Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
For our morning walks we walk in the cemetery. Some people tell us it's weird but there is no traffic, lots of shade, and it is actually kind of peaceful. The only down side is fighting the evil spirits and the living dead--just kidding-- I mean the sprinklers and most of the time I think they feel good it's just the girls that don't like them!
Well, a couple of weeks ago Hannah read a head stone then her eyes got big and she quickly said "Mom, what does that say?" I read it to her (it said Brewer) and then Wynnie gasped and said "Is Brewer dead?" I explained to the girls that no Brewer was not dead it was just someone elses last name. So now when we are walking they look at all the head stones and try and find people they know!
This head stone said Mary and they thought it was Amare. I know it's kind-a weird but I guess it helps Hannah with her reading comprehension and it gives them something to do (beside complain) when we go on our walks!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Here's the girls and Jeremy standing by the one section we (almost) got done!
The missionaries also came by to help us with some yard work. We tilled up the park strip (this has be bothering Jeremy for quite some time now) and moved some of the dirt to the back. Here's some before and during pictures:
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
As you can tell by the picture Sophie DID NOT like the cast on!!! As the doctor was putting it on she kept kicking him (and the nurse) and swinging at them (she may just be a boxer when she grows up!) When they were done she grabbed the cast and started pulling on it as hard as she could. When that didn't work she started gnawing at it with her teeth (I don't know, she thinks she's a beaver or something!) Still no luck so she started hitting me with it (Yes, a cast to the face does hurt--quite a lot!!) The doctor told me "It may take her a while but she will get used to having it on." Trusting him I dragged her out of the office (kicking and screaming and swinging her cast at me) and sure enough when she got up this morning she doesn't even seem to notice her cast at all. We always figured it would be Wynnie getting the casts--I guess Sophie's going to give us a run for our money too!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We went to her house to wish her a Happy Birthday & to help with some yard work (she can't be in the sun because of her Chemo.) Mechelle and Aaron tackled the weeds in the park strip and pretty soon the kids joined in to "help." Hannah and Payton helped out with some digging and the younger kids mostly played in the water!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Whenever Grandma Nancy comes into town the girls LOVE to have her draw, and draw, and draw, and paint, and draw some more for them. She is a childrens book illustrator (and very talented) and they take advantage of every opportunity to have her draw for them and teach them how to draw. They have learned a lot and love to spend this time with their grandma.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
FUN in the sun!!
Hannah stepped on a goat-head (I absolutely hate those things!) We must have them all over because we are always finding them around (usually in the bottom of our feet!) I'm not sure if the girls can't remember "goat-head" or if it is just a game for them but they seem to call them every other animal. We've had camel-heads, whale-heads, horse-heads, etc. It used to take me a while to figure out what in the heck they were talking about, now I just know when they say "I stepped on a (fill in the blank)-head" it means I need a big hug and a kiss and possibly a band-aid.
Monday, June 9, 2008
"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
- Bernard Moitessier
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do.So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."