Thursday, March 6, 2008


Yes, it's true, I have braces! Today, March 6th, 2008 I took the big trip to the orthodontist's office.

She put this weird rubber thing in my mouth, to hold it open, and then got straight to work! Sometimes it hurt, but mainly it was only from the pressure she would put on my teeth so that the glue would hold. The whole process took only about an hour. By the end, my mouth hurt a bit, but it wasn't so bad.

But about two hours later, it started really hurting. Right now I feel like there is not enough room in my mouth for my braces! Some of the wires are poking me so it feels like they are pushing out of my mouth. :o)'s the before and after picture!

Can you see them? Here's another one:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Spring break

Last week we had spring break and we spent it in Slovenia with our cousins the Patty's!!

We left on Monday and we drove the rest of the day, until we finally arrived at our cousin's house. We unpacked our things from the van and headed straight to bed, because, even though you wouldn't think it, sitting in the van all day is tiring! :o)

The next day, Tuesday, we woke up pretty early in the morning and drove to a HUGE ski slope. It was so pretty there! They had wide slopes, steep slopes, bunny slopes, everything! We had a lot of fun that day as a
family skiing and snowboarding. The sun was shining and there were no clouds in the sky, perfect skiing conditions!

Then on Thursday, our family drove to Venice, which was only about three hours away! I loved it there! The canals and everything are so cool. Also, they had just celebrated a carnival, in which they wear cool costumes and awesome masks! So, they were still selling the cool masks. They had them everywhere and in ALL kinds of different colors and designs! I even bought one, it's really cool.

At the main square of Venice, we saw tons of pigeons sitting around a couple of people. We also noticed that the birds were on their shoulders, arm
s and even heads! We walked over there, and saw a little stand where someone was selling corn to feed to the pigeons. We bought a bag of them and dad put some in his hands and went out in to the pigeons. The came flying onto his hands and started eating the corn, it was so funny! So then Caleb tried it and then gradually, all of us tried it, even mom! Here are some of the best pictures we took. (We took more than 100 pictures with the pigeons!!)

We got home late that night, with loads of fun pictures and memories of Venice.

That whole week, I really enjoyed spending time with my cousins, aunt and uncle! We talked, giggled, played games and just spent time together, which was all so fun! Thanks for having us, Patty's!