Wednesday, August 11, 2010

From Jackman to Portland

We moved less than two years ago, but it now seems like a lifetime ago. We had to move quickly, as my husband's job transfer was given with little wiggle room. It seemed that packing up became my full time job, but with few lunch breaks and no nights and weekends off. Thankfully, my in-laws helped us to get everything packed up in the moving van and brought to our new home.

When we got there, it felt like we had so much to deal with. A new work schedule for my husband was only one of our many hassles. We had to find a home security service for more on where we found ours click here, and insurance was a bit of a hassle to transfer. I had to set up the new home in a way I liked, which took a lot of work with little kids underfoot.

Once we got into the groove of things, though, we were able to enjoy our new city. We had lived in a small rural town with not much to do except camp. Now, we were able to explore restaurants with foreign cuisine. There were parks that became favorites of my children. Also, we were so close to the beach, it became a favorite thing during the summer months. Moving can be a lot of work, but it invites a whole new adventure once you are there.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


There is nothing like a live television awards show to bring out the egomania of some celebrities. It's one of the reasons that my husband and I love to tune in to the MTV MUSIC AWARDS on the channels we got through directv deals in New York.

You just never know what you're going to experience. Sure, we love the music. We love to see what the latest rocker fashion is. We love watching the celebrities who pretend not to care but so obviously do. Deep down, I think we're still missing the days when 80's rock was in, but we've grown to love Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas. We've even embraced our inner rap star.

This year, we sat on edge as we watched Kanye West completely upstage Taylor Swift. We were horrified at his sudden decision. The spontaneous move to take the microphone from her left us completely shocked. We then watched as Taylor Swift handled herself with so much grace and composure.

It's a moment that will go down in time as one of the most unusual of MTV MUSIC AWARDS history. We were there. We had front row seats all the way down here in Houston, Texas.

We will definitely tune in again next year. These are moments that even the best Hollywood writers can't come up with. We wouldn't miss it for anything.

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