Saturday, March 22, 2014

spring break 2014

Our spring break is winding down. It always gives us that little boost to get us through until summer. My spring break started a day and a half early when I took Allison and a friend to Tulsa to see Miley Cyrus in concert. Note that I dropped them off and picked them up. I’m way too old to attend that concert!

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This is them the next morning sporting their new shirts.

And speaking of getting old, I headed to Tulsa in my 30’s and returned in my 40’s. Happy “over the hill” Birthday to me!

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A little birthday selfie after lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.

On Thursday Delaney and I took my mom to the zoo. On our way to the zoo, about halfway there, I realized that I left my zoo pass at home. I called Jeremy and he brought it to us. When we arrived at the zoo, we immediately saw that everyone who was on spring break this week was also taking advantage of the gorgeous weather and was at the zoo. I dropped my mom off so she could buy her ticket and went to park the van. Since I have a pass, Delaney and I were able to get right in, leaving my poor mom stuck in a never-ending line. Finally, about an hour and a half later (I’m not joking), she made it into the zoo and our excitement began! I use the word excitement loosely.

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This is where we hung out waiting for Gaga.

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This little guy put on quite a show!

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And of course the obligatory pictures with statues.

We also went to see the new Muppet movie this week and of course watched the newly released DVD Frozen. Jeremy just loves musicals (insert sarcasm) and was a good sport about watching both of these!

Only 9 more weeks of school until summer. Only 9 more weeks until Allison graduates high school! Oh where does the time go?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

my brave girl

Delaney decided she was ready to get her ears pierced. She’s been talking about it for awhile, so we agreed to let her go for it. I took her to the mall and we picked out her earrings. April birthstones really are the best!

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She was so brave. No tears and barely a flinch. She’s also been a trooper about cleaning them twice a day. Now she’s counting down the days until she gets to wear dangling earrings. The fun just never stops!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

miss kansas dance festival

A few weeks ago, my mom and I traveled to Olathe, KS for the Miss Kansas Dance Festival for the final time (at least for several years).

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The girls entered three routines and did a great job!

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They earned 5 trophies.

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It’s a little sad to think that this is over for Allison. It’s been such a huge part of her life these past 4 years. But high school is winding down and college life is on the horizon. So proud of you, Allison!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

snow day fun

We’ve been watching the rest of the country dig out of snow for days…weeks. We watched as hundreds of children were snowed in at their schools overnight (not at all envious of that scenario). We’ve read post after post on Facebook about snow days. And all the while, we’ve just been cold and dry. Until today…we finally got our coveted SNOW DAY!!!!

Snow days are great for sleeping in, drinking fancy coffee (thank you Keurig) in our jammies til noon, watching Sunday’s episode of Downton Abbey, catching up on reading, catching up on the blog (woohoo) and of course, playing in the snow.

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In case you’re wondering about that awesome Bears hat, it was a Christmas gift from Scott. Now he’s the ultimate JerBear. Thanks, Scott!!


Happy Snow Day, Kansas!!!! Can we get two in a row????

Friday, January 3, 2014

new sweater, new year

Allison has become quite the little entrepreneur! She’s been knitting for several years (thanks to my awesome mom who taught her everything she knows) and recently has been knitting and selling ear warmers and boot cuffs to all her friends and even some of her teachers. I’m so proud of her! And glad she can pay for her own gas and movie tickets.

For the past few weeks she’s been working on a sweater. Yes, a sweater. She finally finished it today.


So, it may be a little long in some places and somewhat short in others. But seriously, who doesn’t love a puffy sleeve? And like I said, I’m very proud of her accomplishment! Way to go, Allison!

Next on the knitting agenda, you ask? Socks!

Happy New Year! May 2014 bring us all great joy!