Saturday, June 20, 2009

Catching up...

It has been quite a while since I have done anything with my blog, sorry mom. This semester at school added to the kids getting out of school for the summer made for quite a busy month and a half.

I am happy to say we all survived it and came out on the flip side ready for a fun filled summer. Not sure what kind of fun we are actually going to have but we will figure it out. I am thrilled to report that the kids grades were great with Lys and I both getting all A's.

Alyssa, Jonny, and Mikey have decided to play soccer in the fall so they are signed up and ready to go with that. Patrick is driving now, he has his permit and is one drive away from passing his drivers training course. Zackery had an exceptional year at school to which I give all the credit to his wonderful aid Kim. She is awesome! Charlie is ever my wild child and keeps us on our toes. He is very sad he cannot attend summer school with the other three so we keep him busy here at home. Dan is working on telemarketing with a new client and is enjoying it and I am gearing up for classes over the summer.

I will be backtracking and adding in pictures from the last couple of months so for those of you who follow my blog, sorry for all of the extra emails. Enjoy the updates, who knows when a new one will arrive. *smile*

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Glasses

Zackery and Alyssa both got their new glasses today.
They look great!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Meeting Elena

What a happy day when Melissa and David came to town with their beautiful daughter Elena. She is beautiful and why not with such adorable parents! After we went home, Mikey and Charlie both asked if we could have a new baby. Sorry boys, that is not going to happen, no more siblings.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jr. Prom

After initially not wanting to go to the Jr. Prom, Patrick changed his mind and decided to attend. He had a great time with his friends and they all looked great. It sure is hard to get him to dress up at all but he looked great and so did his friends!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Latest Afghans

Four completed in April

The Ugly Blanket which is a combination of all the scrap yarns from all of my projects the last couple of years.
If I made you something, you can likely find the colors in this scrapghan.

This next one is a Christmas Afghan done in a cluster stitch.

These last two were done for my friend Lori's daughters.
Lani received the purple one.

Becca received the red one.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Even Dad's have birthdays...

...and today was Dan's. Happy Birthday honey!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The girls go bowling

The Brownies went bowling and had a great time. This was her first time bowling and Alyssa won one of the games.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A vacation.... finally.... to Utah

This year my parents decided to fly me out to Utah for a visit. It was my first vacation alone is many years and the first time I have had a chance to visit my parents since they have moved to Utah.

Dad took us on many drives around the area and it was beautiful! There is so much to see where they live and the scenery changes dramatically from mile to mile. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to go back this summer with the kids.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Alyssa turns 9

We had the family over for Alyssa's birthday this year including Grandma & Grandpa, Dave, Cleo & the kids, and Van & Carolyn. Alyssa's favorite gift was the latch hook kit that Granny sent.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vocabulary Parade

The Vocabulary Parade is a fun event held at the kids school each year. It gives the students a chance to dress up as a word and parade through the school.

This year Jonny's got to lead the parade along with his class. His class chose from compound words. He chose cowboy.

Next was Michael. Their class chose words that were jobs. Michael decided the night before the parade he wanted to change his job from a race car driver to a painter. We finger painted a shirt for him and he was happy.

Alyssa'a class had homophones for their words. A homophone are words that look and sound alike but have different meanings. For her words she carried a weather vane, drew blue veins on her arms, and walked around acting vain.