Friday, April 24, 2009

Great Wolf Lodge here we come

As most of you know, Jake has been out of town at work for over a month now. We are taking a much needed mini vacation with the kids to Great Wolf Lodge. I am really excited about going here. And I have heard alot of nice thing about this resort. We are all so excited to go in the indoor water park. It is going to be a blast!

They have many anamatronics, This one below, tells a story about native Americans. How cool!
So I am told, you purchase a wand (Regan is going to love this) and it sets off magical anamatronics, and lights all over the resort. There is some sort of game attached with it. And you get to keep the wand and bring it back with you the next time.

This is the room we are staying in. Jake loved the idea of the kids having there own "wolf den" to sleep in. Plus they get there own TV in there. But, I bet the bunk beds will be the highlight of the whole room experience.

I will post pictures when we get back. AAAAWWWHOOOOOOO! (that is supposed to be a wolf howling). I know, I am a nerd.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Today I decided to make freezer Jam. I have never wanted to attempt something like this. But, after a comment from one of my good friends, about how sour our strawberries were, and how they would make wonderful jam, I decided I would give it a try.

And I am happy to say, it was so super easy, I can't wait to make more. I am especially excited about all the free fruit and berries we are going to have this summer to make jam with.

Friday, April 3, 2009

More Fun With Leslie Hall

This was truly one of the most fun nights of my life. I can't believe I actually went on stage and danced like a crazy person, and without being drunk or some excuse. I guess I don't really need an excuse, it was a once in a life time moment. Well, at least untill next year when she comes back into town. The picture above is of Leslie and my sister. Leslie loved her Gem sweater too and asked all about it, to which my sweet sister replied "Traci made it!" Leslie said she loved it and noticed it from on stage. How cool!
This is me on stage in the Red, upfront.....getting directions on how to be a back up dancer. And also we were warned not to touch Leslie. But, half way through the song, Leslie said to me and another girl "lift me up." We were like, ".......okay...." We tried our best and I am sure the effort was silly.
I have decided not to post the video, because I look like a goon dancing and I don't need the whole world seeing me look so crazy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My night with Leslie Hall!

Last night me and my sister went to see Leslie Hall. We got there 2 hours early and I staked out my place in front of the stage near an exit. I was so excited to see her again! I made me and my sister "Gem" Sweaters especially for the concert. During the show, Leslie picks people out of the crowd who have great gem sweaters "junior Gems." I got to go on stage and dance with her in my Gem Sweater. As I was leaving the stage Leslie says to me "You look lovely tonight." After the concert we hung around and got to meet Leslie and she asked us all about the sweaters I made! This was one of the most fun nights of my life and I was so glad to get to share it with my awesome sister.

I laminated this picture and put it on my sisters sweater surrounded by gems of course, it was bedazzeled, it was Gemtastic!

Video and more pictures to follow!