Life Is Good

Life Is Good

Friday, May 06, 2011

Australia Trip 2011

Day One in Sydney was quite the adventure. My dad and Dave were in a car accident. Their taxi was broadsided by a car that ran a red light.

This is my dad.

Phil and Kent with Dad at the hospital.

Damage to the building they hit.

After the accident, the vacation was more of what a vacation should be. Sun, surf, sand, good food, and great family.

We actually pet these koalas as they napped.
Dolphins surfing in our boat's wake.

Moreton Island Sand Dunes. The red spot at the top is a person.
Aerial view of the wrecks where we snorkeled

Mooloolaba Tide Pools

Thursday, April 28, 2011

LOVE The Biggest Loser

I'd love to know the REAL reason.

And I'm disappointed that Kaylee didn't go further.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Join One Million Moms and make a difference

I'm tired of feeling helpless and frustrated. I hope that by joining in the fight and adding my name to the list of other concerned parents my voice might be heard. Click on One Million Moms link below and join.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Have I told you that my children are brilliant?

From my daughter Laney:

If you couldn't tell, this is Miami, and those are Palm Trees along the beach. And we aren't going just for spring break, I am actually attending a conference there- but we are going to stay a few extra days and make a vacation out of it. Anyway, turns out my committee chair for my masters thesis, submitted my paper to the Institute for Public Relations Research for their annual conference, and it was accepted- and out of all the papers submitted, it won the Top Three Paper Award! Anyway, so I get to go down and present the paper and accept the award. I am a little nervous for that part. The conference is going to have all the top Public Relations Academians from around the country, but I am excited too. What's the worst that can happen? Taylor joked that I should look into some PhD programs while we are there- I laughed and then told him I'd rather die than write a dissertation. I really hated writing that thesis. It was so hard.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Oswald Family Adventures #1

One of my many new year's resolutions is to chronicle our family adventures beginning Christmas Day 2010. Thanks Leisy for capturing the pix and the story!

Most ridiculous place to go at night when it's below freezing due to wind chill: Niagara Falls.

We decided to go anyway.

It was beyond freezing. Not only was the wind chill bone aching- we also got WET. The falls continue to emit their famous 'mist' even in the dead of winter. The walkways are completely iced over and anything in the vicinity is completely overtaken by a THICK shell of ice. And did I mention that the views were LAME-o?! You can't see a thing because they close the best viewing walkways due to dangerous conditions.
The sum of all those factors made our late night excursion pretty darn fun.

Check out these happy binocs!

If you haven't seen the falls lit up at Christmas time- I don't really recommend it- but if you have to go- you might as well go with a group of fun people :) We really did enjoy the screaming and slipping and freezing. Because who isn't laughing and smiling when they're this miserable?! Our family tends to make the best out of every situation :)

And it was all worth it to the kiddos because we got to go back to the hotel afterwards and grandpa treated the boys to cheetos and hot chocolate.

They were in heaven.

And the little ones just crashed.

Milly in her boy coat.

And Ike on Daysa's lap. Thanks, Days.

My Family

My Family
Christmas in OH

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
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