Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boys First Day of School

Well, it is official. I now have all my children in school. WOW!! I thought I would be bawling my head off. But Samuel was so cute. He sat in his Kindergarten chair with his name tag and colored a picture. His friend Patrick was there already so that helped. No tears from any of us. WOW!! I feel a little lost being at home alone though. I am still nervous however. Why do I always get nervous when my children are nervous? My husband thinks I'm nuts. But I do. Britni played the piano in Sacrament meeting a couple of weeks ago and I was so nervous for her.

Here are the first day of school pictures for the boys. Britni starts High School tomorrow. However, this morning she is at orientation. So I am alone. In my home. All the possibilities are endless. What project to begin? Where to look? What to clean? What to do? Hmmmm!!

Have a great day to all!! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

On the Lighter Side

Last post was too serious. So I will tell you of the things my family has done this weekend. Last night Lynn, Daniel and Jacob went paint balling with his brother and his boys at the Thompson's house. Why guys like to hit each other with paint balls is beyond me. I told Lynn I don't have to get hit with paint balls to get my bruises. I walk in enough walls and fall down enough with my clumsiness that I don't need paint balls to do it for me. LOL Then they came back and had to show me, Britni, Ben and Sam their "WAR" wounds along with the stories that go along with the "WAR" wounds. :) I am glad that they had fun though. The Thompson's are moving so that is the end of paint balling as we know it for now.

Then Britni made Gingerbread Waffles with Ice cream for dinner and we watched Julie and Julia from Netflix. Way Girlie night. I love girlie nights. They are fun.

After the movie, Benjamin, Sam, Britni and I were watching Iron Chef America and they were cooking with a very big fish. (I can't remember which one). Someone asked how they caught such a big fish and Benjamin said with a very very BIG Worm!! He is so cute!!

Well, I hope everyone had a great weekend. We love ya always!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I just got back from the funeral of a dear friend who had been fighting cancer for 8 years. She was an amazing woman. She had strong faith even though she never made it to church very much because of her illness. Her family loved and adored her as much as she loved and adored them. She loved the youth and always had time for the teenagers in the neighborhood. Her husband always said the stray kids and stray dogs were always welcome at their home. Funerals for me is a time to reflect on eternity. I have noticed that the veil is very thin at funerals. You can feel the spirits on the other side comforting and loving the people that are at the funeral.

My thoughts at Charlene's funeral was "Will my kids say that I adored and loved them?" "Will my family feel that I took the time to support them in all the activities that they were in?" Her family was her life and she put her all in it. Am I putting my "all" into my family? Just some questions I need to ponder on, I think.

Have a very non windy day to you all. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Busy Week Again!!

Well, It is going to be another busy week again. I just got back from a garlic pick with Gleaners. I may have to quit Gleaners even though I am Treasurer. It is a lot of work. We do get some good produce. We also got Hermiston Watermelons and Tomatoes and Corn on the cob (which I didn't take because we have a ton of it in our back yard). That was just today's pass out.

Britni starts Soccer practice tonight. I hope they move up the time from 6 p.m. to earlier in the day. Daniel will start Football practice on Thursday. Benjamin has another Orthodonist appointment tomorrow. He has to have spacers on the bottom and then an expansion thingy for his narrow top teeth. Not really sure what that is but it sure doesn't sound fun. Poor guy!!

I will be working 2 days this week cleaning houses. If these people ever saw my house they would probably fire me. :) I'm glad that I have work though. The little bit I make each week does help. I think. :)

I'll write more later in the week. Have a super day!! Love to ya all!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Cool Baseball Video of my Jacob!!

I hope this works. I did just like the directions said. It's a pretty cool video that I made using Smilebox. I love this Smilebox. I have just started using it and it is AWESOME!! I am going to use it to do the Morgan Family Calendar and the Bischoff Family Calendar this year. By the Way, Please send me your pictures by October 1st. Thanks!!

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook
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This scrapbook design made with Smilebox

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Shoes and Other News

O.K. I have learned my lesson. My brother, Kevin, told me long ago about Saucony running shoes. I have bought them ever since. They are amazing. My knees don't hurt. I don't get shin splints and etc. Well, a couple of weeks ago I went to get new shoes and I decided to try a different brand. They were about the same price maybe a little cheaper. Anyway, I have learned that they give me shin splints and knee problems. Why didn't I just buy the ones I always do? I have learned my lesson and will always buy Saucony from now on.

