Thursday, November 12, 2009

Arrow of Light!

Mike worked very hard this year to earn his Arrow of Light award. With the help of his great leader Jolene (shown here in this picture) not only did he earn the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouts highest award, but he completed all 20 Weblos activity bages. I am so proud of him and Jeffery his friend in the picture who also earned his Arrow of Light and earned all 20.... way to go boys. My parents came down for the ceremony in September. It was so nice that they could make it to see Mike. This photo was taken with Andrew after the ceremony and I thought it was a great picture....
Melda and Murray were there also, what a great shot!!

Children grow up so fast!!

Where did the years go? It is true what they say, kids grow up so fast!!!!!

Andrew caving with David 1996 (or 1997) Andrew 2009 (Class of 2010)

Natalee camping 2005 Natalee, first day of school 2008 (8th grade)

Michell in Wyoming for Easter 2005 Michelle, Temple grounds 2008

Mike at football 2009 Mike in Wyoming for Easter 2005

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A little get-a-way!!!

My brother-in-law and his wife and family are moving to Slidell, LA. It is near New Orleans. I wanted to help them along in this journey. So on July 24th we got into the car, Vincent drove his truck and Joey drove the rented moving truck. It took us 3 days driving.... and we had fun and named it the.......

4 chicks and a baby, stuck in the middle, on hairspary highway, peeing in the dark.... 3 chicks and 2 dudies, each with a rotunda in the trunk, knockout Lacey, good shot and we all talk WHALE!!!!!

Sunday night around 7:00pm LA time we rolled into Slidell. David's Aunt Tina and Uncle Kenny met us here with Aimee her husband Josh. They brought us dinner..... Jambalaya!!! It was very good. We unloaded the truck, and Vincent bought a steamer. So we cleaned couches until about 2:30 am.

Monday we slept in until about 11:30. It felt good!! We did a little more unpacking, and trying to help Lacey get the house to feel like a house. It has rained so much. The lightning and thunder storms are great!!

Tuesday we got up and after getting the kids fed, Aunt Tina and Jennifer and Katie came over. Joey cooked a pork shoulder. For the most of the day we visited and got caught up on life. Then we found out that Melda's Aunt lives three houses down from where Joey and Lacey live now. So we went to visit her. This was my first time meeting Aunt Jan. She was very nice, and her home was lovely. The power went out when another storm came through. Uncle Kenny came later with Kevin (Katie's boyfriend). This is when we got to work. And ended with the pulled pork. It was very good.

Tomorrow I am heading into the city with Vincent. We are going to spend the day together before I go home on Thursday. I will have some pics to add later, and the rest of my trip.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey

We celebrated David's milestone this year at home. Michelle decorated this cake. It is his favorite, yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Mmmmmm!! Happy B-day honey.
This is his detective cake, it was fun to make, and eat!!!!

Check out the magnifying glass!! It has a fingerprint under it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Work it

Ok... I am a member of the new Gold's Gym here and I love it. I drop the kids off to school in the morning and I am off. They say that this is a small gym, but it has everything. Pool, spin room (haven't tried that yet), raquet ball, and more that I can't spell at the moment. So.. I have set some new new year's goals. Wish me luck!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Today was the long awaited castle day at Michell's school. All of the 6th grade students have to build a castle with certain things built into it. Michelle picked her friend Emily to be her partner. They had fun building it together and some days goofing off. But they finished in time and brought it to school. All the other grades get to come and visist and see the castles and they are encouraged to ask questions. I only took pictures of other castles in Michelle's classroom, but as you can tell there were certainly some neat castles. All the kids did a great job. Their teacher was proud. And Michelle said that her and Emily's castle won 2nd place and is to be showcased in the school library. We are so proud. Michelle was only worried about getting an "A". Great job Michelle and Emily.

The numbers are in....

Just a little update on Michael and his Utah History project. His goal was to get 550 and he topped that. His final score was 618 points. He earned his pizza. I have loved that about Mike... he is determined. Once he gets something in his head that he wants to accomplish... he doesn't stop or give up until he reaches that goal. Good job Michael!!!