Snow for the New Year!

Good thing the kids are still on Christmas Break. They would probably have stayed home today. We received almost 10 inches in snow. What makes this weird, is that we were enjoying 40 and 50 degree weather the last 2 weeks. All of the sudden, snow, and 20 degree days. Oh the joys of winter in Indiana.

Hair Cut

Celeste decided that she needed a hair cut. She asked me to do it for her. She wanted it shorter and with layers. I did my best. She finds long hairs every once in a while. She says that she likes it, but I think next time, we will let a professional do it.

Tobogganing During Christmas Break

We had some friends from Fort Wayne call and asked us to join them for some fun Tobogganing at Pokagon State Park. We had a blast. It is a lot of fun when it's not too crowded, and if you have someone at the bottom of the hill waiting with a car, to take the sled back up to the top. We stayed for 1 1/2 hours. Jim and the kids got a lot of runs in. When we were all done, it was hot chocolate and cookies for a treat.

Christmas 2011

Christmas was wonderful this year. We all were given many wonderful surprises. Brenae got the biggest surprise of all. Grandma and Grandpa Cochran gave her a wagon. She has wanted one for a very long time. She didn't understand why she was given tools in her stocking. She had a great time putting it together. I think it took her longer to rearrange her room, so that she had someplace to put the wagon, than it did to put it together. She is currently looking for a hill in Ashley to ride her wagon down.
Thanks to all who sent us Christmas surprises. We loved it all.


The Rollercoaster!

Dad gave the kids this roller-coaster a long time ago. The kids dragged it out Saturday and spent 8 hours putting it together. They got a little frustrated that they couldn't get the car to stay on the track, so we had to call a time out. Jim worked with them a little and they discovered that if they tweaked the setup a little, the track worked. They want to leave it up for Grandpa Cochran to see, but I'm not sure that I can put up with it for another week. We will see.