Saturday, May 30, 2009

We're all pretty tired over here

So Friday night Logan worked until 12:30. I picked him up at the Theater and brought him home where Phillip and Emily were waiting for him so they could all leave to go on their fishing trip. They had a four hour drive ahead of them and a two hour hike to get to the "secret spot". As soon as I got home with Logan, Amanda notified me that she was back from her Senior trip to California and needed to be picked up. Back in the car I go and we arrived back home around 1:30 am.
Since Isabelle is too little to go on the big fishing trip, her and I had some fun of our own the next day (Saturday). The Bounce House, ice cream sundays from Sonic and afternoon swimming. (which I am sporting a fantastic sunburn )
Then later in the day Amanda brought her posse over to tye dye t-shirts. They were as happy as can be to tye dye. I even had them make one for Isabelle and I. We'll see the finished product tomorrow. The suspense is killing us!!
Then the great fishermen and fishergirl returned just around dinner time, tired and hungry. It was a full day for all. It's 9pm and my house is very quiet except for the hum of the dryer. Sleep has claimed them all.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Strange Night

So I had a strange night the other night. As we were getting ready for bed we heard a car or truck outside our bedroom on the other side of the wall. We have heard this vehicle before late at night, so I went out by the pool to investigate. I saw that it was a Van and it would back up and then drive away and a little later come back and park along the street with it's engine running and then do the same thing all over again. Up to no good I tell ya.
So the husband said I should call the Police and see if they have a car in the neighborhood to come check it out. I did exactly that. But knowing I wouldn't be able to go to sleep wondering if there was a drug bust or something going on just outside my window, I decided to keep watch out the front window for that trusty squad car. It never came. I wanted to get a closer look, so I put on my robe and tip toed outside. By this time the Van had left again and now there was a small car with some loud occupants, one of which was a caucasion male leaning against the car focusing deeply on his cell phone. One or more females were inside the small car. I stood on my side of the wall for a long time, waiting for something to happen.
While I was waiting I saw the biggest, coolest looking falling star I've ever seen in my entire life. I just knew it was going to hit my neighbor's house, but it didn't. Then, while I was still waiting, a confused bird started singing the prettiest song I've ever heard a bird sing in my entire life. What kind of bird sings loudly at 11:30 pm? It was kind of cool. After more waiting and yawning, I asked myself what I was waiting for and what in the world I was doing outside in my robe listening over the wall? I couldn't come up with a good answer so I gave up and went to bed. Who knew so many strange things happen at night? The husband missed out. And I think I've become Mrs. Kravitz.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Graduation Days

Yesterday Amanda graduated from High School. I remember her preschool graduation and thinking how far off 2009 seemed. I was wrong. I blinked twice and it's here. As soon as the Graduation March started to play and the Graduates began walking in I began the water works. It just hit me like a wave that my first child is grown up. It's a mixed feeling because I'm sad and happy at the same time. She's going to do great things with her life and I'm so proud of her. Top ten percent of her class, that's nothing to sneeze at. She's worked hard and has earned it. Congratulations Amanda, I love you!!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday afternoon fun, Monday morning reality

Sundays are always fun with Isabelle

Don't you just wish Monday mornings would go away?

And in a few days this is what my house will look like all the time until school starts back up again. Sigh.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Robin's Egg Blue

I have decided I love this color! Turquoise, robin's egg blue, whatever it's called, I'm attracted to it. The house we moved into when I was five was soaked in this color everywhere, maybe Mrs. Weech was ahead of her time. I like it as a teenager but called it "Aqua". I have visions of my bedroom with this color here and there. It would be a fun color to wake up to, don't you think? The possibilities are endless. Does anyone else love this color??

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Ten Virgins

Tonight in our Ward was the presentation of the Ten Virgins. Amanda and Emily were two of the ten. It was wonderful. The hours spent practicing and setting up were countless. All I had to do was costume my girls which was a little more challenging than I thought. Emily's first dress I made looked like a hospital gown. They each had a speaking part and a song. My dumb blurry camera distorted the magnificance of the stage setting. I saw a little bit of something going on during the performance between Emily and Amanda and the Director but didn't know what it was. I learned after it was over that Emily realized mid performance that she forgot her song. She was panicked and terrified. Who can blame her, there were about a hundred people there. She got Amanda's attention who got the directors attention who got others attention who passed a copy of her song down to her before it was her turn. Flawlessly professional. The entire cast did a great job but when my girls sang together I shed a few tears. They sounded like angels. And I just kept thinking how glad I am to have them. Even though they portrayed the parts of foolish virgins. We have some very talented people in our ward. They gave us an evening we won't soon forget. Way to go Copperwood Ward!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dualing Cameras

We took Amanda's Senior Pictures the other day. Amanda protested. I persisted. Emily and I each had a camera in hand and posed her in our own way and tried to get the best shot. We had alot of fun and in the end the pictures got all mixed up together anyway. I think they turned out pretty good and could have been so much better with a good quality camera. Oh well.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Cardboard Car

Logan's Class was assigned to make a cardboard car. A couple of months ago. It's due today. He finished it last night at 11:00pm. Just like his Mom, put it off until the last possible minute. Only carboard, glue and a wooden dowel can be used in the construction. And it has to be able to hold 100lbs. Luckily, he was able to work on it at the Colebeck's while Scott worked on his car. (No mess in my gargage and patio) Thank you Colebecks!!! Today are the races at school. The car is put on a ramp and judged by distance and time while the rider is inside, wearing a helmet of course. Scott's car is a fish, nice blues and greens. I asked Logan (reluctantly) what his car was. More specifically what the red paint was all about. He said it was a race car that hit someone. Why did I have to ask. What in the world is that all about?? I'm not sure I want to know. But he did a good job on the construction and hopefully will receive a good grade, since it's worth ALOT of points. I'm glad I didn't have to build a cardboard car in High School. But if I did, it would have been a cat. I loved cats then.