Last night was our annual Christmas Party, we decided to have it at our house this year, and boy did we have fun. We started out making homemade donuts for dessert, they turned out wonderful and didn't last long, they were gone before the party even started.....sorry to those who missed out, next time we will double or maybe even triple the recipe. Grandma Nette brought in mexican food for the main course, and we had some lemon chiffon and chocolate pie that Schydi and DaNell had made, everything turned out great. The kids played and anxiously awaited Santa's arrival. After Santa we got this bright idea to sing karaoke I guess you could say.....it was interesting to say the least, waiting to see the videos...could be scary. We sang Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Grinch, All I wanna DO, Stuck Like Glue, I'm too Sexy, and we got Ryan and Tyler to sing Walkin Round in Womans Underwear......Really can't wait to see that last one. It was a ton of fun! Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy these pics of the kids seeing Santa.
Our tree and house is ready for the Holidays. Today we trimmed the tree, finished the lights outside and cooked an awesome dinner of Chicken Noodle Soup and Hot Rolls. It was a productive day. This year we decided to go with a Theme of Red, White, and Blue. I am loving the way it turned out.
Last Tuesday Leyton had a Thanksgiving Program at school, he sang all the songs and seemed to really enjoy himself. I was a little worried that he would be too nervous, but he was awesome! Good Job Leyton :-)
Taylor decided to try wrestling this year, he liked practices and competing, but during his first and only match, he got taken down and ended up fracturing his wrist. I am not sure if he will try it again next year, time will tell. He will be sporting a sweet glow-in-the-dark cast for the next 4 weeks then he will be re-evaluated. I will let you know how it turns out.
Well we did it, we braved the crowds for Black Friday. We began our adventure around 10:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night at Wal-Mart, we had Grandpa Kevin, Maygun, Taylor, Becca, Mike, and myself stationed throughout the store waiting for the 12:01 go time. It was a little boring waiting for those 2 hours, but we made some new friends along the way. Some people were newbee's and weren't exactly sure why there were even there, other people were just happy to be there. I am happy to report that when that go time arrived, we all managed to get the things we wanted, met up to exchange items, and headed to check out. We had a couple hours in between opening times so we opted to try and take a quick power nap. Next stop was JC Penny's at 4:00 a.m. there wasn't a lot we wanted, but we had fun there too. Next up was K-Mart with a starting time of 5:00 a.m., we got there a little before 5 and kinda drove around the parking lot until the doors opened, then we got out and headed in, Becca took off like her hair was on fire, and made it through the doors before just about anyone else, off the the electronics sections where she made an incredible score for me :-) A lady tried to take one of the items from her, but she wasn't havin it......So another successful shopping experience there too. After there we made yet another trip to Wal-Mart to check for left-overs, and to make sure we didn't miss anything. We always have so much fun dong the Black Friday thing, most people think we are crazy, but we Love It!
I'm thankful for my brothers because sometimes they come up with briliant plans. The first one my big brother said it was to move the tramp over to under the playhouse to jump off the play house roof onto the tramp it was a briliant idea. I liked because it was so fun and funny so ya it was so very much fun. The next one my little brother he just likes to play cops and robers. We play it for a hour. It was so fun.
This is a paper Schydi wrote this morning. Typed exactly as she wrote it.
I am thankful for my sister
I'm thankful for my sister because she has alot of bookes because me and my sister love to read. Reading help's my lerning and my sister lern's too even thow my sister is in 9th grade it still help's her in her lerning. Me and my sister fight some-times. I Love my sister alot. She is my pal. I read with her in the morning's and nighttime. I Love her. She has Leven Thumps book's.
