Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas at the Jordan's

Here is a little Christmas recap from the Jordan house.

Santa's elves dropped off an early present for the girls. Matching jammies!!!

The next morning we had a huge surprise on our front lawn from Santa.
Santa must had brought him from the North Pole because we didn't have any snow on Christmas morning.
The rest of our morning was spent unwrapping a room full of presents, eating a great breakfast and just enjoying the time home together.
Lots of presents for everyone...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and made time to cuddle with the little ones in your life.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Chirstmas to me.....

Check out what was under the tree for me...
MJ picked this out for me since my old laptop died in September.  Isn't he the best?!?
Hoping to jump back on the blogging wagon soon.
Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Today was Miss Loo's first day of preschool.

She was so excited to get in the car and go!
She literally ran to the van.
She loves her teacher and has already made a new friend.
I am so happy she loves it! Miss Peggy, You Rock!
Now two days a week, I have just over two hours with only one child.
Although, I think Peanut misses her sisters already.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


We took the girls to Yellowstone National Park on Monday, the day before we left Wyoming. It was beautiful as always, but it was COLD!
I had brought warmer clothes for the girls to wear, but it was in the 30's and 40's that day. I didnt know that we needed to pack the winter gear. We wore layers and tried to stay warm while watching Old Faithful and checking out all the hot springs.

We had a wonderful trip out West, and hopefully we will do it again sometime. Maybe a winter trip once the girls are old enough for ski school. I love Jackson Hole. It's where I fell in love with my MJ eight years ago!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Back to Buffalo

We are headed back to Buffalo this weekend for another wedding. This time it is Dan and Sarah's turn. We cant wait to get there and relax from the crazy stressful weeks of family vacation, my back problems, back to school, and back to work! I guess you could say this is our vacation after the vacation. Grandma and Grandpa J are staying with the girls so I know the girls will have a great time while we are away. Lets hope my sciatica behaves for the ride up and back!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

She loves Sushi!

She is five, and her favorite food is sushi. So while on vacation, we spoiled her and took her out to Nikai, the best sushi in Jackson Hole!  It may be the best sushi I have ever had.

She ate at least 3 rolls all by herself! Watch out boys! She will be an expensive date.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

To Don and Cassie

Thank you for inviting us all to your wedding. We had a wonderful week in Wyoming, and loved being there to celebrate with you.

You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful spot to get married,

or better people to spend the rest of their lives together.

Check out the double rainbow that appeared as they returned from taking pictures.
It was perfect!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School Starts Today

Can you believe she is in Kindergarten?
Good luck to my "baby" and the class of 2023!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wild Animals

We had been telling the girls for weeks about the animals we would see in Wyoming. So we were so thankful that they cooperated with us and came out while we were there.

We saw Bison.

Lots of Bison

A baby moose having lunch

Big Bull Moose

And if you look real close, you can see the coyote.
We also saw mule deer, pronghorn antelope, a fox, trumpeter swans, and we almost saw a grizzly. The people watching him told us he just went back into the trees. Dont worry Mom, he was far, far away.
The only animals we missed seeing were the elk. They were too far up in the mountains. I guess we will have to bring the girls back sometime in the winter when they are all over.

At lease they got a picture by the elk antler arches.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ride em Cowgirls!

While at Teton Village, we let the girls try horseback riding. You could "rent" a horse for an hour and we got to lead them around. MJ didn't think the horse liked him, but I think it liked me!

Peanut was too little to ride, but that was ok with her. She preferred to look at the horses from afar. This was a little too close for her.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

On top of the World

We took the girls up on the tram to the top of  Rendezvous Mountain.
We took a family picture on top of the world.

But once again we were underdressed and freezing. Silly Mom should have known it was going to be cold at the top of the mountain. We brought them back up another day and we were better prepared. We even enjoyed some waffels for breakfast up there. I tried to get Little Miss to yell out "I'M ON TOP OF THE WORLD", but I think she thought I was crazy.

Friday, September 3, 2010


They never found the DS I left on the plane. I have one sad five year old. I promised to buy her a new one, since it was my mistake. (A darn expensive mistake I might add!)
We are still adjusting to the time change and late flight in. I need to finish unpacking and start chipping away at the mountain of laundry we brought back with us. But first I wanted to post some photos.
This is a picture of the girls on the boat ride across Jenny Lake. I took them there while MJ participated in the Bachelor Party/Float Trip. We hiked up to the hidden waterfall. I had peanut in a pack on my back, and the other two walked (most of the way). I had to carry Little Loo for a little while. I am sure it was quite a sight, one on my back and one in front. We had a great time and even got to play in the water a little before we headed back to the condo. The weather was beautiful, in the upper 80's. They even said some places reached 90 degrees and broke records. I guess we brought New Jersey weather with us!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Kari

A little shout out today to an "old friend"... it's her birthday today!
Happy 29th Birthday Kari!
and by "old" I mean I have known her forever... or at least since 4th grade.
Have a great night at the game, but please don't cheer for the cyclones.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We're back!!

We made it home late, late, late, last night. It was a good vacation, but please remind me next time I fly with the girls, not to take the last flight of the day. Everyone was tired and cranky by the time we touched down. Then to top it off, I left my daughters DSi on the plane. I'm hoping and praying some nice person cleans the plane, finds it, and turns it in!

Keep an eye out for some pictures soon. I never take as many as I should, but I think I got some good ones!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Technically WE are leaving on a jet plane. Bright and early tomorrow morning. We haven't had an actual family vacation, so this is our first and hopefully not our last. In the past, we have either gone places with MJ's family, or we go to Iowa to visit mine. This time we are on our own. MJ has friends getting married this weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, so we are packing up the family and taking a trip out West. We will be enjoying the mountains, national parks, and hopefully coming across some wildlife. (Grandma Patty says "Watch out for the bears, they are hungry this year in Yellowstone!" Will do Mom, don't worry!) Hope to have lots of pictures and stories to tell really soon! See you all next week!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nasty Nightstand

I bought this nightstand for Madison at a yard sale, and it is nasty.
I mean really nasty!

It is dirty! It is stinky! And I think at $7, I may have over paid for it.
I am just praying I can clean it up.
Because I love these legs!

So this has become my new best friend.

Not bad so far.
There is no way that I will finish this before we leave on vacation.
Hopefully I finish it before she turns 18!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

House Rules

I love this.

Jen @ Notes from the Heartland did a tutorial on how she made this cute list of house rules.
I am not at all artistic or crafty, but I decided to try it out. It couldn't be any worse than this...

So when I trash picked found this cabinet door
I turned it into this

It is not as pretty as Jen's, but I like it.
What do you think?

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm an adult

Sometimes I act like it.
Today, while making the girls their usual lunch of this....
I decided, that since I am not under the age of 6, I should make myself something different.
So I had my new favorite summer lunch. PB&T!
So grown up, don't you think?!?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thanks Aunt Corinn!

MJ's sister came over for my birthday dinner last night. It is always great to have her drop by since she is back in Philly. The girls love her and she loves them right back! But when she showed up last night with this present for me...
I knew why I married her brother! Just Kidding.
Inside this pretty little box was a beautiful thing.
A chocolate cupcake with OREO cream frosting.
That was all mine! 
You see, she brought these cute little lollipops for the girls
so I didn't have to share!