Sunday, December 28, 2008

MORE California Pictures!!!

This is our family at 6 flags Magic Mountain!  It is not especially my favorite place... but the kids sure had a ball!!!  It is a park of many COASTERS!  I have memories of riding the colossus when I was a teenager with my sisters Laura and Jeanette (who later had to be pried from the seat!!!). It was soo scary and fast!  We were soo cool because we dared to go on it!  Well no more!  That ride was the baby ride in comparison to the new ones they have!!  The scariest one (the X2) has you facing downward as you drop at 100% vertical!!! I would not even go on tis one... But Morgan did!!!
Morgan & Meg
Boo is one of my favorite Disney characters!
Morgan is the only one of my children who would willingly pose with the characters!!!  She was so cute as she had her picture taken, Minnie then leaned over and gave her a kiss on the head.  Morgan came back to me exclaiming with wonder how soft her hair was because "Minnie kissed her there!!!"
Zack, Ben & Morgan at Tarzan's tree house!
Crazy Christmas hats at the gift show in Magic Mountain!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas!!!

It is so nice to have an engineer for a husband... all my treats come out completely square!!!! (only when Russ measures them!!!)
Each year, on Christmas Eve the kids get to open one present!  When they were little they would get so excited, until they realized that mom got to pick what present that they got to open!  After a few years they caught on that it was new PJ's!!!  It is still a tradition that we have every year!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Here we all are in front of the Mickey!!!  Everything is so green and the flowers are beautiful!!!
Zack , Donald & Brayden!!!  
After the initial shock of Indiana Jones... Brayden really enjoyed all of the rides!  Even Space Mountain!!  Zack was a little on the queasy side (He takes after me!!!)  I do have to hand it to him... He would go on a ride even if he knew that it would probably make him sick!!
Morgan, Tinker Bell & Meg!!!
 Morgan totally believes in fairies!!! All of the little girls in the line were so cute!  The chatted to each other about all of the different fairies and which ones were their favorites!  Oh to be young again!!!   You would not think it to look at these lovely young ladies, but I am raising a couple of roller coaster FEINDS!!! The bigger the coaster the better!!!

Aunt Sandy & Ben!!
We were so excited to have Aunt Sandy go with us!!! We all had SUCH a fun time!!! All I know is that I don't want to wait another 10 years before we go again!!!  Ben's favorite ride was appropriately named THE SCREAM @ Magic Mountain!!!   I think it was the one with corkscrew turns and too many loop-de-loops!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

We're Back!!!

We had such a fun time in California!!!  The weather was bad... all around us!!! Wednesday was the only RAINY day.  The rest of the time it would sprinkle here and there... just enough that there weren't any lines most days!!!  I have lots of pics and I will post a few each day!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Can you guess what it says????

Today was the day!!!  I have needed to do this for 3 weeks!!! I made 18 sets of the FAMILY hanging that I do for the boutiques.  I still have to put the ribbon in, hammer in the nails & wire them, but hopefully the worst is over and I can get them wrapped and delivered!!! Then I am DONE for 2 weeks!!!!!   Yeah!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bra Shopping!

Liz and I went bra shopping yesterday!!  Not my favorite thing in the world to do...  but the underwire on 2 of mine broke last week!!! I was getting desperate!! So now thanks to Liz the "girls" are back where they belong!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Temple Square

I think everyone ended up at Temple Square last night!!!  It was so pretty with the fresh snow.  It had been a few years since our last trip to Temple Square, it was neat to see all of the new creches.  Especially the one in the reflecting pool!!! That one was my favorite!