And let the madness begin….
Ric is now teaching two classes a week.
Soccer season is now starting. Aidrin’s team had their first practice tonight. It just happened to be 113 degrees. It has been a really hot August. We haven’t had much of any Monsoon storms this summers. So no cooling off. The girls came back home and their faces were so red. They were kind of out of shape. They haven’t had to run any laps for about a year.
Terran had mutual tonight. I let her drive over to the church. She drove a little better.
We were at the stop sign. I told her to go, but she wanted to wait until there weren’t any cars at all on the street. I told her that can’t happen, because there were cars behind us starting to line up. So I directed her that after a car went by to turn. She did and everything went just fine. She pulled into the church parking lot and some of the girls were surprised that she was already driving.
Had to take Terran to the doctors for a follow up appointment. She’s doing great. The inside of her mouth still looks a little scary. So the doctor gave her some medicine to help clear up the wounds.
We had Aidrin’s soccer team meeting at our house tonight. So exciting. Her team colors are black and silver. I can’t believe it’s time for soccer again. The little girls seem really cute. There were a couple that she already knew. So it should be a fun year.
We played clue for family night and Terran won. Mr Mustard, in the Dining Room, with the bat.
So since I haven’t posted for so long……..I thought that I would at least try and update what has been happening around here for the past few months.
This will probably require a few posts.
Been a busy day today.
First a little ranting. The city decided to start widening the road next to the High School the week after it starts. They have had all summer to do this project. They wait until the school has been in one week. They did that the last time they widened the bridge on the same street. That construction took forever. The construction is such a nightmare. It is almost impossible to pick up Terran.
After school I took Terran to the DMV and she took the written test to get her driving permit. She passed. Now we just have to teach her how to drive. Weird to think that she is old enough to actually get a permit.
Tonight was curriculum night. Ric and I both went to Aidrin’s class. Her Teacher talked forever.
We had to split up and go to the other 2 classes. Seems like it’s going to be a fun year.
6th grade has the Science Camp field trip coming up in December.
On my wellness challenge. I’m doing great. Terran also decided to join me. She thinks that she can beat me. She doesn’t think that I can go very long without Diet Coke.
Yay! Chuck Powell has returned and is now on in the morning at 98.7 The Peak.
Thanks so much to those who left comments and let me know. Really appreciate it.
Opa and Jane were in town for Jake’s farewell and we took them to our ward valentine activity, which was a restaurant called, “Martino’s,” which was really the stake center made up to look like a real Venetian restaurant. It was awesome. They turned those rolling things you stack the chairs on into gondolas and had the youth all dressed as boatmen and servers and you got in the gondola and they rowed you across half the cultural hall to the restaurant, i.e., the other half of the cultural hall. They took the pictures before we got on the gondolas. Then they had singing and stuff. It was really cool and Opa and Jane loved it. We had a great time. The chef, Martino, was really our second counselor, Marty Kurtz, with an Italian accent. He was less chef than host, but the food was really good, too.
Ok – I’m getting really bad at the blogging thing. I am also trying to take a picture a day for the year. I haven’t been very good at that lately. I think that maybe I’m spending too much time on Facebook. So here’s to getting caught up.
Pretty much for the month of February someone was sick. There were so many notes coming home from school about this or that going around the classroom.
February 7th – Camryn went to a birthday party. They went ice skating. It’s kind of funny, the girl that invited her to the party, lives about 4 houses down from ours. We only found out this information days before the party. I guess we need to get out more and meet our neighbors. They have lived there for about a year now. Camryn, Lauren, and Aidrin, went over to their cousins for a while after Camryn came home from the party. Terran didn’t want to go, so Ric and I took her to Wendy’s for dinner.
August 28th – We had the most amazing monsoon storm ever. It was incredible. There were reported winds of up to 100 mph. We didn’t have any damage at our house, but watching the storm was something else. There was so much lightning, that you would have thought that a strobe light was on. The sound of the storm was like a freight train being in our yard. It was kind of scary being outside. We just peeked from under the porch. The amount of rain that we saw in a few short hours was unreal.
When the storm started, the girls had already gone to bed, so we had them come down and look at what was going on. Aidrin was already out for the night, so she missed, what she would call the dumping of the rain.
It was reported that the new ASU football practice roof was ripped off into pieces.
The next day Ric made his way into work, dodging tree after tree. There is an area by Ric’s work that is very beautiful and green, and a lot of the older trees were just ripped from the ground.
This from azcentral.com:
Even by the Valley’s temperamental monsoon weather standards, Thursday’s storm was one for the ages.
With wind gusts of up to 100 mph, more than 1,500 lightning strikes recorded in a single hour and a multimillion-dollar path of destruction stretching from the southeast Valley through central Phoenix, the monsoon storm left hundreds of thousands of area residents going to sleep without power and many more awestruck at the devastation when they awoke Friday morning.
The rain marks a continuation of one of the most productive monsoons on record – with nearly 6 inches, this year’s already ranks as the 10th wettest on the books – but it would take a meteorological convergence of cosmic proportions to elicit a repeat performance of Thursday night’s show, said Keith Kincaid, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
“Not only was it longer, there were several (storms) that went across the same path,” Kincaid said. “The aerial coverage was just tremendous. If you look at the loops of the radar, it stretched from Fountain Hills all the way down to Gila Bend.”
The most brilliant signs appeared in the southeasterly skies about 8 p.m. with several hundred lightning strikes, but the storm had been brewing hours earlier with winds of up to 50 mph whipping around the moisture 20,000 feet above the mountains in Gila County.
When a trio of storms stacked up in the Mazatzal Mountains, the stage was set. One by one, they marched into the metro area, producing a show of force Valley residents haven’t seen for years.
Hundred-year-old trees were uprooted in Phoenix, roofs were stripped throughout the Valley as block walls toppled and dumpsters were tossed around like tin cans; normally dry roads in Tempe became small lakes and large swaths of the Valley went dark as power poles snapped like toothpicks. The most visible damage came at Arizona State University in Tempe, where an $8.4 million indoor-athletic facility was demolished.
It was standard monsoon fare on steroids.
Here is a video on YouTube that I found. There are a few others there also. Check them out.
Photos from azcentral.com:
I’m so excited to tell you that I have teamed up with Kami of Ziggle Designs and we came up with an amazing kit! All Star is a little sporty, but not too sporty. You can use it for anything. Hope that you like it. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.
Right now at Scrap Orchard there is a special – Buy 2 or more perfect pear collaboration kits and save 40%. How awesome is that. The other seedlings have teamed up with Shauna, Amy, and Ellie of Scrap Orchard and there are some fantastic Kits available today! So check out the Perfect Pears. (pictures link to store)
Here is a layout that I did of my pouty little girl. She did not want me to take her picture. She was too busy playing soccer. I just had to have photo. She looked so cute in her over sized soccer uniform.
With everything that has been going on lately, I have not been able to do any freebies. So yay! A new freebie today.
The freebie coordinates with my new kit All Star. I’m hoping that I can do a few more freebies in the next few days. Enjoy!