Tuesday, January 25, 2011

End of an era

Commuting is not my favorite thing. The living out of a suitcase, constant juggling of schedules, airport food all can take it's toll. Sure, there are days I enjoy the solitude, especially after a morning of "she is wearing my shirt", or "it's my turn to have the car", but I know that these days of sibling morning squabbles are all too soon going to come to an end. However, our weekly family meeting still ends with "we want you to stay working for Horizon" and so I pack my suitcase and off I go again.

Then today is the big announcement that all of us true "Horizon" folks have been waiting for. Horizon's brand flying will soon be coming to an end and we will look like "Alaska" on the outside. Don't get me wrong, as long as I am getting a paycheck and flight benefits then I am a happy girl, it's just that it's an end of an era for those of us who truly love the Horizon Family. I have stuck out the past two years of commuting because I love the company I work for and the opportunities it has brought our family but I am not gonna lie and say I am a little afraid of what the future will hold. Time can only tell but I am hoping that we won't get swallowed up and forgotten. In the meantime, I gotta go pack. AGAIN!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I started this blog with the intent to keep you all up to date on what is going on with our family. I had great intentions of doing just that. We were in the mists of planning a great family trip to DisneyWorld with my parents and sister, Paul and Jesse when we got devastating news that my dad had pancreatic cancer.
What a blow to our family to hear that this strong, wonderful man who had fought in Vietnam, survived several truck wrecks, battled and won one round of cancer, biked and swam daily was dying from this horrible disease. Of course, being the family that lives in denial, we thought he would be the one to beat it. It was caught early...he had just had a cancer scan the previous month so how could this BE! But, it was not the news we had hoped for. It was inoperable and so he chose to do chemo with the hope that it would at least shrink the tumor and buy him a little more time.
He tried to fight it, but cancer won and we lost him on August 3rd. Not a day goes by that we don't think of him and miss him terribly. He was the best daddy, papa and husband in the world. I know he wouldn't want us all sitting around depressed. He would want us out there enjoy the sunshine, taking a walk on the beach, living in the moment. So, that's what I am going to go do.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


We live in an age where information is at the touch of our fingertips. The computer, cell phones, text messages are a big part of how my family communicates. The Spence Family is so busy these days that I thought I would use this blog to keep friends and family informed a bit more of the happenings of our lives. What is great about technology is you can chose to read it or not read it and I won't feel like I am boring you with all the details in person or you can just skim through all the boring parts! :)

So, although I always have the best intentions of sticking to a plan....writing down things in the checkbook, staying on top of housework, exercise, etc....sometimes I just get so bogged down with things and I don't follow thru. I can't promise that I will keep it up as I should, however I will try to do what I can.