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Saturday, September 26, 2009

No Greater Magic

Hey girls! I'm SO glad that Friday is finally over. hehehe. I got up on Friday morning, and was SO tired. Captain America and I had stayed up till about 1 am on Thursday night, and after only getting 3 1/2 hours the night before that, I was pretty tired. I got the kids ready for school, sent them on their way, and got ready for my walk. Jake and Jim were coming with me! Captain America fixed the stroller the night before, and Andrea had an extra seat in the double stroller. I was SO covered for Jimmy a place to sit - hehehe.

Katy and Adela and I and Andrea and Kim all went walking! And a different Kim from the neighborhood came too! And Jake. He listened to his headphones and walked behind/in front of us. He's such a good kid :)

After the walk, we came back home, and Jake started on his school work. Captain America was up by then (hehehe, he's SO loves being on vacation), so we hung out for a little while. Around lunch time, Adela and Kim and I went to lunch at Taco Cabana, then to Ross. I found the CUTEST workout clothes! Wanna see a picture?

The pants were $9, the shirt was $7, and the sunglasses were $5. Not too bad :) I also bought some Halloween Cookie cutters. Wilton brand even. 18 for $7. I thought it was a good deal.

We got home at around 3pm, and shortly after that Jimmy and Captain America left to run errands. Captain America was going on a campout with the 11 yr old scouts at around 6pm. He and Jimmy were doing last minute prep stuff. Jake and I stayed here and worked on school.

A few more emails were exchanged between the scout leader and his wife and Captain America and I and the Primary president. What a mess. Basically, how it stands is that they're ok with Captain America now, but I suck. Basically. Because apparently I look down on them, treat them like 3rd class citizens, and talk inappropriately to him. Whatever. Thursday, it made me angry. Friday, it hurt my feelings. And yes, a few tears were shed about it. It really started to get to me. Made me not want to keep going with it. Made me not want to do anything. And yes, besides the tears, there was some emotional eating going on. That even made me more upset. That these people can have this power over me.

I think I wanna be over it. To just forget that it happened, and not think about it again this weekend. I can't really change someones mind. If they have it in their head that I'm a certain way (and I'm not), there's not really anything I can do to change that. So I should just stop worrying about it..... Easier said than done, though. The Primary president suggested that I pray about it, and give my concerns over to the Lord. She's always so good. She knows just what to do. Thanks, Heidi! I SO appreciate all you do! You're the best :)

At about 3:45pm, Captain America called and wanted me to meet him at the commissary with some cash. He needed to buy the food for the campout. I guess he forget to take it when he left earlier. By this point, the kids were home from school. I left Jake in charge and ran the money up to him. He had the truck, and I had the car. I took back the truck, and left him the car. I'd MUCH rather drive around in my suburban.

At 4:15 pm, Jim and I and Eme and Joe (and Tom for a little while) met Andrea at the park. She watches our friend Kayley's kids while she teaches a few of them Piano. One on one time with Mom. What a great idea :) Andrea and I had fun chatting. We're planning on having a "product party" on Tuesday, and she was calling/texting people invites. We've done Pampered Chef, Sensi, and this one is Pure Romance. Yeah, not our typical thing. hehehe. Some of the girls wanna get some stuff for "pre-deployment". It's just gonna be the girls (no kids) and is gonna be at Kim's house. I'm just looking forward to having a girls night. Not necessarily the "product" part of it - ROFL! I'll let ya know how it goes - hehehe.

I went back home at 5pm, got a quick dinner for the kids, and helped Captain America off. He was loading all the stuff into the car, and it didn't look like it was gonna fit. I told him, just take the Truck. I didn't need it. He seemed so relieved.

He got all loaded up and packed, and he and Tom left. Tom's not the right age group, but Captain America's assistant had to bring his 9 or 10 year old, so Captain America decided to bring Tom, since he's the same age. I think that they're all gonna have fun.

