Monday, October 27, 2008

CRAZY Hair!!

First thing First.... Callie don't be mad. Okay, I am here in Alabama. I don't know anyone, there is nothing to do, and I am tired of unpacking boxes. I am really bored and kind of lonely so I decided I needed a change to spice up my life a little. What change you ask. Can you tell by the pics? I went to walmart and picked up a box color and dyed my hair. I have never used a box color and didn't know what to expect( but that is what made it exciting). I couldn't decide lighter, darker, redder so I started talking to a girl who was also getting some color at Walmart and she thought I should go lighter, so I did. I don't know if I regret it yet. I don't know if I like it or not. It's not so far from the color I already was. It did make it a little more stawberry blonde. Macie thinks it looks yellow. I don't know if that is good or bad. Jeff is no help he just says it looks fine. Ella says she likes it. I don't want to look like a stripper or like I have fake hair. Tell me what you think. Should I try again. Quit being a cheapskate and get it done professionally. HELP!! YES or NO. Can you tell I am really really bored and confused!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Opryland or BUST!!

This weekend we went to Opryland for Jeff to dance. HE was going to go by himself but at the last minute we decided it would be fun to all go. SO while he was dancing and mingling with Rickky Skaggs and Kelli Pickler, I was be driven bananas by my 4 kiddos. I decided to take them to the Opry hotel to show them where Jeff and I met. They were amazed by how beautiful it was. MAcie kept saying, "is this a hotel, it sure is pretty." They couldn't believe the tropical gardens were inside the hotel. I showed them the garden bench Jeff and I sat on and chit-chated until Grandpa Swensen hunted us down and made me leave. They thought that was pretty funny. Hannah wants to go there for her honeymoon when she get married. IT is a beautiful place. WEll, the irritating part is that for months now I have been having trouble with my canon rebel, that I love. I took it with us to shoot some photos of the kids in the gardens. The whole night I messed with the settings and made the kids pose over and over trying to tweek my settings. Hannah saw how frustrated I was getting and asked to see my camera and I kept telling her NO. Well I kept on taking blurry pictures all night. After a couple hours of that we decided to start walking back to our hotel and stop at McDonald for a treat. Well this is the annoying part!!! Hannah grabbed my camera and then said, "look mom, your camera isn't blurry anymore." Sure Hannah.... THen I looked and sure enough, she was right. What did she do??? She adjusted the second lens on my camera that I didn't know I had on there. My 11 year old just looked at me and shook her head. For about 6 months I have been stuggling with my camera and she fixed it in less than 2 seconds. What is the matter with me!!!!!!!! I am just glad my Hannah is such a smarty pants. I keep telling her she gets it from me, but I am starting to think she doesn't believe me. Anyway we all had fun and Jeff danced his hiney off.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Big Pumkin Day

CArson's preschool went to the pumkin patch today. We had a great time. It was nice to spend time together. It was like a little date. We held hands and walked to each activity. HE rode the coolest little ponies, pet a bunch of goats at the petting zoo (they should have called it the goat zoo), jumped on a bunch of bouncing blow-up balloons, and took a hay ride to get our pumpkins. We had a nice little lunch and then left. IT was a fun day. He thought these bumpy pumpkins were wierd.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Alabama Beach before the storms

We took the kids to the beach a couple of weeks ago. We had a blast. HAnnah practiced her splits in the sand (she wants to try out for cheer squad) and swam the whole time. Carson was like a little fish. We had to watch him like a hawk. Ella and Macie picked up shells to add to their rock collections. They had their little hind ends in the air most of the trip. I think that is MAcie's in the picture. It was beautiful weather. It was hard to believe that the hurricane hit the next day - full force. We will definately go back to the Alamaba beaches, they are great!!

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