Tuesday, December 30, 2008

They're on the Road Again . . .

That's right, the MI crew is returning from FL. They should be home this evening. Maybe, since thanks to Bob & I MY MOTHER has the rest of the week off, SHE WILL GRACE US WITH A BLOG ABOUT THE TRIP. CAN YOU HEAR ME MOTHER??? I am waiting and you know that I don't like to have to wait!!! MJ

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our Christmas Photo

Our Christmas Morning

Our presents under the tree . .

Molly opening her earplugs from Bob. Maybe I won't hear him snoring now.

Bob showing of his "Christmas Vacation"

We have had a fun little Christmas morning. I woke up around 6 am and realizing about 45 minutes later that there was no hope of falling back to sleep, I went into the other room to play on the computer and make some phone calls. Bob woke up around 8 am and we opened our presents. Talked to some more family and friends, watched a little of the 24 hr Christmas Story marathon, had our Christmas morning breakfast of Captian Chrunch French Toast and bacon and now we are chillin' watching a little Christmas Vacation. Bob is informing me now that next we will watch Fred Claus. I think that I will do a little scrapbooking of last years Christmas, blog and post all of our pictures on Snapfish. Also we took a video of us opening presents, so I will work on editing that today too, so we can share it with you. Merry Christmas. MJ

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Our Christmas Eve

Photos: Bob opening his Christmas jammies, Bob showing off his new Christmas jammies, Molly showing off her Christmas jammies, Molly opening her Christmas jammies
Thanks to the Lephew-Havens family, Bob and I started a tradition when we moved here. We get the gift of new jammies on Christmas Eve, then you put them on and stay in them all Christmas Day. Love new jammies!!! Bob's are super soft and mine are too. But mine has these cute little flower buttons.

They arrived . . .

They arrived safely in FL and were visiting with Denise and family when I spoke with them last night. I am hoping that MOM WILL BLOG about the trip, but I guess that I am not holding my breath. I will still hope though. MJ

Monday, December 22, 2008

On there way to FL . . .

That's right my mom, bro, E. Tate and ARB are just now leaving for FL to spend Christmas with Denise, JJ, Steven, and Tristianna. You know me, I worry, so ofcourse now my nerves are all a mess and I am sure that they will stay this way until they are safe at Denise's.
The weather outside is frightful
and them driving make me a little excitable . . .
Keep them in your prayers. MJ

20th Century Christmas Party

Yeap, our party was last night. It is always fun, they rent out the bowling alley (all 10 lanes of it) and we bowl, have pizza and they do drawings for prizes. Oh and there is also a popcorn eating contest. Here are a few pixs of the night. The top photo is the popcorn eating contest. I love popcorn, but not inhaling it! The second picture is Aaron and his Christmas ham - just cracked me up. This ham is good until 2033, now that belongs in the emerganc kit!!! MJ

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The blessings of technology . . .

So I grumbled when I had to create a myspace account to read Scott's posts and then I grumbled again when I signed up for facebook. But it really is worth it. Between the 2 I have now "chatted" with all of our nieces and there is no way I would be able to not read Scott's posts boy cracks me up and challenges my mind.
This week I have started the jogging thing again. Lets face it, I like to eat and the only way to stay a little bit in shape is if I push myself. Believe me, I wish that I had Bob's metabolism and could eat whatever, whenever and still look like I did when we first meet (not that I am bitter about it). That man hasn't gained a lbs in 16 years - what is that??? So I force myself to go and during and after I always feel so good about it, it's just getting there.
Tomorrow is the last day of school before break. We are trying not to think about the fact that we should have been on a plane tomorrow - but it is tuff. There will be next year, but to quote a very wise young lady "it doesn't make it suck any less". My thoughts exactly!!! MJ

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Twin Day

The craziest part about this is that we did not buy these for Spirit Week Tuesday Twin day, we already owed matching outfits. It's bound to happen when you have a handful of places to shop for 31,000 people! MJ

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another Fantabulous Sunday Morning

I do so enjoy Sunday mornings. I don't have to be at the theater until 1 pm so I get to read the paper, drink coffee, blog, check email, so much before I head off to work. Most Sundays Bob also cooks breakfast and we all know how much I love to see that man cookin' in the kitchen. This morning was Captain Crunch French Toast and it was delicious. We say it on one of the little shows on the Food Network and just had to try it. Can't wait to have that again, it was good stuff! MJ

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Greetings Shannon

I know, this is a little weird, but I don't know how to get in touch with you. Email Bob and I at rsandmjnorthtoalaska@gmail.com I have been wanting your address.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

May have not gotten a snow day, but

I got my new glasses. They are pretty fancy. They come with clips and they flip so you have 2 designs on the earpiece. The top design has crystals in it and is sparkly. The bottom is a matte finish. Oh the joy of new glasses! MJ

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wating on a winter storm

So the word is that by tomorrow afternoon we should have 12-20 inches of snow. The waiting game is on. I just got home from work a bit ago and it was getting a bit hairy out. We will be leaving for work early tomorrow. MJ

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Fastbreak

Just got home from Fastbreak and no matter how stressful it is to organize that thing, when you see all those faces in that gym, it is what it's about. A couple of the girls that Tristan and I coached last year made the All Tourney Team. That was pretty cool. The A Team player who helped us this year was the MVP. One of the games went into overtime due to a player hitting a 3 at the buzzer. It was fun. MJ


So one of my BFFs sent me an invite to join Facebook. I haven't really figured it out yet, but it is always fun to find new ways to communicate - I just wish that they could be all linked together. But that's the way it is.
It has been busy, busy this week. The Fastbreak Tournament is happening, we had a bit of a snow storm and a power outage, it's gallery walk, Bob's work party. Why does it all have to be at once? MJ