Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 29th

I was just reading my friend Angie's blog and was reminded that this was the day her daughter Caroline had her heart surgery. If you want to read up on it go here. Check out the layouts Angie did last year about the surgery. When you get to the last one you will see why Caroline has captured the hearts of everyone that sees her. Here's to you Caroline.


WOW! What a year first we have the hottest July ever recorded. Now we have Snow in September. I could see late October or in November but end of September? It isn't sticking so the roads are clear, but it's supposed to start again this evening. My brother is thinking of leaving for Salt Lake tonight so he won't have to drive in any possible ice or snow tomorrow morning. After all he's from Hawaii and not a state that has regular snow in the winter. Pictures of our snow.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Oh yeah and my grumbley brother. Grumbley is that a word? I'll have to go look that one up. So any way! They got here on Saturday afternoon so that was spent getting them settled in.
Sunday mom came to church with us. Casey as usual refused to go. You know all my childhood I went to church. No wait I was forced to go to church, while he got to sleep in on Sunday. He still refuses to go to church. Monday we were going to go to the Idaho Museum of Natural History, but they were closed. Figures right. Not only that but Phil had some appointments he had to keep so we stayed close to home.
Monday night we got the call that it was time to go potato gleaning so Tuesday they got a taste of our usual fall activity. We gleaned close to 6 bags of potatoes too. Talk about beat we were worn out.
Wednesday we went to Soda Springs to see the captured geyser. They also have a phosphorus plant out there and we got to watch them dump the slag creating a form of man made lava flow. That was really cool to see.
Today or yesterday now we went to Yellowstone Park to see Old Faithful. The geysers there are really pretty with these beautiful colors. I have like 400 photo's that I'm downloading now. I'll try to remember to get some posted here later on. Now I'm going to let the computer continue to download and go to sleep. Updates later gang!

Friday, September 21, 2007


I don't like to show my political opinions usually BUT!!! I have to say I really do no support Mitt Romney. Personally I think he is part of the LDS church trying to force themselves on the rest of the world. He will try to become President by any means even lying. Just watch this video and see what I mean. O! and I apologize to Bush Jr. There are other options worse than him as President! Mitt Romney!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hey I got a new calendar

What do you know the month isn't over yet and I actually got around to making a new desktop for this month. I finally got so frustrated trying to find the right calendar that I made my own perpetual calender. Now I'm set! So hopefully I can get my October one done before my mom gets here Saturday.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

My poor neglected blog

I have so ignored my blog. So much has been happening and I just don't know where to start.
The church had their School Supply Giveaway. That was a success. Next year we plan on expanding it to all of Pocatello not just Chubbuck. I'll post some pictures later since those are all on my desktop. I did do a few layouts from that too.

To top it off we started school this last Tuesday. I'm returning to the Lapbooks, or Thematic approach again. Makes it easy to wing when you still have books in boxes. Tuesday we started with Science and the microscope. I tell you they wanted to do the whole 3 months in just 1 day. I had to stop them at 3:30. LOL! We flew through our reading assignments Wednesday so they could hit the microscope again. That was a big mistake. I knew it felt like a headache was starting, but I think the lights in my eye triggered a migraine. I was down for the count. I'm still dealing with it just on a lesser scale now. 4 days and counting.
Thursday it came down to the absolute have to fix the fish pond day. The pond was losing water to the point we had to fill it almost every 2 hours or the poor fishes had no water. So I had to go buy a fish net and some pond adhesive to fix the pond. We move the fishes to the top pond and let the bottom go till there was hardly any water left. OH WAIT! What's this? The pump that pumps the water to the top pond for the waterfall is set up just so... and the water siphons backwards and out of the pond! WTF! So all this time the pump has been literally pumping the water out of the pond! No wonder when we bought the house the guy said that they didn't run the pump because "it evaporated the water from the pond too fast." That made no sense to me, but NOW it did. You see he had just set the hose up between some rocks and let her go. Well it ran under the rocks into the pond and around the rocks out of the pond too. So we took the whole shabang apart and used the adhesive to seal the rocks together so not backwashing allowed there. (the adhesive was also for building waterfalls hooray! no extra expense needed there) Then we cut a longer hose so the water doesn't really hit the rocks, but goes into the pond. So it's dark about now and we have to clean out the bottom pond might as well since it's empty anyway. Fill it and run it over night. Yippee! No water loss! Fishy's are saved!
Friday was another busy day. We did the first co op classes for the PCHA. Very small not ready for anything like First Class but a forward step anyway. Then we went gleaning for fruit. I just wish I knew where all the fruit went to. Last year there was tons of fruit this year it was sad really sad.
Sad 2 Matter of fact now that I think about it last year there were tons of stickers and weeds around and this year there were none of those too.
Today is just work on the yard day and relax. We had thought to go to the fair but the fishy rescue took that money. So we have prepaid tickets for the Reel Theater and we're going to do the family movies tonight. Just which one first. "Evan Almighty" or "Pirates" hmmm.