Saturday, September 15, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
In Toon Town lounging on a car! Sorry folks! No getting your driver's license until you're 25 years old!
Everyone knows these famous Teacups! The kids had a blast spinning their teacup.. I was forbidden to spin the one Andrew and I were on, otherwise he would have puked on me!! Yech!
This picture was taken after the day was over, in the parking garage. I wanted a picture of the kiddos in their new Disney garb!
Well! If you want to read a story... be prepared not to get up for a while! A friend of mine from Santa Rosa's mother sent us 2 free tickets to Disneyland. I started looking online for tickets for the children. We were broke and couldn't afford to buy tickets for them...Tickets for the kids would have cost $172!!!! NO WAY!! Anyway, while looking for cheap tickets, a name popped up in my head many times. The name was "Queenie", she's a mom of Luke's classmate from kindergarten. Anyway, the name kept popping in my head and, so I decided to give her a call, and basically said to her," I don't know why I'm calling you, but your name kept popping in my head. Do you know of how or where I can get cheap tickets to Disneyland?" She responded and said,"oh! I work there! I can only let 3 people in not your whole family." I'm like..."oh really!? I only need 3 tickets for my kids!" So we proceeded to plan on a day and time to meet.
I decided that I would surprise the kids. They have wanted to go to Disneyland eversince before we moved here, and they stopped asking to go, I guess they figured that we would never go.
Andrew told the kids the night before, not to be surprised that he would be home the next day. He told them that he had errands to do with me. (he never takes days off!)
He told the kids to get their backpacks in the car and we would drop them off at school (ok, ok!! so we lied a bit!) The kids got really confused when we passed the school. I preteneded to get "frustrated" with Andrew... heehee! I told the kids that since he had never taken them to school, that he was just confused! They accepted that! Then we kept going and they were so worried that they would get a "pink" slip for being tardy. So I calmed the kids down by telling them, "oh I'll explain to the office, don't worry! We'll take care of it!" Well needless to say they accepted that!
We got on the freeway, and school had already started and we told them, "ohh!, I guess you'll have to go on the errands with us!" the kids were not excited at that prospect.
Andrew and I had a hard time trying not to laugh! When we finally pulled into Disneyland, they didn't realize it until I rolled down my window and paid for parking, and the attendant said " Welcome to Disneyland! Have a wonderful day!" I immediately looked back at the kids to see their expressions. I wish I snapped a few pictures! It was unforgetable! They did not believe that we were actually there!
Emma told us, while we were waiting at the gate for Queenie to let us in, " I am in shock!"
What an unforgetable experience for us! We had the time of our lives there! I know people think- oh Disneyland.. everyone's been there already! But for my children, it really meant a lot to them. I am so happy that we had the opportunity to do this, and for free!
We came on the best possible day! We basically were able to go on all the rides. A day we will not soon forget!
Now you can get up! Smile!
Monday, August 6, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
You are all probably thinking huh??? First day of school in July!? They go to a year round school. Ashley is in 5th grade now, Emma in 3rd, and Luke in 1st. The year has flown by so fast! We just realized that in a few weeks that we will be reaching our 1 year mark since we moved here. One whole year!
Andrew and I have decided that I'm going to go back to school hopefully this semester. I'm going to go to the community college a few miles away from my house, and see if i can get registered..I'm excited and nervous all at the same time! All these years of saying I'll go back when my kids were all in school. I would have liked to go last year, but because Luke was in school half days so, it wasn't ideal. We would still need to figure out what to do with the children when I'm in school while theu're off track. Keep your fingers crossed that it will all work out for me. I have been really hoping that my vertigo won't affect me.I haven't had an attack in a long time so.. I'm hoping for the best.
Anyway, the children love their teachers.. seems like we are so blessed to be in this school district. Ashley says that her new teacher, Mrs. Miller is the best so far! (probably because she hasn't seen her "other side yet!" haha!) Luke was really hoping to get into Mrs. Oatman's class and he's in her class, so he's happy as can be! Emma likes Mrs. Garcia, so hopefully it'll be the best for them.
