January 23, 2009


Happy 8 month birthday Baby Bear!
Papa Bear's last day of work is February 6, and we have no idea what kind of work he will be able to find in the next two weeks. We need steady income, but thank goodness for emergency funds. Papa Bear has changed jobs several times before, but I was always working before and it was no problem at all for him to take his time looking around for work. It is quite possible that he will be a stay at home dad next fall, and I will work full-time and finish my master's degree. He is hoping to get some training in the technical side of things, and have a new career. So, we plan to be here at least until I finish my masters, then who knows where we will end up. Papa has lived in this house for 8 years, longer than any other house he has ever lived in. I am about to go nuts in this house, either its gotten too small or we have too much stuff.
Today Goldilocks wrapped a blanket around herself and said it was a wedding skirt. She proceeded to pass out 'tickets' to use and we flew to a wedding Little Eistein style "we need more patting! faster! put your hands in the air and yell blast off!" I wonder if I could really fly that way, think of the gasoline money I would save...

January 15, 2009

To Blog or Not to Blog

Let's see how long I can keep this up!

So here's what you do, copy it to your own post, bold or change the color of the things you have done, and then tag 4 other people to do it. Sounds like fun, right??Mine are all in BOLD what about you?
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (I've been to Disney World, does that count?)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (maybe one day)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (petted a few)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke (Sesame Street karoke counts, right?)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (no, but I've been the recipient before)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (not officially, but I've taught piano lessons and friends hire me to bake cakes)
58. Taken a martial arts class (no, but I think tim has this covered)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (eaten my fair share)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (think I've read most of it)
86. Visited the White House (I've seen the outside in person)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
OK, so there's my list, and I tag anyone who happens to read this!