Monday, October 20, 2008

Is That Don Johnson?

Clay was invited to a 60's, 70's, 80's dress up birthday party for a friend in his co-op.  We knew that we were most likely going to go with the 80's (and why was a great decade all around...the styles, the music, the president.)  We just weren't sure what direction we were going to go though.  There's the classic "hair band" look, along with other musical inspirations like Devo, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen.  Or you can go 80's styles like parachute pants, upturned collars, preppie-Izod, pegged jeans, stone washed jeans, and oh, what we would have given for a sweet mullet.  But seeing as how he's 6'3" and we were planning to obtain this outfit at one of the local thrift shops, we decided to hold off deciding till we saw what was available.  

Well, the heavens shone down upon the most wonderful pair of white linen pants in just the right length and we knew...Miami Vice.  That's right, Don Johnson as Sonny Crockett.  We got the turquoise blue tight shirt, and even found a linen jacket.  Aviator sunglasses, dress shoes, and a gun finished off the ensemble.  But, the shining masterpiece was the hair.  I (Mom) feathered, blew dry, and hairsprayed Clay's hair in the most awesome (or was it tubular or radical back then?  But I digress...) style!  Oh, and wait...his good friend in the co-op had not yet picked out his outfit.  Clay called him from the thrift store, and he looked them up on the web. (You read that right...he didn't know the guys from Miami Vice!!! Neither boy did, actually.) But, as soon as he pulled up the website, his response was, "I am so gonna be Tubbs!"  

Clay and Joe looked great as Crockett and Tubbs.  They got 2nd place for their costumes.  Joe's brother Justin won though...He was dressed as Erkle!  (He was perfect, although wasn't that a 90's show???)  Neither here nor there.  The kids all had a great time!

Had to get a close up of the feathered hair!

Crockett & Tubbs

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Photos from Steamboat Springs

Heading for the waterfall and FREEZING!
So worth weathering the cold (and my silly camera doesn't even attempt to grasp how beautiful this really is.)

Close to 12,000 feet...again, FREEZING!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I have a new computer!!!

Well, I managed to pick up a nasty virus, or some other crazy thing that all but slaughtered my computer, but I'm back up and running with a new computer.  This one is a Mac though, so there's a learning curve to using it.  Since last posting though, I've been up to see my oldest friend, Angie.  We were both nannies way back when and have managed to keep in touch, and even name kids after eachother (middle names).  It was a totally last minute trip, but she graciously allowed me to come "get away" and spend time hanging out with her and her girls and even her husband, Jason.  We cooked, recovered chairs, and scrapbooked (well, I would have except my computer died.)  We went and saw zebras, elk, deer, bears, and buffalo that chewed on her Odyssey.  We thrifted (woohoo!) and she even planned a girl's night out with her friends that have somehow become my friends through Ang and the internet.  We even hit Ikea on our way back to Seattle's airport.  Mainly, we just hung out, laughed, and had so much fun talking about everything under the sun.  

And now, since Bo is getting ready to leave for Hawaii and California for 10 days, he decided to take a day off work.  We went up to Steamboat Springs.  It's too late in the year for summer activities, but too early for winter sports, so we really didn't have a whole lot to do.  It was a nice trip up there though, and we walked around the old downtown.  The kids are always happy to spend the night in a hotel, especially Annie and Ellie.  The next day (today) we went to Fish Creek Falls, a 280 ft. waterfall.  There was a dusting of snow on the northfacing mountains and the birch trees were a brilliant yellow.  It was stunning.  We then took a different route home that looked more like Arizona than anything we'd seen so far in Colorado...very pretty, and then stopped for lunch in Vail.  We decided to get off the highway and took the Loveland Pass, which peaks at over 12,000 feet and over looks a 14,000 mountaintop.  At the peak, we got out of the car so the girls could play in some of the little patches of snow.  It was freezing, and Annie, our little GRITS girl, or Girl Raised In The South was sooooo cold.  It didn't seem to bother Ellie at all.  We're back home now, though, so it's back to normal....laundry, school, grocery shopping.  I'll try to add some pictures tomorrow, after I figure out how to put my new pictures into my new photo program.