Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My little baby

Yesterday Sara turned 15 years old. Wow, I can't believe it. 15 years ago, my Grampa drove me to the Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland (which is now Adidas headquarters), along with Grandma and Big sis Anisa. We met Travis at the hospital since he was at work, a couple of miles down the road from the hospital. As I was in labor, I got to watch float planes and boats on the Willamette River out of my room window. 4 hours after labor started, Sara made her grand debut into our world. Hey, Viv and Ranee, remember?? They were her very first visitors. Oh, by the way, she rode home in Baby, the van, that we had just bought when we found out we were having another baby. :)

15 isn't my favorite age. I have a theory. Kids lose their minds in about 6th grade and don't recover them until about graduation! :) Luckily, Sara is a pretty good girl. She makes us laugh and only argues a little bit (well, compared to some kids). She likes clothes, hair and make-up. She likes playing guitar (and plays her violin still, if forced to). She listens to music constantly and likes to talk on her phone. We love you Sara!!! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Isn't She Grand? Like 200Grand!

You all know I have a crazy kind of love for my van. Baby is my dream rig. I know, it's weird. Who would love a Ford Aerostar this way, but I do. I can't help it. I had a little Ford Festiva before her and when we found out we were having another baby, I REALLY wanted a van. I REALLY wanted the extended Dodge Caravan. We test drove them, loved them and wanted one. One day Travis was looking at the classifieds in the Oregonian and saw that Coliseum Ford in Portland had Aerostars on sale. I told him I'd go drive one, but I wanted a Caravan. Well, we came home that day with a brand new Aerostar. She has been from Port Angeles, WA to San Diego, CA, Astoria, OR to Sturgeon Bay, WI and will be heading out to VA in a month. We have taken several family trips in our little van. 200,000 miles of trips! I hope to post one day that she just went over 300,000. Hey, I could happen! :)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Well, I finally did it

I've been thinking about cutting my hair and I finally just did it. Both girls had their hair cut yesterday and I was talking to Jen (the stylist) about getting mine done. I told her I wanted to do it, but was nervous since I HATE doing anything to my hair. She said, what about just a layered bob kind of style. I told her I have to be able to put it into a ponytail. When she got done with the girls she still had lots of time before her next client came in. I asked if she wanted to cut my hair and she said SURE! :) And here is the result. I really like it. I did actually blow it dry today. It feel so good and soft and healthy. The last REAL haircut I had was probably, well, I can't even remember. I think I had my hair whacked off after Sara was born, but that was 15 years ago. I just don't really care about hair. At least she got it thicker feeling and healthy, tho. I DO like that. :)