Thursday, February 26, 2009


I didn't realize that I hadn't posted anything in such a long time until my Grandmother reminded me that she hadn't seen anything in a while.
Since we have been here there have been a few times that we say something and people look at us like we are crazy. It happened again tonight so I thought I would share some of the funny terminology we have run into.
We call it --- --- They call it
Long johns (winter time long underwear) --- --- Long underwear or thermals, but they call a bar donut (like a maple bar) a long john.
Drinking Fountain --- --- The bubbler
Jojo's --- --- Potato wedges
French Dip --- --- Italian sandwich
Oregon --- --- Same spelling but pronounced Ore-g-on
I know there are some others, but those are the big ones that we laugh about often.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mt. Olympus Water Park

Tuesday evening Brian, the kids and I went to the Mt. Olympus water park in Wisconsin Dells for the evening. We had such a fun time riding on the lazy river, going on the tube slides, going on the person slides, playing basketball in the water, crossing a lily pad path and playing on a pirate ship. I wish I would have remembered the camera, but alas I didn't. We all would like to do it again, hopefully I will remember it next time.

Monday, February 9, 2009


On Friday (2/6), Angela got to play hooky from school and Brian got to play hooky from work. We took Connor to a babysitter and the three of us spent a day at the ski hill. We joined up with a local homeschooling group to get discounted tickets. There was a bunch of time lost due to waiting for our large group to get organized. Once we were out on the snow we had just over an hour until Angela's lesson. Brian and I figured that since we have both skied before, we could help get her started. After a few minutes of teaching at the bottom of the "Bunny Hill" we hopped on the chair lift. We took a few more minutes to teach at the top of the hill and then down we went. She had a great time and was a quick learner. After lunch we put her into her lesson. Unfortunately after our hour with her, she was past the level of the lesson, only we didn't know that until the lesson was over. Overall it was a fun and wonderful day for all of us, beautiful and sunny and full of fun adventure.