Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Goodbye Blogger, Hello Wordpress!

I've been blogging for 5.5 years, written 1,417 posts and you've left 2,982 comments! After all that, I've grown up a bit and decided to move to wordpress. I'd love for you to meet me over at my new blog address : www.amberwire.wordpress.com!

Of course, www.amberWIRE.com will still take you there too! It's still a bit of a work-in-progress because I have to re-embed 52 videos that wouldn't transfer... other than that we're good to go!

Thanks for reading! I don't know why you do, but I think it's fun to share my crazy world with you.

See you over at amberWIRE.com!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Statues at the Zoo

Friday was BEAUTIFUL so we went to the zoo with my friend Lindsey and her boys Abram and Royce. Ruby and Abram are little buddies and had a lot of energy to burn, so (like the good mothers we are) we let them run like wild animals around the zoo instead of riding in their strollers.
They rode a lot of statues. Here's Ruby wrestling a polar bear...

 Riding on a baby rhino and hugging at the same time. too much cuteness.
Great day! Great great day.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hiking at Alum Creek

Typically in January we'd be posting pictures of cross-country skiing like last year... but today felt more like April than January. It was sunny and in the 40's so we decided to go for a hike at Alum Creek State Park.

This was the first time Ruby has hiked the whole time instead of one of us carrying her. She is destined to be a great little hiker.
She climbed over fallen trees, stomped through mud, picked up a lot of pine cones, sticks, leaves and nuts along the way. "These are my very treasures" she would say. She even found some shells in the creek bed.

There's nothing better than family time in the great outdoors. I'm thankful Ryan is home this weekend! He is our favorite.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ginger Dog

I don't ever want my blog to be a huge downer, but to top off a difficult season, our childhood dog passed away today. Ginger was the best. We got her before I could drive and she lived to be 105 in dog years.

Ginger made it into the Beeson Family Christmas Card picture, which is the last picture I have of her little face. Little Ging loved the Beeson family well for a very long time. She will be terribly missed.