Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How long can one go without blogging?

I guess that I have proven to myself that life does indeed go on without blogging. Case in point, my last post.
I am finding that life is better stated in one liners on Face Book and through IM's to people in the neighborhood. So to family that is now far away, I will try to get on here more often and let you know what we are up to..... until then I need to go play with the kids before work returns to demand my time.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Man's Birthday

We celebrated another BIG Birthday in our home with The Man finally catching up to me.It took some time to get all the candles in place and after that many I needed a second set of eyes to count for me, so I asked Drama Queen to count them for me. She took one look at the cake and exclaimed, "Oh Dear". We giggled over that one, but we finally determined that there were just the right amount of candles on there. Then the lighting of the candles........
For the second time that night the smoke detector went off.

Lots of presents and quiet night with just the family. It was a great birthday.

Modeling his new jacket, my stud.
Happy Birthday - I love you!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

McCall Winter Carnival Insanity

We have heard all about the fun our friends have had in McCall every year for their winter carnival and so we decided to tag along and see what it was all about. McCall is about 2 hours from Boise and get a surprisingly large amount of snow and remains relatively cold all winter. So late January they haul out huge ice blocks and snow blocks and carve them into amazing winter sculptures, some the kids can play on and some you just look at and wonder how they did that. It was a great time walking around in the melee with all the other people that came for the freezing good time.DQ so happy to be somewhere there was a pool to swim in and endless fun to be had.
The family enjoying the pool, I had worked the night before and with 4 hours of sleep under my belt I thought the pool was an unsafe arena for me to venture into, so I side lined the fun for now.

Next morning we awoke to a beautiful day, cold crisp and ready for us to take on the tubing hill. This is the best thing ever. The tubes have tow ropes on them and you ride up the hill being pulled by a rope tow, then you pick one of three runs to fly down and do it all over again. It was so worth the cost and all the screaming.

DQ came off the rope tow so The Man had to tow her up with him, good thing she is so light.

The whole gang coming down the mountain, it was such a fun time and now we know what to expect so next year we can be more prepared for more fun, namely going snowmobiling and avoiding the crowds.
Thanks Fenn's for letting us tag along - you guys are the best!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Work, work and work

So it is a new year and with it a new adventure. 2010 has started off with a jolt but it is a good thing. I went through four days of mind numbing orientation followed by 36 modules that had tests with them that had to be completed with 100% correctness.
So needless to say that I have been pushing my mind to the max. Then it was on to my first shift on the floor for 12 hours. I ran my but off, going from one end of the floor to the other and back again more times then I could count - more times because I got turned around and forgot where the stock room was. We had a patient expire and one vomit for over an hour that needed a total bath and bed change. It was a rush and I came home exhausted but thrilled to finally be doing something that I really wanted to be doing.
So needless to say that time is limited and so I might be able to visit here once in a while but know that I miss all my bloggy friends and hope for you all the best this year.
This is a prosperous time for you, was what my fortune cookie said and I am gonna run with it.