Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethic over convenience, and truth over popularity ... these are choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


We just got back from booing some of the kids friends. It is so fun! For those of you who aren't familar with this tradition, you make goodie bags complete with a sign that says, "I've been Booed" and ding song ditch it on a friends front porch. It is fun no matter what, but extra fun when this kids are chased into the car and down the street, lol! I will take pics of the loot before we go again next week! :0)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ready or Not...

My baby girl is growing up! She left this morning for Trail Creek. An overnight camp out for the 6th grade class! Can you believe my baby is old enough to go ANYWHERE overnight without her MOMMY???? She is soo excited & a little nervous. They are going to have so much fun! She was cracking me up asking her teacher if there would be outlets for her flat iron & cell phone charger, lol! Gotta love the mini me in that sweet girl! All the teachers were making fun of me this morning when I helped her carry in all her stuff. We were supposed to bring a snack to share as well as an ingredient for them to mix in a big trail mix. I brought 2 snacks of course, but...when we got there, the snacks looked barren to me (well by my standards) so I offered to return home to "my mini mart" for a few more things. They were like, it's fine, more will trickle in. do they know? I mean there are tons of kids going, I told Haliee to text me if they needed more (with teacher permission of course) and they all burst out laughing. HELLO! My kid needs to eat! *sigh* RELINQUISH the CONTROL Tabitha...I'm TRYING! LOL. It's been on my mind all morning~! She took her camera so I will post her pics when she returns!

Coming soon....
*New Bows
*Student of the Month
*Drew's High School Football Game
*Special Olympics
*Haliee's Trail Creek Experience

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pizza Party!

Phew, I am trying to catch my blog up to my life, is hard, lol! Are you sick of me yet? Friday night Drew's league played at the High School Football Game during 1/2 time, it was sooo cute. I will post pics in a few, but...before we went I had promised all the kids we'd make pizza. It was a blast, but crazy trying to get all the dough risen & staggering the baking in time to get to the game. I need 2 ovens!!! Why do I do this to myself every time??? These babies are the reason...LOVE their smiles and making memories! Sophie really loves to use the mixer and eat the flour we lay down to roll out the dough YUCK! Zoe & Soph were so funny taking turns measuring out everything for the dough & the sauce. I never thought it would take me 10 minutes to measure out a few cups of flour, etc. But...Sophie knew when it was her turn, lol, we couldn't sneak in a few tablespoons of anything without her realizing Zoe had gotten 2 turns in a row, ha! LOVE 2 year olds! It was priceless though!

Sophie showing me how to balance a spoon in between your toes, lol.

Making the dough...

Making the pizza sauce...
Before and after pics of the rising dough...
Keeping the babies occupied while we wait...
Rolling out the dough, everyone had to have their own!
Sophie eating and wearing more than the counter, in the pic above you can see her getting finger fulls to eat, GROSS!
Making Bread sticks too!
Decorating the Pizzas with Pineapples & Pepperoni...
Haliee loose with my camera...
The happenings through 11 year old eyes! A self portrait is always a must, LOVE her!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch!

There is a really cool area here called Green Bluff where all the farmers grow pumpkins, apples etc. and are open to the public. There are several different farms from simple to extravagant. The kids LOVE to go to the Pumpkin Patch. They have hay rides, large and small corn mazes, stores, inflatable slides, trains, you name it! The largest farm has almost a fair going on. Several vendors, even funnel cakes, and food booths. Crazy! We went to 2 different farms this year & had alot of fun. We of course had Zoe with us, Haliee's friend Nat also went along with one of Jeni's friends.

We started at a smaller farm where they have several different little cutouts to take pics, a small Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Old Cabins, a Store, Apple Picking, & A Pumpkin Patch.
The Great Pumpkin "Patch"
Drew had to show me the rotten pumpkin, yum!
The other stop we made was to Siemer's Farm. This one is the nicest one of all. It is over the top fun for the kids. Very organized for me! They have a cool Castle Corn Maze. It even has a watchtower with "guards" looking over all the kids to keep them in line! I didn't go in, I then regretted it when I realized I wouldn't be able to snap pics the entire way! WAHHHH! They said inside you go around the corner and they have a zoo amidst the maze with actual taxidermy animals in them. Freaked them out when they turned a corner to find a tiger awaiting them, lol! They have a pirate ship play structure at the end. Super cute! They have 2 different train rides 1 for small kiddos and then 1 for everyone. They have a HUGE inflatable slide. Of course they dug that! They have several vendors and items for sale. They also have a cute little log cabin the kids can play in, they loved it! Haliee was a mess making sure her hair was flat ironed Sunglasses, patent leather vest, & pink uggs are completely necessary for the pumpkin patch right? *sigh* The mini me is coming ready or not, ha!