Monday, November 23, 2009


Good morning!

I know it's been awhile since I last posted but once again times are truely crazy in the Faas household. We have finally started to heal after losing Mistophelees. So I thought it would be nice to come and post something upbeat after the last sad news. Things are going really well for both Ian and I. We both had birthdays in the last two months. Crazy how time truely does speed up each year after celebrating a birthday. I can't believe it's almost December. We will be working through the holidays this year again. We received our year end reviews and both received good marks. I was a tenth of a point off of a 4 and the highest you can get is a 5 so I'm pleased. I received almost a dollar raise because of my good performance. I have been put up for the next tier at our work so I have been attending training classes to get me prepped for the test we have to pass in order to officially be promoted up. Once that happens it means I will be taking on more responisibilites and will actually get to help out with the coaching of my fellow team members to help improve their scores. So, I'm a little nervous about that because they will looking at me and how well I do that by measuring the results of the team's survey scores, etc. I am looking forward to this new title but first have to pass the tests. This will likely take place in Jan.

Speaking of Jan, Ian and I will be celebrating 8 yers on Jan 5th. It's a tuesday so we are off of work automatically with our current schedule. We will probably go out to dinner and maybe a movie that night. We will be taking a trip probably the first or second week of Feb. We have postponed our usual Jan trip till then because of not knowing when exactly the tests will be scheduled just yet. We are debating between two trips. One would be a 7 night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas out of Galvesto. She does two different routes, with every other week alternating between Cozumel, Grand Caymen, and Montego Bay. The other goes to Costa Maya, Cozumel and Roatan. For those of you that don't know of Roatan, it's supposed to be some of the best snorkeling in the world. It's an island off of Honduras if I'm not mistaken. The other two things we have debated against would be a week in Cozumel at an all inclusive resort instead of cruising there. We really love that town and it would be nice to spend a week there to really explore it and see some of the nightlife even. The other would be going to Las Vegas for 5 nights and seeing some of the shows that great city has to offer. We have only been once before and it was just for two nights, so it would be great to spend more time there.

So we have a lot to think about in the coming weeks. We plan on making our decision in December after we see how much our bonus checks are worth. We have set a certain budget for our trip as we would like to put half of the bonus back into savings. We have our holiday christmas party coming up as well on December 19th. They are having it at the same place as they did last year, so we are really looking forward to it. It was a blast last year. We got a room again for the night so we wouldn't have to worry about having a drink or two and then driving home afterwards. Plus it puts us closer to work which is always a good thing.

I think that about sums it up for us right now. I hope to get on a more regular once a week posting again but we will see.


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