Saturday, June 16, 2012

Not Enough Time

I am a day late to post about my 10 year anniversary, and I attribute this tardiness to the fact that I have been studying my little butt off for my Children's Lit Class.  (This is the last class I must take to reinstate my teaching license and begin teaching again.)

This is my eternal sweetheart.  Gosh we were young looking back then and this was only 10 years ago.  We now have a few gray hairs and some wrinkles around our faces, but the time has been worth it.  Nowadays, making it to your ten year mark in a marriage is considered GOLDEN, since most marriages don't last more than a few years.  We are making this one stick.  It isn't always easy and yes there are always bumps in this road of life, but I wouldn't want this journey through it with anyone else.  I love you babe!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Dance Party Take 2

Welcome to Dance Party Take Two.  My two little genius children decided to make themselves paper guitars and then choreograph a Dance Party using their newly made instruments.  Love it when imagination takes over.
Tyson and Taryn really ROCKING OUT!
Tyson has the look of a future entertainer. HA HA HA
It is so fun to watch their little productions.  I was able to take a video of this venture, but blogger and I are having issues and I cannot get it to upload.  ARG!  Oh well.  Pretend that you see these two cuties of mine jamming out.  Loved it!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Scout Camp 2012 CSI Investigators

Welcome to Scout Camp 2012 "The CSI Investigators".  This was mine and Tyson's first year at scout camp.    I volunteered to be a Den Leader for Tyson's group for three of the four days.  After it was all over I was glad it wasn't a stay-over-night camp.  It was just a day camp and that proved enough to wipe me out.  I was fortunate that they had a little "Sprouts" program for Taryn.  I could take her each day and drop her off at that program while I directed Tyson's group.  Anne Summerline and her husband Mark and I all took turns with our den.  Luckily there was always 2 of us leaders at a time, because our group was eleven strong with two little stinkers (who were not from our original den), that became our daily headache.

Back Row: Bennette, Tyson, Brody, Jack, Davis, Blake
Front Row: Christian, Alex, James, Robbie, Neilan.
We were the white tigers.  Each group had a group flag and corresponding bandanna that the boys all wore so we could find them.  Plus they had these neat-o name tags that they also wore, which always helped when learning names.  Not only did we go to lots of activities, but we were always on the look out for clues to solve the daily mystery.
 The boys loved the archery and BB guns activities.  They learned the history of each and how to properly use and shoot each instrument.  Tyson loved the archery and even got a bulls-eye.
 Here they are listening to the range master's whistles, doing what they tell them to go and do.
 Sports and Games was another highlight for the boys.  They played kickball, soccer, went through an obstacle course, the log walk and just had a great time playing outside.

Here is Tyson going for the goal!

These crazy boys really were fun, even if they did get a bit out of hand.  Tyson loved it and was sad when Friday came, because that meant it was all over.  I was tired and glad it was over, but will gladly do it again next year.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

What I Did Yesterday

I decided it was time to spruce up the front little lot.  Taryn, and Tyson picked out the flowers and helped me rake the dirt, dig holes and plant the pretty flowers.  They grew tired of the planting after 20 minutes and decided to catch bugs instead.  Can't say that I blame them.  I never did yard work growing up.  My mom never let us.  NO really! That was her baby and we didn't touch it.  Thus, I have no experience with planting and such.  Luckily my mom helped me transform my front yard last year and now I have a better understanding of what I am doing, and I kind of like doing it.  Thanks mom!

DIY Levi Shorts Purse

These were so gosh darn cute and EASY to make.  It is my triplet nieces' birthday today and this "Auntie" is a wee bit late getting their gifts done.  I finally found time today to sit down and make all three of these.  Taryn now wants one, so tomorrow we are off to the thrift store for the short and then JoAnn's for the fabric!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


This post took place April 22nd, 2012
I was honored by my good friend Caryn Marlowe to be asked to do the choreography for her musical "Oklahoma" at Karns High School.  I had a blast working with her Musical Theater class students.  And...she asked Tyson to be in the play.  He loved it!  As you look at the pictures you can see he was in a lot of scenes, and danced twice.  He even picked up the two step and was able to dance it with Caryn's daughter, Iris.  It was fun watching him up on stage.  The play ran for seven shows.  The first two, Tyson was a little nervous and unsure how to act on stage, but then by the third performance he had loosed up and was enjoying his character.
Even though we worked hard on the play, there were times when we goofed around.  The big kids and the little kids enjoyed hanging out with one another.
Here is Tyson and Iris in their ending pose.  I loved working on this play and watching my little boy have his debut on stage.