Thursday, February 26, 2009
The reason I said Poor Poopsi is because she is having her adenoids out and new set of tubes put in her ears in the morning. It's really more poor Nani and poor Mommy. We are trying to remain calm. It's minor day surgery. Oh no, minor surgery is what happens to other people's children! She will still have to go under and get her little throat cut on. I will be fine till the nurse takes her back and then the irrationally scrared grandmother will take over till they bring her back out. And yes she will get the princess pampering plan. Steph will be going by Build a Bear today to get Pixie (Kenzie's pink poodle) a "Scrubs" outfit. She has to be appropriately dressed while accompaning Kenzie into the operating room...there's those words again...operating room!
Breathe, just breathe...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
The name of the gym is LoneStar Elite in LaGrange, Texas. Here is a pic of Kenzie, Courtney and Cami (granddaughter of Dale and Mike whose finanical and physical support made the gym possible). You can see by their faces how much love and happiness is in this gym.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Dylan's Clodhoppers...couldn't you just dive in and eat your way out??? Excuse me, I'm now taking a coffee and candy break...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
In Juneau I am going on a 4 hour photography tour. Hope I get that new camera before I leave!! We are suppose to see Beaver Dams, Eagles, possibly Bears (on my), etc.
In Skagway we will take a Trolly tour in the morning and learn the origin of the town, etc. and then...
The White Pass Railway in the afternoon. Everyone says this is not to be missed.
In Ketchikan I am going out on the Aleutian Ballad Crab boat. She was on Deadiest Catch before becoming a tourist attraction. She has gotten great reviews!
One of our last tours will be in Victoria British Coloumbia where we will tour the town and Craigdarroch Castle...hope it's haunted!
When we return to Seattle we hopefully will be able to take the under ground tour and see anything we missed the first day and a half we were here before boarding the Pearl. Of course I want to see Fisherman's Terminal and hopefully see any Crab Boats that are docked...Northwestern, Erla N, etc. I would love to visit the Lockspot, etc. OMG, how am I going to contain myself till June??? Oh, maybe by working...naw! It really is a challenge to keep my mind off the cruise and Alaska. Especially when I go on "Just a Mom in Unalaska" and "Dutch Harbor Dirt" blogs. Thanks Mel and CB!! I really do enjoy hearing about life in Alaska and seeing the beautiful pics they post. Alaska must be the most beautiful place in the world...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday afternoon we left for Bellville where I would attend a meeting about my cruise to Alaska with my two BFFs who are going with me and then on to Houston for Kenzie to compete in a National Cheer Competition.
We met up with Jackie and Betty for dinner at a wonderful Mexican Food place in Bellville. Yummy! After that we went to the meeting. A representative of NCL began by showing us a short little video and then began to talk about the cruise. She was not very inspiring or exciting. Didn't take long to figure out that she was not all that knowledgeable. Since she has been doing this for years you would expect her to know what she was talking about. The travel agents who are planning this group excursion were a little more helpful. Finally I saw an opening in her talk and began to ask all the questions I had written down and the meeting took on a different tone. Betty, Jackie and I were laughing amongst ourselves and concluded, by the others that were there, that there would not be much group interaction. We are fun gals and will be off on our own recking havic...in a good way. After my questions had been answered suffiently, we were off to Houston.
We stayed at the Hotel Indigo accross from the Galleria. What a fun hotel. If ever in Houston, try to stay there. You won't be dissappointed. Here's a pic.
The first day (Sat.) of Nationals Comp was prelims. The girls performed better than they ever had and we thought they were probably in about 5th place. There were some really good squads there. After prelims we went for a bite to eat and then to Harwin Street. Harwin St. is a street of shops in Houston where you can buy anything and everything for a GREAT price. Import shops galore. I have a wholesale license and shop there whenever I get a chance because my price is even cheaper. I spent wayyyy to much money. I did get a new set of luggage (which I desperatly needed) for my cruise...Zebra with red piping, new purses and lots of chunky jewelry in turquoise and bling. Love it!
While shopping Courtney (my daughter who's gym Kenzie cheers for) called us crying and said the girls were in 2nd place by only .005 point! OMG!! We were so excited. These have only been cheering together for 1 year and only 4 had ever cheered before or competed. That is just unbelievable! The girls nevers got a little shakey in finals on Sunday and we had a couple of bobbles. The first place team did the same, but the third place team held it together. The third place team won and we got third. We were still so proud of the girls for coming this far in one year!! They got medals and were proud of themselves. Now it is back in the gym to learn more skills before competition season begins again next Oct. Now that our first year is over and we have proved ourselves to be a quality gym we will be gettin many new girls for try outs in March. Here is a pic of Kenzie flying in her basket toss...
Tutaloo for now.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
...Alaska's Inside Passage. Some of the most beautiful landscape in the world...I am in my "happy place" now.