Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daddy Daughter Dance & Ski trip

Julia & Daddy went to the Daddy Daughter Dance at church on Sunday. Julia dressed up in her pinkest, frilliest, princess dress & we curled her hair (using MAJOR hairspray because her hair will not stay curled for longer than 5 minutes without it). Then we washed her hair out because she didn't like it - she "looked like grandma". Daddy got her a hot pink corsagge & they left for what Julia termed a "magical" evening. The cupcakes, chips, fruit snacks, light up balloons, & the DJ flown in from FL made the evening very special. They even got their pictures taken at the dance; which I'll post when we get them.

Monday, Jeremy took Brody to what Ames residents call the Boone Bump. In the neighboring town of Boone they have a little hill that they tube, snowboard, & ski down. Brody had never been skiing but he loves his snowboard that we got him 2 Christmases ago. So far he's just been able to use it on the sledding hills around town. Jeremy rented skis for him & he LOVED skiing. He is just like his dad in that generally whatever he tries turns golden. I'm going to try & put the video of him on the slope.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Funny things they say!

Happy Valentines Day!
This week I was teaching Sage about the 5W's & How so he chose the book Prince
Caspian to answer the questions about. When we got to the question of "When" his answer was, "This story happened a long time ago...before the 1980's". I didn't realize he knew about those dates as we've only talked about the year numbers when we do the calendar & at New Year's. But Brody piped in with, "Maybe it was the 1970's?" I forgot that when they sort the pennies at Grandma Glenna's they put the pennies into piles according to year and they feel the 1970's on down are really old, special pennies!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I did this exercise on Facebook & I learned a lot about myself so I thought I'd better put it here.

1. I have moved 27 times, lived in 4 states, went to 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 3 high schools, 1 year of university, & nursing school.

2. I married my high school sweetheart & have NEVER once regretted that decision.

3. I am an extremely organized person and prefer to have everything in its place...kids are stretching me since they really don't enjoy organizing and KEEPING it that way. At least not yet, I'm still hopeful!

4. I will probably never leave the US, I'm afraid something dreadful will happen to me in another country(weird things happen to me enough-see #5).

5. I was bitten by a brown recluse spider my senior year of high school and almost died.

6. My dream is to become a nurse midwife after my kids are out of the house.

7. I LOVE mexican food!

8. I can't imagine ever not wanting another baby! I hope to have as many as God & Jeremy allow.

9. I really enjoy reading historical fiction or books about the Amish way of life.

10. I have very fond memories of camping with all my cousins & riding bikes all around the HUGE campground.

11. I actually have 5 children, my first is waiting in heaven for me. I had emergency surgery at 14.5 weeks pregnant because I had an ectopic pregnancy.

12. My dream is to adopt babies from Haiti but I'm too young; I have 3 more years to wait & a lot of money to save.

13. While I never imagined myself doing this, I am hoome schooling my kids and I actually like it most days.

14. I find my peace and calm whenever I'm near water (even a shower or bath but I'm especially talking about lakes, rivers, etc.)

15. My perfect weather temp is 72 degrees.

16. I love the Iowa State Fair & begin to get excited every February for the annual August event.

17. Not much can compare to freshly washed sheets, Thanksgiving dinner, or wet fall leaves as smells go.

18. I am not tech savvy like my husband but I'm sure I must be good at something else.

19. I am not a rebellious person & I usually don't question authority (unless I know for a fact that it goes against God's plan). I avoid conflict like the plague.

20. I love to mow the lawn or vacuum; it's very orderly & you can see the results.

21. I go on 2 websites almost daily; facebook & MOMYS.com-MOMYS is an acronym for Mothers of Many Young Siblings.

22. I am allergic to almost every environmental thing.

23. I LOVE Bible Study Fellowship. It's is perfect for my learning style.

24. I store all my stress in my neck and thus I go to the chiropractor every 6 weeks...why I have any stress when my life is perfect I'll never know.

25. My favorite sport is baseball-especially when I get to watch my husband play catcher.