Monday, January 25, 2010

People that Blog

Here it is almost February again. When I started this blog my intention was to share a bit of day to day life with all our family and friends that live far away. However I find myself thinking that day to day life is just a little too boring to share with anyone. So I only post when there is a big event in life. Then I start to feel that I am not keeping in touch with everyone so I show up here and blab on and on about nothing. How do all those people out there find a topic to write about everyday?

Around our house early February means planning for Athena's birthday. She wants a party again, only a scaled down version this year. Four of her closest friends at our house for an afternoon of fun and games. There is a very special gift she has been wanting for a long time that I think we are about to give into. I can't believe my baby is just about 9! We measure her every year on her birthday and mark it on the closet door. She has been checking it lately and has almost grown 4" this year! She will most likely pass me by the time she is 10.

Hailey is back for her second semester of college. She has learned the trick of picking the schedule that works best for you this time around though. So no early mornings and no 4 hour breaks with nothing to do. She is still working at the movie theater and has seen just about every movie out right now, one of the perks is all the free movies she can watch!

Shawn has me working on a new sewing project. A heated jacket! It will either be a much cheaper version of a very expensive item, or a great way to electrocute himself. Keep your fingers crossed for a good outcome.

So there you have it. Just a little taste of what we have been up to.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome 2010

Wow we sure sent 2009 off with a bang. I say good riddance to that crappy year, 2010 is a welcome hope. We had a very busy and fun holiday season though. It started out at 4 a.m on Christmas Eve. The weather was kind to us on our drive from Arizona to Utah, and even with a slight delay to save a dog that fell out of the truck in front of us we made it in about 11 1/2 hours! We were just in time for the festivities at my moms house. The chili and clam chowder were awesome, and the company enjoyable. It was nice getting to know Tyler's girlfriend Kelli a little better. The next day we were up bright and early for breakfast at mom and papa's. The kids have all grown so much and the girls were very excited to meet their new cousins Molly and Oliver. It was too bad the Gill boys were sick, we really missed seeing them. Dinner at Grandma Junes was a lot of fun too, so many new faces every year I've stopped trying to keep track, maybe we need to wear nametags! Saturday was a very nice brunch at the Fullmer's, thanks for having us and Jamen's family over. The kids had so much fun together, don't forget to send me that recipe Nancy ;) Once we had our Sconecutter fix we headed back to my moms so the girls could have a sleepover at Grandma's. Thanks Lynn and Jacque for stopping by it was so nice to see you both and catch up! Then it was on to Mickey's! A quick stop in Vegas to rest and take in a show, we saw the tournament of kings at the Excalibur. The girls loved it! Finally in California, Athena had one more practice in the hotel the night before she danced. Then they exchanged secret Santa gifts and off to bed! Early the next morning all ready to dance, I had to put my baby on a shuttle and hope she got ready all on her own! We headed over and found a seat, they did a great job, Athena was born to be a star! She looked like she was having the time of her life up there. Then we had a fun day riding rides with a couple of dance friends. I remember being in Disneyland with my best friend Nancy when we were in Stars so it was fun to watch Athena experience that as well. We had rain our second day but we made the best of it for about 6 hours then headed back to the hotel for dry clothes, room service and naps. Went back for a couple of hours that night and got Athena to ride California Screamin', now it's her new favorite! New Years Eve was a blast, there was music everywhere, and even though we actually rang in 2010 from the hotel room it was the best New Years Eve ever! 1,812 miles later we were back home in beautiful, warm Arizona. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that 2010 brings you plenty of happiness!