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Archive for December, 2012

Christmas 2012

Posted by joana 27 Dec 2012 Comments Off
Christmas 2012

we did two present openings this year since jasmine was gone on Christmas. so the first set of pictures are with jasmine, and the next on real Christmas morning (and a few Christmas eve pics watching polar express and making cookies for santa)

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas

Posted by joana 26 Dec 2012 Comments Off
We're dreaming of a white Christmas

i grew up in utah with tons of snow every Christmas, so it doesn’t really feel like Christmas time here in texas during december. the other day i was out doing last minute shopping in a t-shirt:/

van and i were just talking the other day about how much we wanted it to snow on Christmas. well today we all got our wish and it snowed! (now tomorrow it can melt. i’m good with just one day of snow.)

Merry Christmas!

Posted by joana 24 Dec 2012 Comments Off
Merry Christmas!

Christmas lights

Posted by joana 21 Dec 2012 Comments Off
Christmas lights

it’s not Christmas without driving around looking at the lights. and while we were out, we stopped by the apartment that the 3 of us lived in when we first moved here 7 years ago (and jasmine’s elementary school). that was pretty fun to go down memory lane for a bit.

van’s cool project

Posted by joana 21 Dec 2012 Comments Off
van's cool project

the directions were to depict a character or setting from the book they read in class. he chose the ocean, and came up with this all on his own. pretty dang good if you ask me.

random babies

Posted by joana 21 Dec 2012 Comments Off
random babies

and then there were 5

Posted by joana 21 Dec 2012 Comments Off
and then there were 5

jas and i surprised van and checked him out of school early so he could go with us to take her to the airport. she’ll be in utah until new year’s.  miss you already  jas!

so here we are at the airport (and getting sodas beforehand), and getting the cool shot of the day: we sent the camera up the escalator with a 10 second timer while we stayed a little behind. it didn’t turn out that great, but jasmine wouldn’t let me try for a better one:/

then van and i did a few goofy shots before we headed back home, and he was being extra goofy in the car so i had to get some pics to prove that he does laugh sometimes (he tends to be mr. serious a lot)
 


van’s first ER visit

Posted by joana 15 Dec 2012 Comments Off
van's first ER visit

van was playing with his friend the other night, and ran smack into a tree. ouch.

we weren’t sure how deep the cuts were, so we took him in just to be safe. it was late and all the instacare’s were closed, so we had to go to an after hours ER to get him looked at. turns out he didn’t need stitches or anything, and other than a fat lip for a few days he healed up just fine.

J(12) F(12) K(12)

Posted by joana 12 Dec 2012 Comments Off
J(12) F(12) K(12)

if you Google the significance of the number 12 you will be amazed.  it appears to be the most important of all numbers.  today the number 12 was repeated three times: 12/12/12 and  will not be repeated again for a hundred years.

my dad sent all us kids an email a few weeks ago and challenged us to do something memorable on that day, something that we would never forget. his plan was to run the st. george marathon 4 times (he’s a crazy ultra runner).

anyways, i forgot about it until a few days ago but couldn’t think of anything to do. i talked to my dad this morning while he was driving home from his run, and i was again inspired to do something to mark this day.

it hit me when i started thinking of things that are related to texas.

so at about 9:30 pm tonight after the kids were in bed, jasmine and i drove  downtown to the JFK assassination site to document our 12-12-12 moment. that’s a pretty memorable event right?  only two presidents in the history of the united states have been assassinated, and we live about 30 minutes from the exact spot that JFK was shot. they even have an “X” in the middle of the road and everything.

i also thought it would be cool to look back on this and remember that we were texans on 12-12-12. what better way to mark that than at a world famous historical site.

we about killed ourselves doing it though, that’s a pretty busy road even at 10 pm. we had to wait for the stop lights, but even then we couldn’t see if cars were coming up to turn right. it took about 20 mins or so to wait for the perfect moment, then we ran out with the tripod, pushed the timer on the camera, posed real quick, and ran back. i honestly didn’t think it was going to work, but look at the cool shot we ended up getting! i was so excited!

we also got a shot of the famous 6th floor window where Lee Harvey Oswald was when he shot JFK, and a  few other pics before the camera battery died. arg.

but at least we got our shot (even though i look like a blurry spiderman impersonator),  marked this memorable day, and had a good time.

(i kinda like that daughter of mine. she’s fun to hang out with.)





OMG. this day can’t be here already

Posted by joana 11 Dec 2012 Comments Off
OMG. this day can't be here already

well here she is. the “getting ready to get her license” girl. we went out for the first time today to practice driving, and she did awesome! we brought the tripod along to get this occasion documented, and got lots of great pics! enjoy…