Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's been awhile. Some highlights from the past couple weeks:

Gwen has lost 2 teeth - her firsts and she is 7 years and 4 months old! She was the last one in her 1st grade class to loose a tooth. She's cute, but she can not take a decent picture to save her soul so you'll have to wait till I can get a good one of the gap.

Jared had his LAST day of school last Friday and we celebrated with lunch out at Macaroni Grill (thanks G'ma Dinie & Aunt Cori for the C'mas gift certificates).

All in one weekend: Christina took a trip to Chicago with her choir group at school, Jared had a field trip to Moab with his wilderness medicine class for a couple nights, and I had a girls weekend in San Diego (see here for good pics and a great description of the fun I had in CA. It was the best weekend - Darcie, you were gorgeous and I loved the girl time. I know I should write my own description but Carrie's was so great I know she won't mind my laziness). Dixie & Ben came down and stayed with the kids for the weekend and we are still hearing about "their best weekend EVER".

We took a fun trip to Arches Monday & Tuesday of this week. Jared deserves some major kudos for planning, packing, and attending to every detail of this trip (he even helped with the post-trip laundry). I was just another kid along for the ride and it was so fun.

Our house is on the market - yuck. We have 5 weeks left! It'll sell any day now, we can just feel it :). We're keeping our eye on some houses in Gordonsville and hoping to have a place to call home when we arrive in June.

Our most exciting news is...9 days till Hawaii!!!!! It snowed today here - need I say more?

Here are some pics of our camping trip:

Goblin Valley

If you look really close you can see Jared with G & N under Delicate Arch


Dad's specialty - roasted crescent rolls, yum.


The hike to Sand Dune Arch

Spiderman



Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Geography Bee, Anyone?

I found this on a friend's blog and it is addictive. I think I got to level 6 before it cut me off the first time, but I'm sure I can get farther if my kids would only let me concentrate - gosh. I want to know who scores the highest. Don't be shy. You can practice up a bit first, but share your best score.