Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 7, 2009 (15 Years Together)

Can you believe that we have been married for 15 years. Seems like a lot longer since we have know each other for so long. Our wonderful friends watched the kids for a couple of days while we took a trip down to Atlanta. We we walked around the city and saw the CNN Center. We look forward to the next 15 years together.

Flip Flops for Halloween

Don't you just love the warm weather in Georgia? I wore my flip flops on Halloween. I could have never done that in Utah. I had to get a picture to remember the moment. It was a beautiful night. The kids had a parade at school. Asher never lets me take his picture. He tries to hide from the camera. His friends finally helped me get a picture at the Halloween parade. We had a great day!

Can You Really Walk a Rabbit?

Well yes... you really can walk a rabbit. Some of our favorite friends came over (Kate and John) and we attempted to walk the rabbits. The boys didn't really seem all that interested. The girls thought it was a great idea. The boys just wanted to play with their light sabers.

Another Home Run at Turner Field

We love going to Turner Field. We wait all year to do our tomahawk chops for the Braves. One of the best part of the game is seeing the Cartoon Network kids center. Chaim joined in on an ongoing game and got a home run which he was very proud of. Go Chaim!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rome Middle School Marching Band 2009

I think McKenna has signed up for every club and activity at the middle school. The middle school played at the Rome High School's homecoming, football game. She was the soloist for the game. We are so proud of her. (If you watch the video, she is the one that comes forward during the second song to do the solo for the trumpets). She had had roaring cheers from the crowd for her performance.

Georgia Rain

Wow what a fall. Last year we were in a drought. This year too much rain. The flooding in Georgia was so bad it wiped out schools and houses. Justin spent his time during the October morning of conference on clean up duty. Over 250 priesthood members showed up to rip apart homes that had been damaged in the flood. Here are some pictures of our Georgia rain. I believe the rain lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. We were so happy to see the sun again.

Believe it or not, this shot was taken during daytime.

The sun finally reappears.

Butterfiles in my garden.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

We Actually Saw A Beatle!

Man oh man.... I surprised my husband with an amazing concert to see Paul McCartney at Piedmont Park. I debated days if I should buy the tickets which were $100 a piece. That was the cheap section. The section near the front was $1000. I tried to go back and forth on whether I should spend my last dollar. They were constantly talking about it on the news, on the radio, on tv. I tried to make myself forget about spending the money so I turned the channel to one that wouldn't talk about the concert. I thought The Weather Channel (which is based out of Atlanta) was pretty safe right? I thought I'd check on the weather since we were going to see the Braves that evening. Then, the weather man said well it is great that it is raining here in Atlanta so it can clean out Piedmont Park just in time for the concert of Paul McCartney on Saturday. The Weather Channel? I said all right, all right, WE ARE GOING!!!!!!! It was a message from the heavens I guess. I was trying to stay on budget this month. It was hard to keep the secret from Justin but I managed to pull it off. He had no idea that we were going until about 3 hours before we had to leave. I have seen a lot of concerts and this tops them all! Here are some highlights from the game and the concert.

Can I just say it was a concert of a lifetime. Truly Amazing is Paul McCartney! We were surrounded by 50,000 people all singing Beatles songs. I will never again hear anything quite like it. I have never seen so many people in my life! It poured, I mean poured rain in the middle of Blackbird. What a wonderful moment hearing him sing in the pouring rain with the one I love.

Someone posted this on youtube. This couldn't help to warm your heart. Their day felt like ours.

Highlights from the best concert in a lifetime.

School is Here Again

School is back in again. We had such a fun summer with a trip to Florida. Chaim was excited to start his first day at the big school. Being at school all day isn't much of a change for him. Pre-K is all day too, so this, a full day of Kindergarten wasn't much of a difference except it is at the "Big School". Asher started 5th grade. He lost a couple of good friends to other schools this year but he is determined to find some more real good friends this year. McKenna starts 8th grade this year and she is involved with so many things that I can't keep track of them myself. She is in Chorus, Concert Choir, Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Drama, Beta Club, German Club and Fish (Christian Club). I thought that was enough but she came home and told me that her teacher wants her to try out for the Show Choir and her band teacher suggested that she get some private trumpet lessons. Her band teacher wants her to try out later in the year for the All State Band. I pray that she doesn't try out for anything else this year........ Here are some pictures of the kids.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Disney Studios- Star Wars Day

We had such a great time at Disney Studios. Chaim was the only one brave enough out of all our kids to go on the Tower of Terror. We loved the fact that we planned to go during Star Wars Day. Our niece Abi waited and waited for a chance to be in the Jedi Training Academy. We all cheered when we heard she was one of the kids picked to be in the show. She has been talking about it for months now. We on the other hand got to see some of our favorite characters. This turned out to be a great day for die-hard Star Wars fans like us.

Our wheelchair train to push McKenna around the park.

One of our favorite pictures of the kids with Chewbacca.

Jedi Mickey with Chaim

Our day would not be complete without a picture from a Stormtroper.

One of our favorite pictures of all. She was scary. Chaim and Abi did not seem to be scared, they had smiles on their faces when I took the pictures. She was so mean that most people did not get any pictures. This picture is a classic.

Our own American Idols. Chaim got on the tv screen inside the show. The M.C. interviewed him for the show in the studio. He really thinks he was on American Idol and has been telling everyone about it and who he voted for.

Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral

We had a great day at the Kennedy Space Center. It was Asher's dream to visit Cape Canaveral. We took a tour of the area and saw the Shuttle up on the launch pad. We were anticipating the shuttle launch in two days. Unfortunately the shuttle had a gas leak and the shuttle launch was called off and set for possibly a month later when repairs are made. We hope to get back someday for a shuttle launch. They say there are just 7 launches left.