Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Carley's First Dance Class

Carley started a dance class this week. She took it very seriously. I've never seen her so focused before, you would have thought she was trying out for the Bolshoi Ballet.  There's not too many things cuter than a dance class for three year olds.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Girls' Day Out

Since Martin Luther King Day is a holiday and there's no school and I didn't have to go to work, it was the perfect day for a girls' day out.  Lindsey, Carley and I took the train into the city and met up with Cindy for lunch and a movie.  We saw Beauty and the Beast 3D.  We had a totally terrific day.  It's so fun going out with my girls.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

In Honor of Martin Luther King

On a gray and rainy day last October I had the privilege to see the newly unveiled Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC.  May we keep the dream alive.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King, Jr

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

I've been delinquent in blogging lately. We've done a lot of living since Thanksgiving - Sammy turned 6, Carley turned 3, we celebrated the sixth anniversary of Lindsey becoming our daughter and then Christmas and New Year's.

We spend New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.  We took our trailer down and stayed at the KOA at Circus Circus.  It was the most affordable place to stay on the Strip and it turned out to be a whole lot of fun to "camp" in Vegas. 

The Strip closes down to all but pedestrians on New Year's Eve night and we pushed the kids around in strollers down the middle of the Strip and had a blast!  We then went back to our trailer and had our own private party. 

At midnight they shot off fireworks from the top of several casinos including the Stratosphere which we had a great view of from our trailer.  Unfortunately Lindsey was the only child we could get to wake up at midnight but Blain, Lindsey and I thought it was great!  It was a wonderful way to ring in the new year.