SO, I'm at home, relaxing, trying hard not to think about scout stuff, letting the kids have a nice relaxing evening, when I get a call from Captain America. He's forgot his chapstick and his vitamins. He wants me to drive them out to him. Are you kidding me??? It's about a 30 minute drive. Sigh. If it was just a normal vitamin, I would have said NO WAY. BUT, it was his vitamins that help with the allergies. Sigh. So I gotta do it. I load Jimmy up in the car, and we head out.

And as I'm driving over the mountain, I realize that I have the car. And Jake is supposed to go and hike McKelligon canyon at 9am in the morning. And the car has 4 seats. And I have 4 kids and me. Crap! I'll have to think about that one a bit more.

I get to the campground, and the gate is closed and locked. I call Captain America, and he says to just leave the stuff by the gate. So I do, and head back home. Jimmy has fallen asleep in the car, but when I try and put him in his bed, of course he wakes up. The kids really want me to read a chapter of the Hunger Games to them, so I decide to do it. Even though Tom's not here. He can read a chapter by himself on Saturday and catch up. Joe falls asleep on the couch near my feet.

I let the kids stay up late and play computer. At 8:30pm I tell them all to go to bed. We've gotta wake up early on Saturday morning. I just leave Joe on the couch. I figure if he wakes up and wants to go to him bed, more power to him. Otherwise, he can sleep on the couch.

At about 9:30pm I get a call from Katy telling me that the girls are finished with their "waiting family dinner" (a special dinner/activity for the families of soldiers that are deployed - usually monthly) and that I should come over. We'd planned on watching episode 2 of this seasons Survivor. I tell Jake that I'm going out, and head on over. Eme and Jim and Joe are all asleep, and Jakes all tucked into bed. Did I mention lately that I LOVE having a 12 year old in the house??? My quality of life has gone up SO much since he got to be babysitting age :)

Katy and Adela and I had SO much fun watching Survivor. I can't believe that we have to wait another week to see episode 3! We can't stand Russell. He's so nasty. And evil. Ewwhh!

At about 11:30pm we went to Helens house to check on her cat. She's visiting family in California, and won't be back for a while. Katy said the poor kitty seemed lonely. She...he...it...was so happy to see Katy. Helen had left a little treat bag for Katy for coming and helping out. Awe, how sweet! Katy shared the gummy lifesavers with us. They were SO tasty. I haven't had candy in MONTHS! Mmmmm. I think the greens were my favoritest.

We went back to Katys house, and hung out till 2ish. I so love my girl time! So, here I am. It's 2:48am, and I have to wake up at 7:45 am to get ready for the canyon run/walk. Thank goodness Captain America fixed the stroller. I don't think that Jim would be able to handle it another week. I invited that new Kim to come on the walk/run with us. Maybe if she comes, she can help transport kids! That's a perfect idea. See, this is why I blog. To flush out ideas :) I'm so clever!

This WordArt request is from Irene. What a great saying! Click on the links below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Don't Make Me Angry

First off, here's my new products for the week! I hope you guys like them!!! Click HERE to go to Scraporchard to pick up this week's Fresh Fruit at a discounted price! $2.00 each for the first week!

OMGosh you guys! I just watched this tonight for the first time! It was AMAZING. Actually, it's almost like you don't have to watch the movie, it's so long and detailed. I SO can't wait till November. I'm SO going to the midnight showing. Anyone wanna come with me and the girls???

Wow - it was a SUPER long day on Thursday. Draining is more like it. It kinda sucked all the energy from me - hehehe.

I had a hard time falling asleep at 3:30am on Wednesday night (well, Thursday morning, really), from all the caffeine. I know, I know, I shouldn't drink it. Anyway, I woke right up at 7:00am on Thursday morning. I jumped right up out of bed, got the kids ready, cleaned up a little bit, got Jake going in school, and went on a walk with the girls. It's nice to get out of the house and be moving around. Even if it's a slow pace, I'm still getting the benefit of moving around.

I got back home at around 10:15am, and called the USO to find out about free lunch. Remember I told you that the USO is doing free lunch the last Thursday of the month? Well, apparently that was faulty info. The woman on the phone said that they do it a few days before payday. The next date is the 29th of September. Not too long from now. Next Tuesday, I think. We'll be there.

