Field trip to the library and park

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Since school was extended an extra week, due to a week long closure of the swine flu in May, on the second to last day of school the kindergarten class got to go on a field trip. First they went to the local library. The librarian gave a tour and talked about all kinds of books they could check out. She told them to go home and bring there parents in and sign up for the summer reading program and get their magic ticket to anywhere in the world (a library card).

After than we all walked from the library to a park a couple blocks away and played for a while. The kids had done such a great job staying in line, but when we hit the park. They all took off for the play equipment almost like a flock of birds does as they fly away all at once. Anyway, I wished I had pulled out my camera sooner. It was quite the sight to see has they were running down the hill, but I got one once they got down the hill.

This girl is not afraid to try anything on the playground. She was constantly climbing something or jumping. It is so nice to see kids have fun.


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Fun at the park



This little brother loved going to his big sister's field trip. He would follow her and her friends around. Here are some of the favorite things he did. Slide and Ride.

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Kindergarten graduation

Friday, June 19, 2009

So I am a bit late getting these posted, I tried to take video of the ceremony, but when I loaded it on my computer it only goes at high speed. Well I guess I will add that to my honey's to do list. So far I think it is on his to do in the year 2015. LOL. (Probably more truth than you know, since he is still "working" on his sister's wedding photos from March.) At least I got some photos and that is really all that matters. The pictures tell pretty much all that is needed and I was proud to have been lucky enough to be there.

We are so proud of you!!!





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Good quote from General conference

I was searching through my old saved drafts and ran into this. I think I was planning to dig out all the cool quotes from conference, but somehow time ran away and all I have is this one. Any way I had forgotten all about this one until I read it again. Makes me wonder what else I am forgetting. I think I shall need to add a few talks in my scripture study to help me get a refresher of April. Do you have a memorable quote, if so send it my way.

And how do you get such a testimony?
Well, there’s no new technology for that, nor will there ever be.
You cannot do a Google search to gain a testimony.
You can’t text message faith.
You gain a vibrant, life-changing testimony today the same way it has always been done.
The process hasn’t been changed. It comes through desire, study, prayer, obedience, and service. That is why the teachings of prophets and apostles, past and present, are as relevant to your life today as they ever have been.
Elder M. Russell Ballard

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Monday night activity

Wednesday, June 17, 2009



I love the Friend magazine. Often it is our source for FHE. In fact all three magazines have family home evenings that are almost ready at a glance. Here is a fun example of what we did on Monday night. We read a story called "Let it Go".
It was about a girl who was hurt, because she was the only girl in her class who was not invited to a birthday party. As a family activity her mother got some balloons and they all wrote the things that troubled them that they were having a hard time forgiving. We thought this story lead into a great activity, so we went to the store and picked up a balloon for each member of our family. Each person wrote or drawled on their balloon. No names were written and we did not share what we wrote on our balloons. Then one by one we let them all go.
I had a hard time coming up with things to write on mine, but managed to come up with some. It is a funny thing to explain, but when it was my turn to let go, I didn't want to. I wanted to hold on to my balloon and worries. For that small moment I was able to see how we often want to harbor resentments or even cling to our sins. Yet when I finally let go, I had a peaceful feeling. DG

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Buying a Cow

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here is a funny I received in my email. I am glad that this is not how all things are sold.

Buying a Cow

A farmer had been taken advantage of several times by the
local car dealer. One day, the car dealer informed the
farmer that he was coming over to purchase a cow.

The farmer priced his cow as follows:

* Basic cow........................... $499.95
* Shipping and handling................. 35.75
* Extra stomach......................... 79.25

* Two-tone exterior.................... 142.10
* Produce storage compartment.......... 126.50
* Heavy-duty straw chopper............. 189.60
* Four-spigot/high-output drain system. 149.20
* Automatic fly swatter................. 88.50
* Genuine cowhide upholstery........... 179.90
* Deluxe dual horns..................... 59.25
* Automatic fertilizer attachment...... 339.40
* 4 x 4 traction drive assembly........ 884.16
* Pre-delivery wash and comb............ 69.80
* FARMER SUGGESTED LIST PRICE:........ 2843.36
* Additional dealer adjustments:....... 300.00

TOTAL LIST PRICE (Including options): $3143.36

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New improved garbage service coming to our town

Monday, June 8, 2009

For those you live in our community. You know that garbage service is very much out dated compared to neighboring communities.

By the end of the summer we should have real garbage cans on wheels delivered. But wait that's not all, we also will have two more, one for recycling and one for yard debris. I hope the yard debris one comes sooner than later, since we don't have a truck any more for hauling it off.

Any way, simple things make me smile and this is one of them, because last week I noticed that both my garbage cans were falling apart and would need to be replaced soon. Now I don't have to replace them. YEAH!!!

Here's the link to the news for those you want to read it for themselves or see the price increase.
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20090603/COMMUNITIES/906030361/1117/POLK

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