Monday, October 31, 2011

They sent my Tax Return back! AGAIN!!!

In response to the question:

"List all dependents"
I replied -

"20 million illegal immigrants;
"3 million crack heads,
"2 million people in over 243 prisons;
"Half of Mexico ; and
"535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate.”
"1 inept jerk in the white house"
Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

(This didn't really happen to me.  It was in an email somebody sent me.

But it's priceless, right?)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cross Country!

This fall, Tanner and Evalie decided they would participate in Cross Country sponsored by their grade school. 

As a kindergardener, Evalie trained to run 1/4 of a mile.  That's a Heck of a long way when you are only three feet tall!
(This photo is a re-inactment of the race....her mom missed her photo-finish)  But she did a great job and finished the whole way!
Here is Tanner about to cross the 1/2 mile finsh spite of his shoes falling off," like Eight Times!" he did a great job.  And, epic mom-fail for not making sure his shoes wouldn't fall off.  But they never had before.  So, who knew?

Their after-party!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Four Generations

When this adorable little girl in the middle was born, we had a photo taken of the four of us - great-grandma, grandma, daughter, and granddaughter.  Six years later, here we are again!

 And here's my adorable granddaughter with her adorable little brother!  I am a lucky grandma!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tanner's Baptized!

Of all of my children, Tanner was the one I was most worried about, in terms of choosing the right, when he was a little tiny boy.  He was the only one who threw and fit and fought me when it came time to go to church each Sunday.  I thought, oh boy, he's going to break my heart....

But somewhere along the way, as he got bigger and learned about the Gospel, he stopped getting so mad each week.   I know that his Primary teachers had a lot to do with it (and just learning to be able to sit still!) 

So this last year or two he has really looked forward to being baptized!

 With his Grandparents (thanks for coming, mom and dad - it means the world to us!)
The best little 8-year-old boy in the world! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fishing is a 6th Grade Elective?

Have you ever thought about homeschooling your kids?
We did, and we do.

It has yeilded some unexpected benefits.

Like when my husband has to take a road trip out of town, my son gets to go with him if he is ahead in his schoolwork.

So this trip they took some time to go fishing.

Pretty sure he caught the big fish if the day.

Here's the proof.

Great Father-Son bonding time, right?