Anyway, that freed up my morning. I sat down with my computer, and just vegged the rest of the morning. I can't even really say what it is I did. hehehe. I know I was trading emails with a Cub Scout leader guy from church. That turned real ugly real fast. He was sending all the correspondence to both Captain America and I. I'm not sure why. I'm the one with the Cub Scout calling. I've been given the responsibility (from the Primary president and bishop) to get the Cub Scouting program back to where it should be. And this guy is fighting me every step of the way.

I think he feels like I'm trying to take the program away from him. But really, all I"m doing is getting the committee up and running and functioning again. Anyway, many emails were traded, and it started to get a little heated. Captain America, since the guy emailed him too, emailed him back about a "professionals" take on the situation. Well, that just offended him more. Then his wife got involved. She was REAL mean. She actually said that I act superior to people. Really? Me? I mean, sure, I'm pretty cool (ROFL!), but come on. Anyone who knows me know that if anything, I have an inferiority complex - hehehe. She was typing with all caps on (yelling) and using many exclamation points. I found it rude. Neither Captain America nor I had done anything to warrant that kind of behavior.

So, after all the nastiness/hurt feeling-ness started, I just forwarded the entire conversation to the Primary president. I wasn't sure what to do with it all, and figured that she'd be able to work it out. Poor thing. I didn't want to dump it on her, but I was out of my realm. When things go back, just go a step up the "chain of command". That's what they're there for, right?

She was so good. She wanted to meet with me first, then him. Sounded good to me. The emailing back and forth took ALL day long, and soon it was time for the kids to be home from school. Joe and I danced for a little while (I was practicing the dances that the girls had taught me the other night - the cha cha slide and the cupid shuffle. Joe was SO cute to watch dance. I really thought that Eme would like it best, but Joe did - hehehe.

After dinner, it was time for Tiger Cubs. It was nice to just go, Joe and I. Andrea was there with Ben, too. That was fun! We got to chat and hang out while the boys did their thing. (just in case you're wondering, we're involved with 2 different Cub Scout packs. One through church, and one for Tiger Cubs - they meet on 2 different evenings)

Here's Joe with one of the boys from the pack.

Joe and I. I didn't realize that Jimmy had put a white clippie in my hair before I left. Nice. Maybe I'll start a new fashion trend - hehehe.

Here's me and Andrea.

Joe's Tiger group made "Scrapbooks" to put family pictures in. He was SO proud of his.

And I just HAD to share this carpet with you. Isn't it hideous! And the colors on here don't do it justice. It was SO vibrant. We decided that it would be easy to keep clean, though. You don't even notice toys on it. Sure, it'll give you a migrane to stare at it too long, but that's beside the point - hehehe.

So, I came home, dropped off Joe, and headed out to the Primary President's house. We talked about the Scout situation, and figured out a game plan. She said that she probably should have told him before hand that I was put in charge of bringing Scouts up to speed. He may have thought that I was taking over unjustly. She's gonna meet with him separately before church on Sunday. Hopefully it'll get all straightened out soon. I felt SUCH hostility in the emails from both him and his wife (well, his wife more - her parting remarks were "You do not want me mad" coupled with "BACK OFF" a few times...), that I'm a little concerned about it. Hopefully it'll all be taken care of.....If I mysteriously disapperar from the digi world, you'll know why.

Anyway, it took it's toll on my this evening. I'm pretty tired. It's 11:33pm, and I still haven't designed a freebee yet. I need to go do that. Then post it, and go to bed. I can feel the 3 1/2 hours of sleep catching up with me. 7am is gonna come early tomorrow, I can tell.

So, I'm sure you can figure out where I got the inspiration for today's WordArt. If not, just go read through the post again - hehehe. Click on the links below to go to my accounts to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

Typo now fixed (9-25-09 @ 12:10pm MST)

Thursday, September 24, 2009


OK, I know that you're usually supposed to take the "First Day of School" pictures on the first day of school, but you know me. Always the rebel. I decided to take my "first day of school" pictures about a month later. hehehe. Hey, it's the same school year, right?

Aren't my kids cute!

