Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jordan the hairdresser, Part Deux

Jordan has been at it again. She got a hold of another pair of scissors and started chopping. Again, her hair was in her face. ARRGGHHH! So today we went and got it chopped off for real. I think it looks cute but it will take some time to get used to. Lee is going to freak when he gets home from Iowa. Oh well. I just hope it grows out some before her ballet recital in June. Jordan is so excited to finally have short hair. When she saw it in the mirror, she said "I look like Dora!"

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Monday, January 26, 2009


Yesterday we went to my nieces 2nd birthday party and family dinner. Needless to say we had a great time. My favorite picture of the evening was one I took of my mom and niece together. The lens fogged up and unaware I took the picture, but I think it kind of softens it and I kinda like it anyway, but that is not the point. I like that generations of family can get together and love one another and have fun. Isn't that how it's supposed to be?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brrrrr. It's Cold!

Alaska is 30 degree's warmer than we are today. Crazy. I woke up to temperatures of -15* and a wind chill of a much colder nature. Usually that would not be a problem, we would just hunker down have cookies and hot chocolate, but today, I had to go back to the airport and pick up my husband. The kids were out of school because of the cold, so we dressed warm, started the van so it would warm up, and we were off.
The airport is even more impressive in the day time. A ton of windows, and the ceiling is all skylights. Way cool.
We went to Red Robin for lunch, a first for all of us. Yum Yum. I got a Freckled lemonade, aka strawberry lemonade. Oh my gosh, it was so good. A bit of bite from the lemons, and sweet from the strawberries to smooth it out. Heaven. Like I said can't get enough of those strawberries.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Kate is taking a digital photography class at school, and needed a model, so she chose Spencer as Jordan was not cooperating. These are my favorite three out of the plethora she took. I think it captures the sweet little boy I know and love so very much.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

New Indianapolis Airport

Indy airport is the first one built since 9-11. I had the opportunity to take Lee there this morning so he could fly off for work again. His flight left at 6:00 am, so we had to get up at 3:30 am. Can anyone say Starbucks? Oh yeah, I don't drink coffee. Darn!
I was excited as we drove up, as I had not seen the airport yet. Let me say, it is so cool. As you travel down the walkway there are dancing lights up above, and inside it is big and spacious, with a lot of room to move around, during the busiest times. ie... Indy 500, and the other big races. They have a food court before security as well as some after. So yes, I hit Starbucks before going home. The Hot Chocolate was great.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Moon Watchers

Back in October there was a beautiful full moon. So the kids and I went out onto the trampoline to try and take pictures of it. Let's just say that with my crappy little digital camera the pics of the moon did not turn out so great, but the pics of the kids were cute.

We had a great time and made some good memories. That is what is important.
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas visit with Samantha

Once a year I get to meet up with my BFF Samantha. We have our Christmas exchange and do something for fun. Dec. 22nd was that great day! I miss her so much. We met at Spaghetti's for lunch, laughter, and lots of girl talk. Oh yeah, we sprung for dessert. Life is good.

Here I am digging into my bag. Doesn't she pick the prettiest bags. Samantha gave me a gift certificate to my favorite clothes store. Yippeeeee. Oh yeah, and a tin of Lindor truffles. Oh I love her, she always knows just what to get.

And here she is opening the fused glass bowl I made for her. She loved it!!!!! Thank goodness, I was sweating that one.

Then off to get some manicures and pedicures. Oh my gosh, I could really get into the pampered life style. Just sit back and let somebody take care of you and make you feel pretty, and special. Ahhhhhhhhh! I'm relaxing just remembering it.
Samantha takes her turn under the dryer. Notice my Sonic strawberry slushie, life would not be complete without that.
After all that fun we went looking for some slippers her mom needed to give to her sister. That lead us to the mall. I usually HATE the mall and shopping, but tis the season, and I loved finding all the bargains. I bought a TON of clothes for my little Jojo at Gymboree. Of course I only buy the stuff off the clearance rack, and it was 40% off. Woo Hoooo, you just cant beat that. Unfortunately they didn't have any boy stuff Spencer's size. Darn! All in all it was that best day. Just perfect. I can't wait to do it all over again next year. Samantha, that is just too darn long, COME BACK FOR ANOTHER VISIT. How about tomorrow?I think I'm free.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mud Chicken

Roast Beef will now forever more be called "mud chicken". Why you ask? Well let me explain.
When my little kids were even smaller than they are now. (6 & 4) Meat was not a terribly big thing for them, except for chicken. So we started calling everything chicken. Beef was brown chicken, pork..chicken etc.... To this day it is to a certain extent still "chicken".
Tonight my son helped my husband wash the potatoes that were going into the roast. My oldest daughter (17) questioned if they were clean enough, as we were eating. I sarcastically said, "yeah, they had mud on them."
So Jordan being the ornery little thing she is, said "We're eating mud chicken". "See it's mud chicken because it's brown." With the great laugh that followed the whole family started calling it mud chicken as a joke. I think this is going to stick.