Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Ammon! his birthday!  I don't have any baby pictures to post - they are all in the non-digital scrapbooks!  But, I can tell you some interesting things about Ammon:

1.  He was born exactly 3 weeks after returning from Germany - in Arizona.
2.  He was 5 weeks early (just like one of his sisters!)
3.  He was a good baby - and loved to be held and tickled.
4.  He loves to read - and has been devouring the Percy Jackson series this last month.
5.  He is planning on being a doctor.  He has been planning this since he was 5.
6.  He studies hard in his schoolwork - because he wants to be a doctor - and never complains about it.
7.  He loves Legos!
8.  He always is smiling.
9.  He is very kind and sweet to everyone he meets.
10.  He is just an awesome kid!


Happy Birthday, Ammon!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Life changing events going on here...

First - I finished my paper!  It was evaluated with a 3.5/4.0 - all done - 6 weeks ahead of schedule - I start my new class this Monday - 4 weeks ahead of schedule!

Second - Matt graduated!

Third, we were up all night on Graduation - for our high school's Grad Night 2010 celebration!  We were voluteering, like we have been doing all year.  This next year, Mike and I will be the Committee chairs for the whole Grad Night 2011!  We are excited to do so - we had a great time - both with the graduated Seniors and with our new friends that we made.

Fourth, Matt is moving!  My brother has offered him a job with a local construction crew (doing electrical work) in Alabama!  Matt will be leaving here in the middle June to live there!  He is excited to be moving out on his own (with his uncle's help) and to growing up! 

We took a trip early this week.  I will post where we went later....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The last paper is done!

It is being edited as I write this.  I should be able to submit it for grading tomorrow or Saturday!  Now to finish helping get ready for the Grad Night 2010 party and to help pull it off this week.

Today was Matt's last day of school.  He graduates Wednesday.  1 child down.  5 to go. 

I got lots of beautiful things for Mother's Day.  I got new jewelry (lots of it) from my youngest children and my mom and dad.  Melina made me a cute purple polka dot bowl for my sewing table in her Art class.  Matt took me our for dessert at his work.

Mike got me a new headboard and foot board for our bedroom!  I will post pictures of it later (um, when I can locate the camera cord - Melina seems to have "borrowed" it and has yet to return it to my desk). he new headboard is important - our last headboard was bought almost 20 years ago - for only $99.  And it has been through 4 moves and was on its last legs!  I also re-arranged our room for the new headboard.  And it looks wonderful!  I moved the bed to a different wall and re-hung pictures and a new shelf.

So, now to finish my intern reading assignment, The 5th Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge.  I really am enjoying this book and have learned a new way to look at organizations and problem solving.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has a job or is in school!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This has been a busy week - again....

Things are moving right along.  My 3rd paper was accepted and graded with another 100%.  I have only 1 more paper - which I will start while my mom is having some corrective foot surgery tomorrow.  This last paper is on Performance Evaluations.  But I am not complaining - I am 7 weeks ahead of my semester being done and will be able to start my next semester 4 weeks early!

(This surgery will be her third, on this foot.  This particular foot is having difficulty healing - and the second surgery was to remove a screw that would not stay in the bone - and you could feel the screw on the top of her foot!  That was repaired, however, there seems to be exessive bone growth in that same area, so tomorrow that will be fixed. She has been such a trooper about this!  And it is not her dr.'s fault, either - her foot is just having difficulty repairing and healing itself.  Even her dr. is surprised about this healing.)

Along with that, I have been taking children to eye appointments, buying new clothes, sorting out old clothes and shoes, and making new ones.  I also have been remodeling my bedroom - which is my Mother's Day gift from Mike.  So, I will get pictures up on that soon too - somewhere, I know I have the time.

We are 13 days from Grad Night for Mathew's high school.  Seeing Mike and I are on the committee, we have been helping non-stop. We do enjoy it!  This weekend we I will be building and helping with set up - Mike and the younger boys will be at Father/Son campout.  It seems that our ward (congregation for all my non-LDS friends & family) likes to plan these on the weekend of Mother's Day - every year!!!!!!

Here is what we did last weekend - we went to the the Gila Valley Temple open house. 

This was Jacob's favorite thing - Moroni on the top of the temple!  That was the first thing he looked for!

It was super windy and super sunny.  But we had a wonderful time - being in the temple together and being outside.  Matt was unable to come, as he had to work that day.

And this is what happens when you let your children have gummy worms on a 2-hour trip.  And Melina gets bored.  Somehow, just somehow, the gummy worms end up being put in noses.