Saturday, August 29, 2009

An explanation of sorts

I'm sure that the few people that read this blog have been wondering where in the world I've gone. Actually nowhere, which is becoming a slight problem as of late. I'll explain.

Our original moving date was August 15th. That day has come & gone & as of today we are still residents of Nebraska. I always like to be prepared so for the last few months have been listing things on Craigslist & scheduling cancellation of phone lines & DSL service. You see where I'm going with this, right? We no longer have a home phone, which isn't a problem at all since we use our cell phones most of the time anyway. It's the interruption of internet service that has caused more than it's fair share of problems. It's not really a huge problem, just an inconvience I suppose. You never really think about how much you rely on something until it's gone. So for the next month or so I won't be updating this blog very often, until we get settled in our new home.
We hope to be moved by October sometime, I certainly hope so since we have sold our bedroom furniture & I'm getting somewhat tired of living out of a suitcase! :-)

One of my Photo-of-the-day shots: Brianna's 1st grade cirruculum came in the mail! She is loving school, for the most part, & is enjoying having her own desk & hot pink desk chair!

This little dog has made life very interesting for us lately. After having a sever seizure this past Sunday morning as we were trying to get to church, she has been taken to the vet & has been diagnosed with epilepsy. She is now on meds for the duration of her lifetime. Never a dull moment around these parts!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Photo of the day -

Garden of the Gods - Colorado

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Day 2

Today we toured the Cave of the Winds. I went into it thinking we were going to a few large 'rooms' with stalactites & such. I had no idea that we would be climbing narrow ladders, & going through tunnels so low that even Brianna had to duck! I've never thought of myself as claustrophobic but I was certainly leaning that direction by the time we got out of there! Funny enough, Brianna said the tight tunnels were her favorite part! And yes, Mom, I thought of you while we were in there!
We then drove about 45 miles SW to Cripple Creek, CO. We really wanted to take Tyler on the train ride there, although it wasn't as long as we originally thought, he loved it of course. The town was rich in history & back in the day, just plain rich! The mines surrounding the area produced 15-20 million dollars back in the Gold Rush days.

We also made a quick stop at Focus on the Family headquarters. The basement houses Whit's End & several playgrounds. The decor there was beautiful, they really put a lot of work into it, complete with the fountain soda shop!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Colorado- Day 1

The first stop was Pike's Peak. Even though Tim & I have both been there we decided to drive it again, because, I don't know, isn't that what you're supposed to do in Colorado Springs? :-) The temperature dropped from 70 degrees at the bottom to 40 degrees at the very top of the Peak, and of course I forgot to pack any jackets, so we wrapped the kids up in their blankets & made a very quick tour! A word of advice: The World Famous Doughnuts made at the top? They might be famous but they're not any good, so save your money! The fudge, on the other hand, was totally worth the splurge!

This might just be my favorite picture of Brianna from the trip. It's crazy, & it's her! She was tired of me taking her picture & did this pose, of course I kept snapping & I'm so glad I did! The 'flattened penny machine'. Sometime ago Brianna found my collection of them when I was a kid & she fell in love. Since then she has decided that she want to collect them too & has had so much fun making them on this trip.See? Absolutely delighted!

We also made the drive that night to go see Tim Hawkins, a christian comedian. It was a quite a bit out of our way, on the other side of Denver, but we're so glad we went. He was great & so funny.

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's that time again. . .

Vacation Time!
Brianna is exactly thrilled when the word 'vacation' gets brought up around our house. To her it means going on a trip & watching movies, a hotel pool, & probably some sort of an amusement park thrown in somewhere, she is a definite thrill-seeker! To Tyler, vacation just mostly means endless Tom & Jerry DVDs & M&Ms for breakfast, He is pretty easy to please!

To Tim & I, well I think we mostly just love the time away. Away from work, laundry, cleaning & packing. And lets not forget the cooking! I love my kitchen but a break is so nice.

This year we've decided to stick a little closer to home & go to Colorado. The fact that it's so close & we've never been is ironic, especially since we'll be moving very shortly. The time that we have left in NE has found us scrambling to 'catch up' on all the places that we must see before moving!

Vacation pictures to come, I took my new camera & went slightly overboard on the picture front!