Sunday, September 28, 2008


Just a couple pictures of me and the kids. Not the greatest but I am making myself share. :) Nate took them before he left for this super long weekend. He went to NH to be in the wedding of a friend of ours. 4 days is forever!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dr today

I had a drs. appointment today. Nothing too exciting other than hearing the heartbeat. I had extra blood work and that all came back normal. They gave me paperwork to get an ultra sound in a couple week. Hopefully we can see what we are having. :)

Other than that not a lot going on today. Meghan and I wanted to get our fall stuff out so we did that and put a few things up. Yes we are trying to force some fall to come to AZ!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Back from Camp!

Meghan and I are back from our weekend at Willow Springs Girl Scout camp. Meghan and the other two girls had a great time!

We left on Friday. Nathan dropped us off at the park for the homeschool groups park day, then we had a picnic lunch there. We left from there to head to Prescott. We got to Prescott way early which we knew we would. We had to give the kids dinner before going to camp anyways. So we had dinner in downtown Prescott where I had an awesome Latte, yum. :) Then we went to the Courtyard there and the kids played in the fountain and ran around some. After that we went to the grocery store to get the stuff to make smores and snacks.

After that we went to camp. We unloaded all our stuff and picked our cabin and beds. They had bunk beds, so the moms slept on the bottom and each girl had a top bunk. We went to the lodge to check in and the girls picked up rocks they thought were pretty along the way. After that we had time to just be outside a bit and the girls thought they were tracking animals by the footprints. Really there were so many people walking around there, if there were animal prints they were long covered up.

A little later the girls went back into the lodge to do some crafts, have a snack and dance. They decorated water bottle holders, played people bingo and did a word search page.

Soon after we all went and got to bed. We went to bed about 8:30 each night. The girls were tired and only talked a tiny bit for about 10 mins before they fell asleep.
Saturday morning our first activity was the flag ceremony. Meghan took a picture of that. They have to be silent through the entire thing and they did a really good job.

Then the girls had sports on their schedule. They played kickball for the first time. At first Meghan wasn't sure what to do but she sure tried hard. She would be the only one running and chasing the ball down, then not know who to throw it to. Once they came in I told her how to play and after that she did better. I think she had a great time with it though.

After sports they had a hike to go on, then they did a relay where they learned how to roll and unroll and sleeping bag. They also learned to tie knots with rope and different ways they could tie and use a bandanna. They earned a patch for those activities.

After lunch the girls had more craft type things. They learned about habitats and made their own and they made a bird bath also. These activities also earned them a patch.

That evening before dinner the girls all did swaps with each other. We had helped the girls make little ones that looked like Popsicles. They swapped with all the other girls and got lots of little trinkets to look at. They liked that. After dinner each troop put on a little skit. Our girls worked with another troop on theirs. The other troop is high school girls that we have worked with before. They are really sweet and helpful. The skit was a lot of fun to watch and the girls were so proud of themselves when they were done.

Thats all I have for now. Hopefully the other moms got some good pictures too and I can share more later. As for camp, Meghan had a blast, mom is tired. :) Today we are catching up on rest and laundry.. fun fun. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008



A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

September 11, 2001, was etched into America's memory when 19 terrorists attacked us with barbarity unequaled in our history. On Patriot Day, we cherish the memory of the thousands of innocent victims lost, extend our thoughts and prayers to their families, and honor the heroic men and women who risked and sacrificed their lives so others might survive.

Since 9/11, we have recognized the threat posed by terrorists to the safety of the American people and worked to protect our homeland by fighting terrorists abroad. We are confronting terrorism by advancing freedom, liberty, and prosperity as an alternative to the ideologies of hatred and repression. Our Nation pays tribute to our courageous men and women in uniform serving around the world and the devoted members of our law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence communities at home who work night and day to protect us from harm and preserve the freedom of this great Nation.

Seven years ago, ordinary citizens rose to the challenge, united in prayer, and responded with extraordinary acts of courage, with some giving their lives for the country they loved. On Patriot Day, we remember all those who were taken from us in an instant and seek their lasting memorial in a safer and more hopeful world. We must not allow our resolve to be weakened by the passage of time. We will meet the test that history has given us and continue to fight to rid the world of terrorism and promote liberty around the globe.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2008, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Candidate video's

If your like us your having a hard time with our choices for president this year. We have heard a lot of "stuff" on the news that isn't always true. This link was posted on my scrapbooking board and Nathan and I watched it last night. It's really nice. A Christian pastor asks each of the candidates the same questions separately. I think it really helped us a lot. We are definitely Conservative Republicans and just felt there wasn't anyone there that represented us. That has changed. So check it out and pass it on!


Here is a link that also states all the issues Sarah Palin supports.

Sarah Palin

Friday, September 5, 2008

Our week in review...

It seems like we were busy but then not terribly. This is the first week of really getting back into the school routine as far as outings and things go. Sometimes it is hard to fit actual schoolwork in when your running all the time. So much for not being socialized huh.

On Tuesday Meghan started a new music class. The man that teaches the class owns the business I believe. He charges for teaching instument lessons but then he does these little music classes for free. I wasn't sure what all she would be learning but thought it would be a good way to introduce more music before deciding on say piano lessons or something. So we went for the first time. They learned a song and sang all together and then he gave them a page with music notes on it. At the top they colored each note, there were 5, a different color. Then they went down through the page looking at each note and finding it at the top. They colored each one and wrote what note it was. I was really surprised they were learning that, I think that is great! Meghan is excited to go back next week.

Today we had our Brownie meeting. The girls seem to have a lot of fun. Someone comes to watch the boys too, since each of the leaders has a younger boy. After Brownies today all the leaders and their kids went to Desert Ridge mall. There is a splash pad there. So the kids played in the water and we had lunch. Then we discussed events coming up in Girl Scouts and what we need to do before we got to encampment. Encampment is in two weeks and we just found out the girls are suppose to bring 100 swaps items to trade with other girls there. So we are going to have a little slumber party with the girls and get those made. It should be a lot of fun.

Some pictures to share.

These are from our fun day last week with sprinklers and cupcakes. Meghan gets in the sun to warm up. There is one in the car I thought was cute, look Meghan is glowing, she is an angel! In the last one they both sat on the couch and were watching a video, for a second. I thought it was cute because Kaden doesn't really watch tv much yet. (I'll get the red eye taken care of before I print it. :))

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tagged again!!

Thanks Kat, (feel the sarcasm, haha). Okay I need to tag 3 friends and post 7 random things about myself.

Here are my tagged friends. :)
1. Teresa, my sister in law
2. Andrea, I don't know if I have seen her do this yet.
3. LaVonna, my homeschool friend

Okay here are my seven random things...

1. I LOVE fall, even though we don't really have a fall with all the colors and everything.
2. When I was a kid school's here had an early cut off date. So I have to wait a year to start school. A month after starting I turned 6.
3. I have always liked the idea of a big family, but I don't think it's going to be happening here.
4. I love going to the beach!
5. I have already started working on Christmas gifts.
6. I have been too tired to do a lot of cooking lately, (you couldn't tell could you?)
7. I think I am starting to feel better so my house may one day be clean again.

Okay that was kind of hard. I can't think of anything. I feel like I am losing my mind half the time. Yesterday I forgot 3 or 4 very simple things. So fun... haha

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