Some of you have asked me how I have time to blog. Well, it helps keep me sane. When the kids go to bed, I blog, check my email, and look at friends blogs. I love it! I communicate with so many people that way and I am not disturbing the kids because it's all done online. I truly love technology!!! I am also trying to keep up on the blog because the computer will get packed today or tomorrow until next week sometime.
Yes, I know I should go to bed early, but I never do. I need some unwind time after I put the kids down.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Posted by Andrea at 11:09 AM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I am looking forward to many things about CA like family and fun places to go to, culture, etc. but one huge thing I am excited about is our proximity to the temple. On a good day, probably early saturday morning, we should be able to get to the temple in approx 20-30 minutes. Amazing! We have had to travel 3 1/2 hours one way for over 9 years.
Posted by Andrea at 9:25 PM
After the festivities ended at the school today, I got in my car and found this from my friend Kristie. I saw her earlier in the morning and she asked for my car keys to put a "little gift" in my car. There was a card and a sweet message and a pic of her cute kids in the basket. She stocked us for our drive to CA on Monday morning! I was in tears, I couldn't believe the thoughtfulness and generosity of my friends. She is such a sweetheart and always so considerate. I will miss you Kristie! You always amaze me!
Posted by Andrea at 9:18 PM
Mrs. Blomstrand(pronounced bloomstrand) is so amazing! She has been Zachary's and Carina's teacher. Carina loves her so much! Every kid in that class loves her. They are constantly drawing pics for her and making stuff for her. She is so fun! Glitter is her favorite! She doesn't ever mind getting messy with the kids. They make great projects. She has every kid reading by the end of the 1st semester. She is fun, kind, so sweet, and has an amazing voice. She loves to sing! Carina has learned so many songs this year. We will miss her SO much! I am so grateful that my kids had such wonderful teachers this year. We are really lucky to have attended such a great school for so many years.
Posted by Andrea at 9:11 PM
Carina's program was so adorable! All four Kindergarten classes sang for us today. They did an awesome job memorizing all of those songs. They are so precious at this age. They were so proud of themselves and I was very proud of Carina. Way to go babe!
I also wanted to take pics of her with her friends. The first one is with Emi and the next one is with Lillian. Such cute girls!
Posted by Andrea at 9:02 PM
Maddie also really loves Kaitlyn. They met this year and we have become friends with their family. They are in another ward here in Sierra Vista and are such a great family. They are so fun and easygoing. Kaitlyn and her family are INSANE BYU fans. Kaitlyn has a t-shirt that says, "Friends don't let Friends go to the U of U." Isn't that funny? She and Maddie plan on being roommates at BYU. Keep up those grades and talents girls!
Last, but not least, is Mrs. Moore, Maddie's 5th grade teacher. Maddie adores her!! She wants to be just like her. Mrs. Moore is so fun, yet so challenging. She doesn't talk down to the kids and treats them like young adults. She has very high expectations and because of it, those kids meet and surpass her expectations. She is very into reptiles and other desert creatures. They have two snakes in their classroom permanently and other creepy crawlers. The kids love it! She is more than I could have ever asked for in a teacher. I hope we can find someone like her in CA for Maddie.
Posted by Andrea at 8:49 PM
Heather came by with the girls a couple of days ago to say goodbye or rather see you in March. Heather is from So Cal so she will be visiting her family and will be coming by to see us. We already have a date to go to Olvera Street. We love their family. Quinn and Carina were hilarious! Carina was giving Quinn a piggyback ride and they were tickling each other and just being so goofy! Ashten is a sweetie! She is Zach's age and is friends with Maddie and Zach. We love our Sierra Vista friends.
Posted by Andrea at 7:57 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
We just got back from Huachuca Mountain Elementary's band concert. The kids were encouraged to decorate their instruments. Maddie wanted to do something wacky, of course, so she hung bows, ornaments, and put her flute through a gift bag. She didn't win the $10 prize offered by the band director, but she still had fun. She did an awesome job! We are so proud of her! Isn't she beautiful?
Posted by Andrea at 6:35 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Posted by Andrea at 10:16 PM
Willie attended church in our new ward last Sunday. It is a very small ward compared to what we are used to. Our new ward has about 90-100 members attending every week. The primary has about 30 kids. Our Sierra Vista primary is about 140. They have about 20 youth that attend regularly and there are boys Wesley's age passing the Sacrament every week. We are getting excited about the move, but I think, we are mainly looking forward to our family being together again. It's been a tough 2 months without Dad.
Willie will be here on Thursday night and Fri and Sat will be packing the U-haul days. Sunday we will go to church and say good-bye to friends, and Monday morning we head out to Burbank. We are looking forward to a new adventure!
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