Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flat Lizzie

About a month ago my friend Audrey emailed friends about a school activity her daughter Lizzie was doing and was looking for takers to help her out, and guess what?I was chosen to help, yea for me! The children were read a story in class about a little boy named Stanley who had been flattened by a truck I believe and the story continues with all of the adventures he had. The activity was to send a "flat Lizzie" to someone who could show her a good time doing different and fun things.

Here is the real Lizzie. I love her eyes and the angelic look on her face. Flat Lizzie wrote a letter to the Cahoon family to introduce herself. See below...

Cute story isn't it? Very imaginative!

After we picked up flat Lizzie from the post office in Montana we just had to stop and take a picture and welcome her into Canada.

Flat Lizzie thought she might want to go to school with Neal one day until she went outside. The thought of standing out at the bus stop was too much for the California girl. She decided to stay home with me.

And would you look at this. Flat Lizzie was able to see the new foal, who at this time was only 1 day old. So so cute! I think she is named Sweet Magic Mocha after her mother, Peppys Sweet Magic.

Flat Lizzie looks very happy standing next to this new momma.

This was as close as flat Lizzie could get to these cows. We went inside the corral but those cows were scary cats and they just ran away.

Cardston has the largest collection of carriages in Canada so we thought flat Lizzie would enjoy sitting in one.

I think flat Lizzie needed this coat when visiting the cows and going to school with Neal. I think the colors look fabulous on her, don't you?

And of course we had to have flat Lizzie sit on a John Deere tractor! This part of the country is big into farming as well as raising cattle. Look at the wide open space behind her. I wonder where flat Lizzie would like to live, here or sunny California. Maybe California in the winter and up here in the summers. Now that is a great idea!

We had a great time with flat Lizzie and I think she had a good time too. We sent her home with candy and Canadian toys and I heard from her mom that when everything arrived at school Lizzie could hardly contain herself when jumping in the van after school. She was talking a mile a minute.

Friday, March 13, 2009

"The Coldest Spot in the Nation!"

That's where Lou Lou and I were yesterday, Cut Bank, Montana. We heard there was a JC Penney's and an Albertsons so we thought why not. We can drive 1 1/2 hours, talk and sing to XM and shop. Easy. It doesn't take a lot to make us happy, no sirree. I wish I had brought my camera though. This JC Penney's was built in 1950 and is downtown on main street. Old. It seemed like everyone that walked in was greeted by a friend and had lots to talk about. That's how small towns are I suppose. Actually, I know that's how small towns are because I live in a smaller town than Cut Bank. There is always some one you know or recognize and sometimes they are your relatives, which I am getting used to.

The deals in Penney's were crazy! And I mean crazy. I spent $71.00 and saved $217.97! Is that not fun? Lou Lou spent just under $50.00 and saved over $300.00!! I bought a cardigan set for $3.94. And a corduroy shirt for $1.97. Even if we wear the clothes for a season or two or even a time or two, who cares right, because a lot of things can be $1.97 cute, right Cher? (we think about you often while clothes shopping) We were in that store for close to three hours and that store was small.

We then headed over to Albertsons. I spent more and saved less, but I did come home with fun stuff that I can't buy here. Little Ben and Jerrys ice cream, 10 for $10.00. Buttermilk Ranch dressing packets for my Cafe Rio recipe, strawberry cake mix for Michelle, Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup for 59 cents (I can't even buy it at one of the grocery stores here which totally boggles my mind), and one of my all time favorite cookies, Nabisco iced animal cookies! The price on those don't even matter!

Because I spent so much at Albertsons I was congratulated with 300 bonus labels for Campbells Labels for Education. Who wants them? I would be happy to put the coupon in the mail. It might just push your child's classroom over the top and win a party. You never know. I'm serious you guys. First come first serve!

We had a super fun day. Next week is my turn to visit Lou Lou and I think I might go to her RS Birthday Party which could be fun, but not fun like Cutbank, Montana!

This is Sweet Magic Mocha, one of Dixie's newest foals. One week old! Oh, it's a girl and that would be a filly. Can you tell this is Lou Lou and not me? Probably.

And by the way, Cut Bank was not so cold. It must have been the coldest spot at one time, one day,so they grabbed the title and ran with it. A small town has to have claim to something right?