Today it finally cooled down! I didn't turn on the AC! YAY!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Having a ball on the trampoline!
Wondering if her wishes will come true!
It was an interesting date, that will never happen again in our lifetime..
Happy Birthday to you Ashley, Wendy, Danielle, and Pamela (tmw)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Day 2~ Sunday, We went to the Provo Deaf ward, then we went to Andrew's Grandma's house in SLC and spent all afternoon and evening with her. Different families came to see us.
Day 3~ After we left Grandma's house, we called different hotels and just decided to stop at one, in SLC, So we stopped at the Hampton's Inn A few blocks away from Temple Square which is where we spent most of our day.
It was a beautiful day! The weather was in our favor! we had so much fun and enjoyed going to all the sights and museums. I am proud of the kids, because we walked a lot that day....
In front of SLC Temple doors
Emma was getting a bit tired (understandably!)
The view from the top of the Conference Center.. It was mind bogglingly huge! ( I don't know if that's a real word! haha)
After we got tired of walking around Temple Square, we went to Lehi, and stayed with Karen and Sam, they fed us and let us sleep there. It was soo good to see them again. Thanks!
Day 4~ We went to a dinosaur museum I think it's called Xango, at Thanksgiving Point. We splurged a bit for this fun museum.. we spent all day there!! We left for lunch to meet Suzy, Doug and Jr, who was going into the MTC the following day. After lunch, we headed back and watched a 3D movie.. which was awesome but Luke took off his 3D glasses because he was too scared. Andrew and I both got headaches, I think our 3D glasses weren't working exactly right. Plus we were pretty tired. But you can see the children had a ton of fun!
Day 8~ We decided to go home a day early, we were very tired and wanted one day to rest before Andrew started working again. We needed a vacation from our vacation! We packed up and stopped at Allen and April's and took showers, changed clothes and left.. (thanks for putting up with us!)
We met up with Allen and Jared at Cove Fort a historical fort built by some LDS... it was interesting to go and see. The one thing that stood out, was the guide was talking about how they had different irons for different purposes, including a special ruffle iron!!! I couldn't get that out of my head.. a Ruffle Iron!!!! you would think they would have better things to do than iron ruffles!!haha I rarely iron!! thought it was funny.. You can see the irons in the pictures that Emma took.. on the very last one on the right hand side is the ruffle iron, which still boggles my mind!
We stopped in Cedar City at an Iceberg.. Their shakes are hugmougous! WOW! We got home at 11:15 pm our time... It was so good to be home again. We found Tigger locked up in Luke's room, We don't know how long he had been stuck in there with no food, water or litter box. He seemed ok.. Anyway.. we had a good time and we rested a lot today, unpacked and did some laundry... Thanks to all who put up with us!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
I took Ashley to the Orthodontist today, and they were prepared to put braces on her today, But i said. hold it, let me talk to hubby about the cost. It about flipped me over when they told me how much it would cost.. UMMM!!! :-)
I was able to find a payment plan that we could work with..it's like a car payment! Yikes! But in the long run.. Ashley will have beautiful straight teeth!
I was finally able to sleep in for the 1st time today snice it's the first day of summer vacation.. if you guys have any fun and cheap ideas please let me know... :-)
A friend has just invited our family camping next weekend to San Clemente State Beach.. so that should be fun! We are just starting to meet people here. I guess it's a matter of time and patience to get to know people. It was so easy iun Santa Rosa where I knew lots of people.
Today, the orthodontist had a form for me to fill out, and asked about our previous address, and I had to dig deep to remember our old address!! It was scary to see that I'm starting to forget.. Getting old huh??
We are planning on going to Utah the last week of June to see people and tour SLC with the kids, so that should be fun.
Here's another picture with the lights on.. Cool huh??
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Of Course, I had to take a picture of it. There were quite a few washed ashore... Interesting!
We went to the pier where there were a lot of people fishing. It was a nice evening.
Thanks Emily and Chris for helping us set this blog up! Hope I dont get too addicted.. Maybe this will be a good way to chronicle our lives.. and be able to look back at what silly or fun things we've done.