Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day Sleep Over

Okay, these kids are a hoot! Mike (my brother-in-law) was out of town so Laura, Katie, and David came over for a sleep over. I think this extra long and cold winter in WI is motivating us all to be extra creative for indoor fun.
They had so much fun playing with legos, jumping on my bean bags, throwing things off my loft, playing with a mini soccer ball that has a wrist strap, reading books (Mouse Tales being the favorite)
Amy - NOTE the footie pjs. Yes they are here. Mini ones but they are standing on the toilet so the owner can reach the sink. When I look at this picture I just laugh my head off.
Bed time stories. That book is Mouse Tales and it was my favorite. One mouse wants to go visit his mother so he drives and drives and drives until his car falls apart. But at the side of the road some one is selling roller skates so he skates and skates and skates until the wheels fall off but at the side of the road . . . boots, tennis shoes, and feet. Yes feet - the mouse buys new feet. It is a very silly and fun book. Highly recommended.

The day they left my house my sister asked the kids if they had fun and David promptly shouted YEEEEEES but Katie pouted and said no. Laura asked why. Katie's reply "It wasn't long enough - I wanted to stay a whole week."

Today (3/6/08) I got this thank you note in the mail from Katie who is 5. I love how kids write. And maybe I am just extra emotional from how rough work is right now but I was totally tearing up when I read this. It is my first official letter in the mail with all words and not colored (although I like that too).

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dinner with Amy

Amy was in Janesville, WI for work and we had the chance to meet up for dinner. When we looked at a map to see what was half way between us it is a town called Mukwonago. (I think she called it Muk-a-wok). Since that is nearly unpronounceable I figured we just couldn't go there. So we met in East Troy, WI which is just the next town over. It was so fun to catch up with her face-to-face. And hopefully you can check out her blog to see the same picture.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

GCC Engineer To-Be

I was baby-sittying Katie and David at my condo since I had so much to do! Katie was helping me dust and asked "What is this?" So I showed her my cap from graduation and told her that the orange tassle was for engineers. She's practicing here for when she graduates.
One of the highlights for them was when we built a FORT where they could play and then to settle down we watched Cinderella.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Going South

Well, I did have a fantastic time in the British Virgin Islands. They are a beautiful place and the water is so blue it looks fake
This is me and Kathleen on a set of rocks we enjoyed at Long Bay Beach, Tortola
This is me doing my Romans Bibles Study on the beach.
Me stearing the sail boat and Kathleen watching.
This is a sea turtle that we saw snorkeling.
And this is a picture of me at the Baths of Virgin Gorda.
This is a rooster on the beach. They were loud! And it was kind of disconcerting to see wild chickens running around.

When I returned from vacation I came back to a job that had completely gone south. Yes. Corporate America is not a fun place for me right now. I ready to be DONE! I am not happy about where my company is headed and my own position getting drastically changed is quite discouraging. We'll see what happens.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Footie PJs

It is very cold here. I am considering hibernation. I am a wimp.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Chocolate and Bones

I am afraid to share this information with my mostly female audience but I thought it was important especially since many of you may be getting Chocolates for Valentines Day. There is a study that show that high intakes of Chocolate are related to decreased bone density. You can read about it here. I found the article interesting since my nutrition studies have also pointed out that craving chocolate usually means that you have a magnesium deficiency. And while everyone seems to know that Calcium is needed for strong bones not as many people know that you have to have Calcium and Magnesium in a 2:1 ratio for proper bone health. So this is just a tidbit of information that my medical imaging job and nutritional focused mindset just couldn't keep to myself!