Tuesday, August 30, 2011

If I knew your address I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils

courtesy of pintrest..
A quote from one of my favorite movies. When the school season starts I always think of that quote. I love you've got mail.  It's been a busy summer as my oldest daughter just starting school and I haven't started our our home school year yet. I'm a firm beleiver in the in summer vacation actually being from holiday to holiday, so we will be officially starting next week. I will be working on uploading photos from our trip and be taking plenty of photos this weekend at the lake. I hope everyone else has a great weekend.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A fun day at the flea market

my nephew in his wrestling outfit

I am Nacho! A family favorite movie of ours.

She scored colored hair extensions.
We love flea markets. So when we found out there was a local one close, we had to check it out. It wasn't the best one if have been to but i gave me the fix i needed. We scored: colored hair extensions, a beach hat for myself, 2 lemony snickets books for our collection and I'm sure some other random crap that i can't remember.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Palm Springs

the beautiful palms

The tiny springs running through out
My sister and I

The tram to the top

The girls on the tram- it rotates so you get all of the views

Checking out the views
Palm springs was just awesome. You have to wind up the mountains to get to it and when you start to make your decent, it is so awesome how it just sits in the center of all of the mountains. It's just beautiful. Went went on a hike to see the big Palm trees. There's an outpost at the entrance of the hike with a gift shop where i purchased my minnitonka knee high leather boots of my dreams. And the best part was they were a men's six so I got them for half off! Then we took the tram up the mountain. It's amazing how much the temperature changes once you get up there. We could have used jackets but it was a welcome coolness after the hike thru the palms. It was a great day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Leggoland- slightly suckish.

Showing vader whose boss

One of the few larger roller coasters

In the aquarium

Beautiful glowing jelly fish

We were slightly disappointed in lego land. It was beautifully kept and very clean. And taking the tour of how lego's are made was interesting. After the tour you can purchase 3 packs of figurines for $9 and design all of them yourself. They have bins and bins of options for you to use to do this. The worst part for us was the lack of quality rides. You waited a minimum of 45 minutes for each ride and most of them were disappointing. We are from STL and we have Six Flags so we know what real rides are. So if that's what your expecting, you will be disappointed as we were. I would recommend the park for smaller children (5-7). Our favorite part was the aquarium. It's an extra charge but it was included in the package we bought to use our coupons. I would recommend signing up for the free lego magazine that has coupons in it. If you have any questions please comment below and i will answer them as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our trip to California

I just got back from a trip to California to visit my dad and step mom. And we had such a great time. The weather was beautiful of course and we are exhausted because it was a very active and fun trip. There will be many photo's to follow.