March 30, 2008

March Madness 2008

I know I haven't been very good about blogging lately. But here is a quick month in review....

The kids have been enjoying playing in the backyard in the glorious spring weather. Collin has been teaching Jack to play football... or so he thinks.

The kids enjoyed an easter egg hunt with their cousins, and as usual, got more enjoyment out of the hunt than the eggs themselves.

Jack attended a "Pirate" birthday party for one of his friends and had a delightful time.

Collin earned his "Wolf" in Cub Scouts, along with 3 arrow points. He was thrilled. We are proud of him for working so hard. He takes it very seriously.

I already mentioned that we spent a few days at the cabin for Spring Break (and forgot the camera!).

Let's see.... what else? Jay celebrated his 30-something-th birthday. Collin finished the basketball season and started baseball. Mary learned to ride a 2-wheeler bike and is doing very well. Collin and Mary sang a special musical number in sacrament meeting with a few other children, and did a great job.

And I had an asthma attack! I have never had asthma before, but apparently this was a really bad year for allergies. But after a few weeks on 3 different medications (argh!!!) I'm better and extremely relieved. There is nothing worse than not being able to breathe!

Among other things, I have been keeping busy lately transferring old video tapes to DVD. It has been fun watching footage of when I was a kid. I have been having some good laughs.

March 21, 2008

Random Stuff

It's spring break for the kids. We spent a few days at the cabin, which was fun. There was a fair amount of snow when we arrived, but it melted the next day. At least the kids got to enjoy it before it was gone. Even though we went home, Collin stayed at the cabin for the rest of the week with his cousins.

Yesterday was Jay's birthday. He and I went out to dinner to celebrate.... sans kids! Hooray! He had to drive to Tucson today to speak at a convention, but he is on his way home... early enough for lunch. Double-hooray!

I got my haircut yesterday..... 4 inches off! People would never consider it short by any means, but it feels short to me because I have been wearing it long for the last several years.

The kids were watching our new DVD of "101 Dalmatians" and laughing their heads off. I couldn't figure out why until I went in and listened.... they were watching it in French, or "Francais" as Mary informed me.

Collin informed me recently that he and his best friend at school are making a movie. Every day at recess they work on writing the script. They are very serious about this and have every intention of seeing it through. I don't have the heart to tell them that it's not very realistic, but who knows.

We rented some DVD's from the library. What a great resource! My favorite one was "Howl's Moving Castle." If you haven't seen any of Hayao Miyazaki's movies, then you absolutely must! The others I have seen are "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Spirited Away," and I loved them both.

March 13, 2008


This is one of the coolest web sites I have ever seen. Incredibly clever!

Click HERE and take a moment to check it out. It will knock your socks off.

March 06, 2008

Lego Star Wars

I got a kick out of this video. I enjoyed the fact that the feet of the stormtroopers don't touch the ground.

This is pretty cute too.