and now LOVED by Ashlynn. She is eating and playing at the table when she is not pretending in Joey's toy box. Enjoy your weekend and the colors of fall.

Monday, October 26, 2009

We Need You!

Alrighty family members and friends, we need your help, suggestions, input, expertise, and your opinion (oh yeah I know you have one).  We are in wedding planning mode here in Michigan, but we're planning a wedding in Wisconsin.  Date?  We are shooting for August 28, 2010, but also considering August 21st or September 4.  Where?  The Madison or Milwaukee area - outdoor ceremony, indoor reception.  How many?  Probably around 200 people.

Who do you know, what do you know, how do you feel?  We would love to hear from you regarding ceremony and reception locations, catering, photography, florists - all things wedding related. Time is of the essence, especially regarding the venue options.  We REALLY would GREATLY appreciate any feedback!  

We look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us plan this very special day!


Audrey - Mrs. Jude-to-be
Rita - Mother of the Bride :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

He's Here... He's Here!

Yes, for those that aren't on the Urgent Baby Calling System, Brenda had her baby this morning.

Both mom and baby are doing wonderfully as are Dad & Big Sister Ashlynn. The birthing process went really quick and I have to say... Brenda looked relaxed and beautiful when I visited her in the hospital... seriously, if I didn't see her ID bracelet and a newborn I'd think she was on vacation and not a new mom again. LOL

Just look at this beautiful picture:

Okay, just joking... That's a well rested Auntie Dawn that had no clue she'd become an auntie overnight. Seriously, I went to bed and Brenda was home, not feeling anything exciting going on. Then BAM... phone rings at 6:45 this morning and Liam has arrived! :)

Liam Andrew Storey was born at 3:25 a.m. on 10/20/2009
He was 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20" long

Just wanted to share with everybody! If you'd like to see more baby pictures, I just uploaded some to Walgreen's for Grandma to pick up. So anytime after 5:07 pm today when they pick them up, you can call Grandma and Grandpa and see if they are around for you to see.

Hope everybody's evenings are wonderful and full of love! We're so blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Noah's football

Hi all,

Noah played his last football game this weekend. We traveled to New Glarus for a 9:00 am game (we had to get up really early, at least for Noah). Noah played great! They won 26-0. There record this year was 1 win, 1 tie, 4 loses. I am happy then ended the year with a win.

The other 7th grade team has a game this Saturday, so Noah has practice on Monday and Thrusday to help get the other team ready for their game.

Have a great week!



So Rob and I had a big weekend. We got a new puppy friday and when I got home and saw him he had a little black box with a ribbon around his neck that held a diamond ring. So we are now engaged and planning a wedding for late Aug. early Sept. We are really excited and are having so much fun with the new puppy. Maggie still doesn't know what to think but she will warm up to him soon enough. His name is Huntington because Huntington Beach is were Rob and I used to work in California. He is an Australian Shepherd. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment. Hope everyone had a great week! Love you and may God Bless you!!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

I had another one of those moments

Good Morning everyone.I have something I want to share with you all this morning. I had one of those money saving and memory moments yesterday and I can't keep it to myself. Have you ever heard of ALDI grocery store? Well I went there yesterday for the second time but the first time alone. Do you cook or maybe you microwave? Well with some training you can become an expert Aldi shopper. First you need a quarter and either debit card or green cash. The quarter will get you your cart(yes you get it back when you put your cart back). You need to take your recycled bags or green bags to bag your groceries and admire your savings again. The food is good and the prices are even better. You can be a cook or a microwaver or even just a salad and sandwich person. It is a great store for every kind of eater. So I went and got my groceries yesterday and had one of those "When I was 12 moments". I remember going with Mom to this place in Madison that sold dented canned food by the case. Mom always had her white envelope of money at home and took the cash to the dented canned store and we went shopping. We get to the store and go in pick out our cases. Mom must have paid for it because we took it to the car and loaded up and went home. Now for the fun part. When we got home we took the cases to the basement where the pantry was waiting. I loved unpacking the boxes and arranging them on the shelves. I got that feeling as I walked through the store as I saw the food displayed on pallets and not white shelves. FYI: Aldi is not like the case selling warehouse but it does save you money with quality food. Now the moral of the story is: You never know what life skills you will gain by arranging canned goods on a shelf. Organization is Priceless.
Have a great day and organize a drawer. Julie

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our New Home!

Welcome to our new home modeled by Ashlynn.

If you are doing any Fridge or Oven updates...please donate your box to the Storey Family. We would really like to add an addition to our home.
(just kidding- But I did find my lost camera adapter so REAL pictures coming soon)

Have a good day everyone! :-)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Good Morning it's Fall

Hi all! I just thought I would share a little smile for your cool Friday morning. Ashlynn and Grandpa like to share ice cream, and we finally took time to take a picture. She actually licks the treat and Grandpa catches the drips and takes a bite too. Have a great fall weekend.

BTW I am still waiting on a couple of answers and then I will do the Christmas drawing. If you have changed your mind and want to be added or dropped let me know it is not too late.