Monday, March 23, 2009

Day trip to Alyeska

So I haven't been skiing in probably 15 years, but this past weekend my in-laws kept the kids so that Chris and I could go skiing at our local resort. It was such a beautiful day and we had such a blast. The gear has changed so much since the last time I went. I was able to stay in much more control and only fell twice towards the end of the day, simply because I'm a wuss and am OUT OF SHAPE and couldn't control my speed. Our friend Scott Sexton went with us and he took these pictures. Afterwards we splurged and went out to eat at a little restaurant in Girdwood called the Double Musky. They were featured as having one of the best steaks by Jill Cordes on the travel channel. Great cajun was a special, albeit spendy treat after a day on the mountain.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Can you say Chuck E. Cheese?

Okay, so to start Thomas' Spring Break week off we took the kiddos up to Anchorage this past weekend so that they could see my sister, AKA "Auntie". Included in the trip was a trip to Chuck E. Cheese much to Thomas' delight. And much to my dismay the place was PACKED. There must've been 4-5 birthday parties occurring simultaneously and we later learned that a church group had dropped off 80 kids unexpectedly. I walked around juggling tokens, drinks, everyones coats and had both kids in tow for 15 minutes looking for a TABLE. It was crazy. You might ask where was Chris? He was out in the parking lot installing a new ski rack on our vehicle. Not any help to me at all! Long story short, Chris has said he'll never set foot in there again as he hates crowds of people. But Thomas and Rebekah did have a great time. I guess I can suck it up to give them memories of this childhood ritual...but maybe only if we go on a weekday!

Snow much fun!

Just a few pictures of Thomas and Rebekah playing in the snow. Thomas had his friend Spencer over for a playdate yesterday and the deal was that before they could plug into the Star Wars Wii game (Thomas' new favorite thing) they had to play for awhile. So they chose to go outside and "snowboard" on their sleds down our very miniscule hill. It was so funny to watch these two boys be boys. Rebekah didn't last very long before she came in and wanted "warm" cocoa.

IRW Closes :(

Well it's hard to believe that it's been just one week since my business life was turned upside down. I'd been with I Remember When for over 5 years when I received notification that as of last Monday, IRW was closing it's doors. Well now that I've had time to process the news and made peace with everything you might ask where do I go from here? Well after much prayer, lots of looking at several other companies and asking for wisdom from others I have signed up with another direct sales scrapbooking company called MemoryWorks. I don't feel like this is going to be a permanent home for me...but it's a window that I feel was open and one I could go through with a clear conscience when the IRW door closed. So to all my IRW friends who may now be looking to keep in touch with me via my blog I'll try to keep it updated better. And of course you're always welcome to e-mail me.