Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Home school family

Our home school group found this funny you tube about homeschooling and I thought it was hilarious! Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom and pause my play list so you don't have 2 songs going at one time!

We have started school for the year and the kids are really enjoying it so far. We are studying about different countries and cultures this year. If you have ever lived in another country besides the US or you do live in another country we would love to have some info. Please email me info about your country. We are looking for pictures of locals, maybe a copy of what the money looks like, important info about the country and culture. Thanks for your help!

Thanks!

Thank you for all of your prayers, calls, and cards! They were much appreciated. We are getting everything under control and the medicine seems to be helping Kylan but please still keep him in your prayers!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Prayers for our family

I am going to take some time out from blogging right now due to some medical problems with our family. Please keep us in your prayers during this time and if you need to contact me then just click on my page and it has my email address!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Love this song...it's so funny!



Oh by the way if you are going to watch this then turn up your speaker and scroll down to the bottom of my blog so you can turn off or pause my music...if you don't then you will have 2 songs going at once!

Thanks Spirit 102.3



Kevin received a call this week from a guy saying, "You visited me do you remember who I am?" and Kevin said, "no" because he visits with people all day long on his UPS route. Well, the guy was from Spirit 102.3 which is a radio station that we listen to all the time. Kevin had signed up to win a $103 gas card and he won it!!!!YEAH!! Free gas for a week! Anyway, here's the link if you want to sign up for any of their contests....you have to live in the area though.

Fun

> Please Do Not Spoil The Fun! Send This To A Whole Bunch Of People That You Know...And Send It Back To Me So I Can See Your Answers, The Theory Is That You Will Learn A Lot Of Little Known Facts About Those You Know. ?
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes. My first name after my mom's friend in high school that was a cheerleader
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? it's been a while> >
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, >
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Roast Beef > >
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, 2 wonderful kids >
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? yes> >
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? not very often> >
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes. > >
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? yes
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? honey bunches of oats with almonds>
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No.> >
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG ? yes.> >
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Chocolate peanut butter chunch from Baskin Robbins> >
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their smile and their accent > >
15. RED OR PINK? Pink > >
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My looks. > >
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? > My friend Cheryl...she's busy and I'm busy so we never see each other> >
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Yes! > >
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? blue and white New Balance tennis shoes 20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? baked potato with pulled pork on it...YUMMY!!> >
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Makenzie playing with Trix our dog> 22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? pink
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? > Rain, chocolate chip cookies baking, fresh baked bread>
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? my friend Dana
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? yes>
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Cheerleading, gymnastics, golf, diving but I don't really like watching them..only watch if I have to>
27. Hair Color? Brown/Blonde streaky.> >
28. EYE COLOR? brown> >
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? not yet> >
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Mexican and Korean> >
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? both>
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Misery
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? red, white and blue 4th of July shirt> > 34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Both for different reasons. > >
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs > >
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies and yellow cake with chocolate icing.
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Cathy
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Kellee
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? The last Jihad
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? calculator mouse pad> >
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? didn't watch TV> >
42. FAVORITE SOUND? Laughter & Music> >
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Stones > >
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME??? South Korea or New Zealand. > >
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Nope.> >
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Farmington, NM> >
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Everyone's, of course!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What can brown do for you?



I am so proud of Kevin because he came home last night and had gotten his 15 year award at work yesterday. So, after working really hard for the company for 15 years they gave him a small clock (VERY small) and a 15 yr award plaque. So now he only has 10 yrs until he can retire! YIPEE for him!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Webkinz World Crafts


Cookie the monkey is the non-flusher


Today the kids were a little bored so we decided to make their Webkinz some clothes. Although you can buy clothes for you webkinz it's much cheaper to make them and the kids had so much fun doing it. For the link to the ponchos that we made click here the project that we are going to work on is the banana hammock...I just have to get a couple of things for it. Thanks to Grandma Deena for all of the fun material she sent home with us last time (we were going to make Barbie furniture with it but instead it's Webkinz crafts). Over the next couple of weeks we will be showing our Webkinz crafts on the blog! Let us know if you have any ideas for Webkinz or if your kids have made something post to your blog and then comment with the link. I would love to check it out!