And, of course we had to have a goofy picture....
I actually woke up on time on Wednesday. I got up and made French Toast for the kids on my new griddle. 9 pieces at a time, 2 batches. Woohoo! Breakfast was a cinch! After the kids were out the door, I got Jake started on school, dropped the truck off at the mechanics (something was wrong, but I don't remember what), and meet the girls at Old Fort Bliss, which is the beginning of our walking path. Andrea and Laurie walked with me today.

We came back home, and Jake was doing fabulous with his school. He was almost 1/2 way done. I worked on my menu for a while. I had it broken down by food type, but decided that it would be better broken down by isle. And yeah, I've been to the commissary enough time, that I knew which foods were on which isles, the order of the isles, even where the food was located in the isles. hehehe.

Captain America went jogging, and I helped Jake with his school work. I cleaned up my room a little bit, and cleaned up the house a little bit.

So when I told Captain America I was going out to lunch with the girls on Tuesday, he was jealous. He said that he wanted to go to lunch with me, and we made plans to go on Wednesday. We went to Applebees, and got the mix and match lunch special. I had the Grilled Shrimp and Spinach salad (mmmmm), and the Turkey Club Sandwich. It was SO tasty. Then, because I'd met my goal weight, we got the Chocolate Chip Ice Cream monstrosity. It was SO good. Warm chocolate chunk cookie, piles of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce drizzled all over it, whipped cream, and Oreo cookie pieces sprinkled over the top. Good thing we shared it. It was WAY too big for one person. In fact, if Jim and Jake would have been there, it would have been better. I ate too much as it was :) Mmmmmm. This picture is for Katy. See, girl, I do eat - LOL!

And Captain America and I in the car. We were FREEZING. I think I need to get a jacket. Funny, you'd think that 70 would feel good. But after being used to 100 degree weather, I'm ready for gloves and long johns!

Next, we went to Wal-Mart. I had to get a rag mop and bucket. I really think that they clean the floor the best. My poor little sponge mop is dying. hehehe. We got more Protein powder for Captain America, ziplock baggies, tin foil, vanilla, and a few other things.

Next, it was back on post, and to Captain America's old battery headquarters. He needed to get a paper signed. We then went to the Hobby Shop (mechanic) and got the truck. Then, it was off to the commissary. I showed him how I had my list all organized and such, just in case he had to come shopping without me. He didn't think that sounded like such a good idea - ROFL! I'm sure he didn't..... I switched around a few of the kids' meals (took out the Stroganoff and stew, and added in potato casserole and Hawaiian haystacks), and still came in $35 under budget. Yeah me!

Next, it was home, unload the truck, fix dinner, and get Captain America and Jake out the door to Scouts. I did manage to read 1 chapter of "The Hunger Games" to the kids before they had to leave. All in all, it was a good day. Busy, that's for sure, but good. Now, it's 8pm on Wednesday night, and I have to design 4 more WordArt packs. I sure hope I have some creative energy left in me - hehehe.

Well, here I am again. 3:14am. Needless to say, the evening got more exciting. Hehehe. Katy called, and said that the girls were all at her house. Woohoo!!! I got there a little after 9pm, having not designed yet. Crud. I had the quotes picked out, though. That's a start, right? I left a post in the forum telling the "powers that be" to hold a place for me.

We had SUCH a good time! We learned a few dance steps (that was SO fun), ate a few cookies (well, I smelled them - after my GINORMOUS dessert today, I didn't need any cookies), and hung out. We watched a show called "Horders", or something like that. About people with hording disorder. The lady with the 50+ cats living in her house. And all the dead ones she didn't know about. OMGosh it was nasty. Yeah, we all wanted to go home and clean after that - hehehe.

So, I got home at 1am, and Captain America WAS STILL UP! He was working on a Civil War reenactor project, and watching a Civil War movie. So, he worked on his project, and I designed. I guess we'll both be tired tomorrow. Ha! Who am I kidding. I'll be tired tomorrow, and he'll sleep in. The joys of truly being able to be on vacation. I've gotta get the kids ready for school, then we're walking at 8:30am. And I wonder why I ended up sick - hehehe. That reminds me - I should go and take my antibiotic pill.....

