Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Little Things

You make coffee everyday
If I have the slightest sign of a sniffle you send me to bed and take care of what I usually do
You take me to Disneyland at least once a year
If the dryer goes off and I'm busy you actually put the clothes away and start the next load
You start the dishwasher if necessary
You still send me flowers
You always agree to turn off crappy movies
You make me laugh
You love our daughters
You cook dinner on dance nights
You work hard so I can stay home and play mom
You make breakfast on the weekends

There are so many more. I love you Shawn and know the next 20 years will be just as wonderful as the last 20. Happy anniversary!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How I Spent My Spring Break

Last week was spring break for us. In between playdates and lunch dates with friends I managed to get in quite a bit of crafting! I made some practice masks for Athena's ballet class, I also made the prototype of the finished product and covered all the base pieces with fabric. I made myself a pair of summer pajamas and Athena a cute new sundress with flamingos on it. I also did some work on a couple of gifts I'm working on, but no pictures of those because they are a surprise! We also finally finished the den!! Yay! As much as I tried I could not get a good picture of the room, so you will all have to just come over and see it in person. It really turned out great, I love it. I do want to get a magnetic memo board and maybe some art for over the desk. And we are going to paint the arcade and bring it back in, so I guess technically it's still a work in progress. Now painting the dining room is top of my list. If only I were really tall, scraping the popcorn ceiling in there is going to be tricky.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break

We had a busy, fun weekend this week. We went to see Rango! Loved it! I think we were the only people in the theater to catch the Fear & Loathing references though. Athena went to a birthday party Sunday afternoon so we headed to IKEA to fill the Pilot with bookshelves for the den. It is so close to being done now I can smell the paint for the dining room.

Now Athena and I are in the midst of spring break, the weather is wonderful and I finished all my cleaning yesterday, ok most of my cleaning. Hopefully we can fit some fun into the rest of the week.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Best Field Trip Ever!

Athena and I just got back from a great field trip to the Grand Canyon. When I heard last year that we were going I was so excited. How cool is it to get to go to the Grand Canyon on a field trip? The only downside was sleeping on the bus. We met at school at 10:00 p.m. Thursday night. The bus drove to Flagstaff and sat in a parking lot for about 2 1/2 hours then we headed off to the Grand Canyon. We made it to the rim for sunrise, it was beautiful, even though there was snow and it was pretty cold it was great. We ate breakfast then headed on a 1 1/2 mile hike along the rim. We were just feet from deer, got some really great views and even learned a few things.

We headed out to Watchtower Point for lunch and a great view of the canyon from the tower. Athena chickened out at the second to last level though. I can't understand how a child of mine could have any issues with heights? As we were looking out at the canyon, we were the only ones around and she says to me "this is so amazing, and to think nature did this, not a guy with a chisel" She is so awesome! It was still pretty chilly but luckily we found a spot inside to eat our lunches.

Back on the bus and on our way to Wupatki. This is a great preserved pueblo village of sorts. We have been there before but got to see and hear a few things we didn't last time thanks to our great guide Autumn.

Our last stop before dinner on the way home was Sunset Crater. Very cool, but it was so cold. The wind was blowing and it was just miserable. Luckily Athena's teacher told the guide that they will learn about Sunset Crater and take a field trip there in 5th grade so it was just a quick stop. The guides were awesome, they kept the kids engaged and learning while having fun the whole trip.

We were back home at about 8:30 Friday night. Exhausted with every muscle in my body aching! My very sweet husband scheduled me a massage today though so I am feeling great now.