Saturday, December 20, 2008

Chapman Schools Demolition Update

Here's a video I shot today that shows the update of the high school and elementary school demolition. They started the big part of the high school demolition this past week, and it didn't take them long to get rid of what has been an eyesore since June 11. Depressing? A little, but definitely necessary.

I'm assuming much more will be done by the time we get back from traveling to Nebraska for the holidays.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jace and Mackenzie Shake It Like It's Hot

Jace has adapted an interesting dance technique to the Christmas songs we've been playing. I'm not quite sure where he got his dance moves, but I think it comes from my side of the family!

Needless to say, this has blackmail written all over it when he gets into high school!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

OK, so maybe it's not a big surprise to you all, but for a town without a lot of stores left, Casey's opening back up was a big deal to us.

This story begins right after the tornado on June 11. Mackenzie was saying prayers one night when out of nowhere she says, "And I pray that Casey's gets fixed." When we asked her why, she said, "So that we can go get donuts on Saturday mornings again."

Fast forward to this Saturday morning, the day after Casey's was back up and running. She didn't know it had opened up, so we told her we had a surprise. She didn't know what it was, but she was not happy that she didn't get to eat breakfast first.

Jace, on the other hand, just thought it was cool to be riding in the car with his pajamas on!

Mackenzie's frown turned upside down, however, when we pulled up to Casey's and she saw the lights on and cars parked outside. Then she was fighting to get her car seat unbuckled as fast as she could!

After that, they headed straight to the donut aisle before contemplating their first purchases. It was a tough decision!

All that was left was to enjoy the breakfast back at home. Hey, donuts may not be a big deal to you, but to a 4 year old and 2 year old who have had to drive by an empty building for six months, donuts are just about the best food on the planet!