I made a WordArt pack with the months of the year in it, in this style, which is being released on Friday. I thought this would go PERFECTLY with it :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

True Love

First off, I just have to share what a freak I am. Seriously. You think you know me, and that I'm a normal person (OK, so not quite normal, but you know what I mean!). But really. I'm not. Who does this? I sat around the other night playing with the camera, taking funny pics of myself. And I had SO much fun - hehehe. Here are a few of my favorites. (See, I really AM weird. Even if some of you have ever done this, I bet you didn't blog about it for the whole world to see - hehehe)

OK, enough of me being weird. My alarm didn't go off again yesterday. I use my wrist watches alarm, and if I'm sleeping with my arm under my pillow, I can't hear it. Sigh. The kids came and got me at 7:25am. They needed to leave at 7:30am. I helped Joe put on his shoes, threw some toast in the toaster, and they were off. Luckily, Tom always gets ups at 6:30am (he sets his alarm), showers, and gets ready. The others usually hear him, and get up and get ready too. He's usually sitting on the couch reading when I wake up. What a good kid!

I'm gonna have to tell the boy to start waking me up at 7am if my alarm fails to go off. Have my kids keep me on track - hehehe.

I went walking with the girls at 8:30 am. It was slow going, but good to be active. I think I may start jogging for 20 minutes before we walk. I need to get my heart rate up a bit. But I SO enjoy walking with my girls. They're SO much fun. Katy and Andrea and Kim (woohoo - she's back from vacation) and Adela and I. Such a fun group.

I got home at around 10am, and Captain America and I went to Joe's school to talk with the principal. He said that they hadn't yet evaluated the test results (I guess what he brought home the other day was a classroom evaluation, and not a state/district one....), and that he'd call on Friday or Monday for us to come in. Sigh. It sure hasn't been an easy process.

I came home, showered, got pretty, and the girls and I went out to lunch. It's SO nice to have Captain America home on vacation. I can go places and not worry about the kids. Woohoo!!! We went out to lunch at Olive Garden. Unlimited Soup and Salad. Mmmmmm. I got the minestrone soup, and Kim and I got salad with no dressing, light on the cheese. I even avoided the croutons. I had 2 bowls of soup, 3 bowls of salad, and 1/2 a bread stick. And 4 Diet Cokes. I know, I know. I'm in for more caffeine withdraws, but it was worth it :)

Here are a few pics from our fun lunch

Kim and Andrea

Andrea and her Mother-In-Law, Kathy (is that right, Andrea? I just know her as "Mom". hehe)

Katy and Tori and Adela

Adela and I (how come I look almost translucent. I'm SO white - hehehe)
I think I realized why this picture looks funny to me. My head is WAY too big for my body. What's up with that??? Can they do "head reduction" surgery??? I'm just sayin'.....

Lunch was such a good time! After I got home, I decided to clean. I think it was all the drugs coursing through my veins (caffeine), or something, but I was really productive. I took all the removable parts off the stove top, sprayed them with oven cleaner, and scrubbed them real good. The stove top was SO disgusting! I'd cleaned it a while back, but it SO needed done again. It was nasty. I should have taken a picture, but I would have been too embarrassed to post it.

Jake even helped out. And Captain America too. Jake helped me scrub, and Captain America organized the bookshelves in the dining room. It looked SO much better when it was done. I even tried out the "self clean" option on my stove. Who knew it was so cool. I'd never had a stove that did that before.

I did the dishes, and cleared off the counters in the kitchen. I moved all the chairs outside (it was SO beautiful outside - cooler than inside - that I opened up all the windows in the house to get a nice breeze and some fresh air moving around) and swept the dining room/kitchen really well. I reorganized the computer areas, and made it a little bit better looking. I cleared off the table, and had it looking pretty good when the kids got home from school.

They did their chores, did their homework, helped me fix dinner, ate dinner, then we went to the park. We were there for about 30 minutes, came home, read a chapter of "The Hunger Games", and I put the little ones to bed. The big ones got to stay up and play computer. And here I sit, blogging, and listening to them play on the computer. It's about 8:39pm, and I need to go kick them off the computer and put them to bed. They won't be happy, but they've gotta go. 6:30 or 7am comes pretty early..... Me? I think I'm gonna design a freebee real quick, then go take a bath and read my new book. Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol". It's getting pretty good!

