Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sr. Pics

My friend, Heather, asked me to take Alex's Sr. pictures, so we got together on a rainy morning, but I think it all came together for us.
I known Alex since he was 4 yrs old, so it was fun to spend some time with him now as a young adult.I think this is my favorite.
Loved this brick wall. It looked great with his red shirt.
Thanks Alex, have a great Senior year!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Run for Mercy 5 K run

Darren organized and lead our stake's Run for Mercy 5K. It was a fundraiser for the House of Mercy which is a local shelter for the homeless. Sister Grace is the nun who runs the center without any government assistance.
We had about 150 people register to run the race.
And they are off.
This was Noah's first time to run anything.
Bea ran in the kids' fun run. It was not as long, but her asthma gave her fits anyway.
Noah finished in just over 31 minutes. He was quite pleased with himself. Darren is trying to convince Noah to run with him now. Hasn't happened yet, but still working on him.
We also offerred a free pancake breakfast to the participants.
Darren had his receptionist and a patient volunteer to help with the record keeping.
Over all it was a great success and made over $3000 for the House of Mercy.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Volleyball Season

has begun, and Noah is loving life!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Rush, NY in the rain.


Waiting for the bus


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Apple Pie

Darren and Noah made 5 of these over the last weekend...and we ate every last bite of them ourselves, well Joanna had one piece, but the rest was inhaled by the 5 of us over a few short days. I just now realized that means that we each ate an entire apple pie. We'll just check that off as our fruit and fiber choice.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Look what arrived at our house today

Any guesses as to what it might be?
How about now?
It is Bea's new harp.
She is so excited to see it. I told her it would be here when she gets home from school. She's had her first lesson and is eager to get going on it.
Do you think I will be able to learn along with her? I think it will be more difficult for me.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dancing through the decades

We recently had a stake activity that was dancing through the decades. It began at 5pm with music from the 50s and proceeded through each decade at the changing of the hour. It was the best stake activity I have ever been to. The girls had a blast as did everyone there from ages 1-101.
Annabel had her first dance with a boy. She even talked to him while they were dancing.
Annabel and her friend, Olivia, started the bunny-hop.

Bea and Cameron know how to shake their groove thing!


Thursday, September 10, 2009


The wildflowers are just beautiful right now and there is a large field of them across the street from my neighborhood.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

School has begun.

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” Bill Dobbs

I loved this quote I found yesterday. It says it perfectly.
We've had a few high drama days with the anticipation of school starting and starting at new schools, but all of that should now be over.
Can't believe he's an 8th grader now. Very casual about school starting. No big deal for him.
Happy he remember his lock combination so he could ride his bike to school.
Ever so slightly stressed out. Much better when she saw a friend as I dropped her off at school.
Does she look like a middle schooler?
Bea's quote of the day, "Can you believe some kids aren't excited about school starting?"

Hasta la vista, baby.