Archive for December 26th, 2007

another christmas over…

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Is it just me, or is it kinda sad for Christmas to be over (again)? I mean I do feel the initial relief knowing all gifts have been bought and opened for the most part… that the food has been made and eaten, that all is finished. But, it just seems like it’s this huge build up and then bam it’s over! I’m so tired! This weekend was a crazy run and although I told the kids we might go to the mall (I need to shop for a new calendar)… I am thinking home sounds better today.

Matt couldn’t find his work vehicle keys this morning. He’s been home since last Thursday. I was a little concerned they were thrown out with all the wrapping. He has a specific basket he puts all his stuff in each day after work. They keys were not there. We proceeded to tear things apart to find them. It’s so frustrating to lose something. I had cleaned pretty well Friday and Saturday, including under the sofas and under the cushions were vacuumed so I felt pretty sure they were not there. I looked under a cushion in a side chair and didn’t see them but after an hour of looking matt pulled the cushion up and saw the edge of them down in the crevice. Can you say relief???? Too much drama for the day after Christmas.

Amanda has the car, although we are getting details wrapped up today like insurance. She hasn’t been able to drive it. The insurance place has been called but their computers were down so we’re waiting still.

I’m hoping that over this break I get to see Mendy because I haven’t seen her for so long. Last Spring she finished her masters right after having baby #4 and took a job that has tied her up (too much!) and I plan to see Julie when she comes into town! I’m holding her birthday and christmas gift captive until I see her… we usually do german food or victorias (my favorite, but all the way in norman!)…

Happy day after Christmas! I’m off to look for my old blog template. Hopefully it is backed up… Did I mention I got a new laptop for christmas?

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hotel interski

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I just found the perfect way to spend this holiday break… a trip to Hotel Interski **** – Val Gardena Dolomites.
Just look at what you can look forward to while there!


  • Interski luxury board including special afternoon treats
  • Large breakfast buffet with cake, choice of breads, cold meats, muesli corner and maybe the odd surprise
  • Choice of 5-course meals at night
  • Special diets and vegetarian dishes on request
  • Weekly cocktail evenings, Tyrolese nights, Italian starter buffet, aperitif reception
  • Fresh fish several times per week
  • Daily salad and dessert buffets and fresh fruit
  • Large choice of wines from our wine cellar
  • Guided wine tastings (small charge)


  • Use of pool, sauna, steam bath, outdoor jacuzzi, infra-red sauna and fitness room
  • Sport massage (paid service)
  • Solarium (paid service)
  • Wellness area with fruit juices
  • Bath robes and towels for the duration of your stay


  • Free hire of walking sticks, rucksacks, flasks and walking maps
  • Hire of skis, ski boots and mountain bikes at favourable rates
  • Hire of GPS-supported pulse monitors, plus analysis
  • Guided tours with Gardena mountain guides, rangers and more
  • Guided excursion with the landlord (skiing in winter, to mountain pastures in summer)
  • Heated and secured room for your equipment (skis, walking boots, bicycles)
  • Tailor-made tour suggestions, provided by the hotel and skiing instructors
  • Free admission to hockey matches and ice-skating at ice rink
  • Reduced rates for admission to St Christina tennis courts

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I love seeing all the believe signs during the holidays… Amanda (oh amanda) sent me a couple and Irene sent a believe flag. Amanda mentioned they probably mean believe in santa or christmas magic… but I love the word believe because I do believe and it’s a constant reminder of that!

A New Date For The New Year

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Is your new year’s resolution to meet a new person to spend time with or even spend the rest of your life with? You may laugh, but I happen to personally know many people who have met using internet matchmaking services. Matt’s sister met her friend Clay online and he is a very nice guy!

Read our introduction to learn more about online dating services and a few of their unique benefits compared to more traditional old-fashioned methods to meeting singles. Browse the suitable category to find ideal online dating sites that match your unique needs such as Christian dating.

Faith is an important part of a relationship for many Christian singles and finding someone through Christian personals based on the premise of staying within a certain faith can certainly cut down on the work involved in finding someone special. Christian dating services have specialized in just such matches, bringing singles together from the United States and elsewhere in order to get one of the most important aspects of a relationship, and a potential barrier, out of the way early in the matchmaking process.

Online personals run through a full range of shapes and sizes, each service with its own specific tools and traits to help bring people together. Not all services are the same and each has unique characteristics that resonate particularly with different types of singles. Though all on this page focus on meeting single Christian men and women, they are not all the same and the differences are explored here in these descriptions in order to promote better choices for those hoping to meet someone special.

It makes sense to find someone online that meet the criteria you are looking for and to find a perfect match for you!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I love this tinkerbell christmas pic! Amanda is all into tinkerbell since she began dressing as Tink a few years ago for halloween. She even looks like tinkerbell in the face! She got some cute things with tinkerbell on them for Christmas… like pj’s and a hat!

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Juice Media Worldwide Expands West Coast Presence

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Press Release:

Juice Media Worldwide, LLC, a leading provider of on?demand Marketing 2.0 software services and solutions has moved to new San Diego headquarters at 591 Camino de la Reina on the 11th floor of the prominent Valley Corporate Center building.
Located just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, the nearly 4,000 square foot state?of?the?art offices are double the size of the previous headquarters. The new office equips Juice Media with enough space for the company to grow its software development and client management staff by an additional 50 percent in 2008.
“Managing rapid growth is always a challenge for successful start?ups. We evaluated several options for new offices to accommodate our growth and Valley Corporate Center was an ideal location for us,” said Rick Enrico, CEO, Juice Media Worldwide, LLC. ”The office tower’s expansive features and centralized location made it a great solution for our needs as we expand our staff and client roster.”
Juice Media employees have access to a number of benefits with the move including an on?site deli, gym, ocean view offices, and a park next door. The additional meeting space also enables Juice Media to develop even stronger relationships with its clients with more frequent and productive onsite meetings.
About Juice Media Worldwide, LLC:
Based in San Diego, California, with additional offices in Minnesota, Juice Media Worldwide develops JuiceMetrIQs™, a Marketing 2.0 enterprise marketing management platform that is Software as a Service (SAAS) application. JuiceMetrIQs™ streamlines the marketing process by allowing companies to store customer interaction data (sales transactions, demographics, website data, email addresses, etc.) and segment that information to build relevant targeted marketing campaigns. Customer data is housed in a single data warehouse that is tied to a concise central reporting dashboard. JuiceMetrIQs™ provides seamless integrations with top enterprise vendors from online and offline marketing channels such as Email, Direct Mail, SMS Messaging, and Voice Messaging. JuiceMetrIQs™ empowers marketers with the ability to analyze, maximize, and measure cross channel customer purchase behavior across all distributed marketing channels for greater marketing success.
Juice Media Worldwide is a portfolio company of Petters Group Worldwide, which includes companies such as Polaroid, Sun Country Airlines, and For more information please visit
Press Contact:
Morgan Witt