Monday, April 12, 2010

Spoiled Rotten

Alex has the coolest dad in town! He bought Alex tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert and invited Rachel to join them. Rachel and Alex ditched school last Friday and flew to California for the weekend. This was their first trip alone together and Rachel’s first time flying without a parent! Grandma Linda and Step-Mom Krista gave them the VIP treatment. Ron was stuck at work so it was a true girls weekend. They came home Sunday night and were just beaming as they walked off the plane.

These pictures are not too shabby for cell phone snapshots copied from Face Book.




Did you notice their seats are four rows back from the floor? Did I also mention they are spoiled?

Growing Up

Rachel had her 6th grade D.A.R.E. graduation last week. Drug Abuse Resistance Training is a police officer instructed series of class room lessons that teaches kids how to resist peer pressure and stay drug-free.  Rachel loved this program. At graduation one student from each class was selected to read his or her essay and Rachel’s was one of five that was considered. She was a little relieved that she did not have to speak in front of everyone.




Saturday, April 10, 2010


We had a nice Easter day with friends and family. It was fun watching our kids, ages 16, 11, and 10, hunting for eggs around the house. At what age do they grow out of this? We didn’t get to make our traditional Easter Resurrection Cookies this year; the time got away from me but we did manage to  make some cute Easter Egg Nest Cookies.




Spring Break

Rachel and I took an impromptu trip to California and met up with Alex, who was visiting her dad in Los Angeles. We visited friends and hung out at the beach and relaxed. My wonderful friends introduced me to Tifa Chocolate. Wow! Have you ever drunk chocolate that was infused with any flavor you could imagine? Well, I did! I had a Chai Tea flavor that was out of this world!

On our way home we stopped in Palm Springs and visited with Alex’s dad at the station. We didn’t  get to stay long because they were called to duty. But it was fun to get a tour of the fire station.








Alex’s Piano Recital

Here’s a sample of Alex playing The Wild Rider by Robert Schumann at her last piano recital.