Monday, August 9, 2010

It's back to school time!!!

Back to school! August 9-2010!!
Here is Max in his classroom! Max and Abby ready for school!
Timothy! First day of Jr High!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I have been thinking a lot lately about what it is I really want my kids to learn from me....not the ABC's and the 123's of life but the things that get you though the day....

Here i a go at it...

General Rules or Thoughts I would like them to take away from their early years....

Be a friend and a good one at that!

ALWAYS ask someone with a broken down car if they need help, even if you have no idea how to help them, just offering goes a long way for some one who is having a bad day!

SMILE- A friendly smile on your face can take you twice if not more the distance of some one with a sour puss...people will look forward to talking to you and will listen more intently

BE KIND- Hold doors, say "bless you" to complete strangers... they will not help but smile.

BE INVOLVED! BE THE CHANGE....some times it will be fun, others a challenge, other times blood sweat and tears but I promise it will all be worth it!

Be thrifty but not cheap

Be genuine! When your words and actions come from your heart, it shows....


EVERYTHING in MODERATION- Don't set your self up for absolutes" I will never do___" Try it all (if it's legal and safe)

....leave only foot prints....take only photographs...

Hike and enjoy the outdoors- Your grandfather will smile upon you for such things

Observe but then join in! The doing is always more fun and rewarding than the watching!

Don't expect others to think they way you do, you will just be disappointed- plus a lively debate is good for the soul....

Do what you love with the people you love!

Always send out Christmas cards! Everyone loves to get mail!

Always take time for family, yes we are crazy but we do love you so!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


When you start thinking back to school, it in my mind elicits thoughts of FALL. In Arizona it is w whole other story! We are now on our second week of school and it is 107 degrees as I type this. Just waiting for the kids the amount of sweat is amazing. The stranger thing is store here such as Target and well all clothing store turn over to their fall lines. I hear many a story at open house of mom snatching up the last pair of clearance shorts because there were no new ones in the store. Did Target not get the memo?? I know national chains all that but it would be like selling swim suits in Alaska in January!! It just doesn't make much sense to me at all.

I love Fall the idea of it at least the leaves changing a crisp to the air...that is pretty much winter here! When you go for so many months of hot hot and hotter the the image of putting on a sweater is a nice thing!

So here is wishing everyone a cool start to school and dreams of cooler weather!