Saturday, April 10, 2010

Zumba, Baby!

Wheee! I am so excited (kind of!). I signed up for a zumba class (see clip) that starts in a week or so. The "kind of" is because it is at 6:00 in the morning, three times a week. I already know it will be hard to drag my self out of bed after a long night with Leila, but I can do it for six weeks.

I also signed up for a digital photo editing class. I have long been interested in doing portrait photography. I have done a few photo shoots for friends' engagements, but I would like to take it to the next level. Also, I told Curtis I would like to start collecting equipment (backdrops, lights, etc.)for birthdays, holidays, etc.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy news! My sister had her baby on the 2nd of April! This is her second, and is particularly exciting because they didn't really expect to be able to have any more naturally. Happy day! I am an aunt again!

Of Shoes On My Floor

I won't miss the weather when we move to California in a couple of months, but I will miss this! We have been so blessed to be here when many of our cousins are here at school, and it has been wonderful getting to know many of their spouses.

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Of Family Photos

I have had a few people ask me to post some of our recent family photos on my blog, so here you are! I don't know a better way to do this, so sorry you will have to scroll a lot!

Of Our Jungle Adventure

Last week Arden had his first spring break ever! I had planned a "jungle adventure" at our local Americinn, which has some awesome themed suites. A week or two before, I had told the kids we were going to the jungle for spring break. We went grocery shopping for snacks to take on our jungle hike, packed our bags, and were ready to be off. When we arrived at the hotel, Arden said, "Mom, this isn't the jungle!" I told him to wait...and then we went up to our room. When I opened the door, I expected a response of "Cool!" or something similar, but all I got was an exasperated "Mom, this isn't a real jungle". Oh well, we had fun anyways, and the kids want to do it again. (-:

Our jungle picnic on a picnic blanket

Swimming in the "hot springs" (This jacuzzi tub was very cool--the water came down from the ceiling to fill up the tub, and it even had a waterfall in front!

This is a picture of the bed (with rose petals on it!). Curtis decided we will never get a round bed unless he shrinks about a foot. I thought it was quite comfortable, personally!

Here is a photo of the bathroom. I love how they did the towels!

We also got to go swimming in the alligator-infested lake!


I made a bed in the "cave" for the kids (the shower)

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Of Children and Chicks

I am brilliant! I had the greatest idea for Easter for the kids. Get some chicks, enjoy them for a couple weeks, and then give them to Grandma, who has a nice little chicken run in her back yard! Ha! Ha! (BTW, thanks so much for being willing to take our "teenaged" chicks, Mom!)




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Free Online University Courses

If anyone is interested in taking some free online courses, here are some links I have found: (Sorry, I can't get the "link" button to work at the moment!)

Carnegie Mellon



Various Universities