Well, since I'm SUCH a huge fan of Masks, I decided to make one for you guys! Isn't it pretty. AND, if you wanna grab the brush I used to make it, head on over to Obsidian Dawn. They have some GORGEOUS brushes.

Click HERE to go to Scraporchard to download the zip file, and remember, leave some love if you like my work! Thanks :)

I used Irene Alexeeva's kit, Fresh Delice

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quality Time

So was your Monday good? Great? Fabulous? I sure hope so! Mine started off at 7am when my alarm went off. And I was SO not ready to get up. But I did. I got the kids their cereal, and then Jimmy wandered out of his room, sad and crying. He didn't wake up well. I took him back to bed and snuggled in his room with him for a few minutes. It made all the difference.

Jake woke up soon after the other kids left to walk to school, and started his work. I got a WordArt pack designed, and chatted with Captain America and his Mom and Dad on the webcam for a while.

After lunch, we all went to Hobby Lobby. The pretty parts of my wreath were on sale for 50% off, and I was SO excited. I found just the perfect pieces. Captain America bought some canvas boards for an art piece he wants to do, and we got a sketch book for Jake. He loves to draw.

We stopped at the commissary on the way home to get cash and Splenda. Just the essentials - ROLF! I assembled my Wreath when I got home, and hung it with pride. What do ya think? The bow's not the best, but maybe Kim will help me with it when she gets back from Ft. Sill. She's out there visiting some friends, but should be back home soon. Oh Kim.....

And I thought that Joe looked SO cute, that I had to snap a picture of him. Remember that test that I said that he had to have before we could see about getting him back in Kindergarten? He brought home the test results today. There were 6 areas that they tested them in. Mathematics, Phonological Awareness/Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing. He only passed in Writing. See, I think he needs Kindergarten again. SO, we're gonna go and talk with his teacher tomorrow.

After that, I had the kids do their homework, and started on Family Home Evening. The Huezos and us were going to Kelly Park for Family Home Evening. I made up a Scripture Scavenger hunt. They get a picture clue, and 2 scripture references. One of the scriptures corresponds with the picture clue. When they pick the right scripture, they turn over the card, and find their next clue. It took me FOREVER to make it up. My brain power was running on empty by the time I was done.

Captain America had made dinner for the kids, and after I was done with my Family Home Evening preparations, I hurried out and made myself a salad. I didn't have time to cook anything else.... SO, we load up in the truck, drop Jake off at Wrestling practice, and head for Kelly Park. Which is closed. Who knew it was closed on Mondays?

SO, the Huezos and us come back to our park near our house, read a scripture, say a prayer, and eat our refreshments. The guys chat, and the girls supervise the kids. Andrea and Katy and Adela ended up at the park with their kids, so Sister Huezo and I ended up chatting with them for a while. The kids had a lot of fun at the park.

When we got home, I read another chapter of "The Hunger Games" to the kids, put them to bed, and Captain America went to pick up Jake. The coaches said that he had potential, and that they wanted him to stay and practice until 8:30 on Monday nights. He can't go on Wednesdays because of Scouts. SO, it's 2 1/2 hours of practice on Monday nights. The kids is REALLY enjoying it, though. AND, we're running the canyon again on Saturday. 9am. I'm making sure my stroller has full tires this time - hehehe.

And, a pic of me. I know, I'm a freak. You should see the pics on my camera right now. Me making funny faces. I don't know why it amuses me so much. My husband is SO lucky that I'm SO easy to please. hehehe. Whatever would he do if I were high maintenance???

Hehehe. I thought this WordArt was just TOO funny. Don't you ever feel that way. Be it kids, or husbands, or what not. You've met your quota for the day and just need to be by yourself. No? It's just me? hehehe.