November is already flying by. DaNell celebrated her 15th brithday on the 1st. She is studying the Drivers Ed book hoping to get her learners permit soon. She brought home Straight A's on her report card for 1st quarter. She is preparing for a Ballet recital on Dec. 4th. Taylor is doing well, he finished Football and tried out for the basketball team, he wasn't picked, but wasn't too disappointed. His PE teacher talked him into trying Wrestling, he will start that on Monday. He had a couple of his cousins come over and give him some pointers, I think he just might like it. His report card was good, he has a couple of areas to improve on, and so far is working hard. We will be attending his Football Banquet later today. Schydi....well Schdyi is just a ball of energy. She has decided to try to play Jr. Jazz basketball this year, it starts in January. Her report card was good, and she has improved on not talking as much in class. She is learning her multiplication facts. Leyton is doing pretty good in school too. He now walks in through the front doors by himself, doesn't cry, and follows his morning procedures well. His report card was good, we have a couple of areas to focus on, but are working on them daily. He likes his teacher and is going to be the Star Student in his class next week. He is quickly picking up on the letter names and sounds they make. Good Job Kids, I am proud of you all. I usually don't write much about me, but I think I will today. I am still working on my college classes with one more year to go! In the last week I have learned how to install a ceiling fan/light and it even works, I have learned a little about leaky faucets, 1. how to turn the water off 2. How to take apart the handle, and 3 how to ask for help. I have also finished some painting/drywall work in one of the bedrooms, and learned that my poor old fridge is on it's last leg, I guess 15 years is all it can take :-( It seems I run constantly, but it's all worth it. The kids and I are making it, some days are better than others, as long as the good ones outnumber the bad, we will be o.k. Thanks to all our friends and family for helping us through everything. We really do appreciate you :-)
Yep, that's right.....only 20 days until Black Friday :] Time to warm up the running shoes, break out the thermals, practice line etiquette, and have a blast fighting the crowds. Look out 2010 Holiday Shoppers.....Here we come!
I know I missed a lot of time lately with the blog and hope to remedy that in the future. The last few football games were good, the Dolphins suffered one loss to Emery, but won the remaining games and finished the season the #1 team in the league. Taylor received the honor of #1 Quarterback in the league and received the game ball complete with his team mates and coaches signatures. All that is left is the Banquet on Nov. 13. He had such a great season, he learned a lot, and had a blast, we were a little sad to see it end. The week after football, open gym started for Jr. High Basketball, so here we go again. Try-outs are in the next week or so, Good Luck Taylor!
This year for Halloween I had Batman, A Nerd, A Kitty, and a Bloody Masked Man, and an M&M. Leyton wanted his pumpkin to be the Cowboys, so we carved out a star amd Schdyi picked out a ghost that said Boo, DaNell and Taylor didn't get theirs carved, maybe they will tomorrow? DaNell and Taylor spent time with their friends for Halloween and Schydi and Leyton went Trick-Or-Treating with some friends only to get rained out :( They all had a blast and were beyond ready for bed. Happy Halloween! Enjoy the pics.
The Dolphins are really rolling along this year. Game 6 resulted in another 42-6 win for the team. Everywhere I go, I am hearing about their awesome quarterback, of course I would have to agree. Game 7 is today at 9:00 at Emery High, we are matched up with Emery's #1 team since we are in the #1 spot in Carbon County. Good Luck Dolphins!
Game 5 resulted in a 30-0 win for the Dolphins against the Cowboys. Taylor threw the ball for 200+ yards, completed some hand-offs, pitches, and qb sneaks. He is really progressing this year and loving every minute of it. Game 6 will be Tuesday night under the lights against the Raiders.........Go Dolphins!
Game 4 resulted in a blow-out in favor of the Dolphins. Taylor threw 3 Touchdown passes, ran one in for a TD, and handed it off many times. Final score was 59-0 Dolphins! It didn't matter what we tried, it seemed like we scored even when we weren't trying. I guess that's how it goes some days. Game 5 is Saturday Good Luck Dolphins!
Today was Game 3 for the Dolphins, they played at the Spring Glen Park against the 49ers. It was an action, penalty, and excitement filled game. The first quarter was filled with false starts on the Dolphins, I think they got called 4 or 5 times in a row, in between we should have scored at least 3 touchdowns. After getting rid of the initial case of nerves, our Defense crushed them, the entire game the 49ers got 2 first downs. Once our offense settled down, they kicked it into high gear, Taylor threw a couple beautiful passes, but they were missed my the receivers(better luck next time), He also completed many pitches, handoffs and even a quarterback sneak into the end zone for a TD. Final score was 27-0 in favor of the Dolphins- Game 4 is next Saturday...Go Dolphins! With it being September 11th and also Frontier Days in Spring Glen we watched the Boy Scouts display the colors, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and the National Anthem. I hope you enjoy the pics.
