Friday, February 26, 2010

Why not?

99 Things I Ought to have Done...

Saw this on another blog and thought...why not!?...

Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.
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 (and World)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
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 on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I watched...but didn't ride)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (four)
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

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (...if those caricatures count)
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
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason (my husband is the greatest)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
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 a passenger on a motorcycle ( was a four wheeler)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (I was too young to remember)
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. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House (just outside though)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (does donating blood count??)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby (TWO gorgeous kids)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (and my husband is an attorney....go figure!)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Still a lot left to do...and a lot I'll NEVER do!


Monday, February 8, 2010

And Downtown We Go....

Jim was all wrapped up in the Superbowl today so the kids and I headed downtown to take some fun pictures.

Downtown continues to be my favorite place for my "photo shoots"... there are so many fun and interesting backdrops!

Here are a few of my favorites from the day...

These two continue to be my favorite subjects!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Random Sillyness

Just some random silly pictures taken over the past month or so....

Ryan having fun in Jenna's messy room....

Playing dress up....
Doesn't he look thrilled??

Believe it or not....DADDY put the skirt on him.....I just added the little bow...

Poor kid looked so awkward....he's just too "boy" for girl clothes....

Here's Ryan with one of Mommy's knee hi's around his neck. Never to young to learn to accessorize I guess....

Jenna after getting her face painted at a local park grand opening....

The famous butterfly/pizza look...

Bathtime....we were working on our mohawks...

I LOVE this one...

This kid LOVES to suck on the's a constrant struggle to get those away from him....

More later!


It's been a chilly rain...but just really cold. We managed to bundle up a bit and hit the park for a few minutes.

Jenna and Ryan both love to swing. Here are a few pics I managed to get of Ryan. A few are a bit blurry...and you can see how ugly the sky was. Jenna was in a non-picture taking mood so I didn't get any of her this time...


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Disney on Ice!

Jenna and I had a "girls night out" tonight with Kye Kye. We started off with dinner at Red Robin....actually, Poppy and Ryan joined us for that so that techically wasn't part of the "girls night out".....

Then we (the girls) headed downtown to watch "Disney on Ice"!!

Jenna L-O-V-E-D every minute of it. She especially loved watching Ariel and Tinkerbelle (wasn't all THAT into the Cars and Lion King parts). She also enjoyed her $10 lemonade (YIKES!).

Jenna at the pre-show...checking out the dresses....

Mommy and Jenna waiting for the show to start....

Kye Kye and Jenna watching the show...

Mickey and Minnie opening the show....


The (blurry) water scene....Ariel was about to make her appearance....

Ariel (Jenna's current favorite princess) and Prince Eric....

Flounder and Sebastian....

Timon and Pumba (Lion King)


After the show, we headed to Baskin Robbins for an ice cream...we closed the place down!

It was a super fun night.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ryan's 1 year pictures

I still can't believe this little guy is ONE already!!

He just looks so grown up to me!

I love those little barefeet!!!