Thursday, April 22, 2010


Elyse loves crafts! The library has a huge section of books to entertain her for life. Out of this week's book, she got these:

An ordinary paper plate,

Some yarn,

You'll get this!

Pom poms:


Mom presents:

Inexpensive entertainment for all! Now we need to find a place for all the artwork. Good job, Elyse!

That's alot of work for one ten year old. Phew!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Yesterday, Zachary, Elyse & I went to "Feed My Starving Children." It is a Christian organization that packs food in bags, then boxes it up to send to poverty stricken countries. We saw pictures of children that weighed only seven pounds at five years old. After eating the food packed by FMSC, they looked like normal children.

We packed 111 boxes containing 36 bags of food each and that would feed 66 children for a year. It was work, but it was also fun.

Aren't we cute? Left to right: Mrs. Pamela Hedges, Simon, Mrs. ??, Rose, Emma, Elyse, Zachary, Noah & Chatham. Yes, we had to wear those cute hair nets. The photographer didn't get in the picture (me). Every time we touched our camera or cell phones, we had to rewash our hands. So, I took one picture before we started, washed my hands, and then quit touching other things.

We ended the evening with dinner at Culver's. We flapped so long at Culver's that we missed "Biggest Loser." Amazing how fun can override something else. We will probably do it again, as most of the work done at FMSC is by volunteers. It was great to see the kids working hard to help those less fortunate.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

IT'S GONE!!!!!

Betsey is here, she is the prettiest girl I have ever seen, she watched Elyse while Zachary and I were in Indiana. She is awesome. She said I could add anything I wanted. Don't be offended other children, she only means it.

After two hours and 40 minutes, the house is gone. It was a real hassle. If you want to know the gory details, it will be TMI.

I also closed the kids savings accounts and our checking account. Now I need to head to the bank tomorrow and open new ones.

Had a GREAT lunch with Mrs. King at Culver's.

Zachary had a great time with Jeffrey.

We enjoyed dinner with Miss Sunman. It was a GREAT day!

I am exhausted - going to bed! Have a good one! YEAH, IT IS GONE!!!!!

Sunday, April 04, 2010


He is risen, indeed!

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

What wondrous love is this...!

My handsome children on Easter morning!

Please don't look at the color of Zachary's shoes, Emily. Yes, they are brown. Thanks for your input yesterday - it helped. We just didn't succeed in the purchasing department.