Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's My Birthday!!

Today I am another year older and hopefully wiser!! Yesterday my girlfriends took me out to lunch in The Dalles at a new Thai restaurant. I have only had Thai food once and that was when I was working in Renton and my boss took all the secretaries there for Secretaries Day. I didn't remember how good the food was. This place was amazing. They don't make the food real spicy unless you ask for it which I am so glad since I don't like super spicy food. They had the most amazing homemade ice cream too. It was a fun day. The weather is cold but beautiful.

Britni had her last Soccer game last night against Ki-Be. She came home late and then told us she didn't even play. A girl who has been out with injuries for a month got to not only play but start the game. That bummed Britni out a little but she did Varsity letter so she is happyish.

I hope everyone has a Super Happy Day!! I know I will. Lynn has already made me a chocolate cream pie for my Birthday treat!! :) I love that man!! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wow What a week!

I have been so busy this week then to top it off I got sick. Not just a cold sick but Sick Sick!! I was suppose to speak in Sacrament today and do a ton other things at church today. I thought it was the opposing forces not wanting my to speak but as of this morning I realize I think the Lord just wants me to slow down a little. Which is really very kind of him. But does he have to do it this way? Well, it could be worse. I always say that because it really could be worse. I won't go into all the gory details. Let's just say that I am actually glad that my Mommy lives close by and can take care of me when I have no clue what to do and either does my husband!! :)

Some friends of mine gave us some grapes. So I have been making grape jelly and a little bit of grape juice all week. I volunteered in Sam's class last week. That was really fun. I stayed and ate lunch with him. It was pizza!! One of my favorite school foods. :) I will hopefully be helping this week too as long as I get better quickly!! UGH!!

Jacob is a VIP!!! Last week Jacob was VIP in his class. His teacher does this to help each other get to know one another better and it gives kids a chance who are shy to bolster their self confidence. So it was a busy week of finding scrapbook pictures, Going and talking to his class as his Mom, making cinnamon rolls for his class and taking his dog to school to show the class. It was a fun week for him.

Britni is in the process of doing a big project for a teacher at school who is paying her to make a slideshow of videos for the Football players this year. Britni is pretty excited but she only knows how to do it on Apple computers from school and so she has to borrow friends computers in order to work on the project. I think she needs to broaden her horizons and learn how to make movies using other programs on our computer. Maybe some day. Britni is so excited to have Varsity Lettered in Soccer as a Sophomore. I'm happy for her. She has worked really hard for this.

Lynn and Ben's soccer season is done. They won their last game yesterday. Benjamin has one of the biggest kicks on his team. He makes a great defender!! Britni's last game is Tuesday in Ki-Be and Jacob's is Saturday. At least it is here in town this time. It is almost sad to be at the end of the season. I really enjoy watching my kids play and love to cheer them on. Even when I am sick, like yesterday at Jacob's game in Carson. It was no fun being sick but I sat on the opposing teams side and yelled my hardest for our team!! :) They tied the game 6-6.

That is about it for our little family this week. Enjoy your week and STAY HEALTHY!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New stuff that's old is so cool!! :)

I picked up some new/old fun wall hangings at a thrift store last week. Actually it was 2 thrift stores. One store had half of them and then the other one had the other half. I love those old time adds for food. I've collected some tins already for Grape Nuts and Hershey chocolate. Now I have an advertisement for baking powder and flour. Along with some fun signs!! What do you think?

Now for the fun day I had going on a field trip with Benjamin's class to the Maryhill Museum. The last time I went on this field trip was with Britni. I'm so glad I was able to go. I really enjoy museums. I love art museums and history about people even more. It has it all. It was a lot of fun. I even made a fun self portrait of myself. But I think Benjamin's is even better!! He is so creative. :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scouting activities not so tough after all

Yup, that's right. Daniel gets back from his Order of the Arrow Ordeal. He passed and is now a member. Daniel being Daniel actually did everything he was suppose to. However, the bread and water meal. Not!! He got to have Rolls with Ham, Fruit, Hot Cocoa or Fruit Punch (that was breakfast) Lunch was the same sort of meal. Dinner was a big type of "feast" but Daniel doesn't like Sausage and Sauerkraut so he had macaroni and cheese. Really???

