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Hey Boba [Mar. 4th, 2010|08:16 pm]
Wendy Conway
Happy Birthday! I think you win the prize for the most interesting birthday gift!
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Invading Rochester [Aug. 14th, 2009|09:07 pm]
Wendy Conway
 We're making our annual trek up to the Conway Corn Roast, stopping in Rochester along the way. We'll be up in town Wednesday night through Saturday morning, September 2nd-4th, then heading down to the Southern Tier to spend quality time with family and gorge ourselves on sweet corn. Hopefully we can get a Gathering together (Moof has graciously volunteered to host) since there's so many people we want to see!
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Alyssa discovers music [May. 17th, 2009|09:01 am]
Wendy Conway
[Current Mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

Alyssa has suddenly developed an intense interest in music. It cam out of nowhere; one day she couldn't care less, the next she was begging for CDs to listen to. Greg gave her Moving Pictures to listen to for a while. After she was done, Alyssa announced that she loves Rush and just has to listen to more!

What about all the teeny bopper groups that have been packaged up for marketing to her age group? She hates them. More rock music please.

Oh yeah.
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Taekwon Do [Mar. 1st, 2009|10:18 pm]
Wendy Conway
[Current Mood |optimisticoptimistic]

Time to try out Taekwon Do. A local place is offering a trial month for $5- can't beat that. It's a complete belt mill, but they offer a lot of different class times and I can go to the same class with Alyssa. I miss kung fu, but at least I'll still get to kick and punch things.
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Bummed. [Feb. 24th, 2009|07:23 pm]
Wendy Conway
[Current Mood |disappointeddisappointed]

As you may have heard from hubby's earlier post, Alyssa made the First in Fitness team for her school. She came in first in her grade on several events and chose to do the mile run for the team. They compete against the top students from the rest of the county on March 11.

Yesterday she jammed her toe pretty badly in soccer camp. We found out today that it's a fracture, and she's out for 3 to 4 weeks minimum. No more soccer camp. No First in Fitness team. :-(
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It's good to be a swing state [Oct. 29th, 2008|08:33 pm]
Wendy Conway
[Current Mood |giddygiddy]

Obama came to Raleigh yesterday to Get Out The Vote for NC, and I was there!

I signed up to volunteer for the event and at 7:30am carpooled into the city with a group of women who have been regular volunteers for a long time. They instantly adopted me as one of there own and instructed me to stick with them, which turned out to be a good move. We worked the "VIP" section and ended up getting pretty close to the podium for the speech. Not that I had a great view, mind you, because everyone was standing for the outdoor event. I never get to see much if there's even one row of people in front of me, but I did catch several glimpses whenever those in front of me leaned in just the right way. Next time: work the disabilities section because they get to sit down :-)

Anyway, there was about 28,000 people, lots of energy, and lots of fun. It's neat to witness future history.
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Yay! [Sep. 8th, 2008|07:24 pm]
Wendy Conway
[Current Mood |happyhappy]


Happy Birthday to scubawoman ! Gotta get your hat to you!
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Visit to Rochester [Jul. 28th, 2008|07:38 pm]
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[Current Mood |nostalgicnostalgic]

 Fair warning, we'll be invading Rochester from August 27th through September 2nd! Sunday and Monday are reserved for the annual Conway Cornroast, but otherwise we'll be hanging around our old haunts and would love to see our friends. Let us know if you'll be around!
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Happy happy [Jul. 28th, 2008|07:34 pm]
Wendy Conway
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

Happy bithrday, blk_magick_rose! Hope you get lots of pampering! 
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Our first 4th [Jul. 5th, 2008|08:57 am]
Wendy Conway
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[Current Mood |disappointeddisappointed]

Excited to celebrate our first Fourth of July in NC, we packed up a cooler full of food and drinks, lawn chairs, glow stock, bug spray,  sunscreen, blanket, changes of clothing, etc. etc. - approximately half our house. The weather forecast promised us a clear night, the last one for the next week or so. Off to Regency Park we went and got there at 4:30, just in time to get a coveted parking spot in the Preferred Parking. Good thing, considering the 100lbs. of stuff we needed to lug in with us.

The venue is beautiful, an amphitheater set in a wooded area next to a lake where the fireworks would be set off. At the back, there are actually tables under a covered area available for rent right next to the food area and restrooms. There were free tatoos and inflatable rides for the kids, a water tag area, a misting tent for keeping cool, and plenty of food. The lines for the inflatables were pretty long, but Alyssa got to ride a mechanical bull a couple of times. We enjoyed a live performance of the North Carolina Symphony, with growing anticipation of the main event.

And then, with ten minutes to go until the show began, Mother Nature had a change of plans. The wind picked up, there were a few flashes, then a crack of thunder to confirm our growing fears of what was to come, and we hightailed it back toward the car. Then the skies opened up and put the final kabosh on the evening's celebrations.

Needless to say, it was highly disappointing, waiting in 90 degree heat for 5 hours only to have to go home sans fireworks. They were postponed until today, but the forecast is calling for more storms tonight. I guess we're going to have to settle for sparklers in the driveway this year.
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