Now things that were fun at Girls Camp. Our Camp Director is so wild and crazy. She made the whole week fun even when she didn't get any sleep the night before. The girls were fun to be around. The hike was fun even though we ended up in a red ant district of the forest for our games. The commitment hike was great!! It made me cry!! The classes on Friday were great too. They made me think. Meeting new people from our Stake (Who are AWESOME!!) The Lake was beautiful. I loved how organized it was too!! It makes it more fun for me when everything is organized.

The kids are very ready for school to start. Daniel went through our year supply of school supplies yesterday and we inventoried them . I don't have to buy too much this year because I bought so much last year!! Yea!!

Have a super day!!! Keep Smiling!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to the Real World

Britni and I are back from Girls Camp. I can say it was a good experience for me but I have never been a "real" camper so it was rough. I enjoyed getting to know the girls and meeting people from our stake. The girls had a great time. Lynn survived taking care of the boys for the week. They ate spaghetti and pizza.

I will say I never thought I would ever get homesick but I was homesick the whole week. I really missed Lynn and the boys. Someone in a talk would mention Jacob from the scriptures and I would almost cry thinking of my little Jacob at home. I just don't feel complete without all my family around me.

When I got home, green beans were on so today is canning beans and then I have peaches from gleaners that need to ripen so they can be canned too. At least they are not all ready at the same time. :)

Well, off to work I go!! Have a Super day!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cleaning and Packing - Girls Camp Tomorrow!!

Today I am cleaning up the house a bit and finishing up the packing for Girls Camp. I think I am getting excited and a little nervous as I don't know many of the girls but it will be fun to meet new people and spend time with the girls.

I have taken care of the peaches that I got from Gleaners (I'm drying them), and I have cleaned up the kitchen and I am mostly packed so far. Just the last minute stuff left.
I hope everyone has a great week as I won't be able to do my blog the rest of the week. Unless Lynn wants to write something.

Daniel and Jacob are at their friend Zach's house today. His dad is a police officer and he came and picked up the boys in his police car. Here are the pictures. A look at our boys first and hopefully only police car ride!!! :) I'm sure they will have a fun day!! Little do they know that they still have chores to do when they get home!! :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Soccer and more packing

Well, Benjamin had a soccer assessment day today. He did really well for this being his 1st year playing soccer. He is a head taller than all the other kids which is kind of funny to see. We will find out in a few weeks what team he will be on. He is U8 division since his birthday is in September. He is excited now for Soccer!! On the way home he said "I even made some new friends!!" That's my Benjamin!!

Now I need to go do more packing for Girls Camp. For those of you who are Girls Camp professionals, I know you think I am crazy!! And maybe I am a little!! :) Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Preparing for Girls Camp and Summer Colds

I am preparing to go to Girls Camp. Who knew that going to Girls Camp would take so much stuff!! I think Boy Scout Camp would be easier. Decorating tents and night time treats and awards and handouts can get a bit much. Even though I enjoy putting it together, it gets a little stressful in the end. I'm sure I will have a great time though.

Some of the kids have gotten summer colds and are now looking for hot chocolate to drink. I think Summer colds are the worst. At least they seem harder than those that we get in the Winter. Maybe because it's summer and we are not suppose to be sick this time of year!! :)

Have a super great day! Time to make my to do list otherwise I will never get anything done today. Tally Ho!!! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Day At Home

This summer has been so busy so far. It is nice to have a day at home. Listening to Britni practice her piano and the boys riding bikes outside makes for a nice day. If only the boys had finished all their chores before the bike riding, it would be perfect. But I know better. :)

Here's a couple of pictures from our vacation. We had such a great time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home Again, Home Again

We are HOME!!! It was a really fun visit to Idaho this year. We met old friends, met new friends and had fun shopping, going to the movies, and spending time with family. I will add pictures soon when I get them downloaded to the computer. We took LOTS of pics!! Thanks to Mom and Dad for keeping our home and dogs happy!! We have a new puppy that is quite challenging!! I hope everyone is having a super Summer!! Love to you all!!