Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A new friend and her lemons!

I recieved a wonderful gift in my email yesturday from Jenny at http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/!  She sent me detailed directions and pictures of an Airstream ornament her family made one year!  I will be attempting to get my dh to give a try at this sometime, so hopefully I can share.

In the meantime, as a special thank-you - I'd like to ask you all to check out her lemon giveaway here.  Yes she is giving away a box of lemons fresh off her tree to you and someone you know today!  If you are like me and stuck in the Midwest or love fresh lemons  through the upcoming snowstorm - you have got to sign up for this piece of Sunshine in a box!!  She even has wonderful Christmas music too!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Rivetting Experience

We had a wonderful opportunity this last Friday to experience a different rivet than we usually do in our Airstream!  We were able to participate as a family in the Young Eagles program and fly in a 1966  Cessna 172!  This program is developed to give kids the adventure of flight by offering free flights to youth over the age of 7.  We heard about the opportunity through our local homeschool group and jumped at the chance.  We were even more excited that the entire family got an opportunity to go up in the plane for a half hour experience.

We flew over the Tomah area with the plane.  The kids were to find Wal-mart and McDonalds.  Our 5 year old was obsessed to find them, while I was just trying not to lose my cookies!  The older kids got to take a round with the controls during the flight!
We really appreciated the year of this plane -1966 -  as you can see here, the inside was all original, including the heat - which doesn't do much against the 15 degree elements outside.  At least we were not in the wind (other than the plane taking the occasional bumpy ride through the wind!)   I truly appreciated the rivets and design of the plane, as I do in our beloved Airstreams!  We may have a new adventure, as the kids can take the classes to get their pilot's liscences through the airport!  It would be a shame to not take this opportunity!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Even Christmas is about Airstreams

We are not blessed to be in an area where we can continue to Airstream all winter, but do still make the most out of the frigid temperatures by bring some in.  I thought I would share my Christmas tree, and of course...an Airstream!Sorry for the blurriness - I guess I could claim to do that purpose, but really, it's just out of my reach, so I had to use my longer lense, which doesn't like to do close-ups. Hope you enjoy anyway!  A friend gave us this last year!  I've never seen them in the stores, but I think she found it at Menards.  I'm always on the look out, but never have found it!Of course, the one thing we seem to do in extreme, much like our Airstream is our house decorations.  This has been a wonderful year for getting them up, because it's been in the 40's & 50's so much.  I'm not complaining, just saying.  If you click on the picture, you can see it better - I promise!

I am linking up to: 12 Weeks of Christmas - Red Writing