Wednesday, January 21, 2009

100 Things. . .

My friend, Melissa at Mama Loco, and Lauren, posted this over on her blog today and I thought it would be fun to do too. Feel free to copy it and post it to yours as well. Bold whatever you have done.

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables. (does a lima bean in science class count?)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you're not sick.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagra Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen and Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to truly be satisfied.
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.- with Gavin
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class. (does kickboxing count?)
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served in a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the changing of the guards in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Been to the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the paper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had Chicken pox.
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit--through work. . .on a daily basis.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Catching up. . .

It has been quite a while since I blogged last. . .not sure where to start. We had a great Thanksgiving here in Lubbock with both of our families and then the month leading up to Christmas just flew by! I took the kids to a Christmas party for the families that I work with and they met Pancho Clause:

The kids also got to go on the Polar Express! Lots of fun for the kiddos but mommy had to take some dramamine. . .the train swayed back and forth pretty bad. . .not good for those who get motion sickness and lets not forget that half of the hour long ride was done going backwards!

We spent Christmas in Lubbock with both sides of the family. My dad and his sister (who I have never met) even came in to town--so that was interesting. Gavin got LOTS of costumes for Christmas. . .his favorite.

Rachael got the normal kind of girly stuff. . .Barbies, babies, princess costumes, etc.

Rachael is still doing dance and is so freaking cute!

The kids and I went to Belton over New Years. We left Larry at home since he had to work but we still had fun. We went hiking. . .now, I lived in Belton most of my life and never in my life went hiking there. . .but apparently you can! A few pictures:

While we were in Belton we stayed at my aunt and uncle's house. My uncle was either really tired or had a little too much Evan Williams and passed out in the living room floor. . .I took that opportunity to take a picture with him! LOL

And on Gavin's first week back in preschool after the holidays he had "horrible hair day". . .

That about sums up the past couple of months. Gavin will start playing baseball again soon and we have Rachael's dance recital to look forward to. My birthday is coming up and I will begin the last of my years in my 20's. . .its a little scary.