Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy Birthday to Kaitlyn!

Happy 8th Birthday Kaitlyn!!! I hope it is a happy happy day!

For Kaitlyn's birthday she chose to go sledding. We had a blast. The weather was perfect and the hill we found was not too busy at all. We have more celebrating to do, but I wanted to come on and wish my (not so) little girl a very happy birthday!
I love you Kaitlyn.

Love, Mommy

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas!

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! We had a wonderful Christmas eve, I was even able to get the day off to go to Christmas eve service with my family! On Christmas we had a nice quiet day at home just the 4 of us. The kids were excited Santa came and left them some goodies. Aidan's favorite is the police set from the dollar store. It was a gun, handcuffs, cop style sunglasses a badge and a fake walkie talkie for a dollar...and that was his favorite of all the things he ended up with. Kaitlyn also had a great time. She is enjoying her "cheetah girl" clothes, and her american girl books (Thank you Grammie and Poppa!). Aaron and I just enjoyed being together as a family.
I had to work at 3:30 on Christmas and was off at 9:00pm. It was a pretty easy shift and I was grateful for that.
We hope you all had a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy!

This week has been totally busy and it isn't even over yet! The kids and I did somebaking last week and most all of the cookies have been devoured, so I guess I need to make some more before Christmas. We made Butterscotch shortbread cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, lemon bread, and english toffee. The lemon bread is usually moist and a nice deep yellow color for some reason mine turned out really dry and and not yellow at all. I know I followed the recipie exactly, so I think that it is the altitude affecting it...I'm going to look about adjusting the recipie for the altitude and try to make another batch.
I have so much to finish before Christmas gets here as well. I will be shopping tomorrow and Saturday to finish up the kids gifts! I had this bright idea of waiting until after Christmas at mom and dad's to finish their shopping, but didn't take into consideration when payday is so I'll be out with the crowds...UGG.
Both of the kids came down sick. Aidan started running a fever on Tuesday so I ended up not going to girl scouts and staying home with him. Then yesterday Kaitlyn ran a fever all day. It is weird just a fever and that is it. Aidan is now fine. Kaitlyn needed another dose of Motrin at 3:30 this morning so I'm not so sure she is out of it quite yet still watching on that one. I'm just praying that it won't be like last Christmas where they both had the influenza and couldn't really enjoy their Christmas.
Not only has my personal life been really busy, but also work life has as well. Last night they shut down the Denver airport. And while we only have a few flights a day out of there it was mad chaos on the phones last night. The worst part is that all of our Denver flights from last night until Christmas Day were completly sold out, so there wasn't really anything to move them to. They were working on adding some extra flights for the people whose flights had been cancelled, but it took awhile and people just wanted to know what we were going to do for them to get them out of there. As crazy as it was last night and as nice as *most* of the people were about it, I would hate to see what it would be like if something like that happened in New York or Florida where most of our flights originate from.....YIKES!! I also got an email from my supervisor that I had forgotten to charge a fee, so I'm not sure what happens with that. I'll probably get some demerit points or something....mistakes happen so I'm trying not to beat myself up about it, but I really hate being treated like a school kid sometimes. We get graded on calls and points if we don't do things exactly right. I try to remember everything we are supposed to do on all of the calls, but sometimes things slip and I guess this was one of those things. Ok, enough of that on to some better things.
I've got to run and get some more cleaning done so we don't have to spend all weekend doing it! Also, no Christmas cards will be sent out from us this year, I just ran out of time. So, I plan to send out cards for a different holiday instead. It's good to change it up sometimes I think.
Merry Christmas to all! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas and Disneyland.

Well, we had a great time at my parent's house visiting with everyone. It was so nice to see my Grandparents and Aunt and Uncle. Also it was great to finally put a face to my brother's new girlfriend Rhiannon. She is a doll and was so patient with the kiddo's.
We opened presents on Saturday (dec. 2) and I had 2 itty bitty presents that I told the kids were their "big gift". One was a miniature snowglobe of Minnie Mouse for Kaitlyn and a pressed coin book for Aidan with a picture of Disneyland on it. At first they opened it and just kind of looked at me like "These are our big gifts????" It was really funny, but then I broke down and told Kaitlyn to read what it said on Aidan's coin book, and said "We are going there on Monday!". Her face really lit up then, she was so excited! And I don't think she slept very much for 2 nights. It was such a fun way to tell them. Although Aidan didn't know what to think since he had never been there.
On Monday when we got there we took the tram over and Aidan kept saying "This is fun!". And we hadn't even gotten inside the park yet.
The park closed at 6:00 that night and so it wasn't croweded at all. Who want's to spend all that money for the park to close early? We just about walked on all the rides. It took us longer to buy lunch than to get on any of the rides.
The first two rides we went on were Pirates and the haunted house. Aidan looked like this for all of pirates and the beginning of the Haunted house. After that he enjoyed everything and most rides he said "I want to do that again!"

Kaitlyn had a great time getting some signatures for her autograph book that my cousin got for her when she was at Disneyland Paris. Her main concern was meeting Minnie Mouse. And luckily
we did run into her in toon town! Kaitlyn was very happy for that! All in all it was a wonderful day. And we are all looking forward to going back another day. Next time we would like to do a few days so that we can go to California Disney as well. The kids were exhausted by the time 6:00 rolled around and I don't think we could have done anything more they were so tired. Although they have both asked me when we are going back.