Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm a Proud Mother

The last few days have been amazing. My kids have really done great and now it's time to brag on them a little. First off, Ian was an awesome "Billy Goat Gruff" in his fairy tale plays at school!

Next we had the the Pinewood Derby. Jeremiah raced a green camo hummer. Locally, he won 1st place in our cub scout troop.Then today, he went to the District level and won 1st place for his age group and 3rd overall against all the age groups. Next month he is going to the Council Race.

Christian was awarded the "Creative Mind" award during his school award's assembly for excellence in Science. He must get it from his dad, because I never enjoyed Science.

We found Parker practicing to be a store window display.

I love my boys and am proud of the great young men they are becoming!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our Mini "Amazing Race"

Saturday night was our friend Yvonne's 40th birthday party and it was a riot! We had a scavenger hunt with husbands vs. wives. There were 6 couples. We drove around our small town for 1 hour and 15 minutes completing the tasks. We had to take pictures everywhere we went. The husbands won. Dang it! The women finished on time and the men decided to go for style and creativity, thus gaining them more points.

Task- I can't believe we all fit. Can you believe 6 guys got in an outhouse, while we chose a pizza booth?

Task- Take picture in front of a road sign. We picked the same sign.

Task- picture with someone in a uniform - no police. Team Dudes chose a prisoner. Team Chicas nabbed the Domino's pizza guy.

Task- Spell out a word with your bodies. Team Dudes spelled out "40" for Yvonne's 40th birthday. Team Chicas spelled out "Hi".
There were so many more fun pictures, but these were the best! I think that was one of the most fun nights I have had in my life. Picture 6 men or women running through the grocery store to weigh in 4 lbs of lemons. Or, team Chicas chasing down someone in an old car to have them pull over so we can take our picture in the old car. Team Dudes went to a junk yard and got in an old smelly car and took their picture and then had to speed away as the drunk owner of the junkyard came out after them.
Team Chicas also broke into some one's back yard to take a picture on a trampoline while wearing Burger King crowns. The owners didn't answer their door, so we snuck around to their backyard for the good of the team. Lisa, a lawyer was a bit leery of this as she can't practice law if she gets a criminal conviction. (Small sacrifice).

By the way, can you see that Batman is taking this picture?
After "The Amazing Race" we prepared a fondue dinner. Then we went to the Ritz Carleton in Beaver Creek for a specially prepared cake! It was an incredible night with some of the best friends anyone could ever have!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Updating Our Homestudy

The news on the adoption front is that we are still waiting. I am hopeful as our agency has told us to get everything in our home study updated. This is good and bad news. Good news in that perhaps we are getting closer to a referral (child assignment). Bad news in that updating everything is a tremendous amount of work. So, basically I am working overtime to get the required doctor visit documents, finger prints, child abuse background checks, police clearances done and much, much more. What a drag!
It is estimated that we will receive our referral within 6 months. It better. I never dreamed we would be over 2 years when we started this process. Adoption is not for wimps!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

We're going to see the Jonas Brothers!

We just bought our 4th of July tickets to the stadium of fire in Provo, Utah. I know it's early, but the Jonas brothers are performing and this will sell out quickly. The tickets went on sale last night and I forgot to order them until today. We are sitting in the nose bleed section, but are just excited to be going. Last year they had Miley Cyrus and it was a blast! My boys are really excited.