Thursday, January 29, 2009

Back In Time

I was looking through some old pictures the other day and found this. I thought it was funny. It was taken waaaayyy back in 1989. I was 19, Gwen was 16 and Carrie was 13. That was the year of big glasses and big bangs!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For the California Cousins

These pictures are for Gwen and her kids. They are enjoying 80+ degree weather right now in So. Cal. We are not! What do you do with three kids in the middle of January with cabin fever? Take them to the zoo, of course. We already live in a zoo so why not spend the day there. The leopard was pretty cool. It kept pacing right in front of the glass. Josh's favorite was the gorilla who was eating a box (literally). Now Josh loves to take off his shirt and beat his chest and yell like a gorilla. I really do live in a zoo :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Aim High

Need I say more :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Already?

Where did 2008 go? Did I do all that I had planned to do in 2008? That would be a big, fat NO! I saw an article that said you could/should take five things that you didn't get to do last year and do them this year. Not big resolution type things, just little things like see a classic movie that you've never seen or go out to dinner at a new restaurant. I'm all for that. Each year I have these grand idea of all the New Year's resolutions I am going to set and then get frustrated with myself when I quickly fall off the band wagon. Don't get me wrong, goal setting is good and productive, I just think I need to be a little easier on myself and take baby steps to get to a bigger goal.

Last night at Annie's house (my aunt) we had dinner and she had all of us go around and say just ONE thing that we loved about last year. I really had two. One is that Josh is going to preschool 3 days a week. That seems kind of petty and I don't mean it to be. It's just that after 9 years of being a mother and being "on" 24/7 it's nice to have a few hours where I am the one who gets to decide what I want to do and then I can just do it. The other thing I loved about last year was going to Sunriver, Oregon with all my family on my mom's side. It's just so nice to "hang-out" and not to do anything or answer the phone or have anywhere that you have to be. It's so nice to be around people who love you "no matter what." I hope to have many more happy moments in 2009!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Snow Fun?

You'll notice I'm not in any of these pictures because being out in the snow isn't really my idea of fun but the kids and Parley have been having a great time in it. The sledding pictures were taken through the window of my car :) Parley had a lot of fun (exercise) helping the kids build a snow cave. From what I hear you can even sit up in it.

The picture of Taylor is on my parents deck on Christmas day. You can't read it, but the yard stick says 12 inches. More came that night! It was definitely a white Christmas.