Well I survived my first 2 days at work. So far I like it at the Jr. High, the kids I work with are pretty nice. I work for 4.5 hours a day, visit 3 different classrooms, and work with around 18 different kids. Here's to a new week :-)
I have been contemplating going back to work for a while now, a job came available at the Elementary that I thought would be just perfect for me, so I applied, got an interview, and then was denied the job. I took it very hard, their reasoning was that I did not have enough experience...how could I not have enough experience, I have been a volunteer at that school for over 9 years....anyway I waited and another position became available at the jr. high, again I applied on Tuesday, got a call on Wed. for an interview on Thurs., went to the interview and was offered the job on Thurs. 2 hours after the interview. It is only part time, but it is my motivation to gain experience...I haven't started yet, but should in the next couple weeks. I am both excited and nervous, I have been out of the workforce for 8 years now...I am hoping all goes well. It will be a new learning experience for me :-)
Week 1 of school year 2010-2011 has came and gone, and I am happy to report we all survived. DaNell is now in the 9th grade and loving being an official "Freshman", Taylor is in 7th grade and so far so go, he says he really doesn't dislike any of his teachers, Schydi is up to the 3rd grade and is loving it so far, she is feeling like queen of the school since she is now the oldest one of her siblings at the elementary, and Leyton has yet to really start. His first official day of Kindergarten in on Tuesday, he seems excited, we will see how it goes. I hope he has a good day! Good Luck kids, I hope your school year is great!
Well the season is finally underway, Game one was filled with nervous players, fumbles, missed passes, dropped handoffs, a couple QB hits, arguing coaches, and a 14-0 loss for the Dolphins. They regrouped at practices and hit the field runnin' for game 2. Game 2 was filled with handoffs, incredible defense, the QB only got hit once (and he says it was a late hit ;-) ), completed passes, coaches working together, and a 18-0 win for the Dolphins. Taylor has really been working hard to keep his QB position, and is doing really well, he has all the plays memorized, and is able to execute. Next up Game 3 on Sept. 11--Go Dolphins!
Football season has already arrived, Taylor is again a member of the Dolphins so far he has been practicing in the QB slot, he is very excited to play again and get the chance to be the QB, last year he took a few snaps and made a few plays, this year he should get a better opportunity to show what he can do. Good Luck Dolphins, their first game is on the 21st of August.
Last weekend we went on a camping trip to Diamond Fork Campground. We had a few down falls on our trip starting with the fridge on our trailer catching fire, next up was the water heater in one grandparents trailer which popped its relief valve and leaked all over, my sisters trailer didn't have any power, and the other grandpa forgot to put water in his trailer. This was all on Friday afternoon, not a great start to the weekend. We had a great dinner that night, played some games, had a lot of laughs, and roasted marshmallows. Saturday morning seemed to be going quite well, a big breakfast, a little hiking, a little crafting, and relaxation. The kids had plenty of room to run wild and took full advantage of it, we did have one big crash, my nephew ended up in Payson at the ER where he received 3 stitches in his chin from his crash. He was a trooper, when he returned he was back on his scooter immediately. We then had another awesome dinner, Cornish game hens and potatoes in the dutch ovens, followed by Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake....it can't get much better than that. Sunday morning we ended up with some unexpected visitors being herded through camp, the kids thought that was the best thing ever. (Shows you how much kids these days don't get to see thing like that). Even with the mishaps, we had a lot of fun and are looking forward to another trip in a couple weeks.
We ventured out to Mammoth Reservoir to do a little fishing, we didn't even get a bite, but the scenery was just beautiful. After Mammoth we drove over to Boulger where we finally started catching some small fish, Schydi was the most excited, she is definitely a little fisher woman.;-)
A couple weeks ago we went to Provo Canyon and had a picnic at Bridal Veil Falls with Becca and the boys. Right after we got there it started to sprinkle on us, but we didn't let it stop our fun, we bar-b-qued hamburgers and hot dogs, had chips, and enjoyed the rain. After lunch we walked up to the falls where the kids plated in the water and we took some pics. We had a great time. After the falls we watched Becca's boys for a little bit while she went to an appointment, we ventured to Old Navy then on to University Mall to go to Game Stop, Taylor picked out a few games, then it was on to home. It was a fun little outing. I hope you enjoy the pics.