The 3 things that they had to do actually goes along with the gospel really well.

1. Eat scant meals (Fasting)
2. Perform cheerful service (Priesthood/R.S. and just everyone in general in the church)
3. Don't speak but ponder on nature (pondering on the scriptures as you study them)

Lynn and I decided that it goes hand in hand with the gospel. That must be why the church supports Boy Scouts so much.

Oh, and the sleeping under the stars. NOT!! They had a lean to type of thing for cover. He roughed it more on the Pioneer Trek than he did at this event.

However, Daniel did get a really cool Order of the Arrow sash and booklet and etc. Do you know how he got elected? We have been wondering on this and some the information Daniel brought home explained. Daniel's troop thinks that he gives cheerful service and is well liked. The cheerful service?? I wonder on that one. He's usually the one complaining the loudest. Especially if it involves physical labor. :) I do know that he is well liked by just about everyone though.

Daniel did have a good time and he is happy with the work that they did. They cleaned up trails and blackberry bushes off of trails. So it was a good service project. He now has all his service for Star Scout. He's almost all done with it. Yea!! He might make Eagle yet!! :)

Jacob is out of the dog house now with his reading. He finished Harry Potter #4 on Saturday. His reading grade was really low so this should bring it up to an A.

It's raining today. I have mixed feelings over rainy days. We really need the rain so I am happy and I love the smell of the rain on grass. :) I just don't like getting wet when exercising. So exercise is inside today.

Not much else going on. Have a super day. :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday is a Special Day

Yesterday afternoon Daniel left for his Order of the Arrow Ordeal. He was a little nervous. From what he's been told, he eats bread and water for meals and do lots of service projects, sleep under the stars (no tents) and then at the end they will have a banquet in honor of the candidates. :) He won't get home until about midnight tonight. He's going to be one tired boy. I think it's going to be a great experience for him. Oh Also they can't talk the whole day!!! That would be very hard for Britni :) But Daniel should be fine.

Today Ben's soccer team had a double header and they won their first game and lost the second game. I missed the games because Jacob had a game in Hood River. This is the first game that Ben's team has won. I'm glad that they finally did. It gives them confidence. :)

Jacob's team not only won their game against Horizan Christian in Hood River but he scored the only goal. :) He was pretty excited. :)

Then Britni, Jacob, Sam and I went shopping in Hood River and The Dalles on the way home. Pretty fun day. :)

Now to prepare for Sunday. :) Have a super weekend. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


It's October. It is starting to feel like Fall around here. My Ash tree has turned red. So it is now official!! :) We have had Soccer games and just all around busy. Conference was wonderful though. I really need to listen to a couple of talks again to remind me of what I need to be doing with my life. To make better use of my time is one of them.

Mid terms came home for the boys. Jacob is now reading every chance he has with no Soccer this week as a consequence of his not so good grade in Reading.

I haven't reported on goals for a while so I will do that now.

1. Lose weight. I have since gained but have now lost. I am now tracking food and also eating less carbs which is working. I have lost 7 pounds so far in the past 2 weeks.

2. Read Sunday School lesson and Ensigns. I have been o.k on this one. I may have missed one or two lessons but I try to catch up. Better late than never. I'm keeping up on the Ensigns. I'm enjoying the changes that they have made

3. Kids Scrapbooks. I have been doing digitally. I need to make time and have the money for the ink to print them out.

4. Lynn's mission scrapbook. I have worked on it but not recently. It's on my to do list all the time.

5. Blog more. I am doing pretty well with this one. Except for this week.

Have a great day. Britni has a game tonight. I hope it doesn't rain. :)