I was just listening to the kids playing and all of the sudden I hear Makenzie say, "Which of your Webkinz doesn't know how to flush?" Kylan says, "Oh Cookie he doesn't flush after he's done in the potty". Makenzie says, "That's so gross you really need to work with them on that. All of mine know how to use the bathroom properly." Kids say the darndest things don't they.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Coconut and lime

In my search for yummy recipes I came across this blog and just wanted to share with everyone. She's having a give-a-way for some awesome grilling products click here to check it out!

Eating out vs. eating at home

Kevin and I have decided to try to eat at home more and not eat out and try to be better stewards of our money. The past couple of days I have been digging into my favorite websites for recipes. In the comments area leave me your favorite recipe link or site...I would appreciate it! The following are my favorite top 5 sites for recipes.

5. A year of crockpotting I just saw her on the Rachael Ray show yesterday and have already made 2 of her recipes...they are yummy!

4. Super cook I love this one when I have certain ingrediant that I need/want to use

3. Recipe zaar many, many recipes on this one and for some tasty recipes check out Chef #537617 which is Mika G....we just love her recipes!

2. Pioneer Woman Cooks I just started using her recipes and they are soooo good, the tomato-basil pizza, blue-berry yogurt smoothie, and yogurt cream and berries have all been tried, tested and approved by my kiddos.

1. Paula Deen she is the #1 main reason that I have gotten so interested in cooking over the past couple of years. I just love her southern charm, "Hi ya'll and gurl" are some of her common southern slang and the fact that she just loves her BUTTER...it's in almost everything she makes and let me tell it's so good but we cut some of it out and you can't tell.

Monday, July 07, 2008

On the way home

Poor kid was worn out!
Makenzie's so quiet and just played her gameboy.
On every road trip he's always asking for a large pickle and we found one at a gas station this time!
Normally we take the suburban on car trips because it has so much room and the flip down TV for the kids. Well, we were trying to save money on gas so we took the car. It was cramped and we were packed to the limit...I couldn't bring any of my scrapbook stuff : ( but hey we saved over $200 in gas by taking the car.

4th of July photo shoot!

The water


For Kevin and myself a big part of the 4th of July is spending it at the lake or at least in our pool. Last year we didn't do that because Kevin was in OK and I was in CO but this year we were together for the 4th. Lake of the Ozarks was so pretty and it's so nice that my in laws invited us to their condo on the lake! Check out Brian and Kevin skiing...I wasn't able to get any pics of the tubers but they also tubed a bunch! We also went to the pool a bunch!

Relaxing

Lambert's Cafe

This weekend we went to my mother/father-in-law's condo at Lake of the Ozarks and on the way we decided to stop at Lambert's Cafe and have lunch. We had planned to meet up with Connie and Brian and hopefully eat together. Well, it worked out perfectly because just a little while before we found Lambert's we saw Brian and family driving up behind us on the highway. We only had to wait for about an hour which is unusual at Lambert's...I guess the wait is normally longer then that! The food was good and the atmosphere was so fun. They are the home of the flying roll, which means that if you say you want a roll they throw it to you...even all the way from across the room!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Scavenger Hunt~Sports

OK, I know some of you don't consider Cheerleading a sport but let me tell you that it really is a sport! Our daughter is the one holding the scorpion pose in the picture and she was only 6 at the time and she worked out really hard for her cheer competitions. The week before competition they practiced everyday and normally they would practice like 3 days a week for 2-3 a day. Now, she isn't cheering anymore because she wants to play the violin.
Sport was the theme for the weekly scavenger hunt and if you want more info on the hunt click here.

Patterns of Evidence Exodus giveaway and review

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