Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Little Ponies

A6 finaly turned 7. I think she was more excited about having a birthday party than actually turning a year older. Her love for horses is growing stronger and stronger. There is not much of a choice for birthday party themes here, so we went with My Little Pony. Of course there were no MLP invitations at the PX, but we were able to download some for free. I have a friend (whose daughter was invited) that actually had a MLP cake pan. I can't believe how well the cake turned out. We had a pretty good turn out for the party too. Including mine, I think there were about 15 kids. I am very grateful that our birthday parties a somewhat spread out. I don't have anymore to worry about until the baby is about 4 months old. Yeah!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

And This Makes Four

S, A6, M would like to introduce you to their new brother. He should make his appearance sometime at the end of May or beginning of June. So far he looks like a cutie (if you can tell from the pictures)! The top picture is a profile. He has his hand up by his ear. In the second, he is facing down. You can see his head and his spine. The third, is a face on portrait. According to the kids, he looks like an alien. M has to tell everyone that he is having a baby boy (even strangers)! Here's hoping I don't have an alien!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


S has been waiting a long time to finally turn 8 and be baptized. Almost all her friends have already gotten that experience. We waited until her Grandma Margie and Grandpa Greg could be here. She was so excited. I even made her a dress. She also got to be baptized on the same day as her friend. Ammon had double duty. He baptized and confirmed both girls. Savannah glowed. I am so proud of her for the choice that she made. She is such a sweet girl. She definetly has her own mind, but she loves to do what is right. President Zeller (we are in a branch, not a ward) had an interview with her the Sunday before. We were teaching her class when he came in to get her. I think she thought she was in trouble. She looked at me, and I could see the pleading in her eyes. She came back with a big smile on her face. I think that had to do with the fact that he let her hold his son. She loves babies! Of course, Satan has to try to thwart the baptism of any of God's chidren, even the little ones. We arrived an hour early to make sure everything was ready. No one was there. The missionaries were going to get the font filled, but ran into some trouble getting to the building. The branch president was supposed to get there early also, so we could get in and park (the church parking lot is gated). Ammon and his dad had to try a couple of different doors, before they found one that was open (there was a tri ward Christmas Party that night and someone had gone in early to make sure the building was clean). So Ammon and Greg figured out how to turn the furnace on (for hot water) and fill up the font. The missionaries and the branch president finally arrived, and we were able to start on time. We are so proud of our little girl. She is growing up so fast!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Child's Insight

Two nights ago S was talking to her daddy.
S said, "Heavenly Father made it snow today!"
Daddy said, "Who told you that?"
S said smugly, "No one. I figured it out myself!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's Great to be 8

Little Miss S turned 8 yesterday. She is so excited to be baptized. We are waiting until Grandma Margie and Grandpa Greg come to visit for Christmas. We told her that if she learned to ride her bike without training wheels, then she would get a new bike for her birthday. It took her about 10 minutes. Learning to start by herself and turn without stopping took another 2 days, but she got it. So, we had to break down and buy her a bike. She also got a new helmet to go with it (thanks to Grandma Connie). She also got 2 dollars (in her words). She did get 2 bills, but it was a total of $25. She thought that was great. I don't think she has ever had that much money at a single time.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

My kids love Haloween. For the first time since S has been able to decide what she wants to be, she decided Not to be a princess. She decided to be a farmer. Why? You ask. Well, we finally received all our household goods, and she discovered some boots in with her shoes. She also has pink overalls. She put two and two together and came up with a farmer. A6 didn't really have much of a choice. There wasn't any good costumes at the PX. Someone offered a princess costume that their daughter didn't want. Luckily enough, she agreed. Although, she did ask if she could be a cat (she wore that costume out before Halloween last year). Matthew wanted to be what everyone else was going to be - a Farmer, an Dalmation, a Vampire, Scream. Whenever he heard a new one, I had to tell him he was going to be Harry Potter. He didn't like that very much. Oh well, at least we got a picture of him in his costume. Well, here's to next year!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chuseok Anybody?

Chuseok is the Korean Thanksgiving. Pretty much everything closes down for 3 days. It is common to see the children wearing Hanboks (Traditional Dress).
The Korean people visit their families for 3 days. This usually involves visiting their ancestral sites and give their respect for their dead. The 2nd day of Chuseok coinsides with the harvest moon. This is a day of much celebration and much eating. Since everyone is traveling, the roads and interstates are even worse than normal. Chuseok is comparable to Dia De Los Muertos for Latin countries. I could smell (I mean, tell) that it was coming. Since you don't want to have to cook and prepare meals during Chuseok, it is all prepared the week before. I know some of you have had Kimche before so you know what I'm talking about. Those of you who haven't had it, you're lucky! Kinche is fermented vegetables. Most often you will see cabbage, but I have also seen cucumbers, radishes, and onions. I'm sure there are even more than that.