Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Last Friday we had to run to Mesa to pick something up. I had just gotten out of a job interview with Frontier Elementary at 3:20, Jared had just gotten off of work at about the same time, and the girls were at the Cherry's home swimming and having fun. (Thanks to Dawn for picking them up for me!) So I ran and got the girls, went home got Jared and we ran to Mesa to get what we needed, and then ended up at the Mesa Temple. It was a fun spur of the moment Family thing to do. We walked around the Temple grounds, and walked through the Visitors Center. The girls had fun watching all of the little video clips about Families, CTR, and etc. Breanna realized that next year when she turns 12 she will be able to attend the Temple and do Baptisms for the Dead. It was truly a wonderful time. The funniest part for me was when Amber was reading on the computer screen, video discriptions, she said a word wrong (I wish that I could remember the exact word, but oh, well) and I corrected her, but she politly said to me that she did say the word right, and pointed it out to me, sure enough they had left out an "S" in the word, so she was saying it the way that it read. After we walked around the Temple grounds we went to the DQ next door for dessert before dinner. It was a wonderful Friday evening.

Sorry the pictures are not that great, I took them with my cell phone!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Student of the Month!

This morning Amber was awarded "Student of the Month" for the month of August. Every month the teachers choose 1 student from their classroom that has done something noticeable and respectable to them and they get this award. We are so pleased with what Amber's teacher had to say about her.

"This young lady has continuously shown a positive attitude. She has made an effort to come prepared daily and shows great responsibility. She also has taken the initiative to help clean up the campus. Her positive attitude is always reflected with her smile."
This is Amber with the other 3rd and 4th graders (who also got student of the month) and the Principle Dr. Crudder, and the new vice principle(I don't remember her name). And yes Amber is the oldest child in the picture!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Last night Jared had to run by his buddy John's house, and of course he was their for a while. When he came home he came home with a surprise. I could hear whimpering the second he opened the truck door, and the whole way up the drive way. So I ran to the door as he was unlocking it to try and find out what the heck was going on out side. He had brought a little puppy home with him from Johns.(Their dogs had puppies!) The breed of the dog is a Dachshund, I was not very thrilled at the moment, because this breed of dogs tend to be very YAPPY! I have gotten used to Scooter who will howl when he hears sirens, and bark when their is someone he doesn't recognize going down the street. He is a very quiet and blind dog. And we also have 3 red eared slider turtles that don't make any noise at all. Then I decided that I would train him not to bark from the beginning. Wish me luck! The girls have named him Thor!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I can't believe that Jodi is already SICK! The 3rd day of school and I am having to keep her home. She was up all night because she couldn't breath, she sounds horrible, her nose is stuffed up, she has a nasty cough and she is here at home crying because she can't go to school. I am just frustrated. She loves school. I know sounds weird coming from the mommy who was scared to send her. She is truly ready for school, and I am growing up. Thanks for letting me vent.

Monday, August 11, 2008

1st Day of School!

I began this day with very mixed feelings. Our baby Jodi started Kindergarten today. Last night when we were getting ready for today and Jared was giving the girls their Fathers Blessings, I was crying realizing that it is here the day I do not have anymore children at home during the day with me. I finally asked Jared to give me a blessing also, and was greatly comforted by the blessing. I was afraid that Jodi would not do ok in school, (she still has a hard time going to primary). That she would be crying for her teacher and wanting mommy and daddy to stay with her, and not leave her side. Well I was wrong! When school started she walked right on into her classroom put her backpack and lunch box in her cubby, went and sat down and started playing with the string and beads that her teacher had out on their tables. All while she was laughing and talking with her new classmates. Boy was I stressed out for no reason!Jodi all excited!
Candace had a bit of a hard time. She wasn't seeing any of her friends from last year, so she was a little scared. But when the bell rang she finally saw a friend from last year and went to class with no problems. Candace is starting 2nd grade.
Amber was overjoyed to finally be back in school where she could be the cutest and smallest girl in 4th grade. All of her friends found her and she was off playing.
Breanna is starting the 6th grade. She is excited because their is a friend of ours from our stake in her class Kaylee Cherry. She was excited because their will be 2 of them who have the same standards.

So for now I am not crying! I think that I am going to make bread without any interruptions.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Funny Story!

I wanted to post about this yesterday but I forgot about it when I saw that the price of fuel was cheaper. So here I am posting the funny story a day late.

Friday morning the girls and I were helping Jared to pack the trailer so that he could go on a guys trip to the Cinders. When he found out that most of the Dad's were taking at least one of their children he asked Breanna and Amber if they wanted to go. (He asked them because they are older and can pretty much take care of themselves.) They of course said yes and instantly started packing, and Candace and Jodi instantly started crying. When I was walking through the house I overheard Candace telling Megan, (daughter of John Armstrong, and one of the girls going) that it wasn't fair, because Breanna and Amber get to spend time with the fun parent, and that her and Jodi HAVE to spend time with the parent that isn't fun. I heard her say that Daddy is the one that they have fun with, and Mommy is the one who makes them do their chores, take their vitamins and eat healthy, and that they didn't want to do any of that. So Jared promised them that while he was gone that they didn't have to do any chores. I was laughing so hard because it sounded so cute coming from Candace. But after they left I started thinking that maybe I need to be a little more fun. So I am trying not to always be the "Meanest Mom on the Block" as my girls have told me before.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Diesel Fuel!

I just ran to the store for a few things that we needed and I came across the Shell gas station at 43rd Ave and Northern, and their diesel fuel was only $3.97 per gallon. I was so excited to see that the cost had come down so much. OK so just about $1.00 but still, Woo Hoo! Too bad both of our trucks were already full.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Isn't this the TRUTH!

I just thought that this picture was funny, my sister Elena sent me an e-mail with a bunch of pictures like this one on it. This is totally how Jared and I feel right now. He drives a F250 which of course is diesel, and I drive an Excursion which of course is diesel. It cost us about $200 to fill each of our trucks. Anybody want to buy an Excursion?

Sunday, August 3, 2008