Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Gunnar's concert was last week and it was a beautiful evening of music. The high school ended the concert with the Hallelujah Chorus and Silent Night where everyone was silent for a moment following the song, it was very dramatic.
Christmas has just snuck up on me, I feel totally unprepared. I spent four hours shopping today.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I am freezing to death.
Cenneidigh threw up on Monday night several times and it was always after I had just finally gotten to sleep again. She stayed home Tuesday with Qatar who has a nasty cold. I missed a day of work, I said no when I was called since I did not think Qatar would be good at cleaning up after Cenneidigh if needed. I guess that is why I have this sort of job.
My stomach has been sick since Monday.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The big group shot is the amount of 7th graders we had on our trip and then the second group came in as we were leaving. Great kids.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
This is Cenneidigh and Zeke at Gunnars play last month. Kids are just so fun somedays.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Gunnar has Basketball practice until 6pm tonight. Last night Gunnar got home at 6pm from practice and then was gone again until after 8pm handing out phone books. The Basketball team is doing the phone book delivery for cash for the team. Poor Qatar was gone yesterday from 7am(Jazz band rehearsal) until he got home at 6:30 from practice and Science Olympiad prep. He left at 7am today for Early bird Choir and he will be at school until after the concert. Science stuff right after school again. Enjoy your little ones that stay at home most of the time. At least you get to see them for more then five mins a day.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Guess who has been invited to play a character in the Kit Mystery Party? No, it is not Cenneidigh. It is Ezekiel, he is to play the part of Will. It looks like fun, the invitations are really cute with colored cards with the character you are playing. He needs to dress like the character and it looks like it will be an easy costume to put together.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Cenneidigh is tiring to grow up to fast and is worried about makeup, being thin, spending time with her friends at school. Great at math.
Ezekiel is not proofreading his items at school and needs to work on raising his hand to talk. He is also is really enjoying his new high potential teacher. He is doing great in his accelerated math.
Gunnar was next with the conferences in the gym where all the teachers were seated at desks with lines at each desk of waiting parents. We talked with each of his teachers and the common themes were; great kid, talks too much, very respectful but loud, could be doing better then he is, has great potential. Sounds like Gunnar.
Qatar's conferences were similar to the high school. All the teachers were in the gyms and we walked around and waited to see each one. David and I split up and David stood in one line and waited while I was able to see three other teachers. Common theme for Qatar were; great kid, very respectful, likes to talk, unorganized, so sweet, nothing much like Gunnar but both are great kids. Qatar's choir teacher thinks he is doing great, but was extrmely impressed by Gunnars performance in the play and his voice improvement.
Then piano conference today. Qatar was first and he needs to stop memorizing and pay more attention to the notes and rhythm. He is picking up the piano fast.
Ezekiel needs to curve his fingers. He plays with stiff fingers and needs to curve them or she does not want anyone to know she is the teacher. But, he is otherwise learning very fast and doing great.
Gunnar needs to practice not just play. He said he can play most things and yes he can, but playing a piece perfect does not make it pleasant to listen too. He needs to practice the passion and feeling of the songs. He has so many things on his plate and maybe he needs to be more selective to become really good at any of them. He needs to be more attentive at lessons.
More good then bad, but also more potential then they are all living up too.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
1) If you are new to Snapfish, FIRST register through this link Snapfish so you get your 50 free prints.
2) After you create your account and the 50 free prints are credited to it, then go to this link: http://www.snapfish.com/info18
3) Click "Get Started". That will put the free photo book in your account. You must create and order the book by Nov 16. The book is worth $29.95, but is free for the next few days. You'll have to pay $5.99 shipping.
4) You should now have an account with 50 free prints and the photobook credited to it, even though you haven't ordered anything yet.
5) Upload all the pictures you want to use for the photobook and your 50 free prints today and tomorrow, then create and order your book by the 16th.. Wait until Nov 18th to order your 50 free prints because on the 18th, shipping will be free on all orders.
6) The 18th would be the time to order holiday cards (15% off with code CARD15OFF), personalized calendars or mugs, stationery, flip books, prints, or more photobooks, since shipping on all will be free.
I love snapfish and the flip books are cute and really inexpensive. Great site. They will have free shipping on the 18th for any other items you want to buy besides the free book. The photo book would make a great Christmas gift and shipping for me was 7.99. I was already a customer, but I still got the free book deal.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A quote from Hyrum Smiths. He said the following:
“You are to vote for good men, and if you do not do this, it is a sin. Choose the good and refuse the evil. Men of false principles preyed upon us like wolves upon helpless lambs. Let every man use his liberties according to the Constitution. Don’t fear man or devil electioneer with all people, male and female and exhort them to do the thing that is right.
We want a President of the U.S. not a party President, but a President of the whole people; for a party President disfranchises the opposing party. Have a President who will maintain every man in his rights. I wish all of you to do all the good you can. We will try to convert the nations into one solid union. I despise the principle that divides the nation into parties and factions. I want it to grow up like a green bay tree, straight and tall. Damn the system of splitting up the nation into opposite belligerent parties…….There is power and influence enough among us to vote in a good President."
Monday, November 10, 2008
Now its your turn! Use the Baby Steps to get your finances in order and on track. Then pass them on to someone you know and help change their life!
1.$1,000 to start an Emergency Fund
2. Pay off all debt using the Debt Snowball
3. 3 to 6 months of expenses in savings
4. Invest 15% of household income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement
5. College funding for children
6. Pay off home early
7. Build wealth and give! Invest in mutual funds and real estate
Another book I love is by Peter Walsh, Its All Too Much. It is a book about clutter and how
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I do not know all the words and neither did a few kids. JT sung loud for everyone to hear and on one song he said, "No, not the second verse", as they were starting the second verse of the song. He had the first verse and chorus down and was the loudest child in the group. And to my surprise JT and Cenneidigh both choose to memorize their parts and they did pretty well with them. The kids did a great program and I am very proud of all the them.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
I found this at Dave Ramsey site and it is very true.
William J. H. Boetcker (1873 – 1962) was an American religious leader and influential public speaker. An outspoken political conservative, Rev. Boetcker is perhaps best remembered for his authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Ten Cannots. Originally published in 1916, it is often misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.
Vote Tuesday, November 4!!