Thursday, March 19, 2009

Skiing at Keystone

This was the little escalator we went up to ski down the hill. I really don't even think this is called the bunny slope, it's probably something more like the toddler slope. Kasey liked riding the escalator up. I didn't get off this slope. :)

Kasey went up and down probably 10 times. Herehe is with Alan. He did really good balancing. Next time we go, we'll probably be able to put him in lessons. He got really tired, plus at first it took forever to get him to wear the boots. He didn't like them.

Here's Donna wiped out and Kayla wiped out. Alan is standing over Kayla giving her some kind of a "pep talk". Hmmmm.....

I don't have a picture of me skiing. No one seems to ever take my picture... :( Isn't that the way it always goes. I did get Mark to video me and then he took a regular picture and it was a close up so didn't even show me with ski's on.

Snow Tubing at Copper Mountain

Here's the view of Copper Mountain where we went snow tubing.
We would ride an escalator to the top and then tube down. Kasey and I had a double tube. He loved it! There's Donna, Kayla and Alan in the background.
Mark didn't go tubing with us. He hadn't really felt that good once we got to the hotel so just kinda took it easy.

Going down the hill!

View of Pike's Peak

Here were a couple of really good first views of Pike's Peak.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Heading To Colorado

Well, we decided to head to Colorado for Spring Break. It was kinda a last minute decision, which sometimes are the funnest trips. We left this morning (Saturday) around noon. Here's a picture of a truck that was in front of us with a bunch of logs in it. Notice how the truck bed is bent! It was a little scarey watching the truck bed bounce up and down. Some people are crazy! HA

Here I am at a restaurant in Newton, KS.

Here are the boys. They were both saying cheese, I think their faces look so cute, they have the same mouths.

It had been about 3 years since we had been through Kansas, look at all the windmills they have up now. There were just miles and miles of them. It was hard to take pictures driving down the road, I couldn't really zoom up close enough to them. But you can tell from this picture that there are a lot of them.

So we got a room tonight at a Super 8 in Salina, KS. It's not too bad, has wireless internet so what more could I need?
Mark's brother Alan is going with us too. He's a couple of hours behind us right now, so we should be able to catch up tomorrow for breakfast and drive the rest of the way to Colorado together. I'll get some picture of them too.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No Motivation

Well, changing my blog didn't help me with posting more frequently. I am not sure what is wrong with me! I love reading blogs and have learned that the people that post every day are the most fun ones to read. So I can see why no one would want to read my blog, because I post once a month or once a week.

So I have a few things I thought I would post. I bought a new vacuum cleaner. I had been using one of those rechargeable swiffers for a long time, I was actually on my second one. They are really good, but I decided to buy a new Electrolux rechargeable. I had frequent buyer points on my MasterCard so I cashed some in for a Lowe's card and bought this. I LOVE IT! It has a little charging station with it and I can just pull the vacuum out and clean the floors or the carpet. Works great. It's just meant to be a quicker picker upper! It's a must have for little ones. And my mom was happy because I gave her my old swiffer vacuum, which was still in great condition.

I got a really cool thing from my dad this week, it's a retractable screen door. He got it from a friend and couldn't use it, so he gave it to me! You can buy them from Lowe's and they are about $130 - 160. Mark put it up in the garage this weekend, so we can have the garage door open and then the door to the house open with the screen and will get a good breeze from that part of the house. He actually got 2 of them and I want to put one on the front door but I am not sure how it is going to look. I don't think that Mark wants to put it on the front door, but I would at least like to try it. So maybe a picture tomorrow!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why is Nap Time So Hard?

Isn't it funny how much a child fights nap time? It is so hard to get Kasey to take a nap now, he will be 3 in June, but thinks he doesn't need a nap at all. We got him to go to his bedroom yesterday to play and he sat on the bed, reading one of his books and fell right to sleep, I bet he wasn't there 5 minutes. I would love to be able to take a nap everyday! That would be the life huh?
We didn't get too much snow yesterday. Today, March 1st is the first day of trout fishing season. It is about 20 degrees outside today, here's a pic I pulled off the Internet of the fishermen standing on a dam going across the spring river. But for me, that means spring is not too far away! I'm ready for it.