Get ready to laugh and be confused at the same time! I love this girl, and I can't get these lyrics out of my head!
...stomp once for Brittney...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So, Lucy figured out how to move her eyebrows... DOWN! She has been giving everyone dirty looks, and I mean everyone! Everywhere we go people get frowned at by little miss scowl! I actually thought it was quite funny until today when we were at JC Pennys Portrait Studio and the photographer was practically standing on her head to try to get Lucy to crack a smile. Luckily she got a few good ones, but there were far more frowny proofs than smiley ones!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
We went to a hockey game last week and had a great time. Lucy was mesmerized by all the action and by the little men gliding around on the floor. Sometimes I just wonder what she is thinking when she is experiencing something for the first time. I mean, how weird would it be if you didn't understand the concept of ice and you saw people skating. Not to mention the ice was PINK for Breast cancer awareness month. It was pretty freaky even for me! The crowd was exactly what I would expect at a hockey game in Alaska... and I will stop there! he he...
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tomorrow it will be our month mark for being moved into our house here on P street. We love our neighborhood, our neighbors and now that we got a storage unit, we are loving our house too! We have a lot less square footage than our last house and I am somewhat of a pack-rat, so we have lots of "stuff". Hmmmm, does anyone have a better sounding word than pack-rat for people like me? I don't think it is fair to put that label on myself, since I am a lot better than I used to be. Plus, I have really managed to get somewhat organized and I am pretty clean... I just have a lot of clutter. I am a really good stacker. You should see my workbench in the garage, just give me a shelf and I can make a lot of stuff fit up on it.
So, anyways, back to P street... We live a couple blocks from the inlet, and Anchorage has this fabulous trail system that runs all through the city. We have access to the Coastal trail and all the connecting city trails as well. The city grooms them for Xcountry skiing in the winter and they are a great place to walk, run, bike and roller blade in the summer. The scenery here is so amazing, some views look fake! These are pictures taken at the park a couple of blocks from our house on the coastal trail. All the neighbors are telling us how much fun it is when this lake freezes. The city maintains it as a ice skating rink and they even put fire-barrels out to warm up your hands. I want to get some ice skates!
We have really settled in quick. I can't stand living out of boxes, so I was moving at warp speed to get them all unpacked... All my JUNK!!! he he. We are really loving our neighborhood and we are all ready for visitors... So, put on your fleece hat and your down coat and come visit us on P street!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
We had a great last weekend in D.C. before we left. We said our goodbyes and then took a few days to relax before we hit the road. Lucy was in UT with her Mimi and Puppy (thanks again Mom and Dad.) After a nice weekend of eating out at all thoes "non-kidfriendly" resturaunts and a great room at Hotel Palomar in Dupont Circle, we were ready to paint "Alaska or BUST" on our trusty 1991 Volvo Wagon and head directly for Kansas City.
We got to Kimball's cute house about 17 hours later, just as the sun was coming up. It worked out nicely as he was getting out of bed, we jumped in. After a few hours of sleep we saw the city, met neighbors, took the Volvo in for a check up, got locked out of the house, ate at a great dumpling bar and went shopping at a Vintage Clothing store called Boomerang... whew! We only had 24 hours with K, so we had to cram it all in! It was a great stop, and I really liked KC.
The next morning we got up and drove to UT. About 17 more hours in the car we thought Kansas would never end! We were happy to pull into Heber and see our sweet Lucy asleep at Mimi and Puppy's house. We caught a few hours of sleep and then woke up to spend time with my family.
We had to leave Heber earlier than we had hoped because our ferry plans changed. We stopped in Layton for a yummy dinner with Graham, Emily, McKay, and the twins. We all went to a Real soccer game and then Bradford, Lucy and I headed for Pocatello.
It was great to see everyone in Pocatello. We always love going to Pokey to see family and visit our old turf.
Ok... I need to go to bed, so this entry is TO BE CONTINUED.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
This month, it is so sweet that we had 7-7-07 and friday the 13th all in one week! I pretend not to be superstitious, but I think I really am. I guess you would call people like me an optimistic superstitioninst! That sounds so scientific. I think I need a black cat.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I was hoping to write a good, juicy entry today, but I hear Lucy stirring in her bed. It seems that naps are very short lately and there is never enough time to just sit down at the computer and get caught up. We are good here, all still alive and well. I started to panic a little when I passed the wall calendar this morning and realized the movers are coming in TEN days! AHHHHH! I still have two jewelry shows between now and then and we have a list a mile long of "things" to do before the 23rd... My next blog entry I'll probably be in panic mode, we shall see. But for now I will just say, HELLO and post these really cute black and white shots I got of Lucy yesterday.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
We drove all the way up I-95, taking a small detour to drive through New York City, which was a huge adrenaline rush! I was driving while Bradford navigated and we saw The Statue of Liberty (which we call the statue of bolivity, thanks to my little bro. Eric), Ground Zero, Radio City, Central Park and The Empire State Building. It was a whirlwind and actually seems like a dream now.
We got to Boston feeling a little cranky and tired and checked into our hotel. This was the view from our window, so we quickly lost our bad attitudes! The next morning we headed out to do part of the "freedom trail". Which is a walking tour through downtown Boston. My favorite stops were the old cemeteries that had tombstones all the way back to the 1700s! They were amazing!
After lunch, we headed to Gillette field to see a USA Soccer match against Panama. This game was the main reason Bradford wanted to go to Boston! The stadium was HUGE and USA won, so everyone was happy. Bradford kept getting really funny looks when he would yell things out in Spanish. It was so funny to see people's reactions to this crazy Gringo cheering in Spanish!
This is the main Quad at Harvard. We spent a couple of hours walking around the campus and neighborhood. It was just like I imagined, all lush and green with tons of old brick buildings. I even felt smarter when I was there.
Another thing I loved about Boston was the parks and public gardens. They were so well maintained and clean! Lucy enjoyed lunch in the shade more that once on this trip.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Somehow we are almost half-way through June and I haven't posted once for the month. Lucy and I started the first month of summer in Atlanta with the Allen clan. We flew there with Kimball and met up with Dantzelle, Brad, Grandma Lewis, Delon and Larry and Myreel at the semi-annual BSA meeting. Dantzelle was receiving the Silver Antelope award for all her service in scouts, and of course our trip was filled with site-seeing. We toured the MLK sites, the Carter library and saw the laser show at Stone Mtn. It was a great to see everyone and explore Atlanta. Kimball and I stayed a few extra days and toured the Coke factory, CNN and the Olympic Plaza. It was such a blast to see family and spend some extra time with Lucy's favorite Uncle. Congrats to Dantzelle for her achievements in scouts, she is such a "celestial-ebrity"!
The CNN Center.... Where is Anderson?