Tuesday, June 30, 2009


These are Mikey & Lauren’s morphed faces of Tiny Tim.  They had stations at the end of the train tour that took your picture and it morphed it into one of three characters. 

laurenmorph Lauren

mikeymorph Mikey

Monday, June 22, 2009

Disney Train Tour…

Disney is coming out with a new movie in November—“A Christmas Carol”.  To promote the movie they are doing a train tour around the united states & they stopped in Sacramento this past weekend.  The Volkman’s & our family went Saturday morning.  Good thing we went first thing, because as we came out of the tour the line was real long and it was getting HOT!  We had a great time.  In the train you got to see how they did the animation, pictures of the characters, costumes, figurines, models & at the end you got to take your picture and morph it into one of the characters.  It was really neat.  We then went and watched a preview in Disney Digital 3D.  Their 3D is amazing.  I had never seen it before.  It was such a great time at such a great price….FREE!!!

IMG_0923  The Volkman’s (minus Ryan-he was on a trek so he couldn’t be there) and Mikey & Lauren in front of the entrance to the train.

IMG_0926 Jim Carrey as a young Scrooge

IMG_0928 Colin Firth plays Fred (Scrooge’s nephew).  He’s one of my favorite actors!

IMG_0929 Lauren with one of the costumes.

IMG_0933 Marci, Dylan & Jason inside the train.

IMG_0935 Busts of Scrooge & Bob Cratchit (Gary Oldman)

IMG_0938 I love this picture because it looks like Hailey is actually touching the model.

IMG_0942 This may be our Christmas pic :o)

IMG_0944 Love the 3D glasses!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

School Time.....

Mikey started school on June 8. He is going to Institute of Technology for his HVAC (heating ventilation & air conditioning) certification. He goes to school M-Th 6-10:30pm. Lauren & I are so proud of him. This is going to be a long 9 months for him. He works from 7:30-4:30 then comes home to eat quickly and leave for school. Good luck Mikey! We love you!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

School Awards….

Well, it is the last days of school and awards were given out today. Lauren received a couple. She got the Principle’s Math Challenge T-Shirt. They had to do so many math facts in one minute each month. She also received two Physical Fitness awards. One from a school fitness test and the other is the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. We tracked the exercise she did at home. She would have receive 100% attendance, but she was sick one day. Oh, well. Next year. You also get to see her new hair do. She got it cut in a bob. Our friend Courtney cut it for her. She is so talented. Thanks Courtney!!




Lauren’s school choir did the musical “Cinderella”.  We couldn’t take any video due to copy write, so I got a couple pics.  They did this at the beginning of May.  Sorry it took so long to post.



No Tooth Fairy for Wendi.....

Sunday night I bit down on a piece of chicken and hit something hard. It hurt like heck. So I spit out the chicken and felt my tooth. Big crack down the side and on the top. Luckily it was my last bite of dinner and not my first. I saw the dentist the next day. I went in hoping to have a crown and came out with my tooth gone :o( Now I have a nice gap. Thanks goodness it isn't a tooth that shows when I talk or smile. Now I get to have a bridge put in. Maybe they can put a design on the tooth. Lauren told me at dinner that it will grow back. We told her it wouldn't and that is why we always take good care of our teeth!!