Thursday, May 03, 2007

Being camera-less, I had to resort to this for another TAG game..

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to blog about their seven things and post the rules as well. At the end of your post, choose 7 people to tag and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog! OK, here goes...
Since I am camera-less, I thought I would dig through some old picture files of all the many places we have lived....

Oklahoma...Go Boomer Sooners
where the wind goes sweeping down the plains.

Fact 1: Our journey begins...these buffalo are at the Wildlife Refuge just north of where I grew up.

Fact2: I worked there in the Youth Conservation Corps when I was in high school.

Fact 3: Also where you can go to a rattlesnake festival in Apache. Yes, I ate tastes like greasy chicken.

This is in Seward, I think....
Fact 4: We LOVED Alaska....where else can you see outhouse races in the dead of winter when it is 40 degrees BELOW zero??
Fact 5: I went to a Becoming an Outdoor Woman there ....I only went because it was at Chena Hot Springs resort. But I had fun! We made some awesome friends...and would go back in a heartbeat!

California.....what can I say, it is a beautiful place

Fact 5: We were there only there a didn't seem long enough to get to do all the things we wanted. Each month we would take a weekend and do a roadtrip. We lived in the east bay of San Francisco. Within an hour you could be in Big Sur, or the redwoods, Half Moon Bay, or downtown SF. Livi was born there as well.

Fact 6: We had two kids under 16 months of age, but we just packed them up and took them along!

I think this is the first place that we lived that really had seasons. We had this huge tree in front of our yard. Seeing it go through its life cycle was amazing. The kids got to play in leaves, sled in snow, and just enjoy being outside without it being too cold, foggy, hot..etc!

Fact 7: It used to crack me up that I had to drive through corn fields to get into Kansas City to get my shopping fix.

BONUS FACT: When we found out we were moving to Texas and here is what Livi thought....

Texas....being Sooner born and Sooner bred, it was a hard move to make...but Uncle Sam said so..

In a short period of about three months, we bought a house, moved our household goods, painted a million rooms, unpacked a million boxes, built a mongo play structure, and Mike eventually deployed. Here is the First Cav's casing ceremony....the ceremony where they put the flag of the First Cav in a sleeve to take with them. This is the same ceremony where Livi and Mike's picture was in the Austin paper.

So, just a quick little trip through the last ten years. We have lived in some fun places, done some fun things, made some awesome friendships, had two amazing kids, and taken many pics.

Hopefully my camera will be here soon!!

Back to the tag....I have only been blogging for four short mouths. I have found my favorites, ones I read for laughs, for inspiration, and to just laugh. My seven victims...

1. carrieb

2. jessie

3. susan




and anyone else who happens to read this.

1 comment:

Tutu said...

Ok--we do have a lot in common after reading this. I am in KS--what city and years did you live here? I have been to Alaska also but didn't get to the Hot Springs because of fires--didn't make it to Fairbanks but we are going back--maybe next year. We rode our motorcycles up and back from KS.
I was born in San Jose--and go back to visit relatives every year--love the city and wish I could spend more time there.
Enough of this book--welcome to blogging.
Oh and ::Go KU::