Saturday, July 26, 2008
Kyle just got back from his first week long scout camp. He has earned the rank of 1st Class so far and is really liking scouts. He left last Monday morning and came home this morning. He looks pretty good and only has a few mosquito bites. The pool was out of commission, but the lake was still there. He earned his wilderness survival merit badge. I'm not sure what he had to do in the classes, but I know their final activity was to spend the night out in the woods with only a knife and a sleeping bag. There were 5 or 6 boys in Kyle's group that stayed together. The leaders made camp about a mile away just in case they needed help. Kyle hasn't really said much about the night. Of course Kyle has slept most of the day since he got back. I don't think he slept much there. Once I find out which merit badges he has earned I'll let you know. It sure was a quiet week with him gone. I'm glad he's home.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
We have done it. We have booked our flights and our vacation home for January. Sam and I have been wanting to go back to Hawaii ever since we did the Hawaii cruise in 2006. This time we wanted to go and just stay on one island, Maui. However, after researching many, many options we decided on North Shore, Oahu. Katy, Corey, Cade, Kyle, and Spencer (Kyle's friend) will be joining us. This will be thier first time to Hawaii. We were hoping Becky and Brayden would be coming, but circumstances have changed. There is room for 2 more just in case things change again. We are so excited to escape the winter cold for the hawaiian sun and sand. I'll post some pictures of where we are staying as soon as I can.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
While we were enjoying our anniversary get away, I talked Sam into doing a little shopping at the outlets. Sam was well prepared with a book and a shady place to park. I, on the other hand, took full advantage of Sam relaxing and had amazing results shopping all the clearance sales. Now the best kind of sale isn't just a clearnace, but a clearance with an additional 50-70% off the lowest marked price. I found such great deals on baby clothes. Having 8 (the eighth is due very soon) grandchildren has put me right back into the baby stores and I love it. Of course guessing the right size for the right kid isn't always easy, but I figure eventually someone will wear it. You ask, what does Sam say? He says their his grandkids too. Of course I didn't spend all our time in baby stores. I found some great deals on shirts for Sam and a skirt for me. What a great day.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Becky asked if I'd take some pictures of her and Brayden for the 4th. Brayden had another idea. He wouldn't cooperate at all. He wouldn't even look at the camera. We then gave him a little time to run around in hopes it would put him in a better mood, but that didn't help either. We finally gave up. I'll try again on the 24th. However, doesn't Becky look great??
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Kyle and I drove to 29 Palms to visit Katy,Corey, and Cade. The drive was not bad. As the day went on it got hotter and hotter. I watched the temperature climb from a cool 65 degrees to a toasty 117 degrees. Yes, that's what I said, 117 degrees. What kind of people live out here?? Oh yeah, marines!! It's a very nice base and Katy and Corey have a very nice home. Katy, Corey, and Kyle just got back from the commissary and said that the temperature has gone down to 113 degrees. I better get out my parka. Now to the important part of the trip, CADE. He has grown so much and he is still absolutely beautiful. He smiles and laughs and plays and laughs and melts Gma's heart. Tomorrow he has his 6 month check up so I'll let you know how much he weighs then. We plan on staying until Saturday. Watch for more to come.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Aida was having such a good time dancing
Happy 20th Birthday Chad!! My baby is no longer a teenager. Where did the time go. Chad was due on June 30th, my mother-in-law's birthday. She was all for it, Chad being the first grandchild. I, on the other hand, being very young and head strong, said no. I want him to have his own birthday. Boy, did I eat my words. Chad was born on our nation's birthday. Poor Chad, birthday parties were always family since everyone else was celebrating the 4th with their families. Also, Chad always ended up with a red, white, and blue cake. It's a good thing he was okay with it all. He really is my all-american baby. I love you Chad and we are so proud of you. I hope you have a terrific birthday. We are thinking of you and wishing for you nothing but the best.