Thursday, June 19, 2008

It has been awhile!!!

We have been very blessed and busy lately. I am staying at home and enjoying a summer with my kids- I have taken the time off from school and the kids seem to find things for me to fill my time with. Steph is working alot- she is gone from 12:00 on. We were able to go to Stake Conference together and to The Olive Garden for dinner. It was wonderful to spend that time with her! Tyler just finished drivers ed. He is now into weight lifting for the summer for football three mornings a week. William is doing well- he is staying out of trouble and hanging out with friends. Erin is often my little shadow, but she does have a few friends that she hangs out with. We went to the library this morning for a wonderful puppet show. Next, we went to the grocery store and then to the pool. It has been a nice day!

I have two slides that I want to post on here- The first is the slides of us the the Poole family at Foss Lake, and the second is of camp- I need to develope the pictures of the girls on the rafts- which I will do the next time I go to Weatherford- if I remember to! Anyway, I do have other camp photos that I am posting- I hope you enjoy them!

The first slide: It was a choppy day at the lake- it wasn't the best lake weather, but it was nice and we had a great time! Dawn and the kids went with us and I was able to take alot of pictures! We played in the sand and had fun with the kids. Bill took everyone out in the boat- the water was probably too ruff for us to be on it, but we didn't have any troubles!

The second slide: It is me and the girls at Girl's Camp for Young Women's. It was so much fun! We went river rafting, sat through a major storm, took the first years snipe hunting, went swimming, slept little, listened to talks, did certifications, and bonded over scriptures and prayer! I think the girls really enjoyed going- we laughed and played alot and Heavenly Father was really there- When you go to something like this, it is as if the world melts away and you are in a spiritual haven.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Day at the Park with the Poole's and Arney's!

We had the Poole Kids for 5 days last week and these are some of the pictures that we took when we went to play at Acme Park! We had a great time and the week flew without the more than normal kids stuff! It was a week to remember~ Look at the last picture- I am even still smiling!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Guys and Dolls

The Senior High Choir put on an awesome perfomance last night of "Guys and Dolls" It was so well put together and so much fun to watch! The cast had fun characters such as Nathan Detroit played by Zeke Zoschke, Miss Adelaide played by Amanda Jones, and our own Benny Southstreet played by Tyler! He had a major part being the left hand man
of Nathan Detroit- even a few solos! Steph was a Hot Box Girl and they did a fabulous job! I was VERY IMPRESSED and it was a great time!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The end of Track!

Thomas went to State for class A track this past weekend. The girls placed 6th all around and the girls did an excelent job! Chelsea Bates took state in the 400m dash- she is in Tyler's grade. They did fantastic! Tyler went for the 1600m relay with the high school boys, but they were short by just a few seconds to place :( Oh well at least they got to go! Jr High track was a bit more sucessful for our boys-being Freshmen, as they grow, I think they will be unstoppable!
We cut out a few articles from the Thomas Tribune for everyone to see-here is Tyler with a few of his team mates and his times- hope all can read! Great season Terriers!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Just some fun picts!

Erin turns 7!!!

We celebrated Erin's birthday this weekend! She turned 7 on Saturday and it was great fun! We invited the Poole's, Grandma,and Sarah over to celebrate with us and I think it was a great success! We gave her gifts to her early on in the day so she could ride her new bike- the story behind the bike is she has been riding her first bike for the past two years. To say that she has outgrown the bike is an understatement! Bill came in to ask me what I thought about getting her a new one for her birthday. I asked what was wrong with hers and he said "you haven't seen her on it lately have you?" It looked like a grown person riding a mini-bike! She needed a new one, so that is what we got her. We put it in Grandma's garage and told her that she had a really nice gift coming- I kept calling it a "bum bum bummmm"...Once she opened her smaller gifts- a new church outfit, pop and candy from William, a Barbie and outfit from Tyler, and molding foam, a stuffed chicken, and temp tatoos from Steph, she asked where her big gift was at. We said that's it! She looked like she wanted to cry, but sucked it up and said "oh okay- thank you everyone" Then she went to check out everything she got- still a little sad! Bill went into the kitchen to "get a drink" and came out with her bike- he told her to pick up some paper off the floor and when she turned around there was her new bike! She said "YOU GOT ME A BIG GIRL'S BIKE- NO WAY!!!" It was classic! Her face was so funny! She rode it for the rest of the day every chance she got! What great day!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Prom Time!!!

It is Prom Time and Both Steph and Tyler were able to go this year- although they went to different proms on different weekends. Steph went as a server for the annual pre-prom dinner that Thomas High School puts on every year. The Sophmores are voted in by upper classmen and only a handful are invited- she was one of them! She went with a bunch of friends and had a great time! She put on her dress for me so I could take some pictures before getting dressed to serve the dinner- it is a georgeous dress and she looked stunning in it- like a life size Barbie Doll! After the dinner, she changed there at the school into her dress. She was out until 7:00 am! The afterparty was at the Maize-a corn field that some farmer turns into a walk through maize every year- She said it was freezing!! But she had a great time anyway!
Tyler went to prom with a young woman from church- her name is Eva Zitterkob. She is a Junior this year. They are just really good friends- no, not dating- They looked amazing! When we went to choose the tux, we figured that the burgundy tie and vest looked the best with her dress and we were right on the money! Her corsage was just right and she made his boutineer for him out of fabric from her dress! They made such a good looking couple! And they put up with three different mom's and a sister; me, Jeri (Eva's mom), Dawn (my friend's home that we invaded for the event- thank you so much Dawn!), and Steph- taking pictures! Then we went to the event and watched them enter on an elaborate red carpet compete with red carpet, lighted arches, valet parking, and announcements on arrival! It was so cool! Ty said he had a great time and he is currently sleeping it off as I type! I hope you enjoy the pictures- it was fun taking them!