Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Iphone pics... take 2

This could take a while. Did I mention Lisa had over 500 pictures on her iphone?!! Well, I'm picking through them pretty fast. Here is the next batch.

Back before Lisa's epic journey to Oregon, we worked on what the girls wanted to dress up for Halloween. They wanted to be cowgirls in the spirit of one of their favorite character from the movie Toy Story, Jessie. This isn't the complete outfit (you'll see that in another few days) but this was pretty cute. They were SO excited to be cowgirls!

Time to take their horsey for a ride.

I have some vicious wrestlers!

One of my faves. Lisa posted this on facebook. If you don't know, Lisa and I met in high school. She was in the drill team and I was in the marching band (a drummer, of course). So we thought it was hilarious that one of our girls dressed up all cute and was dancing around while the other went and grabbed the drum. This was all them.

The day that Lisa and the girls left for their trip, we tried to figure out a way to save some money on travel. This worked out well.

Their plane left after midnight so we let them sleep from about 8:30 until 10:30 and then headed up to the airport. We thought they would be groggy but NOPE! ...they were SO excited to get on that plane!! I was very fortunate to get a gate pass so I could go through security and help them to the plane.

I almost teared up when I got these pictures Lisa sent from the plane. I was so proud of my big girls! ...Lisa too. :)

Arriving very early in the morning and waiting for their luggage. They were very concerned about the luggage!

So many pictures taken in Oregon while Lisa and the girls visited "Aunt" Micki. I'll get to those in the next couple of days. In the mean time, here is what we did on our day off...took the girls to Bouncing Bears. Not sure who was having more fun here.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

wow it's been a month!

Ok...I got called out on facebook today. It's been a month since my last post. Unbelievable! Where has the time gone? Well...I'll tell you what happened. Iphones! Yeah, Lisa and I got Iphones and it's kinda changed the way we do things around here. All of our pictures and videos have been taken on the phones lately and either text'd back and forth or posted on facebook. I've done a terrible job keeping up with the blog since that happened.

So the other night I finally downloaded the hundreds of pictures from the phones. I'll start catching up with those. Sorry if some of you have already seen these posted somewhere else.

This goes way back to before the snow arrived and the leaves were still changing.

LOVE this picture. Not bad for a phone!!

The girls have discovered ice cream. Oh boy.

First haircut at a salon!

There was a funnier picture taken moments before this one. This was just a few minutes after A&M lost a tough football game and I was pretty upset. We decided to tackle the pumpkins and I was in the perfect mood to stab some unsuspecting victims. The picture that Lisa deleted...well, I it was similar to this except I had a little more emotion behind the knife. And the girls face was more fear then curiosity. Still, this is pretty funny.

Many of you know we had to take the girls in for allergy testing. We decided to run the full test and it was pretty tough on the girls. Heck, it was tough on us too.

This was a few moments after the 40 pricks. Katy screamed but Alyssa was very brave. But Alyssa had a much more severe reaction to peanuts so the next 20 minutes were pretty miserable while we waited.

This one, you can see how she was trying hard to move around and get comfortable while the prick on her right side was really itching. She was a trooper.

Soon after...Benadryl and some relief. We were doing everything to help them including giving them our phones to play any game they wanted. It actually did help.

So yes Alyssa has a pretty severe allergy to peanuts. We are going to treat them both the same so there's no accidental encounter. As much as that sucked, I'm glad we know for sure.

Next, I'll share the pictures from our huge adventure down to the lower 48! I went on a 2 week business trip (2 different workshops) while Lisa took the girls to see "Aunt" Micki near Portland.