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I couldn't help it. I found this pic of my niece on my moms blog, and thought it went PERFECTLY with the WordArt. hehehe. Don't you think? LOL!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Hey girls! Welcome to another Monday :) This one isn't too bad at our house, though. Captain America is on 10 days TDY. Don't ask me what that stands for, but I know it means time he's allotted to travel and set up house and get ready for the next assignment. The army offered it, and we didn't turn it down. It'll be a nice break from the hustle and bustle of school. He doesn't have to be at work until next Tuesday. It's be nice to have him at home!

Church on Sunday was good. We got there a little late. We walked in during the opening song. I hate to be late.... Next week, we'll (um, er, yeah, Captain America!) do better. I was having a caffeine withdrawl headache, so I'd had better Sundays. I took a pill before we left, so it wasn't too bad. The kids did fine in Sacrament, and Primary went fine as well. No issues, so it was all good.

Jacob received the Priesthood during 3rd hour of church, and I was SO proud of him. He's getting to be such a big kid. I nice young man. Awe, my baby's growing up! He'll get to pass the sacrament next week in church, I think. You'll do great, Jake!

After church, I put Captain America in charge of lunch, grabbed my cheese and cucumber lunch, and took a nap. It felt SO good. I was exhausted. I'd gone to Katy's on Saturday night to watch Survivor (did you know it started last week???? how did I possibly miss that one???) and a movie she'd rented from Netflix. It was fun hanging out with the girls again. It'd been a long time since I'd hung with them. But, I didn't get home till almost 2am, so I was tired. The nap felt good.

I woke up at around 4 something. The kids were watching a movie, and Captain America had joined me to take a nap. I left him sleeping, and went out. I cleaned up the living room for a bit, and started some laundry. It really was a lazy Sunday afternoon. We had dinner late, read another chapter of "The Hunger Games" (Chapter 8, I think it was), and played a new card game as a family. Pictureka! It was pretty fun. One person turns over the "mission" card, and everyone has to find one of their cards that match the mission. Like it would say "A big nose". You look at your cards and see if you have a pic of someone with a big nose. The first person to lay their card on top of the mission card gets the point.

The cards were really funny looking, too. Very "little boy" humor. Like one of mine was a kid on the toilet wearing a crown. Or a pile of steemy poop (complete with flies). Or a crab pinching someones hairy leg. Nice, I know. Very little boy humor.

Captain America and I helped the little kids get their room cleaned (I really don't know how they keep getting it SO trashed), and put everyone to bed. All in all, it was a good day.

This WordArt request is from Rebecca in Western Australia. I thought it was a lovely quote, and thought that the WordArt turned out nice. Different from my usual stuff, but still nice. I hope you guys like it ;)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

What We Become

Howdy :) How goes your Sunday? We had a nice day yesterday. Jake was supposed to meet his wrestling group at the base of McKelligon Canyon for a walk/run, and we decided to all join him. Captain America got us situated, then left for his jog. We discovered that the stroller had a flat, which meant that Jimmy would be walking the whole way.

So, we stretched with the group, then started walking. Once we got past the brutal beginning hill, the kids were supposed to jog. Jake did ok. Fast walk most of the time. The other kids? Not so much . Seriously, I wasn't even sweating. Except for my arm was sore. I was practically pulling Jim up the hill the whole time. It really gave me an eye opener about how out of shape my kidlets are. We'll have to work to remedy that one.

Captain America passed us jogging down while we were still on the up part. He said he'd go get the truck, and pick up the slow kids. We got to the top (well, as far as our group was going), then turned around and jogged back down. Captain America got there shortly, and I dropped off Tom and Joe and Jim. Eme was jogging, as was Jake, so I hurried fast to catch up. It felt good to jog. Granted, it was down hill, but I felt pretty good.

After we got to the bottom, the kids stretched with the coach again, and had water and granola bars/oranges, our family loaded back into the truck and drove the whole way up the canyon. There's some cool caves up there, and our plan was to hike to them. WELL, we soon discovered that it was WAY too dangerous for small kids. Tom and Jake would probably have been fine, but Eme, Joe, and Jim. Not so much. They were disappointed, but they were safe. That's the last thing we needed, to loose a kid off the side of the mountain.

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