Monday, December 12, 2011

Meet Otis

Abigail picked out her new addition to our family this weekend.

Introducing Otis

He's a long haired hamster. He's pretty cute, and so far has been much more friendly than the previous hamsters (but that's not really saying much since they were mean!!)

Anyway, she used her own birthday money to buy everything for him. And when she decided to ask for him, she presented Dax & I with a power point presentation showing us all the research she had done on hamsters.

Note to self: I've got to stop letting those kids watch t.v. and commercials!

Anyway, she's really excited.........and so are the cats. They can't wait to meet him!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Getting back into the routine

On the  Saturday after Thanksgiving Dax & I left for our continuing education week in Las Vegas.

It's always nice to get away, just the two of us, but 9 days is a long time to be in Las Vegas.

This year we did rent a car and drive out to Red Rock Canyon. That was beautiful and we really enjoyed it.

 As you can see, it was a beautiful day when we were there.

 Dax even did a little rock climbing...
While we were in Vegas we also went to our favorite, tacky, little karaoke bar and were not disappointed. Barbara Ann was there in all her glory. She and another man both make several costume changes during the course of the night to fit in with their songs. They are hard-core, people!! Yet, they can't sing at all. LOL

Here's Barbara Ann as Elvis/Santa singing Christmas tunes.

I could go on and on about what we learned in class, but you probably don't want to read all about accounting. lol

We also went to one of the nights of the National Finals Rodeo while we were there. It was fun, and we've been watching every night on t.v. since we got home. We didn't go see any shows this time since we've already seen the ones that we're interested in seeing.

Here's one last picture of Dax with one of our favorite things while we're out there (aside from the endless buffets.)

We had a good time but it's always nice to get home. Now, to try and get back into the swing of things and get ready for Christmas all at the same time.

Wish me luck!