Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Seattle Center and Imax

Today we headed down to Seattle to spend the day. I haven't been to the Seattle Center since I was in middle school. We had a ton of fun hanging out and seeing a lot of the exhibits there. We also went to the Imax theater and saw Dinosaurs 3D. What a fun day to spend with Peyton and her Nana and Baba!! Here are some of the fun things we did today..........

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Seattle Here We Come!

Yes, you read right!! I am head to Seattle on Tuesday so just 2 short days away. I am super excited and can't wait to see my family. It has been awhile since I have been there. The last time I was there was my brothers wedding which was last summer. I use to travel a lot more often but now that I have a full-time job I can't just run "home" whenever I feel like it.

Peyton can't wait to see her Nana and Baba!! She's been talking about them non stop. She also can't wait to see Gretchen!! We will be up there visiting till the 24th of this month and are glad we get to spend nearly 2 whole weeks with them.

Okay so I thought I would do a little update on Joel and how he is dealing.....and Peyton and I for that matter.

Joel is doing really great with his work training. He has been so so busy with studying every night he doesn't have much free time. Which is probably good because I can't imagine how boring it must be to live in a hotel. He is currently in Virgina where he will spend another few weeks there and on the 30th he will be headed back to Tuscan where he will finish up there. He then flies home on the 28th of February which we are all excited for. Peyton and I are so proud of him and the hard work and dedication he has put into his new job. I know the stuff is hard to learn and that he is excelling well. Just to give you and idea of how hard it is there are about 30 people in his class and half of them are have to have a 85% to pass and if you don't after this course they send you home without a job. I'm very thankful Joel is so smart!!

As far as Peyton and I we are hanging in there. We are almost half way through this hell which gives us something to smile about. I have been enjoying my "me" time and feel like Joel and I have both gotten to work on who we are as an individual. I truly think that this whole experience has grown our relationship and and made us a stronger couple. Peyton has been missing her daddy a lot lately and I think by us going to visit my family it will take her mind of him being gone. In the past week I have found her sobbing saying "I really miss my daddy!" It breaks my heart to hear her crying so hard about something that I can't fix. It won't be long till he is home again with us and we can't wait!!!!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009


It was long overdue for Peyton and I to head out in the snow and make a snowman! To be honest I hate going out there. I remember when I was younger I would spend hours in the snow especially at our cabin. The funny thing is I always wanted my mom to come out and she never wanted I know why!

Peyton had so much fun in the snow. She tried so hard to make a snow angel, she is still learning how that is done!

After that Peyton asked me if we could make Frosty. I figured I would put worth some sort of effort in helping her little wish come true. I gathered a scarf, hat, sweet tarts for the mouth, a carrot for the nose, chocolate circles for eyes, and good ol' sticks for arms!! The snow was not as cooperative as I would have liked. I wanted to make a big snowman but after struggling with the snow for some time these was all we could manage to do!

After he was all done I realized a little snowman was way better then a big one. Peyton acted as if he were alive and was her friend. After coming inside and getting warmed up she ran to the window and said "mom, Frosty is cold, can he come inside and watch a movie with me?" How cute is that? Little kids have such great big hearts even when it's a man made of snow!