Friday, January 20, 2012

Sky High

Recently a friend of mine, Ali, found out about a place called Sky High. Some how we missed this glorious place and had no idea it existed. Never the less within a few days of seeing it we went.

Our first attempt at going was a total bust. We decided to go at 4:30 on a Friday night. It took us 2 1/2 hours to go 30 miles. When we finally found the place after turning around 3 times we found out the wait time to jump wasn't for another 2 hours. {Us Momma's didn't plan on being gone that long and one didn't leave enough milk for the baby.} Therefore we went to the Ihop we found while lost. So initially we drove 2 1/2 hours to eat at Ihop when we have one 3 miles away.

The 2nd attempt was successful. We booked our time online and came prepared. I quickly realized after 3 kids you can and will pee your pants while jumping. The foam pit is intimidating. Everyone stares on the side lines like you're going to throw some sick move but really I do a bunny hop. No flips for this chick. That day was busy so the amount of short people was crazy. We all thought we were going to pummel over a child.

Our 3rd trip was awesome. We learned new things from our previous trips to make them better. We booked the private court. Courtesy of the amazing Ali whom I some how endanger when she's around me. Having a space to only people you knew and people over 5 foot just made it more fun. The boys were of course exceeding the limits their bodies were allowing. My husband I swear was going to break a bone. {at one point I had to be reassured we were insured for that shnit} They gave us a bag of dodge balls that the guys of course were all over. Us girls weren't a fan. They were pelting them at us like in the movie Dodgeball. At one point we just hoarded all the balls and refused to give them up. After a while we needed to breath and I of course had to pee so we headed to the foam pit. There were tiny little nuggets up at 11:00 at this place. The boys were busting out moves in the pit while us girls sat back and observed. Ali did do a flip but scared us all because of how close her head was to the edge. Our one friend Travis some how ended up head first with just his feet hanging out, he had a hard time getting out of that one. I'm not one for anything dangerous because I'm a whimp but I loved running from trampoline to trampoline in circles. Sounds dumb but hey I am special. My favorite fall had to of been Ali's we were running from trampoline to trampoline and about the 3rd one Ali went face first and slid her whole face across it. Ouch!!

After that we were all dead tired. An hour of jumping and half of us couldn't breath. It's when we all realize we're getting older and running low on physical activity energy. We piled in the Yukon and jammed out to old school Ludacris, who knew that we all would still know the lyrics.

So moral of the story. This place is awesome but be prepared. Go at a good time so the place isn't sold out or book your time online. Pee 3x in a row prior to jumping, stretch if you're over the age of 15 and wear a supportive bra.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

OCD or Crazy TomAYto TomAHto

I've always been obsessed with keeps things neat and organized. That girl in school who always had a brand new mechanical pencil because the thought of a normal pencil going dull freaked me out. I physically couldn't write on anything but college ruled paper. My closet has been color coded from tank tops to long sleeve in each color for as long as I can remember. There are so many things I do a certain way and until being married I never realized how strange it was.

When Ryan and I moved to California is when I started to figure out I'm not so normal. We would bicker about all the imperfect ways Ryan was doing things. I got so obsessed over doing things the same way over and over I am convinced there's only one way to do anything.

I have to have everything matching. The girls almost always have matching cups. {Right now I'm trying to get that through my husbands head before I have a conniption.} I love when my kids wear matching outfits. I like things put away and not in sight. I keep my toaster under the cabinet not on the counter. One toy on the floor makes me say, "ok we need to clean up this disaster".

It's very hard for me to go to bed with a dirty house. I also can't leave a dirty house. I like it to be clean so when I come home it's not to a mess. Who knows you could be out to lunch with someone and invite them back to your house. You don't want to be speeding home just to pick up that mess you left.

I always think I'm normal but apparently I'm not. I do know that tere are people out there more insane than I am!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hair History

I haven't had my natural hair color since 7th grade. My natural hair color is unknown. When I started dying it, it was that awful dirty blonde, always looks dirty color.
I started by getting high lites. Then I decided I wanted brown hair, and then dark brown hair. It ended up black. Eekk. After that it took 6 hours, $350, and 3x bleaching it to be blonde again. I lost half my hair that day. That was March 2005. In 9th grade I dyed my hair every 2 days, so NOT healthy for your hair. I was blonde for almost 6 years. I finally went brunette again June 2010.

My husband had only ever known me as a blonde so I of course did it while he was gone so I could shock him. It was def different at first but he grew to like it.

I have always been like Rapunzel. I love my hair long but when I cut it I cut a few feet off. I grew my hair out for 2 years then October 17th 2008 I cut 16 inches off. I'm getting the urge to do it again but I remember how long it took me to like my hair short.

My best friends Kelly and Danielle go back and forth on brown and blonde as well. We typically all go one color at one time then slowly switch all together again. Danielle and I were totally on board to go blonde, Kelly not so much. First Danielle and I did high lites and they turned out good but we wanted more. So instead of bleaching it we colored it blonde. We both looked like high lighters the second we washed it out. It's faded some so I am now a Mac n cheese crayola crayon. Everyone kept telling me to use shimmer lights shampoo, did that 3x and my hair is still orange/yellow. Luckily I'm not one to be embarrassed or care. I want to give my hair a break for a few weeks before I poor a bucket of bleach on it. We did high lites on Kelly and they looked good but she was not agreeing and quickly dyed it back brown.

I love dying my own hair or my friends hair. I can't say they love dying mine since they have to stand 3ft away to reach the ends of it but we always have fun.

May I suggest being in a good mood when dying your own hair!

This is right after I did it, pretty orange!

3 days later, yellow

After shimmer lights 3x uhhhh now it looks brown?!
 My kids change each picture too. ;)