Sunday, July 23, 2006

Till next time

So I'm off tomorrow to good ol' Canada! Please do keep me in your prayers as traveling these days is a little more difficult for me as it's hard to find good healthy food I can eat and I get tired more often. So your prayers are welcomed. Will post when I can...hopefully with some good photos and stories to tell!
Love you all and good night!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Hat Party

It was Vicki's 14th birthday (a fellow cancer!), so we had a Hat Party to celebrated the special occasion. Everyone had to come up with their own unique hat. They varied from the shockingly original to the mundane. Here are some of the interesting ones:

" The whole gang"

" Jonny Apple seed"

" Bee keeper"

"Courage under fire"

"Willy Wonka"
"Pretty Chinese lady"

" Urban camoflauge"

"Pope John Paul"
"Chinese wedding hat" ??

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Psalms 23

I videoed Devin reviewing his chapters today, but for some reason when I put it on "YouTube" the timing of his voice and mouth are off, It's kind of frustrating but still cute! So Enjoy!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Awesome idea

I went into my sisters room the other day and saw their lamp beautifully decorated with all these butterflies that had died. I guess they saved them and carefully glued them to their plain looking lamp.....Very cool idea!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

All grown up

Yes time does fly, seems like just yesterday Devin was this little ball of pudge, so small and helpless.....

Now he's all grown up and finished K-5!  He got his little diploma for finishing his school. He's very excited to be moving on to 1st grade in September. My mom took them the kids to Chucky Cheese as their "end of school" party, Thanks mom! Everyone is ready for summer break.

I'm still planning on doing some things with Devin during summer and thankfully Devin is loving his new "summer school". Lots of arts and crafts, games, music, outtings, and a fun educational website I got from my mom that is just perfect for kids ages 5 to 9. You should check it out at if you've got kids. Devin loves it and it's helping him keep up with his reading.

* Learned to read
*Knows all about the calander, days of the week, months of the year etc.
*Know the four seasons
* Five senses
*Four food groups
*7 days of creation
* Add and subtract numbers up to 5
* Counts and recognizes numbers 1- 100
* Christopher Columbus discovers America
* 2 American Presidants: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
*Plants and animals
Etc, etc, etc and the list goes on. Needless to say I'm proud to have such a smart boy.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

This and that

Ahhh me, I've been a little weary of posting something new, not much going on and the heat I fear has somewhat fried my poor brain. It's so very hot, makes ones day dreary. 

Good news.... I'll be visiting my dad in Canada on the 24th for a "family reunion".  It'll be nice to see my other brother and sister that I haven't seen it awhile. Weather should be nice, get some time to relax, swim, see my sister Michelle!She's going to! Till then I will grin and bear the heat here and hope for cooler days.

On another note:

Miss all my friends.... Your in my thoughts always and I wish I could visit each one of you.
I love you so much and am thankful to have you for a friend! xoxox

Friday, July 07, 2006

belated 4th of July

I know this is a little late but here are a few pictures of our 4th of July. We bought some firecrackers and went in the back yard and had some fun.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy birthday Mom

Words just aren't enough to say how wonderful my mom truly is. She's the one who's helped pull me through my time of sickness,encouraging me that I can make it and will get better. I wish I had the kind of strength she has and pray everyday that I can follow in her footsteps. She is such an amazing and beautiful person and I'm so thankful to have her as my mom. So here's to you mom on your birthday, may it be filled with happiness and joy and everything you deserve. I love you!

A caring mother Always their for us kids
Takes time for the little things....a smile and warm embrace
Knows how to have fun and enjoy life Always ready for a good time
and is just like one of us kids......
Your beautiful mom and young at heart, don't ever change!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More blueberries

Here's a few more pictures

Blueberry picking

While out Mike met a very sweet man he mentioned that he had rows a blueberry bushes in his yard and that the kids could come over and pick as many as they'd like. What mom was especially excited, the next day was Sunday so me and my mom took the kids to this guys house to go berry we've got blueberries coming out of our ears, we got blueberry muffins,blueberry jam, blueberry icecream, blueberry wine and I could go on....but won't! Here's a few pic's


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Let it RAIN

Yes, it has come......the skies did open and poured down rain upon this dry and dusty brown land. TG! It was sooooo refreshing to feel the cool breeze and rain drops on my face. We really needed it, it's been soooo hot here and everything was turning brown..ugg! But now the grass and trees will grow once more! As I was enjoying this heavenly bliss of a feeling I noticed the kiddos all running outside in their swimsuits....hummm great idea. So I walked over to the back deck to see them enjoy the rain. And there I find the teen girls doing some songs and dance with the kids. It was sooo cute I had to take some pictures. I also captured the girls running wild and free through the rain. You can tell we miss rain ha!
That's my boy... shaking his little booty

Ahhhhh rain at last! Oh happy day :-)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

trying our luck

Played some poker the other night with my dad and mom, most of everyone there was new to the game so Mike did his best to try and explain things and I think they got the basic idea. We didn't bet with real money though...just chips. My dad was the lucky one that night and I believe he won in the end...way to go dad! All in all we had a pretty fun filled evening.

Mike the dealer Poker faces...hmmmmm Tati (deep in thought), Mike (happy as can be), Vicky (shocked by it all)