What this Blog is All About - Our Life

We have started a blog. Why? To share our lives with the many family and friends who don't live near us. Seems over the years everyone has scattered. (Or rather, we have scattered) Shane's Family in Idaho and Ginger's Family in Wisconsin. There are also the wide range of friends, all over the country, we have made through TurningLeaf seminars. We thought this would be a nice place to keep the world informed of our lives. (Those who dare, anyway!)

On a Flight

I think it is the coolest thing that I can post a blog from up in the sky. Airtran has Wi-Fi and I won it for free both coming to Milwaukee and now heading back home. I have been working on this blog and have found it fun to play with the settings and to post the different things Shane and I have written to get the skeleton of it going. I am not sure how I like the links at the top to the other page. But I will keep playing with it and see.

My quick trip back was so awesome. I loved seeing everyone! And it was very cool to see the look on my Dad's face when he got to Josh's house today. The only downer to this trip is that my back has gone out. And i am not just talking a little. When i woke up from my nap Saturday morning (After taking the red eye in) I went upstairs to see India, Elijah and Emmie. I went to sit down and WHAM!!! PAIN GA LOUR! I was trying to play it off like no big deal but it has been a long time since I couldn't even sit down. i was so frustrated and was starting to panic that maybe I was going to be laid out in bed this whole trip. I went back down stairs to try and stretch it out. It helped a little but it wasn't until the Advil kicked in I felt relief. As the weekend went on the stiffness and pain slowly let up, but now I am conserned about this plane ride back. Sitting for this long is always a trigger.

Other than that.. I enjoyed the trip A LOT. I need to make more of them back. In about 14 months I should be in a much better financial situation to do that. I can't hardly wait.

The 1st Blog.. here it goes..

Ginger Writes "Well, here it goes... my first blog attempt. I am sitting at the Las Vegas airport awaiting my red eye to Milwaukee. I am heading home for my Dad's 60th Birthday. It is a surprise which means by the time anyone reads this it will have passed and I will most likely be back in the Milwaukee airport Sunday, posting another blog. Although it is going to be a short trip I am excited to get home to see my family. Josh (My Big Brother) is braving the early morning and will be picking me up. I am so excited to see everyone and give Elijah (Nephew) and Emmie (Niece) a great big hug and kiss. This trip was a very spontaneously planned. Shane and I originally planned to go to Duck Creek this weekend to go snowmobiling. But I am glad for the shift because I wouldn't want to miss out on being with my Dad on such a big birthday. My Dad is by far my #1 hero... always has been and always will be. He is the most kind, gentle soul I have in my life. I have learned a lot by his ability to lead by example and his ability to forgive. There have been many times in my life where I have made poor choices. It is my Dad who is always there to love me for who I am and knows we all have to learn from our own mistakes. It is also my Dad who is there to cheer me on when things are going well. His kind eyes and loving hugs are my favorite thing in the entire world. I look forward to them every time I make it home. And with that.. I am getting on my flight.