Thursday, February 28, 2008

Polar Bear Swim!!

This is our 2nd year hosting New Year's Eve at our house with Brandon's Family. We have so much fun ringing in the New Year. One of our traditions is the Polar Bear Swim. This year we decided to do it at midnight. So Brad, Brandon, Tyson, and Parker were the only brave ones to jump in. It was exceptionaly cold this year. The wind was blowing so hard and the temperature had dropped to the 40s. We knew that Brad and Brandon would go. Tyson hesitated but finally jumped and Parker got in as far as he could without passin out. The Polar Bear swim is a highlight of the festivities, because of all the reactions to the cold water. It really is quite hilarious.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A very interesting discovery!!

While I was cruising through Target one day I saw this Neutrogena makeup remover and was interested to see how it compared to the Mary Kay makeup remover (which I love and can't live without). I was surprised to discover that I couldn't tell the difference between the two. I even looked it up on and found they were identical in numbers (both are a 4, by the way). But, there was something that was different about them. Mary kay's makeup remover is 3.75 fl oz. for $14 and Neutrogena's is 5.5 fl oz. for $6. Go check it out and tell me what you think. I am very relieved to know that there is life after Mary Kay. :) Chow.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I think my favorite part of Valentine's Day is how special you feel when people tell you they love you. Sometimes as a parent all you want is to be told how much you are loved. Especially, when you feel guilty for constantly getting after your kids about everything. I love them and love to watch the growth that occurs daily. They're desire to learn, love, and explore is amazing to me. I am grateful to be part of their lives.

Monday, February 11, 2008

My brother Buck, the Marine!

My brother Buck, from Washington, visited a few weeks ago, after he graduated basic training with the Marines. It was really neat to listen to his stories and learn more about serving in the Military. He moves on very soon for more training and I am proud of his decision to serve his United States.